BradWood Ready: 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
The Chevy Celebrity/ Buick Century/ Pontiac 6000 / Olds Cutlass Ciera was a platform that watched GM’s US auto market share drop from 42% in 1983 to 22% by 2008. The laziness and complacency of the design elements was a bad start, but assembly by angry union workers who were constantly watching their jobs get outsourced to furriners and robots put the nail in the coffin. The Ciera/Celebrity wasn’t a bad car, but the lazy driving experience made it an easy choice for owners to switch to a Camry when the head gasket blew at 100k miles…at least your mind numbingly boring commuter car didn’t blow up prematurely. Find this 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera offered for $4500 in Wrightwood, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass
cylinders: 6 cylinders
title status: clean
Selling my excellent condition one owner 1989 Cutlass Ciera. It has the bulletproof 3.3L Buick v6. 155000 miles. Runs and shifts perfect and is very comfortable to drive. New brakes and new tires. A/c and heater work great. No issues. Clean CA title with current registration and current smog certificate in hand. Serious buyers only please
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I’ve always wondered what the intention was behind the international flag badge on these. Was it in hopes that it would become a “world car” selling globally? I doubt it sold in most of those countries. Did it signify the origins of its parts? Was it just GM marketing idiocy?
Japan and Mexico seem to be absent but United States, Canada, Belgium, Finland, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, West Germany are present.
Funny because they built these in Mexico but sold them there as Chevrolets.
Maybe the Oldsmobile guys thought that if the Chevrolet guys could stick the Swiss flag on Chevies this was a good idea?