Forget The Future: 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

This next car is another model where I’ve enjoyed a few miles inside a similar car, and I understand the tug of nostalgia, but I’m not sure I want to relive the Chevy Celebrity/ Buick Century/ Pontiac 6000 / Olds Cutlass Ciera experience. These cars were not the most terrible thing to ever come from the GM’s shared parts bin planning department, but they were executed with a certain degree of laziness that could only come from GM in the 80s. This was a company that owned something like 42% of the US auto market in 1983, but cut it down to 22% by 2008…and you have to point the finger squarely at cars like the Ciera. They were built to a standard that was set in by a group of midwestern public finance school graduates and assembled by angry union workers who were constantly watching their jobs get outsourced to furriners and robots. But the worst part is that in every conceivable configuration of Buick/Chevy/Pontiac/Olds there wasn’t a single example that was remotely fun to driving or exciting to look at. No matter how much you might love the 90s, I don’t think this will win any awards at RadWood…or perhaps the millennials don’t know how unmistakably blah these cars really were? Find this 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera offered for $2850 in Tarzana, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1998 oldsmobile cutlass
condition: excellent
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 59000
paint color: green
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
I had posted this a while back and my dad was not ready to sell it now he is ready.
1996 Oldsmobile Ciera 4 door
59k original miles
Original owner manual

Selling my dad’s car, he is the original owner and he is no longer driving.
Clean title
One owner
Original manual
Clean well-maintained
Clean interior
AC/heater works well
New tires 2011 gently used
Interior and body in very good condition
Great smooth driving car
This is a stock photo. Everything is in great condition.
$2850 firm cash only
59k original miles – Thanks Chris
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See a better way to drive something blah?