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Classic Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Wagon Pre 1990 review

Overall towcar rating


Key information

  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Year of manufacture: Pre 1990
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Engine size: 5litres
  • Solo fuel economy: 20 miles per gallon
  • Towing fuel economy: 15 miles per gallon
  • Kerb weight: 1800 kg
  • Nose weight: 50 kg
  • Body type: Estate

Towcar summary

What's good?

Effortless performance, very comfortable, A very "American" looking car.
It could swallow enormous amounts of luggage.

What's bad?

Finding somewhere to park it, odd quirks like no rear wash/wipe, fixed rear windows.

Would you recommend it?


Towing performance *****

How well does it tow?

Without question the best tow car I ever owned. The engine, although not very powerful for its size had seemingly endless torque, the 3 speed transmission was very well matched to the engine. Very stable, even in gale force winds it never seemed in any trouble.

Solo performance *****

What's it like without the caravan?

A comfortable living room on wheels

Reliability *****

Anything to look out for?

It's an old car, you would buy it for its own sake. like many cars I've owned.

Practicality *****

Is it easy to live with?

If you have somwhere to put it.

Buying experience *****

Did you buy it new or used?


Where did you buy it?


What was the seller like?

Still a good friend.


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