"Number-two on Lansing's 1980s hit parade was the midsize Cutlass, which involved two distinct lines: continuations of the 1978-vintage rear-drive series and its erstwhile front-drive successor, the A-body Cutlass Ciera, new for '82. Each accounted for upward of 200,000-300,000 sales in their best years."
"Oldsmobile's most popular car of the early '90s ... was the ... Cutlass Ciera."
"The very last Oldsmobile, a black Alero, came off the line on Thursday, April 29, 2004. It was immediately sent to the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, the city where the story had begun 106 years before. The one possible consolation for legions of Olds loyalists was that the Bravada was quickly reincarnated (with optional V-8 power) as the 2005 Buick Rainier."
From 1982 to 1996, the Cutlass Ciera was one of Oldsmobile's most popular cars. Some say it's demise was because its body style remained basically the same for all those years and company officials wanted to update, regardless of its continuing popularity.
The beginning of the Ciera line.
The end of the Ciera line.
Then in 2004, after 106 years, came the end of the entire Oldsmobile line.
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Identifying a 94:
We are pleased to own a 1994 Olds Cutlass Ciera. Like any other mechanical thing, it might fail tomorrow or last many years. At this moment, all is well. We can't expect more than that. One thing is for sure: if and when it does fail, we can't lose much because it didn't cost much.
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S
3.1 V6 code M
Some Ciera notes: