The Cutlass' Last Whimper

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An overhead view of a parking lot with cars neatly lined up inside parking spaces.

Oldsmobile brought the Cutlass nameplate back for one last hurrah after a divergence into the Calais/Ciera/Supreme era. There was hope that the [6th generation](/models/cutlass/generations/ %}) could compete with the Accords and Camrys of the world, but after a mind-numbingly boring three-year run the Cutlass was retired.

Or was it? I honestly don't know. If a new Cutlass was released I doubt anyone would notice anyway. As Jason Torchinsky explains, the car really was the dullest of blades:

The styling of the car is timeless, in the sense that it was eye-injuringly boring back in the 1990s and is still as bad now, and no amount of time will ever, ever change that.

Even owners couldn't muster up the energy to complain about the darn thing, there are only a few dozen complaints about the entire generation. I'm guessing owners had more problems than that but simply ran out of the energy to care.

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