1989 VW Cabriolet

I will combine two again today since this began a series of cars that I didn’t have long and weren’t that interesting. After I sold the ’86 Civic hatchback and started driving the ’88 Civic four door we decided to get a convertible. She wanted a VW Cabriolet, and that’s what we got, an ’89 exactly like the one below except for the wheels. We only kept it about 6-9 months. It was an automatic and was an absolute dog to drive. It handled well and was fun to ride in, but rode hard, drank gas, and kept having minor issues. We liked the idea of a convertible (especially me) but only wanted one car payment so it had to go.

1989 Oldsmobile Ciera

The wife decided she wanted a “real nice American sedan” to drive next. It is early 1994 now, and we were able to pick up a very clean 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL FE3 with only about 40K miles it fairly cheaply. The car below is basically the same but was a white four-door version with mesh wheels. The FE3 package was a wheel/suspension package that actually made it handle quite well, much better than you would expect. And the 3.3L V6 had plenty of power to get it going. We kept it for about a year, which included bringing my new son home from the hospital.

Other Flashback Fridays:
#14: 1972 Chevrolet C-10
#13: 1999 Mazda Miata
#12: 1997 Mazda Protege LX
#11: 1997 Chevrolet S-10
#10: 1983 Civic Wagon
#9: 1982 Accord LX Sedan & 1996 Accord LX Wagon
#8: 1989 Voyager & 1996 Saturn SW2
#7: 1971 Chevrolet C-10
#6: 1971 MG MGB
#5: 1989 VW Cabriolet & 1989 Oldsmobile Ciera
#4: 1988 Honda Civic LX
#3: 1986 Honda Civic DX
#2: 1981 Chevy Caprice Estate & 1983 Toyota Tercel
#1: 1972 Chevy Nova