I updated that post to indicate I was wrong about the breaks. It was the same breaks as the Cavalier.
And, yeah, I am a rare creature: I enjoy defending the Cimarron.
I thought the Cimarron was a bad idea from the start. It shouldn't have been a Cadillac. I don't think it should have been a Buick either - they shouldn't have gone beyond the Oldsmobile Firenza for the J-cars.
But like a lot of other things, the badness of the Cimarron has taken on legendary and false proportions over time. It actually did have it's good points and did garner some pretty decent reviews as time went by.
There have been a lot of bad cars over the decades. But as bad as some were, not every Vega engine failed. Not every Pinto burst into flames. The Cimarron didn't have any terrifying flaws, it just wasn't a great car. It also wasn't a bad car when evaluated objectively. But in a world where there existed a dealership selling Chevrolet Cavaliers right down the road, and another selling Pontiac Sunbirds in the other direction, it wasn't a very good Cadillac.