HI SCOTTY SO CURRENTLY I HAVE A 1988 Oldsmobile cutlass ciera 3.8L V6. It has 80,000 miles on it. The car runs fun until I get into gear. Some times it runs fine then other times(most of the tim now) if I am in overdrive or the 3rd gear it will either die or not catch and then jerk back into gear. If I continue to hold the gas pedal down it will either jerk back into gear or eventually shot off. And sometime this is on the freeway and I usally have to roll to the side. And sit for a bit. Other options I have are put it into 2nd gear and drive really slow on the freeway. However often the car does the same thing dies for loses power or does not catch. What are some suggestions for possible problems.

tranny is going out, period. I would get rid of it rather than spend thousands working on that tranny. Or, drive it till it drops then get rid of it

Ok. Scotty thank you so much. Also I was looking into a 2003 Acura 3.2L type S it's in pretend condition with only 150,000 miles on it would you suggest to buy it. Obviously you can only go off what I have told you. Is there anything that you know about on those cars that I should raise a concern.