1978 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 403


A great cruiser


Very few.

Cruise control had to be replaced.

A/C didn't work, and was fixed.

Doors had to be realigned.

Transmission seals had to be changed.

All the electric motors seem a bit tired.

General Comments:

A real nice cruiser!

My father bought a brand new 79 Buick Electra, which was the family car for the next ten years or so. After that time he sold it and I'd missed the ship ever since.

A couple of years ago I finally bought an Olds 98 of the same year.

The body is identical and the interior is close to the Buick's luxury too.

Its body is white with the inside all black, which is a quite rare and tasteful combination.

In short, the car is a gem. It rides great on the highway and can be a nice performer too - if you don't mind the masses of gas it will need if driven fast. On smaller roads it will not drive as nicely as on the highway, but it is still loads of fun. The trunk is huge for a sedan and the front seat offers enough space for (almost) anyone. The backseat is not that comfy, but I will probably renew the seat stuffing soon, which will bring an improvement.

I had to change the radio, which wasn't working anymore; next will be the speakers, which will be renewed.

Sure the car has some dents and faults here and there, but it is great fun to drive and reliable. Would recommend it to anyone in search of an old cruiser, and would buy it again for myself anytime.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2015