1979 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 403 cui V8


Luxurious and reliable battleship


Note: all breakdowns are the result of poor maintenance by previous owner...

Rear breaks were gone.

Help steering arm was loose.

All four shock absorbers were gone.

Airconditioner malfunction.

General Comments:

Reliable, comfortable and safe cruiser.

What a great engine! Smooth, but strong.

In comparison with a modern European car this full size American navigates something like a boat on freeways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2003

26th Jan 2006, 06:29

The 1979 Olds 98 Regency is not top of the line car from GM, but it was very nice luxury car. Rides like a cadillac.

3rd Feb 2011, 12:24

An Olds 98 with 100k is VERY far from worn out. With modern oils and maintenance they go three times that distance.

I live in Sweden and drove a 22 year old 79 for two years as a daily driver. It had well over 200k and cruised at 100 MPH effortlessly and apart from some spots, it looked great too!