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.
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!