1979 Oldsmobile 98 Review from North America

1979 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 403 Olds

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 403 Olds Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired173000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Camaro


Very reliable and cheap to fix


Drivers seat power drive fell apart.

Heater core went.


HEI module needed replacement.

Ignition switch went, wired in remote start switch.

General Comments:

I bought this car for its huge trunk as I do constuction, and it has lots of room.

Other than the faults I have listed, it has been a great car. The 403 had lots of power.

Great in the snow once I added actual snow tires for the winters in B.C.

A very solid car; I feel very safe in it as other new cars are made out of mostly plastic.

It now is leaking massive oil and smoking clouds; time to take it off road.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2007

28th Jul 2007, 14:34

"Lots of power. great in the snow once I added actual."

- Actual what? What on Earth are you talking about?

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review