Oldsmobile 98 Review from UK and Ireland

1973 Oldsmobile 98 tiffany 455

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 455 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles

Summary:

Over sized sedan with style of an old movie star

Faults:

Exhaust manifold gasket blew.

Head light bulb needed changing.

General Comments:

This car is floats along the road giving the driver a feel of being in charge of a luxury liner.

Better than my old Rolls Royce spirit.

Room inside for six adults.

Quiet when at speed.

Lots of glass to see out of.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2005

14th May 2007, 12:29

I had the pleasure of owning a 1973 Oldsmobile 98 Regency for seven years. Thankfully gasoline was relatively cheap at the time I owned mine, but it was the best car I've ever owned. At the end of my ownership it had over 300,000 miles on it and needed more repairs than I had money for at the time. It felt like you were driving from your living room sofa as it glided over roads effortlessly, with little or no road noise and plenty of power to spare. The a/c was ice cold and you could bake a cake with the heat on full blast.

I hope someday to find another one, although with gas as high as it is, I may just have to park it and admire it in my driveway.

19th Apr 2008, 16:06

Anyone who has info or spares or general contact, please contact atomicsands@aol.com

25th Dec 2009, 10:06

I had a 1975 98 Brougham Regency. Oh the luxury!!

It was like a magic carpet ride. I used to go out to the car just to sit in it and listen to that stereo!!

26th Dec 2009, 12:44

I suspect the 'Cash for Clunkers' program was an attempt to get the last of these old masterpeices off the road, so we wouldn't be constantly reminded of how far our standard of living has fallen since the 1970s.

8th Mar 2011, 15:54

5 years since posting the comment and I still drive her, just rolled over 100.000 miles today, aaaah.

9th Dec 2012, 13:57

If you want to really get to the heart of the matter, a lot of the folks with the loudest mouths (not unlike one former Vice President and any number of celebrities) are nothing more than "limousine-liberals", who want you and I to have no choice in automobiles, other than a pitiful selection of gutless 4 cylinder econoboxes and (questionably green) hybrids. Meanwhile, they love the reclining seats with massage function in the long wheelbase European sedan that takes them to their speaking engagements (not to mention how much they seem to enjoy flying around on Gulfstreams).

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review