1984 Oldsmobile 88 Review

1984 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 307 V8 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 307 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

Gotta keep it alive, because gov stimulus got a lot of these big boats crushed!!!

Faults:

Radio does not work all the time, and the antenna will not retract.

Analog clock does not work, but you can hear it running.

AC system would not blow cold air.

General Comments:

Just started a new job, and noticed this car in a corn field. Four and a half years later, I approached the land owner about purchasing, and we settled on $500. I installed a battery and 5 gallons of gas, and drove it home.

After inspecting the body, I found a new front clip, both rear fenders were repaired, and minor rust on doors.

Brakes went out, and I could smell gas when I parked it. I installed new brakes from master cylinder to each wheel, exhaust system, fuel lines & tank and transmission lines.

This car starts every time, drives straight down the road, and it gives me 25mpg. Interior is excellent, seats 3 in the front, and 4 in the back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2011

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review