1990 Oldsmobile 88 Brougham 3.8L V6 from North America


Hoop D with some serious speed


Timing chain changed at 152500, the a/c died when the timing chain was fixed gunna fix it next year. Tranny service done at 153000. The front bumper was messed up when I bought it, still getting around to fixing that ha ha. Being a 2 door the driver side door seal needed to be changed and soon I have to buy new tires.

General Comments:

It's a friggin Whoo Ride and I love all 85mph+ of it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th December, 2003

1990 Oldsmobile 88 Eighty Eight 3.8 V6 from North America


Alternator at 121,000

Fuel lines at 122,000.

General Comments:

My parents were the original owners of the car since 1990. When Dad died in 1996 it sat over Mom's for four years before it was released to me. When they got it in 1990 I really didn't care for it for no important reason, except it was too rich for my blood seeing I was driving a 76 Ford Granada. When I obtained the car in 1999, I was amazed at the extremely good gas mileage it got and how smoot the engine was. You could not even hear it running. I get a lot of compliments on how good it looks for its age, and the car grew on me. I had an opportunity to trade it in for a 93 Coupe de Ville, but I decided to keep the Olds because it really is a nice car. By the way, the V-6 3.8 engine is fantastic. You have to beat it with a stick to kill it. I would definitely by another Olds or Buick so long as it had the 3.8 V-6 engine. Happy motoring!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2003

1990 Oldsmobile 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L V6 from North America


An outstanding performer with elegance to match


The air conditioning system was changed at 231000 kilometers.

I installed a new battery at 296500 kilometers.

Needed front wheel bearing at 297000 kilometers.

General Comments:

This car is amazing. It has General Motors tried and tested true 3800 V6 engine. It is a great performer with styling to match. The seats I find are comfortable and very supportive (when powered).

I surprise many people with my car's performance. Although almost at 300,000 kilometers (190,000miles) it has amazing acceleration, handling and braking for such a large vehicle.

However, I found the car has started to rust, like every car. I found the rust is progressing very quickly around the car. The good news being the frame is still perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2003

20th May 2010, 21:40

I have 250,000 miles on my Olds and it runs strong, very good car. Just typical repairs.

1990 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8 from North America


A decent family sedan


Other than routine maintenance such as: brakes and rotors (2x), battery, wires (2x), tires (2x), belt (2x)

Brake lines


Water pump


Ball joints

Gas tank sending unit leaking 2x

2 cylinders have no pressure now

Fuel line replaced around the filter

Turn signal cancelling spring

Twilight sentinel not working anymore

Power antenna rotted in 2001.

Power windows slowed down to a crawl.

Paint job not holding very well, needed a new one in 1994, couple touch ups since.

General Comments:

The car performs well and considering that I had it close to 6 years did over 120000km (75000 miles) on a $4000Can initial purchase and about $2000 in repairs, it did not treat me badly. It's no speed demon, but can hold it's own on a highway and I had it up to over 200 km/h (120 mph) on one occasion. It's comfortable and thanks to FE3 suspension it rides quietly and handles well. The leg room is adequate and the back seats comfortable enough for a long haul.

Overall it is a solid family vehicle with a surprisingly low fuel consumption for a full size vehicle.

I don't see a reason why not to buy it if it is in a decent shape.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th December, 2002

23rd Jan 2009, 10:35

How would you know you the car held up well @ 200 km/h if the speedometre only goes up to 140?