1990 Oldsmobile 88 3.8 series from North America
A race car in desguise
I had a rad hose blow on my way to work when I first got the car.
The alternator went at around 260k.
There is a big hole under the back seat.
The frame broke and I fixed it.
There is a big thumping noise when you turn the wheel.
Overall this has been the best car that I have owned. I drive all my cars the same, fast and hard.
Yesterday I was coming home from work and I wasn't paying much attention to my driving and I went up over the curb and tore off the bumper spoiler.
It has the FE3 suspension which improves maneuvering on sharp corners.
The ride is the same as being floated over the road. It has a lot of leg and head room.
This car moves fast. You can pullout to go by a car at 70MPH. This car will drop into second gear, set you in the seat and your gone.
When I first got the car everyone teased me and said that I had a grampy car. So one day I was on my way to work. One of my friends pasted me and waved me to race. Well he pulled it front of me and I pulled out and I was gone. He was driving a 90 Bretta GTZ. I spoke to him late on that week and he couldn't believe the way my car preformed. He said his car was shutting off at 120MPH. They never called it a grampy car again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th September, 2002
6th Dec 2003, 20:33
I agree 100% on what you say about the Delta 88. I myself own one. There is Bosch 4 tip platinum plugs, K&N air filter, and I opened up the exhaust to 2&1/2 inch.
They are a rocket. I raced a 1994 Camaro Z/28 305 and walked him.
Excellent piece of machinery.
15th Jan 2004, 09:15
There you have it. Save your money on all those expensive performance modifications. Just throw in a set of platinum-4's and a K&N and you too can beat Z-28's with your overweight Olds 6-cyl fwd sedan...
9th Dec 2004, 15:27
Haven't tried the Bosch platinums. However, the K&N Filter gives a definite improvement, also a high flow catalytic and Pro-Flo muffler totally changes the performance of this sleeper. Kind of nice having a luxury boat, that will hold it's own against most tuners and still get 30 MPG on the highway, verified during a 1500 mile trip.
3rd Mar 2008, 10:13
To the dude who raced the '94 Camaro, I know the olds is fast, but let me tell you, I own an '88 Camaro 305, and it lays rubber in second and fishtails its way to 150mph. Runs 100 at the drop of a hat. I know that no stock olds 88 would hold a candle to it.
Besides, I think you raced a v-6 Camaro anyway, because they didn't put 305's in '94 Camaro's. Just LT-1 350's and 3.8 V6's.