29th Apr 2006, 14:16

I own a 1989 Olds 88 Royale Brougham that has 396,000 miles on it and I can still keep up with anything that I come up against on the road. Also, I have never had the transmission rebuilt or the engine has never had any major work done to it. I still get about 22 mpg in the city and even better on the highway. I wish cars today were made to hold up like these cars were. I will keep this car until I just cannot keep it running any longer.

25th May 2006, 22:41

Simply Amazed! I was speaking with my brother-in-law, he said he had a free car from a guy who wanted to give 1 away, I said, "I like free cars, I will take it". 1989 Olds 88, Royale, great condition body wise and interior wise, but under the hood, no leaks, clean, stock engine and transmission. This car has 324,000 miles on the odometer, I am simply amazed, this is a fantastic tribute to American Automakers, Oldsmobile, GM. I couldnt be more excited about finding this "free" car. Well done Oldsmobile, you have earned my respect!

24th Sep 2006, 12:26

In 1989 we purchased our new Oldsmobile delta 88 Royal 2dr.Coupe FE3 hardtop. It now has 84,750 miles on it. The only repair needed in all these years have been brakes when needed. Oldsmobile in my opinion should stand proud of their commitment in this vehicle. Its beauty in design still turns many heads and comments never cease regarding such.

3rd Nov 2009, 09:41

How much does replacing a transmission typically cost on one of these?

2nd Dec 2010, 16:38

My 89 needed intake manifold gaskets at 108,000 miles, and the headliner is sagging badly. Other than that, it is a strong running car that seems to drive itself, although a little mushy compared to more modern cars.

8th Jan 2012, 00:53

I have a 89 Delta 88 Royale. It has 299000 miles.

I never had changed the struts on it. I did last month, and am amazed at how much better it handles; goes over rail-road tracks like they moved out of the way when they saw us coming. It was worth every $ it costs.