1991 Oldsmobile 88 Royale from North America - Comments

13th Apr 2004, 17:10

Hello to all.

I'm the person who wrote the original comment and I want to thank you for the comments and give a little update on my Olds. She is still running great! The windows no longer work at all, but at least they are rolled up for the most part. I should be getting them fixed fairly soon and I'm sure this will be no cheap fix because it will require some body work I think. Other than this, my 91 Olds Delta 88 is still a great car and I have no plans of giving her up. I am glad to read that one of you just bought a 1991 Olds Delta 88 too and I know you will be happy with it. I just don't know what it is about this car, but I am attached to it and I still love to drive it. I wish they still made cars like this one, but things do change and not always for the better. I just thought I would submit an update and encourage anyone that is thinking about buying this car to go ahead and do it. You won't be sorry. The 1991 Oldsmobile Delta 88 is a great car! Peace to everybody and don't drink and drive.

17th Aug 2004, 23:50

Hi, I have just bought a 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Royale, I will be picking it up in two days. I like what I read and look forward long and enjoyable service from my olds.Can't we organize an "Oldsmobile Club"that will benefit all owners in the long run?.

3rd Nov 2005, 09:03

I just purchased a 1991 88 Royale Brougham with only 43006kms! I have previously owned a 90 88 and got rid of it because it got too rusted. My old one ran up to 342000kms and ran beautifully, as far as I know some one bought my old car for its engine. But I know this 91 will last me for many many years too come. Can't complain with a purchase price for $500 as well.

15th Nov 2005, 08:47

I have a 92, 88 royal that I purchased in 1996. It now has 260,000 kms and still runs great. The body is in perfect condition. Replaced the computor module the first year and that has been it for major expenses. The transmition is just beginning to slip and I will get that fixed as this car appears to be able to run forever. This is the best car I have ever owned.

29th Sep 2009, 00:24

Hello, and thanks for writing this review. I had just found a 91 for sale for 500 dollars on craigslist and now am meeting with the owner tomorrow to see it. I can't wait to test drive it!

13th Oct 2009, 10:28

I just bought a 1991 Olds 88 Royale from the original owner for $1000. It has only 61000 miles on it and the interior is pristine, yet spartan. Orig. owner had all paperwork including window sticker and original owners manual, also in pristine condition. Only problems seem to be a rear window guide piece that broke off (just hold it when rolling up to keep straight) and a parking brake that doesn't want to set. Also a radio that changes volume on its own. Nothing big! Great highway cruiser but altogether one of the most vanilla cars I have ever owned, which right now is perfectly fine with me. Told my friends I'll be driving her to death, and seeing the mileage most people are getting from this model, it's gonna be a long drive!

13th Dec 2009, 12:05

My dad bought this Olds Royale 88 in 1991 brand new, and it has been in the family ever since. My dad died, but my mom drove it until 1999 when she bought a new smaller car. She was 73 at that time.

My brother drove it until 2001 when the gas tank was ready to rust out. I got it from him and had a new tank installed.

My daughter drove it until 2006 when she got a Toyota. Then I finally took it over.

It has 189,000 miles, and the engine is still strong. My mechanic says it will run forever. I had some pieces welded into the body by the back wheels where the rust looked terrible, and had it painted.

It runs great, but I think there may be an intermittent gas leak or something. I fill it every time I get to around 100 miles because the gas gauge no longer works. Sometimes I will only put in 3 or 4 gallons, but other times I can put in 6 or 7 gal. I thought it may be how the gas pumps turn off at different levels of fullness in the tank, but I have filled it as far as it will go since I tried to check this out. Anyone have a similar problem? The mechanics can't find a leak. Also I agree the interior dashlights are awfully dim. Anyone find a fix for that?

27th Jan 2010, 21:29

My manager is selling his 1996 Royale 88 Oldsmobile for $1500. He got it passed down to him from his grandmother, who is now deceased. It only has 53000 miles on it, and it hasn't been started in five years. The windshield, tires, spark plugs and battery,need to be replaced. I don't know if it is a good deal; does anyone have any good hints on if I should or shouldn't? Thanks.

30th Jul 2010, 18:22

Try to slap a battery in it and see if it will start. Seems too high a price; it is a great motor, but there is no telling unless it's running.

1st Aug 2010, 02:05

Actually the '96 models did not have a 'great motor'. The 3.8 was ruined in I think it was 1995. Stick to 1994 and before, and avoid anything newer (bad intake manifold).

14th Oct 2010, 16:32

Yes the 94 is the best model to own! I have a 94 Oldsmobile 88 Royal LSS. This is the best car I have ever owned. It got pastsed down to me from my grandma when it only had 50,000 miles on it 3 and a half years ago and now it has 128,000 and still runs like a dream!

The car has never left me sitting. Just keep up the the oil changes and tune ups. That's it! I have never had a problem with it. According to my grandma, the only thing she has done is the ECU valve when it had 4,000 miles on it.

Overall, it's a great car and GM did a bad thing by stopping making them and giving the money to Saturn to keep going.

2nd Feb 2011, 11:29

I'm sixteen and I own this car. I hate it. It's not attractive and horrible to go around curves with. It's not a bad car, just I hate it.

2nd Feb 2011, 19:30

To 2nd Feb 2011, 11:29:

- I hear you loud & clear. I'm old enough to be your grandfather & I'd hate it too!

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