1970 Oldsmobile 98 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1970 Oldsmobile 98 455 from North America

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 455 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Getting respect!

Faults:

Fuel pump.

General Comments:

I just love this big 2 doors boat. Heavy and powerful. I bought this car from a man who unfortunately became paraplegic and we keep in touch. It takes almost 3 Honda civic to have the same length of my big Oldsmobile. I own 2 other Oldsmobile, but this big one is my favorite (My girlfriend doesn't like it, but it's MINE!). the sound of an Oldsmobile 455 when you push on the gaz is awesome!!.wherever I go I can see people looking at it or hear them say. (My god it is so big!!). Gas consuming might be a problem, but the value it still gains over the years worth this enjoyable spending. I intend to keep this rocket engine in original condition since I have seen some with more than 300000 miles on it and keep running strong.. Long live to rocket engines!!wish they can still make cars like that again, I would buy another one on the spot!! or a delta 88..with a 455 indeed!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2002

13th Jul 2003, 23:28

Steve.

I love Oldsmobile 98 Luxury Sedans. My father and I owned a 1970 4-door Luxury Sedan and both just thought the car was terrific. I myself, love the rumble sound of an Olds 455 Rocket motor. Nothing seems to beat it! You know what I mean. Unfortunately, we had to get rid of the car.

I would love to be able to get a hold of a 1970 Olds 98 LS in great shape. The one we owned had every option you could imagine. In fact, my dad told me in 1970, The premium options used in the 98 were pre tested for use in the Cadillac. Behind the front seat, was a vanity lighted mirror with kleenex and towelette wipe holders for rear passengers.

Just wanted to let you know that you're right, the 455 rocket is the BEST.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 7 reviews