1983 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 307 V-8 from North America
A good value car
Would not pass emissions tests because of too much carbon dioxide in the exhaust.
Right mirror wouldn't work.
Right channel on the radio wouldn't work.
Lost a hubcap on the highway.
Light in the speedometer burnt out.
Fake wood covering is beginning to wear off.
Carpet mats wore out.
All factory speakers wore out when I got the car.
Well, the car has some acceleration problems, but that could be because I am just a teenager with a lead foot. The car is a great car for cruising. I just love how it's such an easy riding car.
My brother drives a 1980 Ninety Eight Oldsmobile and he loves it just as well. Both of the cars are huge and create space if it has trouble getting into a parking space. That's why it will outlast any of these rice burners you find on the road today.
The car has barely any plastic on the outside. It's all chrome, metal, and steel. Though I would never put it up against a Cadillac or a Buick at a light, I would take it out to get the ladies.
If you had (or have) a car like this this, you would know why they last and ride so well. And remember, "It's an Olds thing, you wouldn't understand".
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st August, 2001
3rd Oct 2001, 15:33
Why, why, why, a plastic timing chain?
It started with the timing chain. it broke and pieces got into the oil pump, scoring the gears. Then a rod went. Then the fuel pump. If I wanted to build a car I would have. Would I buy another one? No way!
27th Feb 2002, 10:48
I am a teenager that has a 1984 98. My parents drove it since 85, than gave it to my sister, then I got it. I love my Oldsmobile, it has 200,000 miles and still runs strong.
14th Jan 2003, 08:53
I'm an 18 year old and I've had my car for two years now. When I first bought it it had 203, 589 miles and now it has 203,767 miles and this car is doing just as good as it did when I bought it. My car is a 1985 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham. And since I've bought the car like 15 people has tried to get me to sell it to them and I'm not going to. I'm going to keep this car until the body falls off. And yes, I will own another one. Beacause this is the best car I've had so far.
20th Jul 2004, 17:33
I recently bought an 84 ninety-eight for 900cad. Hell of a deal and runs great. Burns a bit of gas, but rides like a cloud. Interior excellent and everything still works, but tripometer is stripped a bit, plastic gears.
17th Oct 2006, 21:48
I have the 1983 Ninety Eight Regency Diesel, I had bought it back in June this year with 83,000 miles on it. It has been well taken care of and the only problem that I have had with it is the power windows and the fuel pump, other than these I love driving the car. It now has 85,000 miles on it and no new problems yet.