1984 Oldsmobile 98 Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1984 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 307 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 307 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carDodge Dart

Summary:

Good old car

Faults:

The 200R4 transmission lagged between the 1-2 shift.

The floor pans were rusting out.

General Comments:

I got the car for Christmas 2005.

It was my daily driver up until winter 2008.

The car never gave me a problem.

It was however not good in the performance department, but that didn't stop me from beating a V8 Dodge Dakota from a roll race, and some poor riced out Saturn.

I took it off the road and currently have it stored in my shed awaiting full restoration, including a 455 Oldsmobile transplant, Th400 transmission, rear end out of a full size 4100 Cadillac, and painted dark blue, along with other stuff. She'll be a screamer!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2009

8th Jan 2009, 14:53

"She'll be a screamer!!"

- With a properly set up 455, she will be!

1984 Oldsmobile 98 regency 307 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 307 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance236000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile 98

Summary:

This is the GREATEST car ever made

Faults:

Cruise Control malfunction.

Transmission rebuilt after 140,000 miles, and again around 200,000 miles.

The Tempmatic temperature control failed.

General Comments:

This car is the best car ever made! It has been driven from Maine to Virginia many times and has been used as a work vehicle every day. I have never owned, or even known of a more reliable, comfortable, or classy car.

This is the smoothest riding car I've driven. I once drove down the Interstate with a coffee cup on the trunk (I forgot it there). The cup never fell off or even spilled a drop of coffee when I got to where I was going!

The ball joints are still original after 236,000 miles.

With a good set of snow tires this car handles snow and ice covered roads better than some 4x4 trucks.

After 236,000 miles this car is a member of the family and I can't say enough good things about it. This car is my best friend and I love it dearly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2006

22nd Nov 2006, 18:43

"I used the insurance money to buy an Aurora though :) ) "

- Excellent idea on your part!

1984 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 307 cu V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 307 cu V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

My son wants her or I would be buried in her

Faults:

Transmission at over 100,000.

Engine after an accident.

A new front clip after the same accident.

Driver seat reupholstered.

New skin on the roof and new paint.

General Comments:

Big blue was my daily driver all over Metro New York and New Jersey.

So you can see the abuse that I put it through.

After the accident my wife wanted me to dump her, but I decided to rebuild her instead.

Although my company car is a 2004 Chrysler 300m Big Blue still puts a smile on my face when ever I drive her and my son made me promise to keep her for him.

My wife still wants me to get rid of this old chariot. She claims it doesn't like her and maybe that's so. But I think if it comes down to which old girl I'd give up. Its no competition it is Big Blue I'd keep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th December, 2005

1984 Oldsmobile 98 Brougham 307 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 307 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile 98

Summary:

It's a great car

Faults:

My transmission went out at about 150,000 miles. I also had to replace my vinyl top around this time. I haven't had any major problems other than driving wear and tear.Tires, belts, hoses. I drive this car almost ever day.

General Comments:

This car is truly a classic I love this car, friends ask why don't I get rid of this car. And my answer is why?My 98 has everything a new car has, power windows, seats, door locks, air condition cruise control, everything.And my car doesn't look like every other car that you see.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th August, 2005

19th Aug 2005, 02:09

These big-body Oldsmobiles from the 80's offer great performance, comfort, reliability, and the best safety in an accident. And they have something the modern cars lack: CLASS. Screw these newer plastic cars which crumple like a tin can upon 15 mph impact, I'll go with a REAL car with REAL steel. I've owned three 84-85 Delta 88's and 98 Regencys. Wouldn't buy any other type of car. Roman chariot my a**, these older cruisers are FAR superior to the newer models which are all computerized, and much more complicated and expensive to repair. Your Olds is a modern-day classic.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 14 reviews