1984 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 307 from North America


Quality and durable performance


I have only had to replace the fuel pump and the master cylinder, pretty much a few months after I bought it. Mostly because the previous owner said it had been sitting for a long time.

Other than that and routine maintenance, that's been all I have had to do.

General Comments:

This car is a work horse.

After all the miles and driving it just keeps going.

A lot of people want a new car every year or every five, but I don't understand how people want a new plastic fiber glass valued car versus a real metal quality engine and body that can withstand enormous abuse if it need be.

This has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. When I am driving in it, I feel like nothing can even touch me, like it's a tank on wheels.

And restoring it is gonna be a blast.

They say technically it's an antique because it's over 25 years old, so I'm gonna get it back to mint right off the assembly line perfection and park it. It is my pride and joy.

I would much rather have an 84 Oldsmobile versus an 09 Camaro. Because mine is quality metal and durable parts that I know will never fail me. This car will last forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2009

1984 Oldsmobile 98 5.7L from North America


Can't wait for her to be a daily driver with all new parts


Lack of power-note mileage-needs rebuild.

Interior trim falling apart.

Radio not working.

Paint is shot.

Rear main and both transmission seals gone, leaks bad.

Steering wheel cracked.

General Comments:

Last owner charged AC, new headliner and kept her in good shape, but age is taking a toll.

Surprisingly vinyl roof still intact.

Feels like driving your couch around.

Most people stay away from you on the road with this tank. No tailgaters or people hogging parking spaces.

Most parts are still easy to find.

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

Review Date: 12th March, 2009

13th Mar 2009, 06:21

Sounds like you'll be throwing good money after bad.

With a vehicle this old, it seems everytime you fix something, something else goes bad.

Take my advice, don't throw your money away - you'll never come out ahead with an old clunker.

13th Mar 2009, 18:09

I tend to disagree with the "old clunker" assessment. I think it depends on what you mean by "come out ahead." If you just want something to get from A to B, doing some catch-up maintenance and repairs on an old car is far more economical than making a new car payment, or even buying a late-model used car. Consider that if you get an old beater for $500 and it moves under its own power, you have just saved $5,500 even if it pukes in a year. If it costs $50 a month to fix something, you still save $4,900. Cash in the bank!

On the other hand, it's important to maintain a little perspective. In that sense, the other guy has a point that if you plan to "cherry out" an '83 Olds with a tired-out engine, shot transmission, and peeled-off paint, you kind of have to ask "why?" There will be better cars that come along after this one is finished serving its purpose of basic transportation.

1984 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 307 from North America


Good old car


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!