1984 Oldsmobile 98 Brougham 307 from North America


This car is a Cadillac,just with a prettier body


I have changed the water pump. I replaced the timing chain at 150,000 miles. To make the ride feel like new again I replaced the shocks and springs. My top was torn by hail, so I needed to have that replaced.

General Comments:

This car is a beauty. Of course its not a sports car. But on the open road there is no question that this car is made for the road. The ride is quiet and smooth, and the car gives you the feeling of comfort and security. In the city it can handle its own. With the 307 engine it is not to much of a guzzler. I plan on fully restoring this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2003

23rd Jul 2005, 20:20

Dude I just bought a 1984 oldsmobile 98 regency brougham. it has 120,000 miles on it. I'm the 2nd owner. tan 4 door loaded ' just needs air charged. so its smooth sailing 4 me.

1984 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 307 from North America


Better than a Cadillac


Very little actually.

Water pump (new one $29.99 installed myself)

Brake shoes and pads (cheap)

That's about it, besides things that need replacing like tuneup parts belts and tires.

General Comments:

This is a very comfortable car to drive down the highway. It may not handle or accelerate like a sports car, but for reliability, safety and comfort I would not trade this beauty for any thing. I wish they were still making these, I would consider buying one brand new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2002

6th Jan 2010, 16:44

I also have a 1984 98 Regency Brougham. It started leaking coolant and I am hoping it is only the water pump that needs replacing. It would be of great help if anyone knows where the water pump is located so I can make sure before I can get it fixed.

Thank you.

22nd Jun 2015, 11:44

The water pump is right smack in front of the engine... your fan is bolted to it.

22nd Jun 2015, 20:43

That question was posted over five years ago... pretty sure he found the water pump by now.

And probably replaced it using only his fingers.