1990 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8 V6 from North America
Nice car, but why so much ugly trim?
Not a whole lot. Just needed a new pan seal, along with a fluid & filter change for the transmission. This stuff is to be expected of a 15 year old car. Other than routine maintenance, this car has been pretty good.
My grandparents gave me this car when my Subaru Justy died on me, and they bought a new car. Very comfortable car all the way around, with lots of room. Needless to say, it was a HUGE step up (My Justy didn't have power steering or brakes, no a/c and a manual transmission). One thing I don't understand is why is there so much chrome on this car? I mean, I always thought Oldsmobile was a sportier car with a touch of class. The chrome just looks positively gaudy inside and out, and the interior woodgrain looks like it came straight off the side of a microwave oven. Performance is good, as the 3800 motor has plenty of power, and enough torque to move this car right along. Fuel economy is excellent also. This car also has those stupid opera lights on the sides. If it wasn't for all the ugliness of the interior and exterior (seats, trim, hood ornament, woodgrain, chrome) this car would be perfect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th March, 2005
28th Mar 2005, 20:40
Opera lights are awesome!They went well with that style of car. I don't think a CTS, however, will look good with them.
24th Oct 2008, 04:05
I have a 1990 Olds Regency 98 purchased brand new November 1990. It is white 4-door sedan with sapphire blue interior. It has 113,000 original miles. The car has been very well-maintained.
Recently had problem with engine idling too fast and rough and not decelerating as it should. Problem was finally diagnosed and fixed. Thermostat needed to be replaced. Car is running nice and smooth and quiet and decelerating as it should again thanks to a great service department.
Car has 2 very minor and small dents I hope to have to have taken out some day. Otherwise car is in near mint condition. I had clear coat applied to finish when first purchased. I apply a renewer coat once or twice a year. In between it is easy-as-pie to keep clean by just hosing off.
I enjoy its clean, sleek classic styling and subtle luxury. They don't make them like they use to.