19th Apr 2005, 13:47
I also have a 1992 oldsmobile ninety-eight regency elite. but I do not get very good mil/p/g. I only get 12-14 city and 18 highway. Whats wrong with mine. It is in excellent condition with 97k on it. And what horse power does it have I have had my car for about 7 months and don't know much about it.
11th Aug 2005, 14:56
I have a 1993 Oldsmobile 98 Regency that I 'inherited' from my wife at 163Kmiles. (She got the new car). Spent $8 putting in a new GM re-manufactured engine and transmission. (Best money I ever spent) In 7 yrs my wife had it, always out of the sun and never in an accident. Runs perfectly). At 55 mph on cruise control, delivers 30+ mpg (the truckers hate me). Expect to have this car a long time. You ever get a chance to pick up a 98 that has been taken care of like this one, snap it up. --Gary Moore.
6th Jun 2007, 17:58
I am a Master L1 Certified Automobile Technician and I love my 1992 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite (It now has 200,000 miles on it). Working on all of the so called dependable foreign cars all day long (emissions failures and many other strange type problems with parts prices overinflated), I hop into the Olds for a comfortable ride home (The last thing I want to do is have to work on my own vehicle after a hard day). I keep up with normal maintenance and I would not hesitate to take it on a cross country trip. Gas mileage is 12-15 city and 26-28 highway. Very funny, the so called fuel efficient 6 cyl Camry of the same vintage is rated at only 23 highway miles according to the government fuel economy website!
10th Jun 2007, 05:18
I have a 1992 Park Avenue, which is the twin of the Olds 98. I looked around for years for an early 1990's one, and finally found one owned by elderly people. Getting a really good one can be hard, but since most cars made since the early 1990's are unreliable it is worth looking and paying a bit (I paid $5,000 for one with 55,000 miles).
I very slightly prefer the styling of the Park Ave. but the 98 is a nice looking car too. My only complaint is many of these cars have leather seating - much less comfortable than cloth. You can always go to a Delta 88 or a LeSabre however.
10th Aug 2008, 14:17
About the mpg of the 92 Oldsmobile 98, it depends on how you drive, if you're like me and you get in the habit of coasting often, you can get a hwy mpg of about 28, maybe even 30 or more!
16th Nov 2008, 19:52
I also have a 1992 98 Olds Regency Elite and it gets about 17 in town, and about 24 highway. It's in great condition and I will never sell it, no matter how much I am offered.
1st Dec 2008, 22:51
I have a 1996 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight. This was the last year for ninety-eight. My car gets 24 mpg mixed driving and between 26 and 28 on the interstate... What could you ever ask from a car? Its safe, reliable, good on gas, powerful, cheap to fix and has more options than carter has liver pills!
What car on the road today can boast nearly 30mpg with room for 5 or 6 ADULTS?... oh yeah and dual 8 way power leather seats... Any takers? I'm for real :)
I would watch for oil/coolant leaks at the intake manifold on cars equipped with the 3800 series II (1995 and up 3.8)
I would also look at the condition of the struts. My car has CCR (computer command ride) which means a computer tries to level the car out based on how much or how little of a load is in it. My CCR system is not working so I think I will just replace the struts with conventional ones from Advance Auto parts or auto value. They both have conversion struts.
23rd Jan 2009, 07:20
I have had 2 of these (91 & 93) and am looking to buy my 3rd.
My 91 had a digital dash, a royal pain to reset the oil change and the rr air suspension bags went. Probably, we shouldn't've hauled the welder in it. Or the anvil.
But I ran it across 2 countries and it never once breathed hard.
I loved it.
My 93 (blue) had under 100 and an electrical issue, I'd pull #11 fuse every night to keep it from draining the battery.
It had an engine knock after I owned it about 3 days, go figure. Even so, it ran like a champ.
I would suggest NEVER using 5W or synthetic oil in these. Either develop a knock (my 93) or valve seals (my 91).
Buy another one? Oh yes.