I have owned over 20 cars and this Delta 88 was probably the best car I have owned.
I paid $400 for this car to use a daily driver and winter car while my Mustang convertible was in storage.
I took several 1000+ mile trips with confidence, averaging over 20 MPG.
I bought the car from the Estate of the former owner. He had a notepad in the glove box with every gas fill-up date and mileage written down.
The body had some dents and a little rust, but the 350 Olds engine with it's 4 barrel carb was a work of art. Smooth, powerful and bulletproof. Could smoke up the tires with ease.
I regret trading this car away. I traded the Mustang and Delta 88 on a 89 IROC-Z which in turn blew it's engine.
For the year and a half I had the Delta, I put $150 in for tires, $150 for new brakes, $60 for an alternator, $75 for A/C recharge and oil changes. That is it. I was not easy on the car, I would run it hard. It took my abuse and wanted more. I still wish I had it. : (