1980 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brougham 350 V8 from North America
This car sucked. Also had a 79 LeSabre. That car was as bad, plus it had the 301 Pontiac engine
This car was so poorly made. The body rusted and the grey paint came off if you were mean to it through a car wash.
The handling was awful. The car handled in rain like a good car like a Town Car does in the snow.
The top of the door fell off.
The valves burnt.
The car got 7 miles to the gallon.
The trim fell off it.
The seat collapsed under a normal sized person.
The hood ornament flew off and broke the windshield.
The valve pedestal broke.
The windows were slow and went off track if you put them up going over 30 mph.
The car made clouds of blue oil smoke.
The distributor pick up failed.
The car was fast when running right, but was the worst handling car I ever had, and I drive full sized Lincolns usually.
This car fell apart. I traded it and never bought another GM car again.
If you must have an Olds, get a pre 1980 model. GM redesigned it in 80 and ruined the full sized cars. Or better yet, get a big Ford, Lincoln, Mercury or Chrysler.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st February, 2015
21st Feb 2015, 19:51
Bad gas mileage, burnt valves and smoking engine. Sounds like the EGR system was dirty and never cleaned. Olds and Pontiac built the better engines of this era, including the 301 that was in my '77 Grand Prix. Never gave me a day's trouble.
22nd Feb 2015, 01:18
"If you must have an Olds, get a pre 1980 model."
- Preferably one with a 455!
22nd Feb 2015, 22:15
Totally contrary to my experience with several early eighties Delta 88s, and with friend's experience with late seventies Delta 88s - all were excellent, durable cars.
24th Feb 2015, 20:04
Make mine a 70 442-455 Convertible. A Hurst Edition coupe would work!
24th Feb 2015, 21:01
How about a Starfire with a four cylinder instead?