1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Reviews

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 5.0 V8 307 from Puerto Rico

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 307 Automatic
Distance when acquired109204 miles
Most recent distance141005 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

It's the best car ever for a joy ride

General Comments:

It's a very comfort car; I love it.

A Delta 88 Royale; it's the best ride you could have, and with the cold air conditioning, this car is like Tonka.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2010

23rd Aug 2010, 04:16

My favorite car. They're wonderful and rare now. But be warned - take care as repair shops will try to replace that cold air with the new 'environmental' type. My mother had this done to ours and the air never worked well again.

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 5.0L from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.0L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired11001 miles
Most recent distance188314 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Cheaper luxury at its best

Faults:

Battery was bad when I bought the car.

Alternator went out a week after I bought the car.

A wire shorted out and caused the dash lights to stop working in 1993. A simple fix though, and now they work fine.

The exhaust started to rust out around 1996. I have a new complete exhaust system on it, and it is doing great.

The shocks were bad when I bought the car, and went bad again around 2001, so it is on its third set of shocks.

General Comments:

I bought this car in the summer of 1990 after my 1976 Buick LeSabre got totaled due to a drunk driver.

I instantly fell in love with this car soon after I bought. I have put a lot of work into this to make it shine like new, and it does. I have all 4 locking spoke hubcaps on the car, and they look great with white wall tires. The Light Champagne paint really looks good all shined up. The dark brown full vinyl roof looks good as well.

I also love the dark brown pillow top interior. The interior is like new and the seats are extremely comfortable. I have had two headliners so far, but no problem there.

Despite the miles that are on this car, it runs fantastic and I love it and continue to drive it and love it more every day. I have a little Dodge Aries for the winter, so the Olds doesn't have to put up with the harsh New York winters.

All in all, I love this car and wish they still made these things today. I plan on keeping this car in original yet brand new condition until the day I die, and after that I hope my family will continue to keep this car like it is now a daily driver and in brand new condition. I have all of the original documents on the car, including a bill of sale from 1984. I also have kept records of all of the maintenance I've done to this car ever since 1990.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2010

17th Apr 2010, 10:03

Good review and keep that Olds running, the world could use some more cars like these. I have a 1985 Buick Le Sabre Limited. Dark red with dark red vinyl top and that Burgundy pillow-soft interior. While it says Buick on the outside, its heart is an Oldsmobile 307 V8. With only 115,000 miles, it is still a kitten as far as old Buicks and Olds's go.

I have a 2008 Mustang GT that I love as well, but there's just something about these old, full-size boats that makes me smile and feel good. They will have to pry my Buick from my cold, dead hands before I part with it!

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brougham 307 5.0 V8 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 307 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired173000 miles
Most recent distance178000 miles
Previous carFord LTD

Summary:

Perfect combination of power and comfort

Faults:

Driver seat is starting to tear.

Water pump has gone out at 178000.

Driver window motor has stopped working.

Arm rest on driver side has detached from door panel.

General Comments:

I bought the car from the original owner who did not take very good care of it.

I bought it for $500, and have put about $400 into it.

One very good point about the car is it is easy to find parts for.

Other than a few negative points, I love the styling, comfort and reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2009

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 39 reviews