1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 5.0 V8 307 from North America
Delta 88 Royale Brougham = Cheap dependable luxury, what more can you ask for?
Well, I bought this car from my uncle, and he's had it since it was brand new.
He never had any major problems with the car at all. When he sold it to me, all I noticed was that the speedometer was telling the incorrect speed. For example, when I was doing 50, it said 80.
Also the automatic door lock switch on the driver's side wasn't working at all, but I made it work just by playing around with it. And also the driver side window is off track.
Otherwise, the car is the most comfortable car I've been in yet, and in my opinion, it's a beautiful car outside and especially inside. Just by the way this car drives, I can tell it's got another 100,000 miles left in it if not more.
Everybody who drives my car swears it drives like a Caddy (of the same era). This car also has an unbelievable amount of space. You can definitely fit 3 people in front, and squeeze 4 in the back.
The only non-good things I have to say about this car is the performance and gas mileage. For a 5.0 V8, you'd expect it to go faster and accelerate quicker, but it doesn't. That's because the car weighs over 3700 pounds! But regardless of those flaws, it's worth it, every cent I paid for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2001
7th Dec 2005, 18:50
Yeah dude. These older cars will easily go 200k and more. the only thing you may have to replace at some point is the th200 tranny that came in it. if the trans ever goes put the TH350 trans in, I used to have a 84 eighty eight and the former owner put a TH-350 in it when the car had over 100k on it. The motor finally lost a cam lobe and it ran on 7 cylinders for a long time... like 6 monts or a year and it still ran when we brought it to the crusher. I haven't a clue what the miles were on mine, but it was way, way over 200k
Take care of that car and you just may have it for ever!