1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Regency 307 from North America
Nice 80's luxury ride
Water pump replaced.
Belts and hoses.
Wiper motor replaced.
Turn signal multi-function arm replaced.
All items listed were done when I purchased the car.
Once I got the car roadworthy, (It had been sitting idle for some time) it has been very reliable. I was surprised that all the options like the cruise control and power everything (even the clock) still work! The car is typical 80's luxury; comfortable pillow seats, lots of legroom and a smooth, quiet ride.
Body style: In my opinion, of all the 80's "box" shaped cars, Oldsmobile styling has survived the test of time.
Literally millions were built (1980-1985) so parts are plentiful (for now) at the salvage yards and parts stores.
Gas mileage: I get about 15-20 mpg.
Cons: Lots of vacuum hoses that rot with age and heat; I strongly urge anyone who buys one of these old cars to replace them.
307 V-8 motor is adequate, very reliable, just enough power to move such a big car, but nothing special.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th July, 2007
24th Jul 2007, 12:28
The styling of these cars really do withstand the test of time. All of the GM B-Body cars are very sharp looking, especially the "box-styling" (1977-1990). I have a 1985 Delta 88 Royale Brougham with 101,000 miles on it and absolutely love it. I will never sell my Olds. These cars are great looking, extremely reliable and strong running, get decent gas mileage, and have a ride quality and comfort that no modern luxury car can touch. Why GM quit building them I will never understand, especially with the sales Ford has had with theirs (Merc Gran Marquis, Ford Crown Vic/Interceptor/taxi, Lincoln Towncar/Towncar limo). If only Detroit would build modernized "big cars".