1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Regency 307 from North America


Nice 80's luxury ride


Water pump replaced.

Belts and hoses.

Wiper motor replaced.

Transmission rebuilt.

Turn signal multi-function arm replaced.

All items listed were done when I purchased the car.

General Comments:

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".

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brougham LS 5.0L from North America


A classic


Astroroof has developed a leak.

Valve cover gasket needs replacing.

Other fixable stuff.

General Comments:

Located this car after an extensive search. It is equipped with many factory options including fibre optic lights, power passenger seat, Astroroof, among others. Recently located an original gauge package (one of the few options this car doesn't have).

Drove the car for 5 and 1/2 hours from the seller's city back to mine, without any problems. Have stored the car since then, starting it periodically. Will start restoration this spring.

In my opinion this car is on of the nicest designs I have ever seen. It is also very comfortable, with adequate power, and many luxury features for it's time.

Mechanical parts are easy to find, and inexpensive.

What more can you ask for?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th February, 2007

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 307 5.0L from North America




The distributor bushings went out and had to replace distributor (200$).

I know that my grandpa has had the compressor replaced and converted to r134a.

The water pump was replaced along with all new hoses and belts (not because they failed, but because he knew I was going to be driving it 1000 miles back home.)

General Comments:

The car is not as fast as my old Seville, but it runs a lot better and is in almost perfect condititon. I got this car from my Grandpa about 3 months ago and I love it. Car runs great. I drove it from Louisiana to Missouri within 2 days. That was about 1000 miles. I wouldn't hesitate to drive across the US in this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2006

5th Dec 2006, 10:08

These are absolutely top-notch cars. I've had two, and both were great. The only weak point, if any, is the transmission.. reasonable to replace though. Do you have the 4 speed auto with overdrive or the regular 3 speed?

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 307c.i. 5.0 V8 from North America


Nothing special unless you keep good care of it


Besides normal maintinance, I had the car repainted at 45,000.

I've replaced 4 wheel studs at around 50,000 because they froze to my lug nuts. Very reliable.

General Comments:

Very Comfortable interior.

Very reliable, starts ice cold in the winter with no problems.

It's a v8 but still gets about 20 to the gallon if you're not flooring it.

Its big, plenty of room in the interior, in the trunk and under the hood.

Handles OK, although turning radius could be better.

It's a heavy car so its good in the snow.

Low to Mid rpm range is quick with 1/4 tank of gas, no passengers and a clean trunk.

Mid range rpm it gets ballsy.

High rpm, at WOT could be better.

No governor, although speedometer only goes to 85. I've probably been over 130 on 't' rated tires and some new shocks and had no problem with shaking or anything of that sort.

Overall a very reliable, econo'boat'. Nothing special unless you keep good care of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2006