1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 5.0 V8 from North America


You take care of it and it will do the same for you


The carburetor was rebuilt.

The windshield washer sprayer needs repair.

The air conditioning needs repair.

I replaced the valve cover gaskets.

General Comments:

The plush interior offers very reasonable comfort and style.

This car has a very smooth ride.

This is a low cost maintenance vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2003

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brougham 307 V8 from North America


Comfortable, powerful, affordable, and most of all reliable!


One clicking valve lifter at 370,000km, but a little lifter lube fixed that.

Could use a rebuilding of the transmission, but it still runs really smooth.

I put in carburetor cleaner every second fill-up to keep the carb clean, and free of dirt and carbon build up.

Basically nothing has gone wrong with it besides a few minor repairs and a yearly tune up, and every several months an oil change. The engine runs great, it's going on 20 years now and it feels like it will last forever!

General Comments:

First of all this car has the greatest seats of all time. They are amazing to sit and sleep in, and the ladies really like them.

It's got lots of power, a little slow off the start, but if you're going about 40km/h and you put the pedal down you feel those 307 horse's pound out from that V8 and you take off like a rocket.

Lots of trunk room for storage or if you're like me, you can fill it with subs and amps. Looks really good with rims and tint. An awesome street cruising car! Oh, and the leather roof is one of a kind.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2003

1st Jul 2004, 20:22

Just for the record a stock 84' delta 88 has 140 (y) or 180 (9) horsepower depending on 5th digit in the (VIN) number...307 is the size of the engine, and these cars have vinyl tops not leather...

27th Sep 2004, 19:25

Got my 84 delta 88 for $1.00 we love our granny car! just needed a few minor repairs, @ the ac works.

19th Mar 2007, 21:28

I am sixteen and I just got a 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brougham. It is a fixer upper, it was my grandmothers car, I been wanting the car for 8 years and I finally got it. I can't wait to work on it.

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Regency Brougham Sedan 5.7 Liter diesel from North America


A boat on wheels


Where to start...

As soon as I bought this car it immediately needed a new air filter.

Then the line from the radiator to the reserve tank split while I was going down the road and sprayed fluid all over everything.

Car lurches pretty bad, I don't know why this is, and I can't afford to fix it!

General Comments:

What a boat!

I never owned a diesel before, but this one runs pretty good.

It has a CB built into the radio, which I thought was pretty cool.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2003

7th Nov 2003, 18:50

Be on the lookout with that motor. Car Craft (I think) named both the Olds 350 diesel and the smaller one in their ten worst engines ever list. I guess they had reliability problems. If it's the 350 diesel, there are kits to convert it to gas. In fact, the 350 diesel, when made to run on gasoline, can be bored and stroked to around 440 cubic inches. For more information about that, check 442.com. I think they have an article about it somewhere.

22nd Nov 2003, 15:22

Oldsmobile was a testing car. It's the first one they tested automatic back in the days and the first to try diesel. I would say diesel was a solution to the high fuel usage, but they still have a lot to learn from the European manufacturers.

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 307 from North America


The perfect ghetto ride


I broke a door handle.

I put some dents in it.

I blew the shocks.

General Comments:

The acceleration isn't all that great, but I can blow the doors off of those pretty little rice burners on the open highway.

It is big, long, and low. It is the perfect to just go rolling around in.

The seats are awesome. They're great for sleeping.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2003

22nd Nov 2003, 15:25

You're right bro it's the perfect ghetto ride.

I like mine as well, smooth and confident when I press the gas. I call it the pimp ride.

18th Apr 2005, 10:23

I got my Delta 88 (Royale Brougham Coupe) from my uncle in 1996. It needed some TLC and to be gone through. Parts for this car are dirt cheap and it's a snap to work on. I did all the necessary work it has ever needed on my own. And, it even passes the state emission test with flying colors!

The car rides like a dream and everyone that rides in it comments at how smooth and quiet the engine runs. And it really does. It's like a land yacht going down the highway. Very smooth.

My family calls it the "Big D". And big it is---perfect size trunk for bringing home some small engine projects or other things you need to haul.

Oldsmobile had a hit with this one---and the coupes are a nice touch. I like this car and plan to keep it for a while...

145k and still counting... so what if it IS your father's Oldsmobile? :)