1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royal Brougham 307 cid from North America
The best car I have ever owned
The warning chime quit in the first year.
The cruise control needed repair after a few years.
The radiator was replaced after 150,000 miles.
This has been the most reliable car I have ever owned.
It still has the original alternator, motor and transmission.
The car does not burn oil and does not need oil between oil changes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th January, 2005
7th Jan 2005, 06:59
Is this the downsized model, or the full size rear drive one? This was a good article, but a description of the ride handling and acceleration would have been nice.
7th Jan 2005, 10:16
The Delta 88 did not go to fwd until '86. The 307 engine designation should have tipped you off that this was rwd model; the fwds were all V6's.
You should have no trouble finding more detailed descriptions of the rwd 88's on this site, seems like every one who still owns one has put a review in here!
12th Jul 2009, 23:46
Great car. I have had one for 19 years, and drove it 100.000 miles here in Iceland, it is still great, just like 19 years ago.
13th Jul 2009, 11:38
I wonder which car has the highest percentage of reviews with the sentence 'best car I have ever owned' in it. I'll wager it might well be the early 1980s Oldsmobile Delta 88.
26th Jun 2011, 20:56
I bought one, and it's my first car too, SO it's an awesome first car; very classy and layback. I love everything about it. Delta 88, with only 69,000 miles.