1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Sedan Base Buick 3800 V6 OHV from North America


It is perfect


The arm rests appeared to be falling off, and the electricals went at 129,000 miles, and the transmission sometimes leaks fluid; most of the time it's an easy fix.

General Comments:

Perfect car for your teenager to get into the classic car hobby, and doesn't want something with boring acceleration, because that car will hold and pull when you put the pedal to the metal.

The seats are perfect when you are feeling tired, and need to pull to the side to the road. They are a great solution if you have a bad back like I do. The luxury aspect is great for being a sedan that's $2,000 and under.

Highly overlooked, because it shouldn't be difficult to get mine up and running again. I would recommend it for a first car or a daily driven classic if you want to keep it American; just remember to keep up on the regular maintenance, and this car will last a long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2018

18th Mar 2018, 04:12

So what happened with the electrical system?

1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L from North America


500,000 miles and still going strong!


Paint Faded

Holes in the cloth seats

Air conditioner recharged

Power Antenna replaced

Head Gasket replaced

Brake lines replaced

All four window motors replaced.

General Comments:

I love this car. It's got almost 500,000 miles and still going strong! I wouldn't trade this car for anything. Runs like new. A+ car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2008

22nd Aug 2010, 23:42

Wow... 500,000 miles huh? Mine has about 120,000 on the body with a rebuilt motor with only about 5000! Looks like I will have this car for a while... I just have to fix it up now...

23rd Aug 2010, 09:22

"500,000 miles and still going strong!"

- You're joking, of course.

23rd Aug 2010, 13:01

One does see a lot of these cars about with 250-300,000 miles on them. I find it pretty believable that the 3800 would last 500,000 if the oil were changed occasionally (pre 1994 version only of course).

It is rare nowadays that you can find them though - rust having taken its toll. They're only uni-body cars, so they aren't as durable as the older full-sized car.

1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8 V6 from North America


This would have been a great car if it had been used more, and more features worked


The driver's side window got stuck in the middle -- I didn't fix it, but was able to close it up permanently.

Driver's side rear window stopped working as well.

Front axles needed to be replaced.

Power antenna didn't stop running -- had to pull the fuse out to shut it off.

Stalled out frequently.

Power locks switches did not work.

Dashboard idiot lights did not all function correctly.

General Comments:

I bought this car for 600 dollars when I got my driver's license. This car had only 55700 original miles -- I bought it from the original owner's grand daughter. The grand daughter drove it for a bit when her nana went into assisted living, and then I bought it.

I put about 5000 miles on it during the course of three months.

Nothing on the car worked correctly -- mainly the electronics.

Although it was difficult to start in the morning and frequently stalled, it only left me stranded once.

The car was rather comfortable -- the seats were very worn (they were leather), so I usually threw a towel on the seat.

I could seat six people in it comfortably.

Unfortunately, the engine blew on the interstate when I was coming home one day. Apparently, the radiator was leaking and the car didn't have any coolant in it (the check coolant light NEVER came on). The car didn't have a temperature gauge, and I didn't know it was overheating until it was too late.

This car had many problems with it, but kept on chugging. If the car had been used slightly more, I might have had a better chance. But I have no complaints with the car considering it was so old, and never left me stranded when I went out of state or down to the beach. If you can find one of these tanks in good shape, go for it--they're built very well.

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

Review Date: 1st November, 2007