1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L V6 from North America
I love my car
Water pump went at about 80,000 miles.
Engine has a tendency to surge driving uphill mountain roads.
This is a great car! I bought it right off the showroom floor in '88 and have only had one breakdown (water pump as noted above). It has been extremely reliable car and for me, very inexpensive to own. The cabin is very roomy and comfortable especially on long trips. I live in a "road salt" free area so the body is in great shape as is the interior. I am proud of the car and the way it looks. I plan on keeping this as long as possible. My philosophy is that as long as it looks decent and runs well, why replace it with car payments, higher insurance, higher plate fees, etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th August, 2003
16th Dec 2005, 11:44
I know a guy with the same car and it sucks.
22nd Jul 2009, 01:25
I purchased two 1988 Oldsmobiles the same week from Craigslist and they both had less than 75,000 miles on them. Neither of them have had any problems. The cars are 21 years old, purchased from one owners, got both for under $3.300. One is a Royal Brougham 88 and the other is a Royal Brougham 98. The 88 Royal Brougham gets 30 miles per gallon and the 98 the best has been 28. The 98 did have shifting problems but replaced the coil and the car shifted just fine again.
So we have his and hers Oldsmobiles. Fun!