26th Dec 2008, 20:49
In 1993 my dad bought a 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale for 200 dollars. I got the car when I was 16 and that car was the best car and I still have it. If those problems are something to complain about, then my 10 year old Mazda must need to be junked. Most newer cars have worse problems. Oldsmobile would come back if they did it right and brought back the old designs.
30th Dec 2009, 22:03
Dude, It's a 1978 Olds. I don't care how many miles are on it, it's 30 years old. Bottom line, other than little things, it sounds like it's been a good car.
I also have a 1978 Olds, and I have had to replace similar stuff as well. I did it all myself, and nothing cost me more than a $100.
The fuel pump for my 98 Chevy truck cost me $300 dollars for just the part, and I changed that too.
I have nothing to say but Olds is a hell of a car, and for its era, well worth buying.
14th Aug 2010, 11:32
That's why they call it automobile maintenance. I have a 1978 Olds Delta 88 Royale with over 125,000 miles. It runs like a new one, or better in some cases. Maintenance is the "KEY".
30th Aug 2015, 22:17
Your lucky to get those miles off any car. Oldsmobile made a great car then. My father owned 3 Exxon service centers in Greenville, S.C. for 40 years. I've worked on many cars, my favorite was a Yugo (LOL)!!! An Olds was a great car; that 305 motor was like a rock!!
6th Sep 2015, 07:48
This dude must have bought a poorly maintained model, because a lot of the issues listed are not all that common for this vehicle in particular. A number of other repairs are fairly routine for a car with its mileage.
17th Sep 2015, 20:08
The 305 was a Chevy motor. For V8s in the late 1970s, Olds had a 260, 307 (around 1980 and later), 350 gas, 350 diesel, and 403. The pre 1976 350 engines were built much stronger than the last versions; they thinned the block to save curb weight from 1977 on.