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1981 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Review

It Lasted For Several Years, Engine Blew Up At About 190,000 Miles, It Was Free, What Can I Say? — I inherited this car from my inlaws. It was big, a Delta 88 Royale Broughm, 4 door, mint green with a padded mint vinyl roof. This was a big car. It was a real family car. Huge bench seats both front and rear. I hauled so many kids in this car, up to 8 at a time! (Long time ago!) Yes, the front ones were buckled in, back ones buckled together! It was a well built piece of Detroit iron. Full body on frame construction. Front engine, rear drive, like a car is supposed to be. Appearance was great, good paint and finish. Interior wsa soft and supple, like a Barca-lounger. Milage was good as long as you did not engage the secondaries on the mighty Quadrajet carb. Maintenance on these behemoths was very inexpensive, parts aplenty from any store. Fun to drive, I guess so, it was a huge 4 door, how much fun is that?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Big, family hauler, there is safety in numbers and this car had a lot of numbers in its weight!

Cons: None that I can think of unless you do not like big Detroit iron.

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1981 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Review

A Beast — Amazing car all around, last forever, beautiful interior, beautiful exterior!

Pros: How American cars should be built!

Cons: Requires a lot of gas!

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A Nice Big Classic — My first car, the Delta 88, was my first love. She was a diesel and needed to be plugged in during the cold weather. Towards the end she wasn't very reliable and needed some repairs, but like your first love, she'll always be my favorite.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Roomy and powerful


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Reviews From Other Years

1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Reviews

Great Car By Anthony

got a 3.8 litre engine that runs great hasnt let me down, it has great pick up and power , only had an issue from the mass air flow sensor but that was an easy fix. i enjow driving this car Read More

The Tank. By Hillary

Oh gosh. This car is HUGE. Not the best on gas, but not horrible either. AND, there's not a whole lot of blind spots, unlike the Buick. REALLY COMFY BACKSEAT. not that i would know. i'm always driv... Read More

1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Reviews

My Olds 88 By William

I love this car, amazing acceleration and handling. No major repair work until it hit about 180K miles, then the transmission needed to be replaced. It gets about 28 MPG and in the summer on the hig... Read More

For Old Man By Stephane

very cheap on gas=very big trunk to store beer in=nice smooth engine-big enough for 4 adult,you alway could stuff one in the trunk if youre 5,all I need was cruise and a/c and that what i've got Read More

1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Reviews

I Wouldn't Really Reccomend It. By Matt

It has issues. The engine has a random misfire, the breaks have gone bad... really really bad... once... blew the lines, ABS and Traction Control is screwing up... But it keeps on trudging on and do... Read More

1996 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Reviews

The "sleeper" By Ryan

Pros; Love the classic Oldsmobile styling, motor is bullet proof, a lot of space, great mpg 16-19 city 25-30 highway. Cons; wish it didn't require premium (due to Supercharger) wish it had rear disc n... Read More

Olds 88 By Jack

sleeper car. cheap, fast, reliable, roomy, comfortable, and really throws down. wish it was rear wheel drive, frankly, but im quite happy with it. its not ugly, but its not attractive, very jus... Read More

1995 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Reviews

Its An Ok Car By Jeremy

I like the car because it get great gas milage. But I dont like the car because it has no power, and its front wheel drive. Its sometimes fun to drive because its got some geddy up in its step, but mo... Read More

I Love To Take Long Trips In This Car With The Whole Family. By Bruce

This car has a comfortable ride and is easy to load. I've had low maintenance costs on this classic with gorgeous lines. Over a great deal in these difficult times. I could drive this car thousand... Read More

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