by APR on May 15, 2009 Vehicle: 1990 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale Brougham 4dr Sedan
We've had "Old Girl" since 1996 when my wife's grandparents stopped driving. She received it w/ 19,0000 miles. Today we have 186,000 miles on her w/ no signs of slowing down. She's never left us on the side of the road and always starts in the morning (unless the aftermarket alarm power lock relay sticks and drains the battery). The clearcoat on the roof is now gone and the driver rear door won't open (worn out lock mechanism) but she keeps rolling down the road w/ the original exhaust (except catalytic converter), shocks, struts, and complete powertrain. She's spent her entire life in IA, WI, and CO--so that is saying a lot about her durability. She's not "cool" but she's well loved.
by twilk on May 2, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale 4dr Sedan
This car was left to us by my father in law. It has over 225 000 km on it and is still going strong. The car sat in the driveway for 2 1/2 years and fired right up with the purchase of a new battery. It has not needed any other repairs but a power window on driver side is dead. It has quite a bit of rust around wheel wells, but overall it is quite a reliable car. It gets approximately 19 km per mile.