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1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Sedan

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Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 205 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Good full-size sedan value, smartly styled interior, powerful standard engine, standard ABS

  • Cons

    Front quarter windows are distracting, dull exterior design

  • What's New for 1997

    Side-impact protection is upgraded to federal safety standards, interiors are improved and new Oldsmobile logos adorn the body.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (9 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Awesome first car

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

This was my first car that I owned when I got my license. Gas mileage was great 28 mpg hwy with a V6 and about 16 city for a 1996 I would consider that very good especially since car these day aren't getting much better mileage if they are at all better in the same class. Car was very comfortable and reliability wasn't much of an issue until I had about 200,000 miles on the car.




Uncomfortable seats

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Overall this is a great car, but it has terrible seats in the front. My car's driver side seat tilt is stuck with a bad motor. It is also a little hard to steer when parking. Other than that, this car has a good ride and gets good gas millage.




Long live the 88

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

I bought this car with 160,000 miles on it, it now has 190,000 and is still going strong. It leaks a little oil but burns none. I have never have to add any between oil changes (3,000mi.). It is very quick for a big car with a V6 engnie. It has a very comfortable ride. Its body roll is a bit much in a hard corner but then it's not a sports car. It has been very reliable.




Fun to drive.

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

The Olds Eighty-eight is a great highway car! It is very stable at high speeds, has good acceleration, is comfortable, and has acceptable gas mileage considering the horsepower. Like all sporty cars, this is not the most maintenance-free I've owned. That is not to say it left me stranded on the side of the road, it just needed attention periodically; lots of little things quit working properly. Overall a good second car, and a great family vacation car.




Rate

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Great car.Vey rialable.I feel very safly driving this car.




Initial impressions

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Just purchased with under 55k on the odometer. Love that LSS supercharged motor! Handles fine for the barge that it is. Comfortable, tons of room front and back, has leather and sunroof, CD, etc....but I'm still wishing for heated seats and a CD CHANGER. I've heard GM made one that's compatible with the single CD/cassette/AM-FM stereo, guess I'll look on Ebay for one!



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What's New for 1997

Side-impact protection is upgraded to federal safety standards, interiors are improved and new Oldsmobile logos adorn the body.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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