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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 17/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy interior. Powerful V6 engine.

  • Cons

    Rapidly aging design.

  • What's New for 1998

    Virtually nothing, unless you find a new fuel cap, better access to rear seatbelts, new ABS wheel-speed sensors and a couple of new…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (20 total reviews)


Loved my little old car!

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight LS 4dr Sedan

I absolutely loved my eighty-eight. Only problem I ever had with it was the water pump breaking and the belt breaking (only one-time fixes for me). I drove 12 hour round trips at least once a month and drove it every single day around town, to and from work, and across state for over 2 years and it always got me where I needed to go, no problems. Very reliable and dependable. I miss my Rico. I'd definitely buy another one if I got the chance.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Update on eighty eigh ls

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight LS 4dr Sedan

Robbed718 back. Update on the Oldsmobile Eighty Eight I bought with 53,000 miles in March of 2010 from the old lady whom lost her vision. The car now has 77,000 miles on it. I've had to replace a belt tensioner, tires and a sepentine belt since. Everything is still holding up good on the car, engine is still powerful and not bad on gas. (I get about 24mpg) . I think I could get 175-200K out of this baby. I'm gonna plan on it!




Buyer beware

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight LS 4dr Sedan

I bought this car back in February and the thing has since blown up, only had 120,000 miles on when died, things that went wrong were the intake manifold, head gasket, fuel pump, transmission started to slip, and many many small problems.




Piece of steaming crap.

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight LS 4dr Sedan

I bought my 98 olds at a dealership and from day 1 the car has had problem after problem and now after 7 months the rod blew out the side of the car and is being deemed totaled.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Awesome car

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 4dr Sedan

For my first car its a good one. My grandparents had it before me and had no problems what so ever. It's fun to drive and handles well. It gets me through any kind of weather well. The only thing I've had to replace on it was the battery. I also changed out the tape player/radio with a CD player/radio. Over all its an awesome car. I would recommend it to anyone.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A bottomless money pit

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 4dr Sedan

This car has caused me quite a bit of trouble. I bought it with 30,000 miles on it and it now has just under 100,000. I've had to replace mufflers on it three times. I replaced the gas tank on it, along with a fuel pump because I would nearly stall after coming down certain hills. This probably needs to be fixed again, as it's acting up. About 1,000 miles ago my belt tensioner broke, spinning my belt off the pulleys so that no water made it to my radiator and so my engine overheated on the spot. This happened out of nowhere for no reason. A cable snapped in my left mirror so I need to wedge something there to keep the mirror aimed where I want it. This car needs one fix after another.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Review

What's New for 1998

Virtually nothing, unless you find a new fuel cap, better access to rear seatbelts, new ABS wheel-speed sensors and a couple of new colors intriguing. Second-generation airbags are standard.

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