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1998 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 17/27 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 colors intriguing. Second-generation airbags are standard.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


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.




Come back, please

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 4dr Sedan

I have owned onjly one other car than the eighty eight and that was a ford escort ZX2, this car is a tank but ive fallen in love with it, very safe reliable, engine was rebilt last year aparently.




My 88

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 4dr Sedan

i got a 88 about a year ago for 1,799and it runs like a champ only put like 600 into it since i got it and its the best car ive ever owned reliability wise.




Big and economical!

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 4dr Sedan

I don't know what was wrong with other 88's, but mine got 33 mpg on the highway and 27-29 in freaking town! I loved this car! it had 147000 miles on it when I sold it. hated to get rid of it but wife hit a deer. I replaced the hood, header panel, and fender, but it needed paint, only. Only mtce done to the car was water pump. Tranny or rear end seemed to skip and cause the car to skid every now and then...strange..but it was a very reliable car and I am looking for another one because of the mpg and size! Buy one! It is WELL worth it!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Replace plenum before it wrecks

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 4dr Sedan

Intake manifold gasket was replaced before I bought it. However, the plenum went and water went into the engine. After 600 dollar plenum repair, a valve was bad. After a couple hundred miles it needed a 1200 dollar valve repair. After a couple hundred miles a piece of engine (probably connecting rod) went through the engine block. Replace the original plenum and manifold gasket to avoid costly repairs. This happend on a 94 Park Avenue of mine with 156000 miles, a 99 Park Avenue with 190,000 miles and now a 98 Olds 88 with 111,000 miles. Great engine except for the plenums and intake manifold gaskets.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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