by victor26 on Dec 29, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Comfortable with no problems at all.
We bought it with 30K miles on it and have had not one problem in the past year.
My Mom swears it is a Cadillac because of the comfort and pick up.
We do change the oil and take good care of the car...it is a great ride!
by Lady who buys cars on May 7, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
I bought this used as a second car for the family. I love it and it's totally fun to drive. We also have a 1993 Buick Park Avenue. It's the same car only a little older. I like the updates on the Old's 88 but i'm having some old car type problems. The anti theft system engaged and had to be bypassed. The lighters don't work so I can't plug things in. The fuel sending unit rusted. $600. There just seems to be a lot of little things. I'm not sure if it's because the car is old. My other old car (the Park Ave) didn't have these problem - from what I recall. This car feels like luxury when you drive it. THAT's nice!
by BT on Aug 5, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Bought as dealer exec car with 5,500
miles on it. Big brawny rugged
reliable American classic. It's a
shame Olds is no longer made. We had
a Pontiac 6000 LE for 15 years which
was a great car. When we looked for
its replacement, this Olds 88 was even
by jeffnkim on Sep 6, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
We bought this car used in '99 with
101,000 on the odometer. Has been a
very good car, with only minor
repairs. It seems to be hard on front
brake hardware like pads and disc
rotors (probably the way wifey
drives!) but otherwise VERY dependable
and I would recommend it to anyone.
Styling is somewhat "dumpy" but still
a very good car.
by Old Ted on Jan 23, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
We bought the car with about 30K
miles. The cassette deck immediately
ate a tape. At about 80K miles the
fuel pump and sender unit had a melt
down and cost us over $900 CDN to
repair. Too many of these expensive
setbacks could quickly turn a person
off. Otherwise the car has been
excellent in every way.
by Mother of 2 on Apr 12, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
This has been a wonderful car. In
going from the comfort and power of a
Cadillac Sedan Deville (used) to a
smaller car I was a bit concerned. But
it didn't take me long to fall in love
with this vehicle. The V6 Engine has
plenty of get up and go and if I had my
foot to the pedal I could have taken
that Firebird! As far as reliability,
I follow routine maintenance and have
no problems except for a faulty gas
gage. I would recommend this car to
anyone if they can still find one that
was taken good care of.
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