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1997 Oldsmobile Regency

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Base 3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic - (4 reviews )
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Best used car out there.
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By PASeahawk
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1997 Oldsmobile Regency 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car with 60k on the odo. It is smooth, luxurious, reliable and cuts a low profile. It cost me $3650. That is an unbelievable deal for this much car. Highlights: very good leather, much better than average American car leather. Auto-dim mirror with built in digital compass. More room than you need. Very good freeway cruiser. Lowlights: grandpa car. But that's really a highlight. Teenagers don't drive these, so they're not beat down when you buy them used. grandpas tend to have garages and change the oil and filters too. If you see a low-miles Regency used, snap it up. You'll be anonymous on the road, and you won't regret it.


Favorite Features

Leather. Dual driver seat memory. Tri- zone climate control. Steering wheel climate and audio controls. Compass. You'll like this car.


Suggested Improvements

Does not handle well. Make sure to keep the alignment perfect. Not a driver's car, unless that driver is stuck in traffic. Then it's great because it's more comfy than your living room couch.


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1997 Olds Regency
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By Larson
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1997 Oldsmobile Regency 4dr Sedan


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I loved my Oldsmobile. It is sharp looking, and very classy in the interior. The one drawback to my thinking is that it doesn't have the greatest pickup when merging. I did have to replace a transmission, and the replacement was faulty and had to be replaced, but Olds stood behind the car and I was satisfied.


Favorite Features

Everything is handy in this car from the center consoles with cup holders to the overhead consoles.


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By Boisebanker
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1997 Oldsmobile Regency 4dr Sedan


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Bought the car after a bad experience with a '97 Chrylser LHS. We enjoy the big car ride and we do a lot of road travel. This one we rebuilt the suspension with Monroe Reflex struts and it made a huge difference in handling. We get excellent gas mileage (often in the 30mpg area)but the power performance is only "ok." The trunk opening is less than desireable for a large car due to the steeply slanted rear window. This was a replacement for an '87 Olds 98 Touring Sedan that we loved, but there are few similarities other than good mileage and mechanical reliability. We are nearing 100k miles and it still seems very tight and few problems.


Favorite Features

The sun roof, the combination CD/tape stereo, and (thanks to the revised suspenstion) good handling.


Suggested Improvements

Better engine performance, go back to the opera coupe roof for better trunk opening and rear headroom.


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97 Regency
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By JIMW1136
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1997 Oldsmobile Regency 4dr Sedan


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More fuel effecient,comfortable to drive on cross country trip than the Lincoln and Caddy I have owned. I surely miss that car.


Favorite Features

Comfort, Memory seats ,fuel mileage 29- 30 mpg


Suggested Improvements

Rear seat belts hard to use.


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