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!
Fun to drive. Luxurious feel.
Better quality keyless remotes. Mine only work when they want too - even with new batteries.
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
Classic brawny but sleek styling.
Spacious comfort and reliability. The
rear window extending over trunk style
has been imitated by many later cars.
Column-mounted gear shift.
Make front side windows totally
unobstructed without the small vent-
like bars (apparently necessary for
speakers in front of doors).
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.
Excellent ride for a front wheel
drive; good comfort for a big person
like me (6'2 285lbs)
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.
Power, Handling, Comfort.
The stereo system isn't up to this
class of car. The vehicle deserves