This car has been unbelievably reliable from day one. It had about 22,000 miles on it when we bought it. We had AC/heater problems for a few years only to find out that the hose was clamped too tight which made the hose collapse. Easy fix and has worked great since. The driver's seat now has a tear, but all the other seats are like new! I drive over 100 miles per day, and don't hesitate to use this as my daily driver and on long trips. The car cleans up very nicely and gets hand waxed twice a year. 30 mpg is typical, new cars just can't touch the gas mileage and the comfort of this car. The ride is equal to a Lincoln. All the extra comfort items are wonderful too.
I just bought this car used with 75000
miles on it for a bargain $5500. It
drives a bit soft but the interior is
comfortable and easy to use. Int/ ext.
styling are classic olds. Great car for
transporting your family through CT
winters. Love the digital dash and all
the functions it provides, even tells
me if a light burns out! Series 2 3800
is a simple design but smooth and
powerful as is transmission. 8-speaker
cd sound system is great. My second 98
and sixth olds.
What can you say about this car? Well
how about the fact that the 3.8L engine
seems to be the most reliable built by
GM. The ride is superb and all the
comforts are top line.
The only downfall with car is the
design. Visibly I believe it has added
30 years onto my age, seems
only "older" people would be seen with
this vehicle, but once inside you
forget the appearance. Great car for
long trips and around the city.
Got it 1.5 years ago with 98K miles.
Have not complained at all! Still runs
with over 32 miles/highway. I measured
it personally, the gauge shows 34+ MPH!
Cassette/Radio/CD from Bose+Sony. A/C
from the North Pole. Trunk is a
warehouse with an automatic trunk pull-
down. Seats are all kingsize.
Compared to other cars that I have
driven and worked on, this is the best
I drive overall (money, options,
quality and reliability).
We've had two '95 versions of this car--
both lost to accidents where we were
prtected like being in a tank. Loved
these cars enough to go looking for '96
models; we now have two '96 Regency
98s. the 3800 Series II is an awesome
engine coupled with smooth tranny. Even
with over 75K, weroutinely get 29-30
MPH at turnpike speeds. GM was nuts to
stop building these cruisers. Anyone
with a bad back would love driving one!