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  • Buyer beware - 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    I bought this car back in February and the thing has since blown up, only had 120,000 miles on when died, things that went wrong were the intake manifold, head gasket, fuel pump, transmission started to slip, and many many small problems.

  • Very Nice - 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    Simply, it runs like a dream. For a car not built for performance, it performs. And what a comfort it is to drive in this one. A little boxy, but otherwise a stylish car.

  • Initial Impressions - 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    Just purchased with under 55k on the odometer. Love that LSS supercharged motor! Handles fine for the barge that it is. Comfortable, tons of room front and back, has leather and sunroof, CD, etc....but Im still wishing for heated seats and a CD CHANGER. Ive heard GM made one thats compatible with the single CD/cassette/AM-FM stereo, guess Ill look on Ebay for one!

  • Come back, PLEASE - 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    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.

  • Too Soon Gone but Not Forgotten - 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    I like the car, used it mostly for work as a salesman. Didnt have a lot of problems over the years. Id buy another if they were still being made. Probably should have purchased a new one prior to its phase out but could not justify selling a perfectly good automobile.

  • 50th Anniversary Edition - 1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    I love this car. The only problem Ive had - and it was big - was when a gasket leak took out the engine about a year ago. It appears to be a known problem - but they gave me little relief. One drawback is that the back seat does not have headrests. The drivers seat leather is splitting. But I love the look of this car and its comfort. Its hard to find a vehicle as nice for its price. Im at 108,000 miles now and hoping for many more.

  • Most Reliable Vehicle I Have Ever Owned in 32 Years - 1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    In my eyes its good looking, my kids are not thrilled about its appearance though. It has been a good and very reliable friend. It does not require much maintenance or repair. I have 112,000 miles on it and its still very solid. Obviously it is not a good idea to sell it, you wont be paid much for it and the clear coat is still shiny, so why bother. Its paid for and the insurance is peanuts on it. This Anniversary Edition has every luxury option and they all work fine! If you find one, dont hesitate to buy it. Its a very nice vehicle. Oil changes every 3,000 miles are a must, Synthetic oil will give you about 30 MPG on the highway, every so often go for the high octane gas that has cleaners (BP Gold, Chevron 93 or Shell 93).

  • Love My `98 `88LS - 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    I bought this car used last year from a dealership and they put me in touch with the previous owner. Luckily he was an older fellow who had bought the car new and had taken excellent care of it. All the servicing done on time, and logged in the owners manual. I was able to pick right up where he left off. About once a month I make a trip up through the Ozark mountains on a twisting, up and down highway and I love the way the car handles and performs. I think that 3.8L is one of the better motors ever manufactured. Plenty of power and and decent gas mileage. I get around 19mpg in town and 26mpg on the highway. All in all Ive been very satisfied with this car.

  • A Good Solid Lux Automobile - 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    I bought this car about a week ago now with 54,000 miles on it. It was from a little old lady who lost her vision and the car was rarely used. I bought it and brought it to the mechanic. Apparently the V5 A/C Compressors on this car are horrible. It is making a sound when the belt turns but I ordered one online for only 200 bucks (Mechanics shop wants $450 just for the compressor) I heard these are great cars esp with the 3800 thats why I bought it. I plan on keeping it a while, it drives beautifully. Very Comfortable, decent gas mileage and fun to drive. Its basically like driving a big leather couch with lots of power. Overall I am very happy so far and it is worth the money

  • Excelent College Car - 1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
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    My 1999 Oldsmobile 88 was my grandparents car and was given to my twin brother and I as our first car with only 42k miles on it! We have been driving it for about 5 years now and it has 69k miles on it. They 88 has been outstandingly reliable, we have under $1200 of maintenance into it in 5 years. We had the common intake leak and the power antenna is stuck up but else it is perfect. I use to hate how it looked but it has grown on me. It is factory Crimson Red and I have white strip tires on it, it looks sharp and stands out among todays cars. The ride and handling is like a marshmallow, but that is often a good thing. It is plenty quick too! I also enjoy the huge trunk!

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