Advertisement

Why ads?
Popular at KBB.com
  • 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000
  • 12 Best Family Cars of 2014
  • 10 Most Affordable Cars of 2014
  • 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000
Go

1995 Oldsmobile 88

Overview
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?

Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 26/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V6, 3.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1995 Oldsmobile 88 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 228 Ratings for the 1990 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

Aerodynamic, fuel economy, comfort

By on Saturday, December 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "aerodynamic, reliabilty, fuel economy, comfort,"

Cons: "plastic fuel line @fuel rail cracks easy,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought this car used from original owner who was a pilot.He also changed out transmission once with GM replacement. Engine runs smooth and no oil leaks, gets over 25 mpg and love being able to roll down all the windows and not being blown away."

12 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Land yacht with great mileage.

By on Friday, August 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 265,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Excellent power with great mileage"

Cons: "They don't make them anymore."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought the car for a song with bad transmission. Had transmission fixed. Have done a lot of work to the car but for the mileage and previous lack of care, I expected it. All power options still work fine. Ride quality exceeded my previous Cadillac. City mileage is 17-18 MPG with AC on all the time. Highway MPG in the high 20's with a couple of trips tagging the 30 MPG mark. Power is excellent for a car this size. Interior comfort is very good even for backseat riders."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Fantastic Car!

By on Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Inexpencive, Comfortable ride, Quality built."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I purchased this car for a 25 mile daily highway commute. It had extremely low miles when I purchased it (Appx 65,000) I have flawlessly maintained it with regular fluid/filter changes and proper scheduled maintenance. Other than the replacing of the alternator at 110,000 I have not had a single costly repair. Taking the car down the highway is one of the most pleasant driving experiences I have ever had. The acceleration is seamless and smooth. The power-steering is so effortless you can make a U-turn using nothing more than your pinkie. The seats are so comfortable they would give lay-z-boy a run for their money. Like any american car there are some maintenance cost associated with ownership, and the eighty-eight is no different. The car can go from a reliable daily driver to a "hoopty" in no time at all without proper care. If your in the market for something inexpensive and comfortable I would HIGHLY recommend this car. Its been quite a few years I have had this car and it has never let me down."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

A Trooper

By on Sunday, June 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Dependable, roomy, comfortable, body looks good"

Cons: "Air no longer works, mileage is not the greatest."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This has been my son's college car for two years and has 189K+ miles on it and is still running dependably. It is showing its age as the ceiling fabric loosened, the driver side door doesn't work and neither does the air. But is dependable, roomy and handles well. I purchased it out of quick necessity (they scheduled him for classes across town and needed something fast for little money) and we never expected it to last this long!"

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Great car, Hard to beat fuel mileage

By on Sunday, April 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great ride and fuel mileage."

Cons: "Can't think of anything"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this car NEW Very comfortable nice ride 3800 motor purrs w/30+ MPG on a trip. Was disapointed when they quit making Oldsmobiles. a few minor problems along the way as expected."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Reliable car as long as it's maintained properly.

By on Saturday, March 23, 2013

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Engine Failed

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I picked up a 1998 Olds 88 for the ridiculous price of $700 in July 2010. Before I even got to the car, from a distance I said to myself that I wanted it. The body was in great shape which is not always the case here in upstate New York for a 12 year old car. I did have to put some money into it; belt, brakes, etc. but it ran very well and was comfortable. My first 'big' car. It had some issues, mostly cosmetic however so I could live with those. I think things started to go bad when I decided to use Sea Foam inside the engine to loosen up some of the accumulated crud. I've always changed oil regularly in all my cars, but here was one case where I put off having my mechanic pull the oil pan to replace the gasket. The leak was minor so I could live with it. Big, big mistake. The engine failed me one day and when I had my mechanic pull the pan, there was the accumulated crud in the bottom of the pan and the pickup screen was almost completely clogged. I had spun #2 bearing and chewed up the crank. For me, it would have been cheap insurance to have paid the 2 bills to have it taken care of sooner. Live and learn...."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Advertisement

Why ads?
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?