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1996 Oldsmobile 88

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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

1996 Oldsmobile 88 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 235 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

good reliable transportation

By on Friday, July 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,527

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "good car. I don't drive it much. Interior is clea"

Cons: "just getting old"

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

"Just had a new air conditioner compressor installed. Drives good. Has a few spots that need touch up paint. Back reflector (red)has been removed, due to a crack and piece of glass missing."

It's a sweet ride

By on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Ride, space inside and trunk, great mileage"

Cons: "only tows 1000 Lb"

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

"Bought this with 161000 miles and so far only minor problems, A/C clutch is the only thing that's giving me problems. I have had Buick's in the past and this is right up there with ride and reliability."

Very reliable car

By on Friday, July 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 199,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Very reliable, safe, cheap"

Cons: "sucks a lot of gas"

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

"Thanks to the Oldsmobile 88, I can always got where I was supposed to go. I parked outside in the below zero weather and it always started. There was a little mishap with the battery cable, but it was never a huge deal, since it was fixable on the spot when it came loose. It had some cosmetic issues such as no AC or radio, but I think that comes with age. Unfortunately, it sucks a lot of gas due to age and the fact that the engine is a V6. But, it is a reliable car for a teenager and is safe. Highly recommend!"

Great daily driver, 600 mi per week, 27 MPG

By on Friday, May 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 302,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Nice full size safe, dependable vehicle."

Cons: "Not made by GM anymore ... :("

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

"I purchased this car used with 70K miles on it. I have driven now to over 300K miles. No major mechanical issues ... brakes, radiator and some minor repairs. Keep changing the oil and rotating the tires and it will run longer. Has been a really good car for me. GM really made a great car with this. And now Oldsmobiles are a thing of the past ... too bad, I have owned 5 of them. Cannot go wrong buying a used one of these."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Silver, still popular body style, reliable

By on Friday, November 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,546

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great color, ride and reliability for reasonable $"

Cons: "Headliner, cracking seats,, etc. issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

As nice all the way around

"Great daily driver. Body is above average, very few dents, no major damage ever as far as I know, have owned for about 10 years or so. Runs smooth, steers smooth, rides smooth. Interior could use some elbow grease, headliner, fabric repair. Interior light above rear view mirror needs replaced. Leather seats cracking, stained in spot. No detailing has been done, ready for a new owner. Can't complain about this car at all for the reliable service it has provided. Great for student, or for a winter vehicle for anyone."

18 people out of 22 found this review helpful

As nice all the way around

Best vehicle I have ever owned

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "pleasure to drive, great gas milage, very nice lin"

Cons: "no cd player or aux inputs"

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

"Bought this car 20 years ago. All original except battery,tires and brake pads. Still rides like a dream an gets 30mpg on highway. Plenty of power and extremely smooth. Wish they still made this car,as I would definitely buy another. Still looks new. Leather interior still fresh and new."

7 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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