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Old July 24th, 2010
Hawk1 Hawk1 is offline
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146k miles.

Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Brougham´1989.

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Old August 16th, 2010
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My 1988 Touring Sedan has the original engine/transmission. It just hit 149,000 last week.
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Old August 19th, 2010
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My 95 olds 98 has about 158k. Misses a little but still running strong, put nothing but synthetic oil in it. Also in the Midwest and it has zero rust anywhere. Still rides nicely. Interior in great shape, so comfy I could sleep in it.

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Old August 23rd, 2010
G Buster G Buster is offline
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1992 98 Regency 4T60E nonSC. 235,000 mi. on original engine and drivetrain. Daily driver.

This "IS" my father's Olds. Bought new Sept 1991 and I have inherited the car. He said "nicest car we have ever owned" so I'll run it as long as I can.
Took on recent 2500 mi interstate trip w/GF and w/o worries.

Engine is still very smooth and quiet, and has very adequate passing pwr. 4T60E firm engagement. Best tank 34mpg. Averages better than 28 mpg. 6000 mi between synthetic oil changes, oil consumption nil. Add Lucas UCL most every tank and have added LubeGuard (red bottle) to trans. oil. This eliminated slight shudder at TCC lockup 5 yrs ago.

Original air shock system, exh sys and rear brake shoes still good.

Repaired or replaced, all DIY: A/C compressor, gas tank, fuel pump, alt (twice), water pump, radiator, brake lines, cam sensor, belt tensioner bearing, master cyl, and computer.

Smoke came out of steering column, and caused the computer to die. Cause: Turn sig sw shorted. Repl w/ AutoZone switch. (Is a POS)
The $20 junkyard Buick Park Ave. computer runs just fine.
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Old October 12th, 2010
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Exclamation Ol'Betsey

My 1988 regency 98 has 270,000 original miles, original tranny, Although just today the dash board caught fire. That is why im here!!
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Old November 16th, 2010
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My 94 98 regency has about 140,000 miles. Stock everything but I'm going to have to replace the throttle position sensor. I've also obviously done maintenance on it, i.e. new battery and tires.
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Old February 19th, 2011
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Got my 1993 Regency almost 6 years ago at roughly 140k. Hard to believe it's been that long! Has 185k now.

Bought it for $700 because it was ugly -- peeling paint, minor dent in rear, etc. A/C has never blown cold. Eventually I'll replace the compressor with R134a. For some reason, the compressor doesn't kick in anymore when I turn on the A/C. And when I first start up the engine, the temp gauge blinks for a minute. Know what that's about?

So far, in no particular order:

Put some Michelins on it.

Pads and one caliper. One rotor.

One wheel hub assembly.


I have a spare brake master cylinder that I haven't installed. I noticed a slight leak below it where it mounts to the firewall.

The power steering pump (I think) is leaking. Fluid is being slung about by the belt. I need a new belt too.

Some rubber hoses need to be replaced.

Basic stuff like fuel filter I've done and need to do again. Same with plugs and wires. I haven't done the PCV yet. Need to. I use only full synthetic oil. Mid-grade gas.

I'm going to try adding some fuel and oil additives to clean things out.

Someone tried to steal it once. Busted up the column housing and innards. Still looking for a new one! I think the ignition switch was misaligned before that anyway. Occasionally, I'd turn the key and nothing. Now, I engage the switch "manually" on the left side of the column. I bypassed the security with a resistor matching the one in the key.

I need a left front fender if anyone has one. It was cracked when I bought it. It came without a radio. I'd like to find the stock radio so I can use the steering wheel controls. Got one cheap?

Window switches suck. Door lock switches suck.

Overall though, this car kicks ass. I plan on keeping it a long time. Until gas becomes unaffordable anyway.

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Old February 19th, 2011
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1992 Ninety Eight Regency Elite. 121,000 miles. I have only owned the car for about 9 months, so not sure the history, but the trans is starting to slip. Immaculate condition, silver with charcoal bottom. Very nice!!!
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Old February 20th, 2011
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1992 Olds Regency 98 Elite
157,000 miles all original just routine maintenance, just returned from 1300 mile trip and averaged 32 miles per gallon, even better than most new cars on the market today and man what a ride.
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Old February 26th, 2011
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44,000 miles. Yes, that is correct.
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