1998 Oldsmobile 88

1998 Oldsmobile 88 Rebates and Incentives

Prices and Incentives

Dealer Price:
$22,795 - $24,195

Original MSRP:
$20,857 - $22,138

1998 Oldsmobile 88 Review

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Warranty Information
Basic: 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Recalls Issued
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V089
Number of Units Affected 99,269
Summary These vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of FMVSS No. 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence". A retaining clip, which secures the linkage of the transmission detent lever, can become loose under a combination of possible driver shifting maneuvers and allow the link to become disconnected from the manual valve. If the link disconnects, the indicated gear on the transmission lever (PRNDL) may differ from the actual hydraulic state of the transmission. If the driver selects "drive" and the transmission is actually in "reverse", a vehicle crash could occur.
Remedy Dealers will replace the manual valve/link assembly with a replacement manual valve/link kit, featuring a spring-type retainer. Owner notification was expected to begin during May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537.
Dates of Manufacture August 1998 - January 1999
Manufacturer Recall Number 99011

1998 Oldsmobile 88 Models & Prices

1998 Oldsmobile 88 BASE
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
4dr Sdn $22,795 $20,857 $340 / Month*

1998 Oldsmobile 88 LS
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
4dr Sdn LS $24,195 $22,138 $361 / Month*

1998 Oldsmobile 88 Features and Standard Equipment

EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS Features
BASE LS
City 19/hwy 29 (3.8L engine/4-speed auto trans)
EXTERIOR Features
BASE LS
Body-color wheel opening moldings
Body-color wide lower body moldings w/bright insert
Bright roof drip & belt reveal moldings
Composite halogen headlamps w/flash-to-pass & Twilight Sentinel auto control
Daytime running lamps
Driver-side remote/passenger-side manual outside mirrors  
Dual body-color outside pwr mirrors  
Fog lamps  
Pulse wiper system
Soft-Ray tinted windows w/EZ Kool solar control windshield/rear window
INTERIOR Features
BASE LS
Air conditioning
Center console w/floor shifter, storage armrest, cup holder  
Cloth 55/45 split front bench seat w/individual controls, driver-side 8-way pwr adjust, reclining seatbacks & storage center armrest w/cupholders  
Cloth contour front bucket seats, driver-side 8-way pwr adjust, reclining seatbacks  
Cruise control w/resume & acceleration features
Day/night rearview mirror
Dual rear lighted passenger assist handles/coat hooks
Electric rear window defogger
ETR AM/FM stereo-inc: seek-scan, auto-reverse cassette, digital clock, six speaker Dimensional Sound system, automatic tone control
Front door map pockets
Front passenger assist handle
Front seatback map pockets
Front/rear carpeted floor mats
Instrument panel-inc: analog speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, coolant temp & fuel level gauges, "service engine soon" & anti-lock brake indicators
Lamps-inc: dual front reading, instrument panel ashtray & courtesy, glove box, front/rear door courtesy, trunk, door-mounted controls
Lighter w/auxiliary 12-volt outlet
PASS-Key vehicle security system
Pwr door locks w/delayed locking & lockout prevention feature  
Pwr programmable door locks w/delayed locking & lockout prevention feature  
Pwr side windows w/driver-side auto-down
Pwr trunk-lid release
Rear quarter-mounted pwr radio antenna
Rear-seat flo-thru ventilation
Remote keyless entry-inc: illumination pkg, retained accessory pwr, two key-chain transmitters w/panic & "chirp" features  
Side window defoggers
Steering wheel w/tilt-wheel adjustable column
Visors w/auxiliary sunshades & dual lighted vanity mirrors  
Visors w/auxiliary sunshades & vanity mirrors  
Warning chimes-inc: safety belts, headlamps-on, key-in-ignition, turn signal-on, parking brake set
MECHANICAL Features
BASE LS
"Jack-in-the-box" tool kit
15" x 6" steel wheels w/bolt-on wheel covers  
15" x 7" aluminum wheels  
18 gallon fuel tank
2.86 transaxle ratio
3.8L (231) SFI V6 transverse-mounted "Series II" engine
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD
4-wheel anti-lock brake system
4-wheel fully independent suspension w/MacPherson front struts, rear coil springs w/shock struts, front/rear stabilizer bar
Brake/transmission shift interlock
Front wheel drive
Gas-charged hood struts
Maintenance-free battery
P205/70R15 all-season SBR BSW tires  
P215/65R15 touring SBR BSW tires  
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Stainless steel exhaust system
Traction control system (full speed, engine & brake)  
SAFETY Features
BASE LS
Color-keyed 3-point front outboard safety belts w/height-adjustment
Color-keyed 3-point rear outboard safety belts w/child comfort guides
Color-keyed front/rear center lap belt
Driver & front passenger air bag inflatable restraint system
Rear child-security door locks

1998 Oldsmobile 88 Options and Addition Equipment

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS Options
BASE LS
15" ALUMINUM WHEELS  
16" ALUMINUM WHEELS -inc: P225/60R16 performance SBR BSW tires  
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
ETR AM/FM STEREO W/CASSETTE, COMPACT DISC, AUTO TONE CONTROL -inc: seek-scan, digital clock, TheftLock  
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
PWR 8-WAY PASSENGER-SIDE SEAT ADJUSTER -inc: pwr recliner  
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY -inc: two key-chain transmitters w/panic button, chirp feature, illum pkg, retained accessory pwr  
EMISSIONS Options
BASE LS
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
CALIFORNIA/NEW YORK/MASSACHUSETTS/CONNECTICUT EMISSION OVERRIDE *must be ordered for units shipped to dealers in the states of California, New York, Massachusetts or Connecticut w/Federal Emissions* (REQ: FE9 Emissions)
FEDERAL EMISSION OVERRIDE *must be ordered for units shipped to dealers in federal areas w/California, New York, Massachusetts or Connecticut Emissions* (REQ: YF5 or NG1 Emissions)
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
NEW YORK/MASSACHUSETTS/CONNECTICUT EMISSIONS
ENGINE Options
BASE LS
3.8L (231) SFI V6 TRANSVERSE-MOUNTED "SERIES II" ENGINE (STD)
OPTION PACKAGE Options
BASE LS
OPTION PKG -inc: base vehicle  
OPTION PKG -inc: front bucket seats, 15" aluminum wheels, remote keyless entry, pwr outside mirrors, lighted vanity mirrors, traction control system, fog lamps  
PAINT Options
BASE LS
SOLID PAINT (STD)
SEAT TRIM Options
BASE LS
CUSTOM LEATHER TRIM (REQ: L_ or M_ Seat Trim)  
HARWOOD CLOTH TRIM (REQ: Split Bench Seat)  
HARWOOD CLOTH TRIM (STD)  
HARWOOD CLOTH TRIM (STD) (REQ: Contour Bucket Seats)  
LEATHER TRIM (REQ: Contour Bucket Seats & WJ7 Custom Leather Trim)  
LEATHER TRIM (REQ: Split Bench Seat & WJ7 Custom Leather Trim)  
SEAT TYPE Options
BASE LS
55/45 SPLIT FRONT BENCH SEAT (N/A w/P215/65R15 Tires)  
55/45 SPLIT FRONT BENCH SEAT (STD)  
CONTOUR FRONT BUCKET SEATS -inc: center console w/floor shifter, storage armrest, cupholder (STD) (N/A w/P205/70R15 Tires)  
TIRES Options
BASE LS
P205/70R15 ALL-SEASON SBR BSW TIRES (REQ: Split Bench Seat)  
P205/70R15 ALL-SEASON SBR BSW TIRES (STD)  
P215/65R15 TOURING SBR BSW TIRES (STD) (REQ: Bucket Seats)  
P225/60R16 PERFORMANCE SBR BSW TIRES (REQ: PF9 16" Aluminum Wheels)  
TRANSMISSION Options
BASE LS
4-SPEED ELECTRONICALLY-CONTROLLED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD (STD)

1998 Oldsmobile 88 Technical Specifications

Brakes
BASE LS
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.90 x 1.27 10.90 x 1.27
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Cargo Area Dimensions
BASE LS
Trunk Volume (ft 17.9 17.9
Engine
BASE LS
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.8L/231
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200 205 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 230 @ 4000
Exterior Dimensions
BASE LS
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 55.7
Length, Overall (in) 200.4 200.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.8 110.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 74.1
Fuel Tank
BASE LS
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.0
Steering
BASE LS
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97 2.97
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 41.7
Suspension
BASE LS
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Chapman Strut Chapman Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Tires
BASE LS
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Transmission
BASE LS
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4 4
Vehicle
BASE LS
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 59.0
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Passenger Volume (ft 106.1 106.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.3
Weight Information
BASE LS
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3455 3455

1998 Oldsmobile 88 Safety Features

Safety Features
4-wheel anti-lock brake system
Brake/transmission shift interlock
Color-keyed 3-point front outboard safety belts w/height-adjustment
Color-keyed 3-point rear outboard safety belts w/child comfort guides
Color-keyed front/rear center lap belt
Daytime running lamps
Driver & front passenger air bag inflatable restraint system
Rear child-security door locks
Traction control system (full speed, engine & brake)
News Reports & Reviews
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS N/A