I agree also had a 1985 Cutlass and a 70 Bonneville. Old cars are the best, but neither of them performed like my Delta. My 307 still runs strong at over 220,000 miles, but I wanna swap for that Olds 455.
I agree, cars aren't like they use to be. I fixed the valve cover leaks, took off the A.C. unit, air compressor, slapped on a Edlebrock air filter with a bigger filter, put on the Cutty mags, and the old man gets down. I gave him a sportier look while making little enhancements. He can beat a few of those who wanna challenge me at almost every red light. LOL wouldn't think the old tank was pushing 300,xxx miles!
1983 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 307ci 5.0 liter from North America
One of the best cars I have ever driven
Alternator was bad when purchased. Cheap, $50.
Idler arm was found to be bad - 65000.
Trans pan leak - 60000.
Oil pan leaked when purchased.
Radio wiring shorted and was replaced at 69000.
Carburetor needed to be professionally tuned when purchased.
This car is amazing.
I purchased it for $800 and love it to death.
It won't win any awards for acceleration, but what do you expect for a car that weighs near 5,000lbs.
It is zeibart and has no rust, and has an amazing finish.
This car is for sure a cruiser. I often find myself doing 85 and not even knowing it.
It rides amazing, and has one of the smoothest transmission I have ever drove.
It may be a tank and a gas hog, but the interior is amazingly comfortable and in good shape. The interior is unbelievably spacious for a 2 door (I am 6 foot 2 and can fit comfortably in the back)
It is a boat to drive, yet it has great road feel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th January, 2009
8th Jan 2009, 00:26
Your lucky to have found one with such low mileage. As a teenager, I owned 2 of the big-body Delta '88's (both '85 model) and needless to say I treated them like crap but the dang things just kept running. Plowed one into a tree (RIP), put the other in a ditch (amazingly, kept running after towed out). Despite the high mileage and utter lack of respect and maintenance, this was the most reliable car I owned. Keep it.