11th Jan 2006, 16:19
I'm sure the 307 feels like it moves you around okay. However, if you took it the strip, you would probably change your tune once you came home with a fist full of 17 second time slips.
I say that as someone that owned a 1987 Olds Custom Cruiser wagon as a beater. It had a 200-4R with a 307 and went down the road great for what it was. It did good burnouts and was fun to do donuts with. However, it was not that fast. It just gave the illusion of speed because its suspension was soft and "floaty."
11th Jan 2006, 16:36
At least it's apparent from the original review that this must be a pretty good car to still be running strong at 160,000+ miles while being beat on moderately. Sounds like a success as far as the car is concerned. It would probably last a careful driver a long time...
25th Jan 2006, 15:05
There is a chance it might be a little faster than a normal 307 if it was the 307 HO (stop laughing) which has 180 HP instead of 140. I know this was installed in several Oldsmobiles and other GMs of the era, including (I think) the Hurst Olds (don't quote me on that one). If that was the case you might get a 0-60 in maybe 10-11 out of it, I would think, with the extra HP, rather than the usual 14 for a 307.
11th Mar 2006, 07:07
To the jokers who don't know how to drive, if you do a proper speed test you would know that the idea of the speed test go from 0-50, 50-70/80, and 70/80-up. Its not my fault that you folks cannot move through traffic especially if the road is clear in the middle of the night. Anyway yes the Oldsmobile 307 has great power. The 307 with the 4 barrel q-jet really moves the car. The only other vehicle that I know will move like that with same weight or more and same comfort was the 98 Brougham.
20th Jan 2007, 19:53
I would just take that little 307 and drop a rocket 88 in there. I did that with my car, I put on new headers, a new dual exhaust system, pozzi rear end with 3.42's gears. It rides like a monster.