I've been window shopping online and I see some great deals on 87-92 Fleetwood Broughams with the 5.0 L engine. I know I'd rather wait for a great find with a 5.7, but should I totally dismiss the 5.0 totally?
After 5 years of searching, I found a great deal on a 93 Fleetwood in triple black, non vinyl top. It unfortunately came with an L05 instead of the favored LT1, and now I kind-of-sort-of-in-a-way regret not waiting some more to get an LT1 Caddy. I don't want to make the same mistake again.
How are they bad? From 86-89, they had the olds 307 which many call bulletproof. Then comes the L05 which I can't find a reason to find to say its bad either.
The only complaint that I can hear is that both engines are "underpowered" for the size of car, but then what can one really except from a land yacht that isn't from the 70's and 60's? They were created at a time where gas prices and environmental reasons made them they way they are. Is your concern one of performance or workmanship?
Yes, 2 different 5.0's '86-'90 is Olds 307, '91/'92 is Chevy 305.
Both are very reliable engines, and the biggest complaint is underpowered.... however they do pull the car around perfectly fine, around town there is plenty of power.... just highway passing power, towing/hauling, or trying to accelerate hard going over a ountain etc.... will show you the limits to the engine.
either 5.0 will be fine for in town driving, or highway crusing..... its when you ask it to move the large car around fast, tow something or pass truckers going up a mountain, that you'll notice the limitations.