1958OLDSMOBILE Automobile

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Oldsmobile Alero

Following a string of truly small-car efforts in the 1980s and Oldsmobile celebrated its centennial by introducing the all-new Alero to with the popular and well-established competition of the day. While it to truly capture the hearts and of consumers or chalk up many sales, Olds small car ended on an upbeat note a stylish and decently designed

Available as a sedan or coupe, the Alero was considered by most to be a car thanks to its bulging wheelwells, greenhouse, fluted side and large jewellike taillights. The Alero was also relatively to drive. Buyers could four-cylinder or V6 power.

Initially, the came with an automatic only, but a five-speed manual made an appearance.

Handling was balanced and braking was strong. an artfully designed two-tone faced comfortable front that were firm and All controls were easy to see and with large knobs and

Unfortunately, all-around refinement t match that of the leading

The phase-out of the Oldsmobile brand the end for the Alero. For a shopper interested in an used coupe or sedan the early 2000s, the Oldsmobile should do nicely as long as one is of the car s faults and lame-duck heritage. can be handled at select GM dealerships you want to focus on Pontiac, as the was mechanically similar to the Grand Am.

Recent Oldsmobile Alero

The Alero debuted in 1999 as a for the slow-selling Achieva. Coupe and body styles were as were three main levels: entry-level GX, midgrade GL and GLS. GX and GL models came with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that made 150 horsepower and 155 of torque.

Optional on GL and standard on GLS was a 3.4-liter V6 made 170 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. The transmission choice at the time was a automatic.

Incremental improvements saw it the next several years. A after the car s debut, Olds a sport-tuned suspension package for the GL. For an optional five-speed manual became available on four-cylinder and the car s antilock braking system was If you re looking at four-cylinder Aleros, note that for 2002 replaced the 2.4-liter engine a quieter and more fuel-efficient engine.

It made 140 hp and 150 lb-ft of

Inside, we found the Oldsmobile offered a user-friendly control and seats that were comfortable though materials throughout was a step or two behind of competing imports; even the in the GLS looked and felt too much vinyl. For those with to carry, though, both the and sedan offered a generous cubic feet of trunk

Although neither engine was quiet, the four-cylinder provided power in most situations the V6 delivered spirited performance. The s suspension tuning was firm and some fun around twists and yet ride quality remained enough to make the Olds for weekday commuting. The steering little in the way of road feel, and the brakes were strong but be difficult to modulate due to an overly pedal.

Hurst Hairy

Hurst Hairy Olds is the given to a pair of exhibition funny  campaigned by Hurst Performance  in and 1967.

Developed with help Motors  engineer John Beltz. the Hairy Olds was built to be a for the then-new chain-driven automatic of the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado  as well as a to the Hurst Hemi Under There were doubts in the press as to the strength of such a the Hairy Olds was designed to these doubts.

The car debuted at a in Bakersfield, California  on March 4, Driven by Joe Schubeck. the Hairy Olds began as a trimmed and later upholstered Oldsmobile 442 in white (BIW)  form. installed not one but two 425 in³ (7 L) Oldsmobile engines and transaxles both front and a pair of drag parachutes mounted in the stock taillight and four-wheel disc brakes fitted as well. Two engines two of virtually everything in the cockpit to the operation of the car, including two shifters, two tachometers, two sets of oil and temperature gauges and even two pedals. Additional power was via a Cragar Equipment -modified  supercharger atop each each burning a blend  and alcohol.

Weight was reduced through the use of body components and plexiglass The result was a 2400-horsepower, four-wheel-drive drag racer which its front and rear tires the length of the race track times in the eleven-second range.

the drive chains held up the car was not without its problems. The tremendous of power at the front wheels massive torque steer. resulting in in keeping the car in a straight line. The engine contributed to unloading of the wheels, which in turn the front engine to overspeed.

was poor as well due to tire from both ends of the This coupled with oil spray out of the valve cover because of the pressure of the superchargers.

A second Hurst Hairy was built in 1967, but was wrecked an exhibition race in Niagara, New .

The 1967 car was the subject of one of the most kits  of the 1960s, a 1/24 produced by Monogram. [1]

The 1966 car resides at the R.E. Olds Museum  in Lansing, Michigan ; [2] wrecked 1967 car was shipped to Hurst Performance and dismantled.


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