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    • In this span of years, Pontiac's Parisienne was definitely the go-to GM full size in my book. The circular gauges in the dash lead me to believe that a gauge package was available and would slot in easily.  Add some rally, honeycomb, or whatever Pontiac sport wheels were offered that year. I would have to look up engines.  If I'm not mistaken, they actually started out full-size Pontiacs and Chevys with the Chevy (Vortec) 4.3 liter TBI V6, which was probably weak for this size of car, but indestructible.  One always runs into people with over 300,000 miles on their 4.3 V6s.    I'm wondering if Pontiac stopped their V8 production by this time, meaning that it wouldn't feature a 301 V8.  That would mean it took the Olds supplied 307 V8.  You can't argue with that.  I'd much prefer it to a Chevy supplied 305 V8.  The best combo would have been a GM small block V8 outfitted with TBI instead of the carburetors they still had in them.
    • Now that I look at this, the Olds 88 in coupe form did have a strange roofline, putting such a big rear window in the sail panel and with thin pillars adjacent to the backlite.  I'm sure they could have come up with something different and less clunky.  The coupe treatment of the bigger 98 worked much better.  However, of all the big coupes from that year, the Pontiac Bonneville and Grand Ville, outfitted with Pontiac alloy rally wheels, won in the looks department. It's amazing what rectangular headlamps did for these cars.  Amazing.  It really allowed them to clean up the lines around the grilles.  If I recall, the strip speedometer prevailed, but, for some of these cars, gauges were available in small "boxes" inserted below it on the dash (or maybe that was the next-gen, when the downsize came). The 98 of this era was one of a kind, again helped by rectangular headlamps in this year.  The sort of finned rear lamps that ended at the bumper, instead of continuing on below the bumper line, made it easier on the eyes than the equivalent Cadillac.  And I'd much prefer an Olds 455 V8 under the hood to Cadillac's absurd 500 c.i. V8.  (Realistically, the Olds 350 V8 could have lugged the 98 around, seeing it was the base engine in the 88 series.) Not only that, the 98 was quite a bit better looking in its lines than the equivalent Buick - Electra/225/Park Avenue - where the rear bumper and busy horizontal light fascia weren't that appealing.  Based on my high school French classes, I later nicknamed the 98 of this era "la cathedrale roulante" because of its rear taillamps.      
    • They could have done GV8E, G8E, G7E, etc...would be pronounced much the same as 80, 70, etc.
    • First, I HATE how the American companies are trying to be "fancy" with the "E". It just seems so tacky and hopefully it will be phased out as EVs become more normal. Second, Mercedes is kind of going the way of this GV80 & GV80 Electric thing. They're doing EQS Sedan and EQS SUV. I'm not sure how I like it yet. 
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