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Oldsmobiles on the road

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Even though Olds has been dead for a few years now, I still feel like I see a ton of them on the roads. Today I was driving to work and had an Olds Alero in front of me and an Olds 88 behind me, with an Olds Cutlass a few cars ahead of me in the other lane. Did Olds really sell that many cars in its last few years? Or maybe it is just a regional thing; the former Buick-Olds-Cadillac dealer (now Bu/Cad/GMC) has a pretty large store and does a lot of business here.

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Funny, I was thinking just the same thing the other day as I was driving our Alero and saw two Alero's pass me. I still see a ton of them on the roads around here as well as Intrigues.

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I think Olds was starting to get sort of popular around here before the ax swung down; there are still quite a few on the roads, and even one in my driveway.

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Up until the announcement, Oldsmobile was putting out more Intrigues alone than Saab and Hummer are selling combined.

Throw in the Aurora<More sales than Sky>, Bravada<More sales than Outlook>, Intrigue <more sales than Aura>, Alero <way more sales than Astra> and Silhouette<way more sales than Relay>, and you suddenly wonder why Saturn is here today and Oldsmobile isn't.

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Just on my block there are my 3 Oldsmobiles (Cutlass Ciera/Delta 88/Aurora) my neighbor has a Silhouette van, another person around the corner has a 95/96 Ciera SL, and a few doors down from them is another house with a 95 and a 01 Aurora. My aunt in NC has an 03 Alero 4dr, and until a few years ago there was a 1998 88LS and a Cutlass on the block. Almost everyone on my street at one time or another has owned an Oldsmobile.

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Absolutely! Oldsmobiles are like cockroaches around here, and that's fine by me (even the wrong wheel drive ones)! There's even a dealership 25 miles away that still proudly displays its circa late 1970's Oldsmobile sign even though it hasn't sold a new one in close to two decades!

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...and they'll be another one on the road in due time....refer to my sig :AH-HA_wink:

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You are so right, Oldsmoboi. Saturn has been a non-starter for years.
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I still see them everywhere as well, particularly the Alero. The Auroras are rare, but always a treat to see. I'd still like to have one.

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My friend has a 1996 Oldsmobile 88 LS with 200K Kms, loaded... and it's dying.

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