National Geographic : 1977 Jan
Ten things that will happen when you test drive Oldsmobile' new Delta 88. L our first look will impess ou The new proportions. Crisp. Contem porary. Clean. And the practicality of those lines will come to you as you drive this roomy new car. 2.Gettng in is easier. It's the way we've redesigned the door openings. Which also makes getting out easier. Which you may not want to do, once you've experienced driving it. b1u li sit comfortably The chair-height seats are designed to provide a more comfortable driving position than you may ever have expe rienced before. 4.Oul1 like the visibility Look around you and you'll see that the generous glass area makes the new 88 easy to see out of. And also makes it easy for people to see how great you look in a new 88. 5i.bu see all instruments. The instrument panel is designed to put all instruments in easy view and easy reach. So there is a distinct feeling of control in the driver's seat. 6The rie is smooth and c foab Olds engineers used computers to select the right combination of springs and shock-absorption rates. Result: a ride that's smooth and stable even over rough roads. SS enly itis veryquie Drive over a bumpy road or past a noisy construction site and give Delta 88 a real test. New body and engine mounts help isolate vibration, while new sound-absorption materials help insulate the passenger compartment. &Fnd a place to make a U-turn. It's the best way to see and feel the 88's new tighter turning radius. You'll really appreciate it in a tight parking situation. 9. Measure ou take your fam lyalonag. Because you'll want them to experience (along with you, of course) the im proved head room, and the increased leg room in back. a Improved gas mileage. You can't experience it in a test drive. But smaller, lighter engines provide improved fuel economy in the new Delta 88: 25 mpg in the EPA highway test and 18 in the city test with the stan dard 231 V-6 engine, automatic tras mission and rear axle. (EPA estimates. Your mileage depends on how you drive, your car's condition, and its equip ment In California, EPA estimates are lower.) P.S. Some things you can't see. Like improved corrosion resistance. Or our new Centra Diagnostic Connector that nw combintinof in your Olds dealer cn plug into and quickly check many electrical functions. It's all there in the 1977 Delta 88.iThe car it took Oldsmobile over 3 years to build for you. Now take a few minutes to discover in a test drive its efficient Wl new combination of roominess, U comfort, and maneuverability. SDEL8m Can vwe build one for you?