National Geographic : 1976 Dec
Ten things that will happen when you test drive Oldsmobile's new Delta 88. L our first look will imprsess you. 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 .Gettingin 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. 3.Ibu'll sit comfortably The chair-height seats are designed to provide a more comfortable driving position than you may ever have expe rienced before. 4. Ybul 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. . You 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. 6.The ride is smooth and comfortable. 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. I Suddenly it is very quiet 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. & Find a place to mae a ll-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. take your family along. Because you'll want them to experience (along with you, of course) the im proved head room, and the increased leg room in back. I0 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 trans 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 Central Diagnostic Connector that your Olds dealer can plug into and quickly check many electrical functions. It's all there in the 1977 Delta 88. The car it took Oldsmobile over 3 years to build for you. Now take a few minutes to discover in a test drive its efficient new combination of roominess, comfort, and maneuverability. DELTA 88. Can we build one for you?