Avoidable Classic: GM Diesels

Have I Got a Smokin’ Deal for You.


When pundits ponder why diesel cars failed in the U.S., the infamous engines built by Oldsmobile from 1978 to 1985 come to mind instantly.

Critical engineering flaws, consumers who ignored strict maintenance schedules, and the handicap of a casually water-logged diesel supply turned the cackling diesels into rolling grenades. Most have gone off by now.

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Tony Quiroga

SCM Contributor

He is the Associate Editor at Car and Driver magazine, where he writes the regular “Up Front” column. In the past few years, Quiroga has fed his growing adrenaline addiction by entering the EyeRock 500—a race for blind drivers and sighted co-drivers. He has competed in several failed efforts to win the 24 Hours of LeMons, an endurance race for $500 cars, and recently he raced an Oldsmobile diesel across America.

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