In the ’80s and the ’90s, GM tried to turn its heavyweight cash reserves into stunning, blow-the-competition-away technomasterpieces. The cars would look like the future inside and out and they’d be cheap to build, assembled by robots on the factory lines. It didn’t work out and GM bankrupted itself, blaming healthcare, government regulation, everything but cheap, undesirable products.
This Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme promises big with the streamlined, jarring, styling, but it could never deliver. There’s a flimsy black plastic cavern hidden under all the windows, and a rough, old engine under the hood.