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Old 06-17-2003, 11:05 PM   #41
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I know there was a 98 LSS. I'm not sure if they made them in 1999 or not.

The Aurora replaced the Toronado but the Toronado was always a luxury sports coupe (except for 71 - 85 when it was more like a pimpmobile but it was still a 2dr.) The Aurora was always a 4dr. luxury sports sedan - American style that is.

The 1st gen. Auroras we've looked at have the same basic interior as our LSS only without the fine wood strip around the dash to the doors. We prefer the LSS interior to the Auroras because of that extra contrast. The Aurora'* got a fine set of hips on her though !
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There was a '99 LSS, but that was the final edition of this fine car.

The Aurora, was Oldsmobile'* attempt at a $40k something Euro-luxury touring sedan. The LSS with L67 option and a SSEi like package would have filled that slot much nicer than the trouble prone '95 - 99 Aurora. I wouldnt touch one of them if you gave it to me.

I believe the 2000 and up Aurora has been a much better car than its predecessor.
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The Intrigue was more the replacement for the 88. An Intruige GLS is about the same, content-wise, as the LSS. Intrigue used the 3800 Series II in 1998, then switched to the DOHC 3.5 after that.
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The intrigue was ok, but certainly was a somewhat less opulent auto than the LSS.
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I appreciate mine, but the Intrigue was a competent design. I tried one out, and was favorably impressed...but again..opulent, it was not.
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W body wise and styling I prefer the Intrigue to the Regal/Century. The GP is (was) one fine looking auto but Id still go for the Intrigue on account of being a little different. I also like the look the curves on the top of the fenders/quarters gave the Aurora and Intrigue.

I'll tell you right now I dont know or care what opulent means but a little truth on the LSS is:

My 91 Regal Limited is a much quieter and smoother as far as rolling down the road not power but ride, sound & feel quality. A lot of road noise from the LSS I noticed it the first time I got on the country roads. Handling - well its a little soft. The bucket seats on the LSS might just as well be bench seats, they hardly hold you in place like "buchets" are supposed to. My Regal 60/40 more firmly hold one in place. So do the pillow 60/40 on our old 86 H body. The sterio is decent but the "Concert Sound" in our Regal is superior. A floor shifter looks cool but its non functional and clumbsy if one wanted to use it for more engine/wheel control.

We love our LSS but its not in the caliber of silent road travel like the luxury cars are know for. Not even as smooth and silent as my old 75 & 76 Delta Royales. I still also have my Grandfathers 82 NYer and that is at the top of the silent travel catagory, road course racer its not but smooth as silk. The 89 NYer we had that the LSS replaced was also more plush, cushy and quite. I dont understand it really. Does it just lack the under carpet sound deadener that Buicks and Chryslers have or what ? Its not terrible but its notably noticable after going from the Buick to the Olds.

Also - if we go somewhere and have the windows up and our daughter rolls down the rear window it gets a bellowing sound going inside the car thats untolerable. Do the Bonnevilles do that ? Its fine if a front one is down also but not by itself.
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Hi

The LSS, based on the "H" Eighty-Eight body, was and is a quiet, economical, comfortable daily driver. I put nearly 1200 miles on mine this week, and loved every one of them.

I am sorry that you dont enjoy yours as much as I do mine.

However, I should point out, that those 74-76 Delta'* were land yaughts which handled like tuna boats in high seas. The 80'* New Yorkers (fwd) were mostly K-car derived, luxury car wanna be'*.

I used to sell them occaisionally, and if you could over look the little 4cyl screaming away (turbo? oh no!!) ...and the cheap interior, shoddy construction and unreliable nature of the car....you might appreciate the cheap price you had paid for this treasure.

As for the Regal, I've ridden in that particular model...and unless it was Buick'* Limited or better yet, GS...they really were just basic family transportation. The only good thing about Buick'* version over the Olds...was that the Regals got the 3800 I believe, while the Cutlass had the 3100.

I really enjoy the seats in my LSS. They offer me good lateral and lumbar support...far better than any bench..thats for sure. I find the car to be quite pleasant at all speeds...and gives excellent fuel economy. Although Olds recommends 30psi for the tires...I run 35psi which aids handling I feel..and really doesnt detract from the ride quality. These GoodYears call for 44 cold.

If you dont enjoy your car...you could always ebay it...as there is always a good market for nice LSS'es.
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Although Olds recommends 30psi for the tires...I run 35psi which aids handling I feel..and really doesnt detract from the ride quality. These GoodYears call for 44 cold.
My first H-Body was an 89 Buick LeSabre. It recommended 35 PSI and it had nice ride even with the inexpensive Tiger Paw tires I had on it. Like you said, Olds recommends 30 PSI in their cars. Is it because they are lighter than the Buicks? I did try running with 35 PSI on my current Pirelli 400 tires but I found the ride too harsh. 32 PSI is a comfortable compromise for the ride and handling for me. BTW, you wouldn't think of inflated those GY'* to the 44PSI max would you??? It would knock out a few tooth fillings for sure!
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It would be brutal...for sure..lol
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