A Look Back On GM’s 1995 Vehicle Lineup: Video12
In another blast from the past video, we’re shown the updates made to the General Motors vehicle lineup for 1995.
For Chevrolet, the Lumina sedan was “new” as well as the Geo Metro, and the Monte Carlo coupe had been reintroduced. Meanwhile, the J-body Chevy Cavalier became the lowest priced car to offer both dual air-bags and ABS as standard features, and the Camaro and Pontiac Firebird had finally offered traction control. Oh yeah, way back, when the Blazer (and GMC Jimmy) were the hot-selling SUVs of the day.
Of course, this was a time when Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn were still in the picture. Oldsmobile had quite a few updated models. The Aurora was a competitive luxury sedan that had cost $32,000 back then – a car you can now find on Craigslist for under two grand. The Cutlass received a new interior, and the Eighty-Eight and Ninety-Eight sedans saw a power increase thanks to a newer version of GM’s 3.8L V6. The LSS boasted a supercharged V6, which was also utilized by the Buick Riviera.
To catch the rest of the history lesson, go ahead and watch the video. You can indulge in nostalgia, or be thankful that today we have cars that look like the Chevrolet C7 Corvette and Cadillac CTS-V.
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Can’t go wrong with a W body and a 3.8.
That is correct! I just sold my 1995 Buick Regal with a NA 3.8L after running it for 21 years. The new owner is so happy that he will probably give it another 20 years of use.
Man the Saturn’s were great. total 90s feel
There’s often [always?] a condescending undertone to your posts regarding throwbacks, especially the 90’s. We’re two decades removed from that period of time. Think about what it was like to look back two decades during that same time period — to the 70’s. The difference is drastic because life between decades is vastly different. Your snarkiness is purely subjective and does nothing to differentiate your material from a satirical piece. I’d expect better from a fellow Penn Stater.
I don’t see it? Care to elaborate?
Check out the comment after the Aurora. A 1995 vehicle that was over $32,000 new, you can now find for less than $2,000 today. Why make such an irrelevant comment? As opposed to what? All the 1995 BMW 5 & 7 series, Lexus’s, Mercedes, Jaguars, and many others that were tens of thousands dollars more than the Aurora to start with, which are also less than $2,000 today? Why take the time to single it out?
First, I’d like to thank you all for reading GMA and sharing your thoughts.
Demonspeed, I’m sorry that you didn’t like the tone of this article – can you give an example of what it was in particular that bothered you?
Shawn, I think you misunderstand both Demonspeed and myself. The fact gives context, and represents the type of car the Aurora was during its time – you’re right, it was very similar to all the other cars you mentioned. However, they are not in this video.
Sure do miss Pontiac ! And to a lesser extent Oldsmobile .
I forgot about the Bravada and this video is a great example showing how GM made 2 or even 3 of every car/truck that were essentially the same besides body moldings and plastic interior pieces. No wonder they went bankrupt
Today you’ll usually only see the trucks, camaro/firebird and corvettes still on the road. Time and miles weren’t kind to the other models but for their day they weren’t too bad. The Hondas and Toyotas from that era fell apart faster but they just kept running mechanically.
I have to completely disagree with you, Not sure what city you live in. But having live all over the country I know more people that got well over 200,000miles on GM products then any foreign make… In fact I know more people that had rediculous mechanical issues on their foreign cars and spent rediculous money to keep them running. GM vehicles are underrated and foreign makes are overrated…
Have to laugh when you see the driver wearing a helmet when testing the Geo on the track. I think you ride a bike faster than that car can drive