An updated front end and new cladding on the sides made the 1998 Bravada by Oldsmobile truly stand out. An all-new dashboard offered next-gen airbags and heated side mirrors were added as a standard option. In addition, a battery rundown protection system as well as an anti-theft system were added as standard features. Minor changes were in store for 1999, with an updated turn signal and tailgate ajar light being added to the instrument panel. 2000 saw the addition of a few new body colors and new addable options. An all-new Bravada graced the 2001 model year, offering a revamped and updated body style and a brand new inline six-cylinder engine. A coil spring rear suspension system was introduced for AWD models in 2002, with traction control being made a standard feature on 2WD models. Side-impact airbags now became addable options instead of a standard feature, and the 4.2-liter engine got a 5 hp increase for 2003. No major changes were in store for 2004, with exception to the addition of satellite radio.
Completely redesigned in 1992 and a styling refresh in 1996, the full-sized sedan 1999 Oldsmobile 88 presents a strong premium into its final year of production which happens also to be the car's 50th anniversary.
Coming in either a two-door or four-door variety, the brand new entry-level 1999 Oldsmobile Alero standard traction control and four-wheel disc brakes provides some impressive handling credentials to a compact car category.
Borrowing inspiration from the Oldsmobile Aurora design for introducing the Oldsmobile Intrigue last year, the Intrigue powers into the 1999 model year with most notably a new 3.5 liter V-6 powerplant.