The End of Oldsmobile

I remember the day my father brought home a brand new (new to us anyways) Oldsmobile. It had red leather interior, a sunroof, and was only 2 doors, despite the giant boat of a car that it was. I remember feeling like we had won the lottery, and I couldn’t wait for my friends at school to see my father drop me off in that car.

Shortly after we got that car, my father told me that one day when I started to learn to drive, that car would be mine. I had never been so excited for anything in my life. At age 18, I began practicing driving on that car, and I instantly realized why so many people drove Oldsmobiles in that era. What an amazing ride.

The smoothness of every turn, the comfort of the cushy leather seats, and the virtually non-existent road noise blew my mind.


I couldn’t believe I would one day own this vehicle, and all I could think of was that I wanted my own kids to have one of their own too. Sadly, they stopped making Oldsmobile vehicles in the early 2000’s. However, the memory of them lives on in many of us who were lucky enough to own one while they were around.

Oldsmobile Stops Production for Good

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In 2004, one of America’s oldest car brands, Oldsmobile, would produce a vehicle for the last time, then close its doors permanently.

On December 12, 2000, General Motors publicly announced that they would be shutting down production of the legendary car brand within the next 4 years. This temporarily created a bump in sales of Oldsmobile vehicles; however, it would not change its inevitable fate.

Who Created the Oldsmobile?

The founder of Oldsmobile cars was someone who modestly named the very vehicle they created after themselves; Ransom Eli Olds.

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Ransom was an amazing inventor of vehicles. Working tirelessly from a young age to invent different variations of automobiles, it’s said that he invented his first steam powered car in 1887.

A little less than 10 years later in 1896, Ransom invented his first gas powered vehicle, which would later become one of the first efficiently mass-produced cars in history.

In fact, Ransom Olds was not only an inventor of cars, but he also created the world’s first moving car assembly line to mass-produce the very vehicle that was named after him.

Why Was Oldsmobile Discontinued?

In a world where money talks, that was ultimately what the deciding factor was in discontinuing the brand Oldsmobile. Steadily decreasing sales and a sever lack of profitability were the very reasons that GM decided to decommission production of the Oldsmobile line of vehicles.

Although there is still a quiet fanbase of Oldsmobile enthusiasts, not many of these vehicles exist anymore. Additionally, the ones that do are generally considered to be scrap cars.

This is where More Cash For Scrap comes in. We offer MORE cash for scrap cars than any other scrap car removal company in the Lower Mainland. If you’ve got an Oldsmobile of any age or condition that you want to sell or scrap, we’re the ones to talk to. We always pay MORE!

Most Common Oldsmobile Problems

Just like any vehicle on the market today, the Oldsmobile, though popular, wasn’t perfect. It had its share of issues across the years, and across various models. For many people who are still driving an Oldsmobile vehicle today, they have either experienced one of the following problems, or about to and don’t even know it yet. If you are having frequent or catastrophic issues with your Oldsmobile vehicle, talk to our scrap car removal team today. We always pay MORE cash for scrap cars than the other guys!

1.Engine Overheating

Having an engine overheat is something that many of us, if not all, have experienced or will experience at some point or another in our driving lives. However, some vehicles are more prone to overheating than others, and for a multitude of reasons.

The Oldsmobile Alero, Aurora, Intrigue, and Delta 88 were all known for experiencing engine issues. Overheating being the main one. This was primarily caused by a lack of coolant as all of these models were also known for having coolant leaks.

2.Engine Failure

Another mechanical issue people experience with older vehicles is their engine inevitably failing. Older vehicles typically have a higher number of kilometres on them, and more driving time means more wear and tear on your engine.

A dead or failing engine is probably one of the reasons people sell their scrap cars to us the most. Once the engine goes on an older vehicle, it isn’t practical to spend the money required to repair or replace it.

That’s why people choose to scrap their car with More Cash For Scrap. We always pay MORE cash for scrap cars than any other Vancouver scrap car removal company.

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3.Electrical Problems

Nothing spells expensive at the mechanic’s like electrical issues on your car. Mechanics admittedly have a love-hate relationship with vehicles that have electrical problems. Oldsmobiles are notorious for having electrical problems from power window issues to alternator malfunctions, and everything in between.

It’s great because they get to charge an arm and a leg for labour costs. However, it’s less great that they have to spend hours upon hours trying to find the electrical issue’s source, let alone fix it. You can easily spend hundreds of dollars just trying to find the route of the problem you’re experiencing. And once found, thousands to repair it, depending on the issue.

When you’re faced with a massive repair bill at the mechanic’s on your Oldsmobile or any other older car, give our scrap car removal team a call. We are happy to provide you with a free and instant cash offer on your junk car right over the phone without any obligation from you to scrap your car with us.

4.Suspension Problems

As a vehicle ages, it’s not unusual for the suspension to take a hit mechanically, even when properly maintained over the years. And when it comes to suspension repair or replacement, you’re usually looking at spending a pretty penny.

Oldsmobile vehicles, while known for having electrical problems, were also well-known to mechanics in their later years for needing extensive suspension repairs.

This is another very common reason why people choose to scrap their old Oldsmobile vehicles with us, instead of fixing them.

5. Brake Problems

Braking issues are another very common problem amongst automakers everywhere, not just Oldsmobile. However, they were particularly common on the Intrigue, Alero, and Aurora as well.

Consumers reported losing their ABS brakes, having brakes stick, and even having repeated issues with seized calipers. Nothing creates stress as a driver as having braking issues while trying to navigate Downtown Vancouver in rush hour…

And while getting brakes replaced isn’t always a big expense, there’s a difference between new brake pads, and a complete brake job. Calipers, rotors, shoes, etc, all add up to one big bill. And usually, when brakes are a problem, there are other neighbouring issues found like tie-rods or CV joint problems.

Want to Scrap Your Oldsmobile for MORE Cash in Metro Vancouver?

If you currently own an Oldsmobile vehicle of any kind and are giving serious thought to scrapping your car for cash, talk to our team today. More Cash For Scrap is Metro Vancouver’s highest paying scrap car buyer. Plus, we provide free junk car towing, same day scrap car removal, and can complete the process in as little as 10 minutes from start to finish.

No other scrap car removal company in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley can offer MOER cash for scrap cars than we can. Call us today to find out for yourself why we have been #1 in scrap car removal since 2005.

How Much Cash Can I Get for My Car?

Every vehicle has a different value, because every vehicle has a different history. Also, some vehicles are worth more than others, even if they are considered to be scrap.

Vehicles like Hondas, Toyotas, and other quality cars retain much more value than vehicles that are less durable and have a lower resale value. If you’re considering scrapping an Oldsmobile, you should to one of our scrap car removal specialists to find out how much it is worth.

Despite the fact that they are no longer being made, some people restore Oldsmobile cars like the Cutlass Supreme, and are looking for particular parts and components. This can earn you MORE cash for your car than you might think!

Contact Our Team of Scrap Car Buyers Today

If you still aren’t sure if you’re ready to scrap your car for cash just yet, give us a call. We can help advise you if now is the best time to sell your car, or if you should sell it at all. Our team of used vehicle buyers know the true value in cars, even when they are scrap.


They also know when it’s a good idea to repair a car, or to scrap it. Thus, they can help steer you in the path that is best for you and your vehicle needs.

Simply call us and provide our team with the make, model, year, and condition of your vehicle. Then, we’ll make you an instant cash offer right over the phone.

If you decide to accept our offer, we’ll have our tow truck pick up your car that day, and pay you cash in hand before leaving. It’s that simple! If you want reliable and professional scrap car removal in Vancouver, while getting paid MORE cash for scrap cars than the other guys have offered, sell your car to More Cash For Scrap. We always pay MORE!

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