AUTOS: Engine Trouble

If it looks like an Oldsmobile, bears the Oldsmobile name plate and is sold by an Oldsmobile dealer, is it in fact an Oldsmobile? Chicagoan Joseph Siwek thought so until his mechanic looked under the hood of Siwek's new Olds Delta 88 last winter and found a Chevrolet engine. His discovery led to the revelation that General Motors has been using Chevrolet engines, not only in Oldsmobiles, but in Buicks and Pontiacs as. well. To date, 40 suits alleging fraud have been filed against GM—14 by states, acting on behalf of...

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