• Awesome find. This is a GLH – TURBO to be exact. They did make a non-turbo GLH. This was one of my first cars. I loved it, although it was flimsy. Very fast and fun to drive. Reliable, believe it or not.

  • I'm too lazy to do a search. Has the fact that this is/was a French car been discussed here on DT?

    It's interesting to compare the turbo and naturally aspirated GLH (and the Shelby special) numbers to our recent XR4Ti. Build and interior quality aside, from a performance for the buck angle this get interesting. The na GLH was only $7,620, add the turbo for only $250 (an amazing bargain). Most of my reference materials state that the na GLH went 0-60 in the high 8s, the turbo around 8 flat. Both seemed realistic to me when I got a chance to drive them. Weight was around 2200-2300 pounds, if I recall correctly. The XR4Ti split the difference at over twice the cost. Interesting stuff. And then there was the GLH-S, which I'm sure has been discussed to death here on DT. Again, I'm too lazy to look it up.

    • It's front-wheel drive.

      It was how Detroit used to build performance cars in that era, make good numbers and don't worry about how it feels.

      Build quality made the US-built Rabbit GTI feel like a Mercedes 600. Control efforts and throws a little mismatched. The best that can be said about the seats is that they were better than the later Neon SRT4. The Chrysler 2.2 wasn't a particularly smooth motor, but it made pretty good power and in turbo form more than that. But it was open-diff FWD so it wasn't all that great about getting that power to the ground.

      Compare and contrast with the late turbo Cobalt SS, another fast car built off a POS but the most carefully-polished turd you'll ever drive in your life, all the control efforts are perfect, they got everything right from the suspension to the engine sound, materials aren't anything special but they got the seat shape right, etc.

      Can't really stand to look at the two-door but the sedan is attractive enough particularly in the deep red.

  • They DID make a non -turbo GLH, they did not make a non-turbo GLHS. I had a non turbo GLH in Sante Fe blue with every option except the turbo. I had the light group that turned on the lights when the key went into the door. I even had the factory tow option complete with Mopar hitch. The 1985 and 1986 Omni GLHs were available with either the 110-bhp high-output engine or a 146-bhp turbo 2.2-liter engine.

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