I bought this car two years ago with 32K miles on it. It was owned by two elderly sisters and they upgraded to a convertible and traded the Toronado. It's been a great car, fun to drive, good gas mileage, extremely comfortable and good looking, and definitely unique. Maintenenance has been easy, the only problems have been related to age, not poor design. The only major things that were replaced were the electronic dash, tires, a few sensors on the motor and hood struts.
The styling is absolutely one of a kind, long, low and sleek. The interior is comfortable and quiet with plenty of space. The ride is a little soft for my taste, especially driving around town, but it's awesome on the freeway! It's definitely a touring coupe.
Olds should have done a better job designing some of the interior. The cup-holder is absolutely useless and there needs to be more storage in the cabin. A manual transmission and the supercharged 3800 motor should have been made available.
Awesome car, I first experienced a Toronado as a pedestrian when I was 10 in 1968. I said I would have one some day and now I do. A Ford dealer had this slated for a demolition derby. The body was in good shape and it was undercoated. The K frame was coming apart and was repaired with u-bolts and high carbon steel, stronger now than OEM. Replaced the struts, windsheld, etc. Had it for a run on the highway, its getting 35 mpg on a 25 mile loop, at 55 mph. Just gets better with distance. Fast too 0-60 in about 4 secs. Cranberry color with silver trim, I painted the wheels/side trim in gloss gold and it's so sharp I gotta wear shades.
Overdrive, ride, sound system, reliabilty. Front wheel drive, I'm 6'2 and plenty of room. Power seat, windows, plenty of trunk cargo. Power mirrors
Better circuitry for isolation of parasitic battery drain. Stronger frame welds and beefier rails. Can do without power locks.
The Toronado is truly one of the great ones from Oldsmobile. I've owned the car from a pup and it now has over 171,000 miles. The 3800 V6 is strong as can be and never has given any problems. This car was way ahead of its time and is still a pleasure to drive. It is one of the best cars I've owned.
Very nimble suspension. Unmistakable styling. Relatively rare, even when new. Black on black color combo gives it a sinister, no nonsense appearance.
I don't understand why Olds didn't offer the supercharged version of the engine, that would have been a natural for this car!
I bought the car with 104,000 miles
and it now has 195,000. The only
problem I ever had was that the a/c
compressor froze and had to be
replaced. The car still runs perfect
and I will keep it but I just bought a
1992 Trofeo and 94,000 miles just so
that I can get another of these great
cars while they're still able to be
found. If you can find one, buy it,
1992 was the last year.
"The Look", 10 way dual power leather
seats, 4 wheel disk brakes, 4 wheel
independent suspension, 16 inch
wheels, fuel and distance computer
While a has plenty of power, There
should have been an option for a more