1985 Oldsmobile Toronado Review

1985 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham 307 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 307 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance216000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Toronado

Summary:

Life saver "Rolls Royce of Oldsmobile"

Faults:

Idle arm replaced once with only one front end alignment at 68,000 miles to present 216,000 miles.

Valve covers resealed due to aluminum intake at 70,000 miles.

Radiator replaced at 198,000 miles.

A/C at 100,000 miles.

A/C module at 49,000 miles.

Alternator at 90,000 miles.

Same engine, same transmission, same muffler and same catalytic converter.

Leather seats worn, but not torn - factory radio cassette broke at 70,000 miles.

General Comments:

Excellent road car - tracks like a tiger on ice and snow (and Florida hurricane weather). Quiet.

Averts anything in your way (assurance triple trend tires). This car can do a 360 degree spin on L front tire without turning over. Save my son's life, and the person that stopped his pick up truck crossing the freeway. Great during winter blizzards.

Last car built without robotics.

Rides over bumps like you are on smooth pavement.

Mileage now 216,000 miles (South and North U.S. travel)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2007

27th Aug 2010, 10:01

Rides over bumps like you are on smooth pavement. That's what I miss most about these cars!

Average review marks: 9.8 / 10, based on 1 review