1986 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham 3.8L V6 from North America
Loved It; GM.. Bring 'em back!
Headliner started to sag.
Digital dash would blank out (fixed for $350)
Trunk motor blew, replaced with one from junk yard out of a Cadillac Eldorado
Rear bumper literally rusted until it fell off.
Power windows switches died, bought new from GM for $58.
One annoyance was everyone pronounced it Tornado!
It was very quick and handled well for its size. Freeway driving was not a problem at all. I had it up to 120mph (not kph) on the skyway and she was passing new BMW's and the like.
Always turned heads, nobody knew what it was; yet people always guessed it was an Oldsmobile though.
I loved this car. I wish I would have kept it. And yes I used this car to replace a Lexus and would buy this car over my Lexus any day if I had the choice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th October, 2006
I bought last week (December 2008) an Olds Toronado from the first owner in Switzerland, with 61.000 km on it, like brand new. Drives like a new car, 3.8L nice motor.
I am living in the Netherlands and drive now daily with the car, a compact car and it's driving economical, which buyers did not like in 1986! That's why it was selling bad. Good car GM! I like it.