1989 Oldsmobile Toronado Reviews

1989 Oldsmobile Toronado LS Series 1 3.8L V6 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Series 1 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired187000 miles
Most recent distance194000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica


The best coupe ever!


When I first bought my 1989, I had to replace the left half shaft and tie rod ends also on the left side.

I have also had to replace the brake lines in April of 2010 due to rust from age.

The seats are still the most comfortable that I have ever experienced.

Some vinyl or plastic is cracked on the inside, but not that much.

All of the digital gauges and heat work in the car.

The paint is faded in most parts of the car, but there is only a few spots of surface rust on it.

General Comments:

My Toronado is still in great running condition, the motor still has its quick get up and go, but the top speed isn't the greatest. The transmission kind of jerks a little in and out of first, but beautifully for the other gears.

For being an '89, this puppy still handles excellent, and also still has great suspension.

I will drive this car until the day it dies, or the day I die. Which will hopefully be a long time, because I plan on restoring the whole car from ground up so she runs like she did back in '89.

While riding in a Toronado, you feel as if you are floating on a cloud because of how smooth they ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2010

1989 Oldsmobile Toronado LS 3.8 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired235000 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Toronado


Lots of life needs tlc


A/c out speedo power brake booster out seats worn.

General Comments:

The car does the 4 S start stops shift and steers still somewhat fairly well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th November, 2006

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews