Seriously classy and smooth highway cruiser
Dashboard problems (gages would spike and drop rapidly, heat would turn on randomly, interior lights would turn on and off, etc.) when taken out of storage in 2005 with 45000 miles. My dad took it to the shop and they replaced the alternator, and body computer.
At 95000 miles, transmission problems. When you came to a complete stop, the car would shift to 3rd gear. Also same problems as before, only now it was hard to keep running. Replaced the main and body computers (located behind the glove box).
At 160,000 miles both cooling fans go bad.
My grandfather bought this car from his copilot with 20,000 miles back in 1993. He used the car for summer cruising to his cabin in northern Michigan from Detroit. Always kept up on maintenance and never had a problem was stored in garage with car cover in the winter. When he died in 2001 the car was put into storage. Sat until 2005, in 2005 me and my dad bought the car from my grandma with 40,000 miles on it. My dad drove it for 2 years until the transmission problems parked it. I got the car with 95,000 miles and fixed the trans. I used the car to move to Tennessee from Michigan.
It has made the 700 mile trip about ten times now. the Toronado is a great highway cruiser, so comfortable to drive and good gas mileage (29 highway), the plush leather interior and unique exterior styling push this car into a new category of classy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th May, 2009