1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo 3.8L ohv V6 from North America
Impalement on wheels
Everything under the sun, minus the following:
1) The car still resembles something like a car from the outside (It still has doors, wheels, tires, a roof, etc).
2) If one were to sit inside the car, they would probably guess it was a car minus the fact that the seats are torn up, the radio is broken, the air conditioning is broken, the annoying "high-tech" 1990's information computer is broken, the handle on the glove compartment is broken and things are stuck in it, the tachometer is broken, and I think there's more, but I don't feel like listing anything else.
3) When you press the pedal, it accelerates, just not very quickly and accompanied by a philharmonic orchestra of squeaks, rattles, and engine rumbles.
4) While the steering wheel does work, the only way to match the repulsive steering and handling would be if you drove an M4 Sherman Tank through a French village.
This car isn't like hell, it is hell! I'd like to assume some of these problems are natural of a car this age, but then there would be more people dead or standing in line at the local psychologist's office.
I'm not sure how I could've possibly committed a sin so bad to warranty such a horrible first car. And to think my parents were dumb enough to buy this in the first place, when we're the only family in a 500 mile radius who owns one...
Unless if you want to cruise to high school feeling like an eighty year old grandma with Alzheimer's, stay away from this "car" at all costs, even if it's gifted to you!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th July, 2005
18th Jan 2006, 03:48
I have an '88 Toronoado Trofeo. 87k original miles. It doesn't have any problems. Everything in it works perfectly except a door lock actuator (every car will have that eventually if it has power locks). It looks great, not a mark on it. I'm not a granny, I'm a 20-something guy. The car performs well. I'm thinking you have engine problems. Mine moves without hesitation. Bose system is great, but I put in a 1200 watt amp and performance sub with colors that match the car, and custom exhaust.