1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo 3.8L ohv V6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8L ohv V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance171162 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Impalement on wheels

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired55700 miles
Most recent distance56900 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

A rare and beautiful luxury coupe

Faults:

The horn didn't work when I bought it.

General Comments:

I have wanted one of the last design (1990-1992) Toronados for a long time. I finally found this one a couple of months ago in great shape.

The car handles surprisingly well for its size. The 3800 V6 is quiet and has plenty of power. The transmission shifts smoothly and doesn't slam into gear like some other cars I've driven.

The interior of the car is very comfortable, with front buckets that literally wrap themselves around you. The dash design is typical late 80's-early 90's GM, a style I call modular, with rectangular boxes stacked upon each other. All controls are within reach and are logically placed. The placement of the seat controls on the armrest of the door is a reminder that this IS an Oldsmobile, I.E. old man's car.

The exterior design is what initially drew me to the car. Oldsmobile did a great job with the last Toronado. From the nose with the hidden headlights, thin chrome accent strips, and long narrow parking lamps to the back with the full width tail light the Toronado is truly a beautiful and distinctive car. It's a shame that they didn't sell better.

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

Review Date: 25th April, 2003

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews