|Premium sporty/performance car; Built in USA|
|Good condition price range: $1,000 – $1,700*|
1990 Oldsmobile Trofeo
1991 Oldsmobile Toronado
1991 Oldsmobile Toronado interior
1992 Oldsmobile Toronado
1992 Oldsmobile Toronado interior
If you’re in the market for an older coupe, you get pleasing performance and a boatload of features. As long as you don’t need space for four people or a full load of luggage, either model ranks as a comfortable and competent touring machine.
For 1990, Oldsmobile’s luxury coupe got new body panels that added more than a foot of overall length. That stretch increased trunk space by 2.5 cubic feet, but interior dimensions were unchanged. Also new was a driver-side airbag. Close relatives included the Buick Riviera and the Cadillac Eldorado.The sole powertrain consisted of GM’s 3.8-liter V6 and a 4-speed automatic transmission. Antilock braking was optional. A sporty Trofeo edition, introduced in 1987, carried leather bucket seats and an FE3 sport suspension, as well as an optional video Visual Information Center. That system included a small video screen in the center of the dashboard.
An improved 3.8-liter V6 engine with 170 horsepower went into the 1991 models. The Toronado’s automatic transmission also was improved, adopting electronic controls. Antilock brakes now were standard on the Toronado as well as the Trofeo. Steering-wheel controls for the stereo and climate system became standard on Trofeo, and optional on the Toronado.
Virtually unchanged this year, Oldsmobile’s personal-luxury coupe continued in both Toronado and sportier Trofeo trim.