My friends Aurora and my Toronado at work

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    My friends Aurora and my Toronado at work

    These photos are of my Oldsmobile Toronado and my friend's Oldsmobile Aurora in the U of H parking lot. She bought this car over a year ago. I talked her into buying the car. She had has a good experience so far. She has driven it across the country several times too.


























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    Re: My friends Aurora and my Toronado at work

    Sweet! I love how the dash is angled towards the driver in the Aurora. Such a fine ride- I still can't believe that Olds didn't make it with those cars, by far the most interesting GM lineup of that time IMHO. I relish every opportunity I get to drive my old '98 Aurora (it's my mom's now!)
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    Re: My friends Aurora and my Toronado at work

    I read the Aurora had Toronado styling cues...such as?

    They're both great looking cars
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    Re: My friends Aurora and my Toronado at work

    Now you need to convince her to stop eating in the darned car! Also, do her a favor and vacuum the thing. It is sad to see a car as nice as the Aurora go to hell because somebody can't keep it clean! I loved those things, I thought it was such a shame that it didn't get to live beyond that body style.

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    It's nice to see another Aurora around. I absolutely am in love with mine, I never want to let her go...I find myself taking drives to places where I don't even need to go...ahh the beauty of a great automobile.

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    Re: My friends Aurora and my Toronado at work

    I like that there are HVAC controls on the steering wheel! I've never seen that... thought that they only ever had radio controls on the wheel.

    Love the look of that Olds... but as chase says, it sure needs a clean-up!

    Lets see some more pics of the Toronado!
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    Re: My friends Aurora and my Toronado at work

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    I read the Aurora had Toronado styling cues...such as?

    They're both great looking cars

    The original Aurora had some styling similarity to the original 1967 Toronado. It's not a surface by surface literal interpetation but basically it's the smooth bullet nose with headlamps on each side with the grille set low in the bumper. Both have a roofline that is fastback shape with haunches that taper in at the very rear. The taillamps panels on both is a full-width horizontal elliptical loop.

    The last Aurora generation took a lot of the 67 Toronado-like rear out of the design and for me it became boring, mainstream looking and uninteresting.

    The last two generation Toronado's just took the classic full width grille and taillamps and slapped it on a small Olds Calais styled body. The last rear end restyle didn't help it look better. But I can understand those who adopt these cars because they are the ones not everyone loves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul8488 View Post
    I like that there are HVAC controls on the steering wheel! I've never seen that... thought that they only ever had radio controls on the wheel.

    Love the look of that Olds... but as chase says, it sure needs a clean-up!

    Lets see some more pics of the Toronado!
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