19. Oldsmobile Toronado
Nearly mechanically identical to the Cadillac Eldorado, they dramatically restyled the Oldsmobile Toronado for 1979. In a downsizing effort that affected all GM products, the new Toronado featured a chassis that was 22 inches shorter.
Also, it had a different body and engine choices. The downsizing was not just simply shortening the last year model though. In fact, the Toronado was well engineered and produced. The result was a much more compact, efficient car, but with the same level of comfort and driving dynamics. Retaining its signature front-wheel-drive layout, the Toronado now featured the 350 V8, as well as an interesting and innovative but not exactly durable diesel version. Due to its unique front and rear end as well as some other options, the Toronado kept its identity compared to the similar Eldorado.