A high maintenance, high performance super car
Since purchasing the car I have had a long and expensive list of repairs that needed doing. The most annoying of the problems is a tendency to overheat when the car is driven at high speeds for only a short time.
The radiator will lose all of its coolant and the mechanics that I have taken it to seem to only guess. Their guesses are costing me a lot of money with radiator changes, and thermostat changes. The car shows no sign of any problems, the viscous fan works to manufacturers specs.
Other problems include replacement of the tail-shaft centre bearing. This is a common problem. Other Supra owners complain of this as well.
Front brake rotors and pads have a tendency to overheat rapidly with manufacturer's specified unit. The pads glaze up and seriously reduce braking performance.
I have since changed the pads to a higher performance set and the rotors to a slotted type to help with cooling, but no noticable difference has been made. Only the fast erosion of funds from my bank account.
Though the car is prone to problems, I really enjoy driving it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd November, 2001