Toyota Crown Reviews from North America

1997 Toyota Crown xle 3.0 V6 24 valve

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 24 valve Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Lumina


"best car ever"


What has went wrong with this car. Since I have owned this car I have had very few mechanical issues.

I had to replace a fuel sensor at 120000km and other than that nothing mechanically other than regular tune-ups.

Other things that have went wrong include.

The sunroof motor quit working and I had to replace that.

Mt trunk latch wire broke and I had to get that replaced along with a few fuses that are for the after-market heated seats.

The drivers seat is starting to wear a little bit where you climb in.

General Comments:

This car has been very reliable. Since the car is getting older, I notice the power coming form the V6 is "starting slowly" to diminish.

The seats are very comfortable and with the heat, they are AWSOME.

I really like the traction control, I couldn't believe it when I passed a Toyota rav4 that was stuck on my crescent.

One complaint about the Toyota service is that when they balanced the wheels they put the balancers on the outside of the aluminum rim, all the finish is now starting to peel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2006

1974 Toyota Crown supersaloon 2.6

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance58000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Crown


The 1974 Toyota Crown Supersaloon was the best car Toyota made for it's time


Rear wheel bearings went at 58,000 miles... same with hand brake cable from under dash...,starter motor..., and front disc pad..., pinion bearing and seal...,front solid rotors and seals. Front seats began showing wear at 58,000 miles, but have been replaced with better seats from Crown 112. All the above at 58,000 miles.

General Comments:

Car is much faster off the line because the head received 5 angle valve job... port work to open up head..., forged pistons with C/r of 11:1 Carburetor was re jetted to deliver more fuel, MSD/AL6 with 60,000 volt ignition coil, electric fuel pump, 8.5 mm coil wires...,uprated alternator... uprated oil pump..., 2.5" exhaust system, stiffer springs giving car a firmer ride with adjustable shocks...100% sound proof... car yet have 8 track with am/fm/short wave radio,...12 cd changer with twin amplifier... one for front speakers and the other for rear speakers... uprated head lamp bulbs as opposed to seal beam.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2006

2nd Jan 2006, 15:56

I think this car has done many more kilometers than is indicated.

3rd Jan 2006, 15:52

I agree with the previous comment... why put ANY money into what may arguably be called one of the homeliest cars ever built. Even with your enhancements I doubt you could get more than a grand for this turkey!

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews