1991 Toyota Supra Non-Turbo I-6 3.0L DOHC


Truly a Toyota classic; I love this car, even if I do have to sell it one day


Power steering line leak.

Spark plug cover.

Gasket went bad, leaking oil right into the top of the cylinders through plugs (replaced with Napa oil drain bolt gaskets).

Mystery problem with dash and side marker lights (fixed by hard wiring it, probably bad light switch on steering wheel).

Hood shocks went bad, replaced for 80 bucks.

Internal distributor bearing went bad; leaks oil inside of distributor cap and out the drain hole and onto the engine block, smoking the oil off (whole distributor must be replaced to fix).

Alternator fried and caught on fire, replaced with 120Amp.

Shift knob wore out.

Rear axle side shaft gasket just went bad, leaking axle oil.

General Comments:

I feel this car has done well and wore like a normal car does. Plus I must add on the possibility of the head gasket blowing (due to manufacture mistake), but coolant level hasn't lost a drop yet. But if anything does happen, I would happily ship to IPP to bore it out and rebuild.

Handles really well and is smooth and refined; this car belongs on the highway at high speeds.

This car is actually one of the most comfortable vehicles I have owned; not something I expected when I was looking around for a smaller japanese sports car.

Don't let the designation fool you, this is really a 2 seater with imitation rear seats.

Gets a lot of looks on the streets and parking lots, even some "Supra!!" from people on the side walks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2007

1991 Toyota Supra 3.0 turbo


I love this car and will own it for a long time


I bought this car in 1999 because I wanted something fast. Right after I bought it the head gasket blew. Ouch!

Then the EGR valve and many other little things like hoses and the radiator started to go, one at a time.

The only thing wrong with the interior of the car is the leather of the front seats was dried and cracked when I bought it, the back seats are fine.

The car came from an auction and it obviously had not been well cared for, so I had a lot to make up for. I have learned a lot working on this car and getting to know the professionals I trust to do what I can't.

General Comments:

When I first got this car it seemed like a money pit-my boyfriend hated it. But now that I have had the engine rebuilt (by my NEW boyfriend) and I am "Religious" about my maintenance, my Ex drives the car every day. I'm hoping to get it back from him soon-I miss her.

Anyone looking to own a toy like this should remember that high performance=high maintenance. But that it is so worth it. I have had Japanese tourists to the factory I work at stop, pose and take pictures of my car.

It is very comfortable to drive, the lumbar is awesome on road trips. It gets about 25 mpg, not bad for a turbo. I have not had it to full speed, but it will go -trust me.

UPDATE!! In June of 2008 I got my baby back! The heater control valve went out so I gave my ex another car and got the Supra back. I drove her all summer and I still love this car. My boyfriend says he will rebuild the engine one more time and I'm going to have her painted. The funny thing is that now my ex(the guy who hated my car) misses her-isn't that great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2007

1991 Toyota Supra 7M GE


A tank with power


When I bought my car in June of 2003, it was running perfectly. Two months later, it refused to start immediately. My Supra would make these annoying clicking noises when I would try starting it. It was pretty obvious that it was the starter, which it was. I had it replaced and it starts up fine now. About one week ago, I let my brother borrow the car, he told me that he had been downshifting on my automatic transmission and that it had an impressive jump of power. I told him not to do it again because I don't want him messing with it. Anyways, the next day my Supra started making a very loud knocking noise...loud...louder than my radio, my exhaust, and I'm pretty lost to what it is. I thought it was a piston, but everyone is telling that its not. My car runs, but I don't really want to use much because it sounds like my engine is about to fall out. So it's in my driveway until I get it to the shop. Anyone got any advise?

General Comments:

The comfort level is very good. The bucket seats are comfortable with the lumbar controls which squeeze you into the chair or loosens it up. Its low to the ground, a very nice ride. Electronic chair movement, digital air conditioner which tells you what specific degree you'd like to set it at, I don't think there's really a difference between 67 or 68 degrees. The suspension is a little stiff, I'm not sure if I need new ones or not. The handling is great, even though it weighs like a tank. I had a new exhaust installed for christmas, a nice big fat one, it creates a nice deep tone. The body is perfect... well it was... it was raining one night and I stopped for a dog and a pick-up truck behind me rammed me. Took off going over medians, red lights, almost crashed again. Well it left three identical dents on my bumper because it had a grille. It is an all-around great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th March, 2004

30th Mar 2004, 10:08

Sounds like rod knock, my friend... common problem on Mk3 Supras. I'm afraid the news goes from bad to worse... if it is indeed rod knock, youre looking at a complete bottom end rebuild, or a new motor.

Look at the bright side... you could always swap your 7mGE got a 7mGTE :-)

13th Nov 2012, 11:13

Check your spark plug wires. First look for cracks. This thing happened to my car too, and I mistakenly replaced the engine.

1991 Toyota Supra 3.0 straight 6 turbo


Poor man's Lotus Esprit / NSX


The car leaked oil from its valves, and the head gasket blew.

The targa top began to leak tremendously around 114,000 miles.

Good, strong motor, but they need to build it right.

General Comments:

This car has showed me pain, agony, and most of all an empty bank account.

However, I have modified this car to a daily drive-able power of around 350hp.

It is the cleanest, and the nicest '91 around.

I would not recommend people to buy this car, unless it is in mint condition, and is a reliable driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2001

1991 Toyota Supra Turbo Inline-6 Turbo


A high performance, luxury mobile!


HEAD GASKET! Make sure if you're gonna buy one, get a 'leak down test' and make sure it's not leaking.

Then, check the web, get info on the HG to keep it from blowing. Not too hard, disconnect the EGR because it heats up the back of the head. Also, re-torque the HG bolts (easy).

General Comments:

AWESOME car! Very nice and comfortable plus hauls butt! Easy/cheap to upgrade and make even faster...

Nice seats, good luxury/sports car, easy to take long trips, and also easy to race all the time :)

BUT, make sure you learn about the HG, and you're okay.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2000