1977 Toyota Cressida from Australia and New Zealand
Fun, old style car, luxury for it's time
Gearbox grinding (original) and replaced.
Rubber trim on lower doors started to peel.
Electronic anti-rust inhibitor finally failed and affected other electricals.
Carpet pulling from under door trim and faded +++
Air conditioner condenser finally failed : (
For it's age this car was in remarkably good nice. The cloth seats were still the creamy colur and texture as original.
The front grille and lights on this car are nice and lots of chrome. Last of the "pretty" cars before they all started looking the same.
I was impressed that a car this age had power steering, air conditioning, cloth seats etc.
I found this car had good fuel economy over the open road, but found it chewed petrol in town. not sure if it's my driving or the car, but things seemed to get worse when leaded changed to Lead Replacement Petrol and this was the reason I traded in.
I enjoyed driving the Cressida around and miss it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st January, 2004