1983 Toyota Cressida LX Sedan 2.8L 5m-GE from North America

Summary:

A very reliable car

Faults:

The engine is leaking oil. Stereo doesn't work wouldn't expect it to. Dent on passenger door. Cracked front windshield. Broken left turn signal. Emergency brake doesn't work.

General Comments:

The car is in very good shape since it has been around for about 19 years. It has only a few major problems which you might expect from a car of its age. The back seat in the car is still comfortable. The two front seats need to be replaced or have a cover put over them. The car is pretty quick for how much it ways I say it does the 1/4 mile in about 15 sec. Which I guess would be good for this car at least.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2002

1983 Toyota Cressida DX 2.0 from Indonesia

Summary:

Classic, Comfortable and Reliable Car

Faults:

Seemed got problem with rear axle. The car will shake when it reach 80km/h. But above 80km/h will run smooth.

Exhaust pipe from engine to the tail exhaust corrode easily. Probably because in the tropic condition.

General Comments:

Although little bit sluggish, but this car is very comfortable and reliable.

Even for 20 years old, it can be compared to newer car today, from the point of comfort and reliability.

And the classic model, will make the car stand out from year to year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2002

1983 Toyota Cressida Sedan 2.8L 5MGE from North America

Summary:

Probably still a good car for someone who can do a lot of their own work

Faults:

The entire A/C system has been replaced at least once and most parts (e.g. condensor, compressor, dryer) 2 or 3 times. A/C system was a major problem with this car.

Radiator has had to be rodded out twice despite semi-annual servicing. Car still seems to run hot during the summer.

Aftermarket mufflers don't last but 20K miles.

Car uses oil now and smokes due to bad valve stem seals and guides and perhaps rings.

Fuel pump went out at 160K miles.

On the third water pump and second alternator which is not uncommon with this mileage.

Starter has been rebuilt twice due to contacts wearing out.

Had to have new transmission shifter bushings as they got so sloppy it wouldn't shift properly.

Had to get the front seat rebuilt.

One window jumped off track but was repaired and now works fine.

Car is about due for front end work as the ball joint covers and tie rod end covers are split.

General Comments:

Front seats are not comfortable for longer trips.

This car still makes a good daily driver.

Engine torque is not until higher rpm's (3000 rpm), in the range that isn't used much around town. However, if you push the pedal down this engine wakes up quickly and gets up and goes.

Expect about 22 mpg tops as this is a heavy car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2001