1984 Toyota Cressida Reviews

1984 Toyota Cressida GLXi 2.8 injected leaded from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.8 injected leaded Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired150007 kilometres
Most recent distance150289 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

It's old yet adequate, just like my girlfriend

Faults:

The paint has faded on top.

The power antenna does not function.

A cat was ripped to shreds by fan belt, engine still purrs.

General Comments:

I bought it for one thousand dollars with 7 months rego.

It's cheap reliable and in near perfect condition, unlike my girlfriend.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2011

1984 Toyota Cressida GL EFI 2.8 six cylinder 5 ME from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.8 six cylinder 5 ME Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired94600 kilometres
Most recent distance95200 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Fun and enjoyable driving, but too much on fuel

Faults:

Worn driver's seat.

Wheel alignment slightly out of whack.

Spongy brakes.

Air conditioner has no cold air.

Stereo is a bit crackly.

Slight dent on passengers side door.

Extremely thirsty on fuel can be at 16 litres per 100.

General Comments:

I bought the car off an elderly man a few months ago, who advertised it as $2,300, but bargained him down to $1,000, so it ended out to be a good deal in the end.

The car runs very smoothly, although you can hear the engine, and it also handles well. Feels like you're speeding all the time, interestingly enough, although this could be a perk you get with this car.

I would like to upgrade to a GL-XI model with an 5MGE motor in it as my next car, but I would like to see if I can fall in love with this one first.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2010

1984 Toyota Cressida DX 2.0 c.c. from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 c.c. Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired275000 kilometres
Most recent distance312000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

The poor mans chick magnet

Faults:

I blew the clutch at 4am New Years morning screaming through town, but I managed to replace that myself. Then I crashed it into my neighbors car for fun, and almost wrote off their car when mine just needed a new brake light.

My exhaust fell off so I had it replaced with Coby resonators to really wake the neighbors. I sold the spare wheel for a packet of cigarettes. It's been broken into twice, but that just shows you how desirable it is.

My front shocks don't work anymore as I take it off road often and ignore speed humps.

General Comments:

She's a mean machine and all my mates love her. It's only a 2 liter, but she's got mid range balls and really loves towing other cars or doing burn outs on the neighbors lawn.

She starts up a bit rough and really chews through the gas as it's a four speed manual, but she's strong, loud, comfortable, and very very reliable.

She doesn't use any oil and considering it's 20 years old she's running really well. I'm really glad she's a rear wheel drive as they are far more exciting to drive in the wet and on the gravel.

The Coby resonators also add that touch of masculine class.

The steering is heavy, the clutch is heavy, the gearbox is an absolute brute. This car oozes testosterone!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2004

15th Apr 2010, 09:08

Oozes testosterone. Made me laugh.

Nice review, I want one for my first car :D.

25th Aug 2013, 03:23

Oh my sides, my poor poor sides!

1984 Toyota Cressida gx 60 1g-ge from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1g-ge Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Cressida

Summary:

A good bargain

Faults:

Engine swapped to 1G-GTE twin-turbo due to wiring problems on the old engine. Electronics are still in proper order. It has been a great car to drive. Unbelievably low fuel consumption.

General Comments:

Adequate performance. Very comfortable car, spacious.A very good made of Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2003

17th Oct 2011, 04:52

How hard was it to transfer from a 1GGE to a 1GGTE? Did you change anything internal?

1984 Toyota Cressida GLX I 2.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired192400 kilometres
Most recent distance194500 kilometres

Summary:

A smooth, quiet, comfortable, older car which still looks attractive

Faults:

Temperature guage intermittent, but works 95% of time.

General Comments:

A very comfortable 19 year old vehicle which was originally purchased as my son's first vehicle. It is so easy, comfortable and quiet to drive that I have decided to keep it as a daily driver and purchase my son (still on L plates) a Corolla. Our family car is a '98 V6 Vienta VXI which whilst being smooth, powerful and quiet, it's front wheel drive does not tow as well as the Cressida. The gearing means the Cressida uses more fuel (about 12.5 to 13 Litres per 100km) than the Vienta (about 9.5 to 10 Litres per 100kms) but the Cressida's rear wheel drive permits safer easier towing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2003

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 7 reviews