1986 Toyota Cressida from North America


A high performance bargain


I replaced the Freon in the air conditioner.

I changed the tires.

Other random maintenance, which comes with the cars age.

General Comments:

My grandparents gave me the car with almost no mileage and I think it is a great, reliable, fun car. It turns on a dime, stops just as fast, and starts just as fast. It handles like a dream, for an older car. I was amazed with the amount of power in the little thing. The only thing that I don't like about the car is that it has power seat belts and it is brown.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2003

1986 Toyota Cressida GL RX-70 21R-SOHC 8v (2.0) from Philippines


A sophisticated high performance car


I have change the radiator plastic with copper metal.

General Comments:

The car in general is good. The 21R engine is responsive. The suspension is fine and smooth, it handles the ride well. its very comfortable, not to mention its superior reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2003

1986 Toyota Cressida 2.8L Fuel Injected from North America


A piece of junk!


The grounding wire from the battery had a short circuit causing a small fire in the engine.

License plate lights had to be replaced.

Replaced the factory headlights with even brighter ones.

Replaced corner lamp lights.

Replaced the turn signals in the front.

Body is rusted and painted over.

AM/FM radio works, but the tape deck is broken.

Some lights on the instrument are bad.

Glove box light does not work.

Passenger side headlight bulb will not stay in place.

Hubcaps are rusted and stained.

Air conditioner is broken.

Leaks a lot of oil.

The light that indicates the air condition is working is broken.

Rear deck is sun damaged.

Spare tire is missing.

Jack is missing.

Carpet is worn.

General Comments:

This is the most awful vehicle that has been in the fleet of cars we have.

The steering wheel is difficult to turn.

The cup holders are awful.

There is little leg room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th October, 2002

19th Dec 2002, 08:11

You bought a car with 95,000. miles and gripe about a missing jack? I guess that's Toyota's fault.

Also, warn carpets, Hello. it's a car with 95,000. miles. Could be the previous owner (s) were hard on it, or even normal wear and tear.

I owned two Totota Cressida's. I loved them both. Very good ride and reliable. Best cars I ever owned, I bought them used, with approx. 50,000. miles and kept them until well over 100,000. miles, then sold them. I had to "Buy American" because I work within a union, and got peer pressure. NEVER AGAIN!!

1986 Toyota Cressida 2.8 from North America


A reliable, classy Japanese BMW


Replaced alternator, contacts, radiator, muffler, shocks & struts. Nothing out of the ordinary for a car of this vintage.

General Comments:

This thing just keeps on cruising! Very reliable and practical too, since it's a wagon.

Nice blend of luxury and performance.

0 -60 in 8.5 sec.

The engine feels like it will last another 170000 miles.

Good paint and interior-quality materials all around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2002

24th May 2004, 07:56

I think that this is a very well balancad car it has it a powerful straight 6 and rear wheel drive and a lot of luxury.