1987 Toyota Cressida GLX 2.8 from Australia and New Zealand


Cressida: conspicuous, refined, comfortable, reliable - look out for them


I have just purchased this car very cheaply used.

It has had several owners, no manual or records!

In incredible condition, but was not kept very well by previous owner.

Have done some basic maintenance, taken 6 liters of oil and exchanged for 2, Connected ECU, fuel injection computer, wasn't running smoothly without it!

General Comments:

This 1987 car is in amazing condition for its age.

I am very happy with a bit of care, change of oil, other fluids, filters, it runs very smoothly.

Auto transmission gear changes could be a bit smoother at lower speed, but it this is only a problem if the car is driven fast (flooring as I doubt it was supposed to do).

Needs front suspension, but other than that no really obvious problems.

I can't believe my luck, especially when I had known about Cressida's, but never looked twice at them,..more of a square slow car I thought, not true.

Is a 6 cylinder and as such not super cheap on fuel, but even so, seems cheaper than my poor old 4 cylinder Nissan Datsun Bluebird.

I was after an early Australian Toyota Camry which is just as conservative with none of the class, lucky I didn't get one!

Look carefully at all options before you rule out cars, there must be other gems out there!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2005

1987 Toyota Cressida GLX-i 2.75 liter OHC from Australia and New Zealand


Bargain luxury motoring on a budget


Right rear wheel bearing needs replacing now.

Rear brake pads also due for replacement.

Rear shocks and springs have evidently been replaced before I bought the car.

Starter motor has been replaced by previous owner.

Both A pillars have slight rust that needs attention.

Front of sump gasket is seeping.

Water pump which looks like it has been replaced before will need replacing soon - evidence of seepage.

One heater hose has been replaced, another under the inlet manifold looks to be in need of replacing soon.

Tail shaft appears to have ben replaced in the past - magnet from cruise control is missing - perhaps the reason why the CC doesn't work.

Rear parcel shelf is a bit weathered from sun.

Dash is a little bit deformed on each side of the gauge binnacle, shows up as slight gaps on the remote radio controls and the electric mirror control. Not a big fault considering the age of car.

General Comments:

I bought this car after one quick drive around the block. as it was so smooth and free of noises.

For a 87 model this car is amazing, the interior is in fantastic condition, no rips or tears or fading.

The exterior is free of rust except in the aforementioned A pillars.

Considering the mileage the transmission and engine are in great shape, smooth fuss free acceleration.

All electrics work, no apparent water leaks into cabin or boot.

Paid $2000 for what was originally a $37,000 car - what a bargain.

I have spoken to numerous mechanics and parts guys and everyone said they are solid reliable cars, I wasn't looking for a Toyota, but am glad we got this. Its not as smooth and swift as our 93 VQ Statesman, but its not really a step backwards as all the comforts are there, and with better economoy and build quality, plus the paint looks great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th September, 2004

1987 Toyota Cressida GLX 3.0 straight six from Australia and New Zealand


A great reliable car


The things that have gone wrong with the car is that the power steering hose started to leak at about 383000 kilometers.

Another thing that went wrong is that the heater hose tap cracked and started leaking coolant at about 383000.

General Comments:

Overall this is a great car. It had its full and first engine rebuild at 382000 kilometers, and there have been no major problems with the engine or transmission.

The car is rather fuel efficient, giving an average 430 kilometers per 50 liters of petrol.

The parts on this car are rather expensive second hand, and you can only buy them from certain wreckers. However, not many mechanical things seem to go wrong, even when the previous owners had the car.

Before buying a Cressida check for a blown head gasket. That seems to be the only major problem with the car.

The interior in my car is immaculate. The interior is blue without a stain or any signs of fading.

I plan on keeping this car for many more years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th September, 2004

1987 Toyota Cressida Cressdia Straight 6 from North America


A excellent investment


My starter went bad a few months.

General Comments:

This car is like a family version of the Toyota Supra. Meaning it has almost the same motor as the Supra. It is reliable, quick, fun to dirve and easy to work with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2002