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!
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