1990 Toyota Cressida Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1990 Toyota Cressida GLX 3L petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3L petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired217000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carToyota LiteAce

Summary:

The best. Forget the rest

Faults:

Air-con needed re-gassing.

General Comments:

I bought my 1990 Cressida GLX (MX83 Sedan) last year, from an old couple who owned it from new and serviced it regularly.

I can't heap enough praise on this car. For a car with almost 220,000km on the clock, it drives beautifully and feels very safe. It is also surprisingly quick if you need it to be.

I haven't had any problems. It also gives great fuel economy for a six (600km per 70L tank).

Nothing compares to this vehicle for build quality and little luxuries (cruise control, power assist, air-con, power everything, remote central locking, alarm and immobiliser). And the price, only (AU$2500). Perhaps the best car I've had.

She's an old dame now (17 years), but I love her and won't part with her until she dies.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2007

1990 Toyota Cressida Straight 6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission Straight 6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles

Summary:

Built for many miles...I love it

Faults:

For some reason I can't get the heat as hot as it can get. This is somewhat annoying in the winter where I live.

General Comments:

I love the sound of the Straight 6 engine when I rev it up. Still sounds super-smooth and powerful.

Excellent cornering and high-speed precision, just like a luxury sport sedan should feel. Very comparable to a high-end sports car feel. It really is a 4 door Supra like people claim. I love it.

Also an excellent car for long road trips. Very roomy and quiet.

Excellent fuel economy too: I am getting about 23 MPG with premium.

This is still one of the best engineered cars of all time, thanks to Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2006

3rd Apr 2006, 09:00

My Cressida had 287k miles when I finally gave it to my grandson. Best money I ever spent.

24th Apr 2006, 17:03

Was your Cressida the '89-92 model? I'm seriously looking for an MX-83 Cressida.

1990 Toyota Cressida 3.0L I6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0L I6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance193000 miles

Summary:

Stands the test of time

Faults:

Electric antenna stopped working and I had to put a cheap one on to get reception.

The chrome on the wheels has started to chip off very badly, it makes the car look worn out.

The steering wheel leather has started to crack and wear out.

General Comments:

My dad gave me this car in 2002 when I went to college. It had about 150k miles on it and had sat in the garage for a few years. I cleaned it up and brought it back to life. The car looks like new and runs better than any of our other cars, even with the high miles.

My friends at school are always curious about the car since Toyota hasn't made them in over 15 years.

I am still VERY impressed with my Cressida!! It runs quiet, gets good gas mileage, is very powerful, and has lots of extra features.

I have not had any problems with it at all. It starts up every time and can go across the country effortlessly.

It now has 193k miles on it and I can't wait until it goes to 200k.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2006

1990 Toyota Cressida I6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission I6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance267000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Luxury at it's finest

Faults:

Timing belt changed in 1994 (not really a problem)

Burned out tail-light/turn signal several times.

CD player no longer works.

General Comments:

What an excellent machine this is. It only has a few dings and scratches on it-normal wear. I bought my Cressida with 29k miles on it from the dealer after it was discontinued in 1992, all of the executives had driven it at some point in time, so I got a really good deal on this demo. But seriously-this is a really well built and engineered automobile.

For those of you not familiar with the Cressida it was the predecessor to the Lexus. Plain and simple, and it shows. It is a beautiful car and still looks quite modern in today's market. It is powerful, fast, smooth, quiet, and has every luxury option you could ever need.

I have had some minor problems with it, but nothing major like the engine or transmission. The car has 267k miles on it and runs like brand new. This is the last car I may own for quite some time...it's that good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2006

22nd Jan 2006, 10:01

The Cressida is a nice car, but a bit dull. Think of a Japanese Park Avenue...

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 15 reviews