25th Nov 2006, 22:30

I also own a Toyota Crown 1985 Royal Saloon which I bought in 2003 second owner (230,000km). It is a very strong and solid car. Quite luxurious. But I've had some mechanical problems arise since I bought it, like changing the head, and changing the heater core and I tell you it's not cheap$$. I drove the car about 40,000 kms since I bought it and then at around 270,000 kms the motor seized. I'm quite disappointed that it had to end like that after driving such a nice smooth car for nearly 3 years.

I would love to know if anyone has a spare engine for this model. He or she can comment and let me know.

Thanks in advance.

By the way I live in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

4th Oct 2007, 00:11

Hi I have a Toyota Crown Royal Saloon 1985. It's a great car.

Recently I have had a mishap. I am now looking to purchase a drivers side headlight and indicator; you can contact me on email at wzurvas@bigpond.com

27th Jan 2008, 23:19

I own a crown 91 model.. Royal Saloon... and having this problem of engine over heating for last 2/3 years... apparently the automatic heat control system (am not a car savvy) is not working.. my mechanic somehow managed to make the radiator fan running all the time... and now the fan speed goes up and down with engine rev... which is horrible... appreciate any suggestion...

16th Feb 2008, 07:58

February 16, 2008

I am a Nigerian and I live in Nigeria. I recently bought a Toyota crown super-saloon 2.8 1984 model. I bought it second hand from an elderly man who abandoned the car for a very long time. When I bought it, the car had so many petty problems. I changed the alternator, the shock absorbers and the brake pads. Now the car is very good. Before I bought the car, I was using Audi 100 1983 model. The joy and pleasure I now derive from driving the Toyota crown, made me to forget the Audi which is still in my compound. Toyota crown is good and if I have my way and money, I will buy the newer model of the crown series. It is a good car any-day.

16th May 2008, 01:37

Hey all,

I too own a Toyota Crown Royal Saloon 1984.

It's got 300,000 clicks on it and still goes hard.

Fridge, air conditioning, cruise control is broken, but other than that is running fairly well, bit of a petrol leak and guzzles engine oil, but other than that it is such a smooth ride!

You can hardly feel speed bumps!

Bought it cheap form a fella who wanted a quick sale.

If anyone is keen to make me an offer let me know.


21st Oct 2008, 04:05

Hi, I own Toyota Crown Royal saloon 1990. It's a great car.

Kirkuk, Iraq.

9th Apr 2009, 10:12

I also own a 1990 Toyota Crown Royal Saloon G (MS134). This is a used car that came from Japan in 2004. So far I am very pleased with it; the interior is luxurious and it goes very well. It has airbag suspension. However, the airbag suspension was excellent until a few weeks ago. We are uncertain as to how & what has caused the problem, and we are experiencing difficulty ascertaining the problem.

At present we can't drive it because it is too low in the right hand front. The mechanics were unable to diagnose the problem due to lack of information. If there is anyone with a similar problem or information, I would appreciate hearing from you. My email address is jsmotorsports@netspace.net.au

Thanks in advance.

John Robertson


13th Jun 2009, 22:36

I have a 1989 Crown Royal. Has been (and still can be) a great car. Had a discussion with a couple of roos so now need some bits if anyone can help?? Need left hand headlight, bonnet, grille, etc.

29th Jul 2009, 07:35

I recently bought a Toyota Crown Royal Saloon 2005 GR182, 3gr-fe, 228 bhp, from the resale market. In Singapore, the Crown is not the car that is sought after. Most buyers would rather go for the Lexus GS300. It is more of a brand conscious arena here. So I got the 4 year old car almost new in condition with a mileage of 58,000 km, at almost at 40 % of its original price. The local agent for Toyota has full facility to maintain this car.

It is such beautifully engineered car. For the first few weeks, I kept checking the tyre pressure because the ride was so smooth, I thought something is not right; it was almost floating. If you love car for its engineering and pleasure, this is the one that you should go for. It may not carry the brand weight in many places, but it is definitely a car you want to be in when caught in a jam!

17th Feb 2010, 19:44

I have wanted to own a Royal Crown for a long time. Finally bought recently a 2004-6 cylinder, 3000 cc with appx 56000Km on the clock. I have owned Peugeot (model 405, 504, 605 & 607), Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, and BMW, but after driving this car, I have to say this is the best car that I have owned.

It is trouble free, super quiet, suspension can handle rough terrain, transmission is powerful, plenty of torque, gas consumption unbelievable so far for such a heavy solid car.

It has an illuminated video system that is activated in reverse gear, so that you can see clearly whether there are obstacles behind.

The exterior is heavy steel, which will save your life in a serious accident.

The wing mirrors close effortlessly, the engine is covered and looks really imposing, the interior is great and so is the paneling and dashboard, plenty space in the boot.

I found my left leg a little cramped because of the positioning of the pillar between the passenger and driver's section, but nothing that causes discomfort.

I didn't get an instruction manual with my car, so if you have one or can guide me to the site where I can download one, I would appreciate it. I just want to know how everything works -not a work manual --- Happy motoring!!!

It was good to hear such positive reviews from models much older than mine. But... I'm already reading and dreaming about the 2008+++ models which is where I'm heading.

By the way my wife drove a 2003 trouble-free Toyota Corolla for years and she has always encouraged me to get a Toyota Crown. Should have listened to her from years ago - I would have been able to buy a later model with the money I have spent on repairs with those other cars.

24th Mar 2010, 22:05

Hey all.

I own an '84 Royal saloon, and it is just beautiful. I got it cheap from a retiree in Sydney, his advice -and now mine- take care of it and it will never let you down.

That car has seen the worst roads Australia has to offer, but as I keep the services up, I've only ever needed to replace the alternator.

The crown is pure luxury, and now I can't imagine being without it.

7th May 2010, 14:58

Hey all.

I have a Toyota Crown Royal Saloon 1985. It's a very strong car that I love!!!

Is anybody have the electric diagram or repair manual to make some repairs in the electronics?

Please contact me at shartycoto@ice.co.cr