1988 Toyota Soarer Review

1988 Toyota Soarer GZ20 2.0 Twin turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 kilometres
Most recent distance96000 kilometres
Previous carMazda Eunos


Well built retro coupe


Not a lot:

Clutch was gone when I bought it.

Cruise control doesn't work.

General Comments:

Very well built, easy to work on & maintain. Totota common parts are everywhere so fairly easy to maintain. I drove it round for a few months before converting it into its new role destined for a slightly harder life than before.

Has now been stripped out & converted into a D1 GB Drift car running 260bhp on the original engine. Uprated suspension, LSD, six point cage, fire extinguishers etc. This car does sideways!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review