1992 Toyota Soarer GT-T 2.5 twin turbo 1JZ-GTE from North America


The best car Toyota ever made


- Outer tie rods (suspect it of being lowered).

- Turbo oil seal leaks (they were run at more than double the stock PSI, 18 PSI vs 8 PSI stock). I have since upgraded to a large single turbo.

- Eats spark plugs due to the increased power output every 10k.

- One leaky taillight and headlight.

- Hood and trunk shocks required replacement at purchase.

- Alternator died on the day of purchase, but it had sat for 6 months.

General Comments:

Wicked car to own. I beat on it like a rented mule! Have it making 400 WHP. Awesome highway cruiser, a little large around the city, and has a crappy turning radius. Very good ride quality, but it's stable at 300 kph! I drift it almost daily; it just needs tires a lot LOL. Will do 2nd gear brake stands all day.

I have it modified moderately. It's lowered 3" on HSD fullbody coilovers, has Rays forged 19" wheels off a G35 Coupe. Has a single turbo swap, a 62mm unit making about 400 HP at 20 PSI. A very fun car to DD. Doesn't even have a check engine light on and it's 23 years old! The current clutch is on its way out, but it's only rated for 350 torque.

Overall a nearly perfect car, other than the small trunk. It's even good on gas out of boost; 32 MPG highway around town is crap, but I boost a lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2014

1992 Toyota Soarer G-TT 2.5i twin turbo from Finland


Amazing, fun, luxury sports car


The car is very reliable. It's a very good car, no problems at all. Toyota really knows how to build cars.

General Comments:

A Toyota Soarer is not just a normal Toyota, it's much more than that. The Soarer is a piece of art with amazing engineering. It's very nice to be in it, and it's very luxurious. It has a lot of power and an amazing engine, the 1JZ, with the Yamaha cylinder head. Amazing that Toyota is still doing this with the LFA. And what a result they make when they work together.

The body is very rigid and strong, and every part of the car is amazingly well made. I would suggest this car to anybody that would like to buy a well built sports car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2012

1992 Toyota Soarer GTL 2.5 twin turbo from Australia and New Zealand


Great quality, bang for performance buck!


Dash cluster (the infamous 'blinky dash'), crumbling door trims.

Other than that I honestly can't think of anything...

General Comments:

The Soarer Twin Turbo got me into LOTS of trouble - the performance is terrific. As the revs mount, the 'hand of God' pushes you back into the seat and you leave just about anything way behind. I surprised WRX's, Holden HSV drivers, Porches, AMG's on many occasions - and all this from a $15K Japanese import.

In the wet? Watch out! the car is unashamedly tail happy, and I had to tip toe it around traffic circles, away from lights, corners...

Styling was timeless. My car was well looked after, and the paint gleamed - I would catch other drivers checking it out often.

I truly loved this car, and if it had been a manual, I would still have it...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2010

1992 Toyota Soarer 2.5L Twin turbo from Australia and New Zealand


Reliable performance in comfort


Central locking lost power

Heat damage to climate control

Boots struts have gone weak.

General Comments:

When compared to a commodore the same age this car is miles ahead. Fully optioned, no rust, no faded paintwork and still looks modern.

Low maintenance, I change the oil, oil filter and air filter every five thousand kilometers and had no mechanical faults since I brought the car. Soarer's automatically tune themselves to the way you drive and the fuel you use, making this car easy and cheap to service.

Has plenty of power if you wish to take the car out on track-days or the drags and comfort for daily driving to work or take the kids to school, making the soarer the perfect car for the dad who like to have fun on the weekends.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th December, 2004

28th Jan 2010, 08:29

I have owned my V8 Soarer for 10 years now, and it was built in 1994 and it has never failed an MOT. The quality of the car is unbelievable. Stainless steel exhaust, zinc plated body panels. Awesome stereo unit (built by Cambridge Audio). Parts are easy to obtain, as most parts are the same as the Toyota Supra. Buy one now.

All the best, Alan.