1992 Toyota Soarer Reviews

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

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.5i twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance209000 kilometres

Summary:

Amazing, fun, luxury sports car

Faults:

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

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance105000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Great quality, bang for performance buck!

Faults:

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

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5L Twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance77000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Reliable performance in comfort

Faults:

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.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews