1982 Toyota Supra P-Type 2.8 Liter straight 6 from North America
Fantastic car, so much fun, and still practical
The master cylinder for the brakes went out shortly after I got the car.
Muffler went out.
Battery died (not a big deal at all).
A bit of rust on the quarter panels.
I loved this car. I am a 17 year old guy, and this was my first car. I bought it when I was 16 right after summer vacation was over with the money I had made during the summer.
Everything listed above that went wrong with it, went wrong in the first month of owning it, since then I have never had a problem with it.
The car ALWAYS started up, even one morning when it was -15 F. If it leaks oil, it's not enough to notice.
The car had plenty of power, and a good bit of pep. The suspension was a bit unresponsive, but not bad by any means.
It's an extremely comfortable car, and I could easily drive all day in it without getting uncomfortable (backseat is a different story...).
I think my only complaint about the car would be that the gearshift has much too long of a shaft on it, and requires too much movement to shift between gears.
The car had a sad end just about a week ago, some guy in a pick up ran through a red light, and nipped the front left corner of my car, diamond-ed the frame, and messed a bunch of stuff up... the car was deemed totaled by the insurance company. I actually got so sad when they told me that I almost cried. Nonetheless, the car handled very well in the accident. I was not hurt at all, not even whiplash. I was very impressed with that.
All in all, fantastic car, if you can find one in decent shape, buy it. GREAT first car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2009