1984 Toyota Supra 2.8lt inline six from Australia and New Zealand


Very unique and stylish car, but unreliable


Torque converter, mechanic said just from usual wear and tear and wouldn't need replacing again.

Blew 2 head gaskets, warping the head both times. 2nd gasket was a faulty part and replaced for free. Discovered after the second one that these cars are renowned for blowing head gaskets.

Car was written off about a month ago, but had been having problems with the transmission. When first started it wouldn't go into gear until it had warmed up for a minute or two.

Only had 2 rear speakers I believe and they were terrible.

Air conditioning didn't work, I knew this when I bought it and didn't get it fixed.

General Comments:

Other than above problems this was a great car.

I think it was well ahead of its time with power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, climate control.

Very unique car, not many around which I liked. Also had an aftermarket paint job which was in very good condition.

Wasn't real quick off the mark, but I put that down to age. Had sufficient power cruising along the highway with it not feeling like it was working to hard going up long hills.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th March, 2005

1984 Toyota Supra Celica 2.8L from North America


A fixer-upper with potential


Keeps blowing the engine fuse.

Had severe oil leaks.

Has started overheating.

Has a broken computer (controls timing, engine performance).

General Comments:

I bought this car about a month ago, very cheap. It had obviously not been kept up. Definitely a project of a car.

The hatchback had lots of rusted out spots. A trip to the junkyard showed this to be a common problem with this model.

The computer that controls the engine and timing is not working. I found one other matching computer,used, at the junkyard and it was broken too. I'm hoping that when I get a working computer this will solve some of my other problems.

The car keeps blowing engine fuses. I don't know why this is happening yet. A nice feature though is that each time the fuse breaks, the headlights come up and when I put in a new fuse they go back down. It makes a great indicator.

The car stalls once in a while at red lights. However, it starts right back up.

The car began overheating when I tried to drive it out of the county. Unlike other cars, though, it didn't stay overheated. This got me home.

This car was abused and needs a lot of work. However, I think it has great potential. Even with a broken computer it has pick-up!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st May, 2002

25th Feb 2004, 19:27

Have you check the head gasket, it might be the problem for then stalling and overheating.