1986 Toyota Supra Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1986 Toyota Supra J-Spec Sport 3.0 I6 DOHC 24Valve from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 I6 DOHC 24Valve Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance119000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvette

Summary:

Best car ever... 'stang killer for under 6k!:)

Faults:

My clutch master cylinder constantly leaks and I am too cheap and lazy to replace it.

The A/C doesn't work, (My fault).

I did a full top-end rebuild at 110,000 even though nothing was wrong with it just to be safe and get more power.

She has been modified a lot since I got her, and nothing has gone wrong yet.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever driven, and I've had quite a few nice ones... I wouldn't sell it for anything... and I've been offered $10,000 at a car show.

You just have to love paying $5000 for a car with a non-turbo, 24valve, DOHC straight six and stomping all over V8 mustangs and some vettes after a few hours in the driveway and for less than $600 in parts... oh, and not to mention a top speed of 157mph... not bad at all for 1986.

She is very fast, handles great, and is very dependable... not bad... oh, and did I mention still 23mpg with mods? ┬┐Sweet isn't it?

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

Review Date: 15th January, 2004

1986 Toyota Supra GT 3.0 twin turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired185000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

A mint car!!

Faults:

I had to get a new radiator.

Then I had to get all new hoses, nothing major.

General Comments:

My car is the best car I have ever owned, I would never sell it.

It's so awesome to drive, and you can put you're pedal to the metal and not worry about losing control.

It's got heaps of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2003

1986 Toyota Supra 3.0 i 3.0 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership1988
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Clever engineering and design, but no soul

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

A very, very reliable car.

Lots of gizmos, including and electric sunroof and cruise control.

This car was bullet-proof mechanically, and was pretty fast, but it had no soul.

The design and the way it was engineered was very advanced for its time and very clever, but was too clinical. It didn't feel like it had been designed with any passion.

Being a pretty soul-less car I never really warmed to it in the same way as the Mustang I owned before. It wasn't long before I bought another Mustang!

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

Review Date: 11th October, 2003

1986 Toyota Supra 3.0 inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 inline 6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

The best cars available for the age

Faults:

Had to replace the head gasket when I bought this car, but ever since I have had no problems. The seats have a bit of wear, but this expected with this old of a car.

General Comments:

This is a great car. It has 200hp with no upgrades, and I have customized it with an intake and exhaust system. This car is FAST.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2003

1986 Toyota Supra Coupe 3.0 Non_Turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Non_Turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired207000 kilometres
Most recent distance212000 kilometres
Previous carMazda MX6

Summary:

A street racing machine

Faults:

The previous owner of this car babied it, but once I got it and started to drive it hard the head gasket went on it. Seats are worn badly. But other than that she is a solid as a rock.

General Comments:

This car is surprisingly fast for the year it was built.

200Hp at the wheels.

Handles like it is on rails.

And you can do a lot to them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2003

1986 Toyota Supra from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 miles
Most recent distance137500 miles

Summary:

A huge disappointment

Faults:

Head Gasket Leak.

Coolant Leak.

Power Steering Hose.

Tires.

Window Defogger.

Seatbelt.

Brake Light.

General Comments:

This car broke my heart. When I bought it I thought I had found a reasonably priced, nice-looking, retro 80's machine. Instead I got a completely unreliable car with repair costs greater than the original sticker price and a one hour walk when it overheated in the middle of nowhere. I strongly recommend no one buy this car. It is indeed very comfortable to sit in and has plenty of little gadgets. However, once you realise that the original designers made horrible flaws in terms of reliability you will agree that this car is not worth the effort. When I was looking for used cars I was advised Toyotas were very reliable; this car is the exception to the rule.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th January, 2003

1st Nov 2008, 01:23

Because the valve heater was made of plastic, which melts and affects the head gasket. Dealers make money from this.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 12 reviews