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

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

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

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

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

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

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.