1986 Toyota Supra NON-turbo from North America


86.5 - Quick and Comfortable


The car ran hot for a year, but never overheated. The dealer couldn't determine the problem. Finally, a local mechanic determined it was the head gasket at 75,000 miles.

The stock Goodyear Gatorbacks are horrible in rain/snow. I recommend RIKEN tires on this car. They don't last forever, but are great if you use the car all year round.

General Comments:

The car is extremely comfortable on long trips. The driver seat has all kinds of lumbar supports.

The digital climate control is my favorite feature. Works just like a programmable home thermostat.

With the stock exhaust system, you can't even tell the car is on! A very quiet sports car at 200 hp.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2002

6th Jan 2006, 22:34

I agree with it being nice and quiet, I'm looking at purchasing this very car and when I heard it running and even driving around I really couldn't hear it barely at all, you could sneak up on somebody with this thing. It isn't quiet when you punch it though!

4th Apr 2006, 10:13

My name is Kevin, and I have an uncle that wants to purchase a 1986 Toyota Supra, and he wants me to work it off. I was kind of thinking of not doing it, but then I talked to my other uncle who knows about cars, and he told me to get it, and we will work on it in our new car modification garage/business. Your comments that I have read, make me want the car more. Thanks.

1st Jun 2006, 00:21

Well I bought the car (see second post) and I have a blown headgasket, but it has been a blast to drive (even though it wasn't running full potential) and everybody likes it. I was expecting the blown headgasket when I bought it so I'm not drawn back by it. Thankfully I like cars enough to do the fix myself and aside from machining the process should be relatively inexpensive compared to having a toyota dealer do it. watch for common signs of a blown head gasket and get it checked and replaced if need be when purchasing a supra; once that's done you'll have a great time!

1986 Toyota Supra Coupe 3.0 non-turbo from North America


A reason to take a new look on imports


Emergency cable locked up and destroyed brake shoes, a lot of leather fatigue on seats, strange drive train noises.

General Comments:

Being 6'4 I can't comfortably drive most vehicles so my scope is somewhat limited when buying a new car. However, I was astonished when test driving my 86 1/2 supra, it's fast, takes abuse and the comfort features are mind boggling for the year it was produced. I didn't hesitate to immediately add a K&N Fipk system, MSD ignition, Borla exhaust and a killer stereo. The targa roof is also a welcome feature, even though I've owned the car for a short time it is likely that the white rocket will be a fixture in the garage until it moves to my son's in about fifteen years. Many applause to the designers and engineers at Toyota!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2002

1986 Toyota Supra 3.0 non turbo from North America


A great car if you get a chance to buy one.


The head gaskets blew out and are very expensive to fix.

The valve seals have leaked ever since the head gasket blew out.

The glove box broke.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever driven, and I would buy another one in a heartbeat. The supra is really quick to accelerate and handles well. I took good care of it so it still looks really nice, but it is an old car and things are starting to break. If you get one of these cars beware of the head gaskets they are a pain to fix and very expensive, mine cost about 2,000 dollars to fix.

I wrecked it not long ago and don't have the money for the body work, so now I drive a 1983 Honda Accord hatchback.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2002

22nd Apr 2003, 03:51

Did you get big $$$ for the car when you wrecked it? Did you sell the parts quickly? The idea almost crossed my mind when it came time to sell my Supra, but I just didn't have the heart to do it.


1st Jul 2005, 01:19

No I let my dad trade it in on a newer Jeep since it was in his name at the time.

12th Dec 2009, 01:08

Dude I blew my engine, and a japanese guy that works on my car for me just gave me a brand new 7m, and now it's completely built, and it's too cold to put it in.