1987 Toyota Supra Non-Turbo Liftback 3.0 Liter I-6 from North America


So Far, So Great!


Nothing yet, that I don't already know about.

There are several things that I know need to be fixed, such as:

The speedometer doesn't work.

I have one headlight and one fog light that are out.

The power door locks, the power windows, seats, or my turn signals don't work. It might need a new rear end.

All of that should be taken care of by the end of the month.

General Comments:

Although there are several little things that need to be fixed, I love this car.

I got it on my birthday last week, and I'm only 16. The car has after market rims, and a new paint job. The car looks exceptional, and runs the same way. Although there is a vibration at about 1000 RPM, that my mechanic says is the Rear End.

The car flies, and it's a total blast to drive!

The sound of the stock muffler is awesome, but I intend to put after market parts on it.

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

Review Date: 18th May, 2004

1987 Toyota Supra GT Twin Turbo 2.0 Twin turbo D O H C from Australia and New Zealand


Its my Baby


The cams ground themselves into the head.

It ran all of the big end bearings.

I blew the clutch to pieces.

The only other thing is the tires I go through two rears a month.

Blew both turbos dragging a REX(beating it.).

General Comments:

The new cams I got and extensive head work made a very nice difference.

Single turbo upgrade to a T4 running 18psi.

Lightened and balanced flywheel and crankshaft, with a four pu k clutch.

Apex i air fuel controller.

Turbo-smart B O V and boost controller.

3 1/2 inch exhaust from turbo with no cat.

Lowered on 17inch Spiders.

Resprayed in yellow.

Best quarter mile to date 13.6 at 15psi and with no fuel controller.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2004

1987 Toyota Supra 3.0 turbo from North America


A high performance bargain


Head Gasket had to be replaced at about 250,000 Km.

Brakes done at 235,000 Km.

Air flow meter had to be replaced at 225,000 Km.

General Comments:

For the amount of Km's on this car it ran great! Very quick and handled like a dream. Turbo spooled relatively quickly (around 2500rpm) and boost could be felt, even until the day I crashed it!

I probably should have let the car go at 250,000 when the head gasket went, but I just couldn't do it, the car grew on me. The unit steel body construction was starting to rust away. The previous owners of this car neglected it.

The automatic transmission absolutely handled everything I did to it. I was doing neutral drops at about 4000 rpm to light the rear tires up and it handled it no problem. This was a regular occurrence and I was surprised it lasted the 3 years.

Head gasket blew at about 250,000 km's. I used ARP head bolts and got my mechanic to tighten them to 72 ft/lbs of torque rather than the 52 that the manual states.

For the amount I paid for the car and the amount of repairs that had to go into it, seemed reasonable. I would definitely buy another for fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2003

1987 Toyota Supra Celica 3.0L from North America


Best performance for the price!


The head gasket went first like all others supra I've seen before so I change this piece first. Then it was the turn of the clutch so I been replaced it and changed the air filter for a K&N one. I colored it metallic blue and put a p-flow and a pipe.

General Comments:

It runs well for the price I've paid it (500$) so I only have good comments for the best car I ever owned and still own for several years:D.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2003

1987 Toyota Supra GT 3.0 3.0 turbo intercooler from Australia and New Zealand


Plenty of go for your dollar


So far there have been no major problems.

The front wheel bearings need to be replaced, but considering the distance they've covered this is not unreasonable.

A common fault with these cars is the blowing of head gaskets. This is caused by the torque settings on the head bolts being too low.

If they are torqued down to 75 ft.lbs you will not have any trouble.

There are plenty of minor things that need attention e.g the rear hatch squeaks, but this is a common fault, caused by worn rubber pads.

General Comments:

It would be hard to find a car on the market today that has as many features as what these do, for so little money.

This car cost me less than $3000 and it has the following:

3 litre, 24 valve, twin cam, turbo charged, intercooled engine with full electronic fuel injection (distributorless), proportional power steering, anti-lock braking system, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, digital dash, electronic lock-up torque converter, computer controlled electronically operated transmission, electric seats, central locking, and many small features such as a light around the driver's key hole on the door, and one around the ignition switch that comes on when you open the door to get in.

The bodies are triple and quadruple skinned in many places and are completely dipped at the factory so structural rust is not a problem.

Being a turbo charged engine, regular oil and filter changes are suggested.

In the stock form you'll get about 200 Hp at the rear wheels - modified you can get in excess of 600 Hp.

The nice thing about these cars is that they look great, and there aren't a million of them on the road, so it's something just a little different compared to the masses of other Jap sports cars out there.

Considering they were over $70,000 when they were new, owning one now is a real joy.

My only disappointment is that it's an auto. 5 speed manual Supras are so rare it's not funny - only a handful came out of the factory in Japan - but there are a few around that have been converted.

Locating a gearbox is not easy either as the majority of compatible boxes have been snapped up by the V8 boys.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2003

9th Oct 2005, 23:49

I just wanted to say, that maybe in Australia or NZ, the price for one was $70,000 dollars, but not here in america, they went for around $30,000 here.

1st Nov 2008, 01:41

How can I get 600 hp? email me at glim@usa.com