1987 Toyota Supra Non-Turbo 3.0 I6 from North America


Expensive-To-Maintain-Piece of JUNK


When I first got the car the transmission had gone out. We also had to have the clutch replaced. The A/C does not work and the passenger window does not work. The car burns a lot of oil. The head gasket is going bad right now. The hatch leaks, and makes the car smell terrible. The muffler fell apart.

General Comments:

The car is a good car when it is in good shape. Do not buy a supra when it is in 'decent' shape.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st May, 2002

29th Mar 2004, 16:11

And just how much did you pay for your Supra?

2nd May 2004, 09:50

You have a very good point. Any car in my opinion that is bought for under 800 dollars, you are looking for trouble. Or at least a few problems you will have to fix. Save more for a newer year or better condition.

12th Oct 2009, 18:18

Here are some obvious facts to consider: As with any mechanical item, over time, things tend to wear out and eventually break. If you don't perform preventative maintenance on your vehicle, it will wear out sooner than it should. When you abuse a vehicle, it tends not to last very long. If you let a lot of little broken things add up because you are "cheap" then of course you end up with a piece of junk. I happen to like my Supra, 22 years old and still runs great... paint still shines, no rust and parts when needed are still available.

1987 Toyota Supra Liftback 3.0 twin cam turbo from North America


It's my favorite car yet!!!


The alternator went out about a month ago.

Needs new brake pads.

The exhaust rusted and fell off, I've replaced it with a cherry bomb muffler and shiny tip.

The head gasket has not blown yet, but it has 161000 miles on it so it probably already has.

General Comments:

This car is very fast and handles great. It's a great car for someone who likes to race or drive fast, like myself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2002

1987 Toyota Supra Stocked Non-turbo 3.0 liter V6 DOHC from North America


This car is very awesome


The engine died when I was going to turn the car at a stop sign.

General Comments:

The car is very fast though it is not a turbo. It is light blue and no has no rust, which makes it look nice. I burned a lot of dudes racing at night. I did a 360 in the middle of the road while going too fast around the corner.

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

Review Date: 14th September, 2001

1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0 twin cam turbo from North America


Awesome bang for the buck!


At time of purchase I was made aware of an overheating problem due to a cracked head gasket. Knowing this I still purchased the car - because of information obtained through research I knew this has been a common problem. I immediately repaired it and since (even though not a long time) it has driven like a dream.

The trunk hatch though allows water in, but this may not be a manufacturer defect.

General Comments:

I believe this car is an excellent car that should last a long time.

Anyone I've known to own this car (3 people) have driven it beyond 350,000 miles. What a deal!

Can't compare to Toyota quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2001

24th Jun 2001, 16:46

Any advice would be appreciated. I have a 1987 Toyota Supra with 150K on it... engine blown, head and gasket were replaced @ 100K... had constant problems with overheating after that..

Would like to put it back on the road as I love the body style... been thinking about a rebuilt or used engine (would not rebuild this particular engine, several dealer shops could not solve the overheating problem, I suspect a block problem), but don't want to go through the previous hassle again.

What would you advise.. a newer engine than a 1987? Seems like what I've been reading they are all prone to head gasket problems and overheating!

I also have the problem with water in the trunk... new seals? Thanks for your comments!


3rd Apr 2003, 22:14

To respond to the comment on replacing the engine, I would find a rebuilt engine with around 100,000 miles. The engine in a 1987 Supra (7mge) is a bullet-proof engine besides it's little head gasket problem. I have seen these engines run to 300,000 miles and still smoke the tires if you give it the "loud pedal". Hope this helps someone out. P.S.- A supra is a good camaro killer, so go give them hell!

24th Jul 2004, 22:41

Getting a rebuilt engine with 100k miles on it... OK. Genius idea.