1987 Toyota Supra 3.0 non turbo from North America


I love it!!!


The master cylinder broke. I bought the car with a broken master cylinder and a lightly damaged front. Best $100 I ever spent.

General Comments:

I have a 1999 Honda Accord Coupe. It cannot compare to the comfort of the Supra.

I use the car for delivering pizza, all I do is put gas into it.

I would recommend this car to anyone who likes to drive fast and just cruise for pleasure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2001

30th Jan 2002, 19:52

Don't just put gas in it! I own a 1989 Toyota Supra (non-turbo) and I absolutely love it but they do require a deal of maintenence. Be sure to check the oil often and change it every 3000 miles or so. Use 20w 50 on the oil. Also check the engine coolant levels often and put in a fuel injector cleaner into the gas tank every now and then. Mine is now 13 years old and has 216,000 miles on it but I've never had any serious problems with it. I had to replace the radiator and repair a few of the electrics in the doors but all in all it is superb. Eventually I plan to fully restore it and have it modified into a stage 3 street racer. What fun!

1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0 turbo from North America


Great car


Replaced the head gasket.

Timing belt broke at 140kmh, no damage to the internals.

Replaced a power steering hose.

Replaced the right front brake calliper twice.

Replaced the water pump twice.

Radiator replaced.

General Comments:

All the above mentioned work was performed by myself in my driveway with the most basic tools.

Considering the car is almost 14 years old and driven daily even in winter, I think it was a bargain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2000

12th Feb 2008, 02:20

Did you use aftermarket power steering hose for the leak??

Could you tell me which brand which works as far as fitting?

1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0 turbo from North America


This vehicle is the most comfortable sports car I have ever owned, it still handles excellently


Head gasket leaking.

Power window switch bad.

Car will not start after being recently run.

General Comments:

The performance of vehicle is excellent. It drives like a Cadillac and races like a Corvette. I am very pleased with the vehicle. It has needed quit a bit of work on the body and engine, but being as old as it is, I expected it would.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2000

16th Jun 2001, 23:48

Hey I know you probably won't be back here to read this, but when "your car won't start after being run" it probably is a timing problem. With 160k on the car it's probably not a bad time to change the timing belt while you install the head gasket. Then have the timing set a little slower and the car should start better when hot. In the meantime if you pump the fuel pedal a few times it should relieve compression and let the car start, if your battery is good and hot.

24th Sep 2002, 08:22

To add to the previous comment, in the case of your car not starting when hot, it is the cold start injector. I have the same car and it does the same thing. I did some research on the problem and it is just the cold start injector making the air to fuel ratio too rich. If you live in a warm place where you don't need this injector, look over the Internet to find instructions on how to remove this injector from service.




1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0 L turbo from North America


Would never buy anything else


The only problems I have had with my vehicle thus far, has been the body. I live in a very harsh climate and, the previous owner drove it in the winter. I had to put new fenders + quarters on the vehicle, but otherwise it has been great. All I hear is all this jargan on the net about head gaskets being a problem on these cars. I have not had any problems as far as the engine goes on this vehicle.

General Comments:

I would just like to reply to the gentlemen saying that the Supra is a headache and that a Toyota MR2 is the better buy. As for myself I would not be caught dead in those death traps. I am a fan of cars that don't have a 1000 pound body in order to get 7 seconds 0-60. I like the safer Supra like cars, that had safety in mind, not all out speed for a bunch of teenage show offs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2000

8th Dec 2000, 00:18

I own a 1989 Supra NA, and the only major breakdown was a powersteering hose that ruptured in my driveway.

There are other sports cars that are lighter and faster, MR2 included, but I can't think of any other car that runs smooth like silk, handles great, has great brakes, is pretty to look at, and shows strength and poise as it moves with purpose on the road.

I can't understand the flak over the headgaskets on these cars. My Supra has over 230,000km on it, (I bought it when it had 50k) and I've never experienced the grief over headgaskets. I am careful about the cooling system, and have it flushed every year. I'm really sorry that Toyota has nothing on their showroom floor today that compares with the Supra - the greatest car they've ever made - except maybe for the LS400 (Lexus).

11th Jan 2001, 10:54

I agree with you sir.. I have a 1984 Toyota Supra and it has over 250,000. It's a great car!

It has the 2.8 liter DOHC engine, 0-60 in under 8 seconds. I can cruise at 95 and 100 all day long.. I disagree about the head gaskets...

24th Jul 2004, 23:20

Well to all of you people who's head gaskets haven't taken a dump yet, they will... The only reason they haven't yet is because you don't drive your Supra the way it was MEANT to be driven, fast and hard. Which isn't bad, but why own a sports car?

10th Aug 2007, 21:04

I own a 89 toyota supra. The fuel level gauge has never worked. I replaced the dash cluster as well as the sending unit located in the trunk with parts from a salvage yard. I still have the same problem. Can anyone offer any help?