1988 Toyota Supra Reviews

1988 Toyota Supra Turbo turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

Keeping this car forever, don't care how much it costs

Faults:

Head gasket at 68500k. Not sure how bad, if the head is warped or the cylinder is cracked.

General Comments:

Car is quick once the turbo spools at around 2500 RPM. It has a slow takeoff if the turbo isn't spooled when accelerating from a dig.

The seats are very comfortable.

The car looks amazing; diamond white targa, 69k, all original. The car had been garaged, and I'm the 2nd owner. The body and paint is seriously as good as a car from 2005.

The car handles and hugs the road excellently. The suspension is stiff, but that's what you want; it feels like your car is one with the street.

I just love the way the car looks. It's so unique and distinctive, and doesn't look like a plain old Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2007

1988 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

Probably the best high performance car available under $2000

Faults:

Bought with blown head gasket.

Bought a JDM engine with blown head gasket.

Replaced the radiator, misc hoses

Blown head gasket after 35000 miles

Two of the three blown head gaskets are believed to be the fault of the garage that I sent it to.

General Comments:

Very fast car. Reliable when it doesn't have a blown head gasket. Very good handling in corners. Targa top is very cool during summer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2007

1988 Toyota Supra 3.0 i6 7m-ge from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 i6 7m-ge Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 miles
Most recent distance197000 miles
Previous carToyota Tacoma

Summary:

It is the single greatest creation that Toyota has ever birthed

Faults:

The first engine (7mge) blew at 196000 miles, Head gaskets blew, needed new rotors. Center console cover has started to wear fairly bad, to faded blue.

General Comments:

This car is fast. It handles like a dream. New engine has 90000 miles on it and couple hundred thousand to go.

The interior is awesome in every way and the seats are the most comfortable of any car I've ever been in.

The outside of the car is quick and sporty looking. It will demand attention where ever it goes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2007

1988 Toyota Supra Turbo-A 7M-GTEU from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 7M-GTEU Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance99000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

Absolutely crazy and awesome

Faults:

The car broke the bottom end. Mechanic didn't check the oil, not the cars fault.

General Comments:

This baby was (and will be again one day) putting out 360BHP @ 0.8 bar running a T78 on the stock 7M-GTE. It was incredible to drive, nothing I've been in even comes close. Full grey leather interior and leather seats, electric windows and a good sound system (that I've never used, as it would interrupt the sound of the engine).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2006

1988 Toyota Supra 3.0 from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi 3000GT

Summary:

It's a great car for the age, handles very well with plenty of torque

Faults:

Currently I have had to replace the following:

Replaced head gasket which blew at 120000

Clutch master cylinder at 125000

New clutch on cooling fan, repaired radiator due to overheating

Replaced rusted exhaust from the cat back

Dome light won't work, seats coming apart at the seams.

Power steering blew out, replaced it.. then it blew again.. pretty challenging to drive a 3200-pound car with 16" tires with out it.

General Comments:

This car will defiantly be a classic, however be prepared to the price or repairs and maintenance in owning one.

Gas mileage is not the best at around 19 city.

It's fairly fast for such a heavy car, but if you want true speed invest in the turbo models.

Beautiful ride with the targa top off, but not so much with it on due to lots of interior noise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2005

1988 Toyota Supra V6 from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Best car I ever owned

Faults:

Brakes had to be replaced.

Headlight switch broke. $135 to replace.

Smoked slightly under hard acceleration.

Front and rear bumper faded due to sun.

General Comments:

Very fun car to drive.

Not built for highway driving or rough roads.

When the targa top was removed the car felt less ridged and seem to flex a little under harder driving.

Most reliable car I've ever owned.

Would most diffidently buy another one if it had less than 80,000 miles on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2004

4th Oct 2004, 19:00

I disagree. I own a Toyota Supra and it loves the highway. To me that is were the car is most comfortable.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 15 reviews