1993 Toyota Supra Reviews

1993 Toyota Supra 3.0L twin turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0L twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1 kilometres
Most recent distance510050 kilometres

Summary:

From a red, you'll win

Faults:

I bought this car for 33,000 back in 1991. The car is a 6 speed 3L twin turbo.

I had a custom stereo put in, new rims.

The car has a mind of its own past 400,000km. Some days it starts. Others it doesn't.

The head gasket blew at 170,000.

General Comments:

I HAVE BAGGED THIS CAR SINCE DAY ONE, AND WHEN IT STARTS, it will destroy any Honda on the road.

This car has treated me well for so many years.

This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails.

The interior is godlike; everything is toward the driver. The backseat is another story, little kids don't even fit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2009

1993 Toyota Supra 3.0 na from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 na Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Faults:

Faint grinding noise that becomes noticeable when car is at speed 60+Kph.

Speed sensor fault that causes the O/d light to flash. May be overheating. Fault code 42.

Boot hatch rattle.

So many noises coming from the interior paneling and behind the dash.

Exhaust from cat back completrly rusted through and needed replacing.

Rear spoiler connection not an exact fit causing dew and moss build up.

General Comments:

I bought the car considerably cheaper than the market value at an auction. It appeared that the last owner had lost interest in it and let the vehicle run down a little.

This Supra was completely stock Na, auto apart from being lowered considerably and uprated suspension.

I didn't know much about supra and bought the car basically on sleek sporty looks, performance, 2doors, legroom and Toyota's reputation.

I soon found out that there was a herd of horses lying under the bonnet that were dying to be set free. Releasing them was the easy part!

Upkeep: I threw out the old rusted exhaust and upgraded to a simple straight through system that gave it a sporty and somewhat anoying hum at low revs.

Handling is amazing! uprated suspension and lowering gives the car super glue like cornering ability's.

Although 70/30 weight distribution coupled with its power make sliding the rear end on accleration a breeze, especially in the wet. consider wider rear tyres to control this problem.

Money spent on the new exhaust and minor repairs to boot hatch and tiny rust repairs are negligible. Although it must be mentioned that Genuine Toyota replacement parts are a complete rip-off. consider the big selection of used or aftermarket parts and save$$$

I removed the over sized rear spoiler which gave the car nice clean lines. and prevented further accumulation of grime between the seal.

Apart from the faint rear end grinding noise the car has been mechanically fine for the first 5k@140k on the clock.

Nice styling, perfomance and leg room. If the cost of gas is an issue look elsewhere, if driver satisfaction is a priority then this Japanese Ferarri is for you.

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

Review Date: 28th May, 2005

31st Dec 2007, 13:50

I have a supra and don't have rattles etc however what people have to bear in mind is that some of these cars are 14-15 yrs old.

1993 Toyota Supra RZ 3.0L Twin turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0L Twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 kilometres
Most recent distance111000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Excellent performance with great reliability

Faults:

1. Replaced the battery twice.

2. Rear hatch rattle. This drives me nuts! Apparently this is a common problem on these cars, and can be rectified by re-fitting the rear hatch bumpers. I've been informed that these cost $8 each, but can be a nuisance to fit.

3. Small electrical problems. Gear selection light doesn't illuminate. Appears to be only a minor problem. Temp selection light also occasionally fails. Rear brake light strip shows a few bulbs out. Overall, these are only minor problems.

4. Jesus handle on passenger side is broken. It was like that when I bought the car.

5. Minor squeaks and interior rattles.

6. CD player fails completely leaving the CD jammed inside. Won't turn on or off. Then miraculously starts working again.

7. Traction control is very annoying at times. I always turn this off.

General Comments:

This is an absolutely awesome sports car. For cost effectiveness nothing compares. These cars are now selling in Australia for mid to low 20's. Twin turbo traction control, performance is mind blowing. The sound of the turbo is absolutely awesome. Styling is superb, reliability is excellent. Insurance for younger drivers may be quite high. Occasionally parts can be an issue.

For anyone considering purchasing one of these cars... my advice is get one today, you won't be disappointed. This car is now 10 years old, and turns more heads than Wimbledon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2003

17th Feb 2005, 20:26

Hey there!,

I am looking for a Supra for myself and I here that there great cars...i wanted one for a long time, but I just can't find one for cheap anywhere, also if you fixed up a Supra it COULD beat a corvette unless you don't know how to drive! well I hope you have good luck with your car, cya!

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 5 reviews