1994 Toyota Supra Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1994 Toyota Supra Targa 3.0 turbo from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carMazda MX5

Summary:

The most beautiful, fun, fast, expensive, and favorite car you'll ever own

Faults:

A/C was not working when I bought the car (but who cares, it's a supra :)

Started failed at about 140,xxx miles.

Valve stem seals on the head need to be replaced (common issue)

Water pump had to be changed at about 146,xxx miles.

General Comments:

Wow, what a beautiful car. You can't keep it from turning heads wherever you go. Put some custom wheels on it and it's a sight to behold.

The car is super fast right out of the box. Mine was bone stock when I bought it (it's got a couple small mods now) but definitely not a good car for a novice driver. Loads of power, still faster than most new sports cars.

Can be expensive on repairs (but what supercar isn't) They are getting old, so chances are things are going to break. Keep in mind the car is very reliable though.

Can be very pricey to purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2008

1994 Toyota Supra SSZ-R 2JZ-GE from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2JZ-GE Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 kilometres
Most recent distance106000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Swift

Summary:

Race car with Corolla reliability

Faults:

- Rattle from rear hatch

- Starting engine died.

General Comments:

- The Supra is a beautiful car, you'll turn heads where ever you go.

- It's built like a tank, you will never have a problem with reliability with this car even if you neglect it a little.

- The non-turbo version has very poor acceleration unless launched at higher revs (but who wants to do that everyday). Very comfortable at high speeds.

- It's quite comfortable, but not the most comfortable car you'll ever sit in.

- No cup holders is a bummer

- The handling is excellent, you'll be able to throw your supra around tight corners at high speed you would would never thought physically possible.

- Rear seats are tiny, but if you need a car to transport people all the time, this isn't the car for you.

- Visibility is poor at your blind spot.

- Braking is phenomenal

- Fuel consumption is OK depending on how you drive it. I've done up to 570 kilometers on a full tank of 91 octane regular unleaded.

- Easily to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2007

9th Mar 2008, 05:15

OMG you're using standard unleaded???

14th Jan 2009, 15:08

Haha, he said 91 Octane, you're probably thinking of 87 or something. :)

1994 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0 turbo from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carLexus GS400

Summary:

Stellar Performance with Amazing Reliability

Faults:

Power antenna has bent twice... left it up both times through the car wash! Replaced with a rubberized GPS-style stubby antenna.

Weather-striping at front of targa roof became loose causing turbulence when the targa was off. Added 3M double sided tape to cure this.

General Comments:

Toyota was years ahead of the competition when it introduced this car in 1993. Even by today's standards, this car is still very relevant. Fantastic engine performance, stupendous brakes, driver-centric comfortable interior, and RELIABLE. There are few sports cars that can match the reliability of a Supra.

My Supra is a 1994, and has been tastefully modded. It now makes over 500 horsepower at the crank, yet is still docile enough to be my daily driver. Combined city and highway driving yields 22.5 MPG, which is amazing for this caliber of performance. Put flatly, the performance is immense. This is one of the few cars that you can truly say pushes you back in the seat with its explosive power and acceleration. How fast? Mid 12's in the quarter mile on street tires on relatively low boost. The interior is very comfortable, with the center stack tilted towards the driver. A tach sits front and center in the gauge display. The ride is firm, but very comfortable and forgiving. It is nowhere near as harsh as a C5 Corvette, yet delivers better handling (.96G on the skidpad!). The targa adds a nice touch for summer days, and is remarkably turbulent free.

But best of all is just how reliable this car is. You'd think with the amount of horsepower, that things might break. Not so. All that is done is regular oil changes every 3000 miles. I also change the spark plugs at the same interval since it's cheap to do and keep the car performing perfectly. Nothing has gone wrong with this car. It's as reliable as any other Toyota, which means just add gas and go, go , go!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2006

25th Jan 2007, 03:29

Totally agree with comment above.

I love the sound of a big American v-8,but as overall package the Supra is still right up there in the UK as one of the bench mark cars today.

Just a shame that petrol price's and steep insurance costs put me off owning a brilliant car.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 9 reviews