1986 Toyota Cressida User Reviews

1986 Toyota Cressida Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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Jonathan writes:
1986 Toyota Cressida Review
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5

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Lexus-like build quality, very fun, excellent cornering abilities, modest power, extremely reliable, very easy to drive for a RWD car in winter

Cons

Parts are expensive, waiting for parts much longer than normal, always underestimated

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My Toyota Cressida, A Hand Me Down Car That I Actually Like — My Cressida is a hand me down from my dad so I've known basically the entire car's lifespan. The interior is very well appointed with a proper mix of cloth, plastic and something rare today...metal. Comfort has never been an issue in this car since it was designed as a long distance cruiser. I've never heard anybody say anything negative about the comfort of my car after giving them a ride. Powered by a straight-six producing 156 hp, its numbers are low today but still on par with a lot of 4-cylinders. Where I was most impressed with this car is its cornering, very few cars of this size corner so well at 100 kph. Having RWD helps a great deal but the suspension being nearly the same as a Mk II Supra's is even better. It has a limited slip differential as standard equipment(if its Canadian) making it more fun as well as controllable in winter. Styling of this car is ultra-conservative. If you do not like square conservative cars, you probably think its ugly. That said, this car has a lot of exterior chrome even for an 80s car. The paint quality is very good so many Cressidas still shine brighly. I've found its exterior looks to be useful, since it presents itself as "grandpa's car" cops often look the other way and book a young man in a Honda Civic. Its styling also shocks people after they realized its so good. Running this car is a bit more expensive than others. First thing, I use premium fuel not so much for performance rather my engine runs far more smoothly with less hesitation thus saving me fuel that would have been wasted bringing the car to speed. It actually can consume fuel better than several new mid-sized/full sized cars so long as you don't drive it stupidly. While its extremely reliable if anything actually breaks...its either one of two things or both...the part is expensive, the part will take likely 2 weeks to arrive. Overall, because of this car's excellent qualities I've put off having a newer car...because there's nothing out there that's better without spending large sums of money. My dad intended to give me his 2004 Toyota Avalon's keys, I told him I didn't want it since I liked the Cressida so much more.

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cresidagirl writes:
1986 Toyota Cressida Review
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Pros

everything

Cons

they don't make them anymore

cresidagirl
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Perfect In Every Way. — My father owned a 1986 Toyota cressida and it was the greatest car I have ever driven. (even 25 yrs later) The ride was smooth as a baby's butt and the sound system was incredible for it's day. Everything about it was perfect- the ride- the seating (soo comfortable !) and it never broke down. My only regret is entering the military and not taking it with me ! This is the greatest car ever !

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Al writes:
1986 Toyota Cressida Review
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4

Pros

the magnaflow muffler (loud)

Cons

messed up wiring, smashed windsheild, motor started to smoke.

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My Second Car — performance: **** old mans sports car build quality: *** it rusted in the back like mad. appearence: *** to my opinion fun factor: **** this car is awsome, i wish mine was in better condition... sadly there was so little made in canada. well, from what i was told.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ammar writes:
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5

Pros

it was the first self owned car, and it was agood one

Cons

nothing really, except maybe it needed some more power.

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Miss It And Miss My Times In It Sooooooooo Much. — the 86 Grange Hardtop was the best ever: it looked so good for its time, performed well, and was reasonably priced (140 hp 2.8 L efi L6, and full power option at only SR32,000), where can you find this now?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Manuella writes:
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5

Pros

all good

Cons

none

Manuella
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Great — this is a new car for me...and I love it. like the look to (little mercedes,some people tell me...have just mabe2 incs. of rust that it will be easy to repair... and soo confortable...big sound system equaliser,full equip.,never sleep outside before and I just gett a portable garage for it...I love my new car...I always had GM,,grand-prix and like them...and I know the quality of toyota...so Happy...

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jamesr1018 writes:
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5

Pros

Nice handling, decent performance from a small V6.

Cons

Weak brakes. Notchy shifter doesn't allow precise shifting.

jamesr1018
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Really Like My Beretta. Wish I'd Had One When They First Came Out When I Was 17! :) — Love my '91 Beretta. I'm the second owner and bought it only a year ago. The first owner took pretty good care of it, but did abuse it a bit. However, the 18 year-old car handles well, has decent torque and power, and is a lot of fun to drive. The brakes leave a bit to be desired. The tiny rear drums do the Beretta no favours. The 5-speed manual shifter is notchy as all heck, but this was a common complaint with these cars. I get nearly 800 km out of a tank of gas, so I can't complain there. The styling is still pretty sharp, though the 15" body- colour crosslace wheels are a little dated.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1991 Toyota Cressida Reviews

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1990 Toyota Cressida Reviews

I Love The Car To Death, She Just Needs Some Work By Joseph

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1989 Toyota Cressida Reviews

Great Buy. By Seefat

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Saudi Ride By Wayne

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1988 Toyota Cressida Reviews

My Cressida By Ali

i loved this car. the 5MGE I-6 gave plenty of power to the Rear Wheels... this car loved to launch when u hit it hard at a light... it darted and was very fun!.. the torque this motor had was amazing ... Read More

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