1986 Toyota Supra User Reviews

1986 Toyota Supra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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Cameron writes:
1986 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback Review
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Reliable, bullet-proof, fast.  Excellent handling.  Very tunable.

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Not a comfy ride.  Heavy.  Fuel consumption with today's prices.

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Poor-man’s Ferrari, Even In Standard Non-turbo Form — Not many cars on the road can beat one of these off the line, even in the standard naturally-aspirated form. The 3 litre six puts out more horses than most Aussie V8’s of the era - combined with a good, tough transmission and limited slip diff, they’re very quick for a car that is over 20 years old. The turbo and twin turbo models aren’t for the feint hearted – as much for the wallet-shrivelling fuel consumption as the awesome speed. Very well equipped from the factory, electric gizmos are all there (including electric windows, mirrors, cruise, excellent air-con, even electric lumbar support!) they are very well built. Everything seems to work, forever. The doors, whilst they work fine, are tinny and make a terrible sound when the pillarless windows are wound down. After 300 000kms and only one head gasket (they’re well-regarded for blowing head gaskets) mine still doesn’t use any oil. The key seems to be to use the power and send the needle right around the tacho a few times a week. It thrives on being driven hard. The suspension is sophisticated and provides a great deal of the car’s massive (for it’s proportions) 1700kg weight – but don’t expect it to be comfortable. This is a sports car, and it thumps and bumps over potholes and ridges ion the road like one. Handling, however, is spectacular – with minimal body-roll and no understeer. Oversteer is the killer, but is only ever induced by ridiculous speeds going into corners – not recommended! The flailing tail end is hard to catch. Fuel consumption is what you’d expect from 3 litres and six cylinders, and it responds reasonably well to economy runs – but that’s no fun. I tried to thrash mine to death, but all it did was cost me more in fuel! Highly recommended.

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Steven writes:
1986 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback Review
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Up-grading to the 1JZ-GTE and people commenting on such a nice car.

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Fuel consumption and the Age

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My Ma70 Supra... — This is my first car, a MkIII Toyota Supra. Its a MA70 7M-GE. This engine is a non turbo. Was great while it was working but i did come across a few issues. The car being the 1986 model had a few aging issues and therefore heaps of problems. So after i killed the first 7M engine i brought another MA70 that was a ride-off to replace the first one... due to not fully filling the gear box with oil i blew the gear box and clutch. I have now since then done a 1JZ-GTE engine conversion. This was stressful due to lack of mechanics willing to take on the project. But now having it fully completed i love it. Performance - The stock 1JZ is a fantastic engine. It puts power down as nice as a Supra can due to stock suspension set up. In saying that my Supra handles very well I've found. Mine still has the 7M-GE brake set, which is the same as the 1JZ-GTE... So I've had no issues braking from a high speed. Build Quality - Well i already mention the 7M's aging engine problem, enough said on that. There is an annoying squeak from the boot hatch. The doors are a very heavy part of the car and due to the shear size of the door it becomes a issue if u park on a slope it falls back onto you or hard into the ground, damaging the bottom corner. Appearance - The exterior of this car screams Japaneses power car. It has slick angles and curves to entice to eyes. With its long nose and stock wide front and rear quarter panels it just has a tough stance. The front bar with its split look, hiding the parkers and indicators and big open air intake to cool engine and optimize intercoolers effectiveness. Fog lights mounted down low and the very typicaly 80's look of pop-up head lights. Interior is a true 80's sports car look. Long dash full of gauges and switches to let you know whats going on at all times. Bucket racing seats to hold you in place while driving. They're also adjustable to hug you perfectly. Plenty of leg room for the driver and passenger, not so much if you get stuck in the back. But thats a given with all two doors coupes. Cost - Well with any sports car its not going to be cheap. They're not great on fuel, but be truthful who buys a car like this for fuel economey?? No one. Maintanence is shocking being an import spares are hard to come by. You need to find a speacilist in the type of car or maker. Due to the age it also makes it hard. Fun Factor - Well this would be the most important part really. Oh MY Goodness!! It is most deffinetly a fun car to drive. Takes off hard, truns heads of other motorists. Gives a real addreninal rush as you push into boost. Throwing you into your seat as you and the car race up to any speed limit. Flying up into the corner then braking hard and droping down to the right gear to boost hard out of the apexi of the corner. A car like this encourages other sports cars to want to race you down the main street. Would i recommend this to a friend? Yes! I would but only if they are willing to fix it and put time and money as owning a sports car is a money hunrgy thing as i've learnt the hard way. But to me the money i've spent was worth it. Overall i would give it 10/10... But in a proper rating. I would say 8.5/10.

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MalPraktikal writes:
1986 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback Review
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5

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Power, handling, shifting, driving this car is effortless.

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The fact that part of the intake manifold had to be removed to do some work on the top of the car.

MalPraktikal
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I Love It!! — I absolutely love the inline six design... Burning out is fun and reaching 100mph is quick and easy. No matter where you go this car turns heads. When the car starts up and the engine revs, I feel totally relaxed.

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

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Travis writes:
1986 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback Review
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4

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Fast RWD

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ABS sucks

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86 Supra Turbo — Lipp 60-1 turbo, Spearco intercooler, Lipp IC piping, 550 injectors, SAFC2, Zeitronix Wideband 02 sensor, ACT performance clutch, Tanabe 3" Exhaust and downpipe, blueprinted block. Car is amazing fun to drive but needs better braking system. Cost of this beast is a little bit expensive but worth every penny.

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

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Vincent writes:
1986 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback Review
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5

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fun and easy to drive quick and fast even tho its heavy lots of oppurtunity for it and possibilities

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head gasket brakes and rear hatch leaks

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Amazing!!!!!! But A Pain In The Ass Sometimes — Fun and amazing can be a pain to work on but has a lot of potential. you can mix and match parts of a mustang too. Cost can be expensive because its toyota. the car is absolutely fun to drive though i can tell you that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rich writes:
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5

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classic, great to drive, great on gas, very reliable.

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rust.

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I Love It As A Project Car. — The 5m-ge is a solid engine, very capable 12 valve. it feels underpowered stock. but every part is rock solid. engine itself if taken care of, like any car, will last forever. toyota reliablity at its finest. of course mine was built, but i still miss how fun this true sports car was, it was a little piggly though, and had body roll with a relativily high center of gravity.

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

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Shiloh writes:
1986 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback Review
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run forever

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expensive parts

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1986.5 Supra — this was my first import car that i started to restore and modify. i had big plans but a small budget. parts for this car, being a 1986.5 model, were hard to find and extremely expensive. the car had 250,000 miles and ran like a charm! it had an adjustable suspension that worked really well from inside the car. the body seemed very susceptable to rust under the trim.

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Jd writes:
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5

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smooth, fun, fast, comfortable, stylish, reliable, and decent gas mileage for a sports car

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headgasket problem with all of them. but an easy fix.

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Most Reliable Sports Car Ever. — smooth, fun, fast, comfortable, stylish, reliable, and decent gas mileage for a sports car

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Ian writes:
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great handling, not too bad on gas mileage. fun to drive! dunno why lol

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small back seat. parts are pricey

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It Was A Very Fun Car. — would have liked it more if it was turbo charged though. not very hard to work on. i knew that engine bay like the back of my hand.

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floridaboy2005 writes:
1986 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback Review
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Way too many to list!!!

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Nothing!!!

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Best Car I've Ever Driven!!!!!!! — I am getting ready to sell my Supra but it's been the best car I've ever driven. I took it up to 147 MPH one time and will never forget it. Power everything, acceleration any time you need it. What more could you ask for.

Owner for 6 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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1998 Toyota Supra Reviews

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This car is very fast but not made to drive every day. I use it on weekends to earn a little extra money on the weekends. Very fun to drive and a lot of power under the hood. sounds great under accell... Read More

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1997 Toyota Supra Reviews

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This is the most fun you will have driving. The raw power of the engine will throw you back into your seat. These are rare and iconic sports cars that should be pampered. Toyota knows how to build ... Read More

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Great ride, handling, brakes, sound, great stereo, very reliable, quality construction, looks new after 16 years! People stop me on the street or in parking lots and ask if I want to sell the car or i... Read More

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1996 Toyota Supra Reviews

I Love My Supra Twin-turbo By Stephen

The Supra is an all around great sports car. Handles nice, plenty of power and at the current power level, 420 hp is plenty of power my needs. It's very comfortable cruising around town, or on the... Read More

Basil By Geoff

Not the greatest low end outta the 2j toyota has definatly made a beautiful car here and none the less even tho it lacks a bit of power its still fun as hell to drive. The handeling in these things ... Read More

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1995 Toyota Supra Reviews

Clear Title, 2jz-gte 6 Cyl. Engine By rob7746

Very responsive, twin turbo, solid Aluminum engine. Front & rear stablizers provide safer handling as well as the full functioning spoiler. Braking is superior and the steering is tight. The coc... Read More

Toyota Supra 2jz By Simas

This car is a beast and is very reliable and i love it... i beat an m3 at the lights days ago and that made me extremely happy its the most fun car to drive in my opinion i will never get rid of it Read More

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1994 Toyota Supra Reviews

Looks Can Be Decieving, An Ugly Skinny Tire Car That Alot Faster Then It Looks By suprabad911

just isnt reliable and streetable enough to be a badass street car, if the battery would stay charged longer it would definitely be my daily driver. its fun, its fast and it definitely turns heads. Ex... Read More

Toyota Supra Bpu By John

Classic, can't go wrong with this car, if you're single or not married yet. Think about it, add an intercooler, air intake, and put the boost up and you have ~450rwhp (NA version). Isn't that crazy?... Read More

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