1988 Toyota Supra User Reviews

1988 Toyota Supra Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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" 14 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"turbo" 3 reviews
"roof" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Mark writes:
1988 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback standard Review
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Very fun, stylish

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Non turbo is a bit of a snail after about 4,000 rpm, kinda soft

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Get One As A Toy! — Fun car, gets a lot of looks, especially with the roof off. Could use a turbo, but still has enough get up and go. May need stiffer suspension from stock, at higher speeds it tends to roll a bit. Excellent as a toy lol

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

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crimsonarchon writes:
1988 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback standard Review
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4

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beautiful car

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old

crimsonarchon
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Speed Deamon — best car ive owned because it is 1 of 500 ever mad. I have drove many miles in this car and it has always got me to my destination in style. rear wheel drive makes for better acceleration and reaction time

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Toy4RK writes:
1988 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback standard Review
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Cool looking car; fast without being overpriced

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Leaking oil; leaking roof

Toy4RK
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Supra Needs Better Gaskets! — Owned an 88 Supra with Targa top from new until 10 years old. Sold it with 88K miles. Not a bad car, except twice I had to change the header gasket (a $2200 job each time) due to oil leaks. I finally gave up on the car when the roof gaskets would not allow the roof to seal properly and I had a wet lap everytime it rained. Easy to drive and maintain otherwise.

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jcn writes:
1988 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback turbo Review
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looks, performance

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hate the sun roof -- should have been a T

jcn
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Most Wonderful Machine I Ever Owned. — Love this car -- only 63,000 original miles on it. (Too sweet to drive in the rain or snow.) Wonderful acceleration and handling. Super comfortable front seats -- back seats are a laugh, of coures. Only problem is, with the sunroof off, handling really, really deteriorates, so I never remove it. T design would have been much better.

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

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Kimmo writes:
1988 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback standard Review
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Great things in this Supra was handling at summer and winter. Original seats were also fantastic.

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3 litres 6-cylinders and so slow... not anything without turbo.

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My First Modification. Slow As Hell, But Shiny Like The Sun. — Piaggio pearl orange color (original was dark gray). Bomex bodykit with Greddy bumper and Impreza rear wing. Own designed tribals on hood and sides. Blue/black alcantara interior with blue neons and Simoni Racing accessories. 2x12" SPL Dynamics subs and amps, DLS separate speakers. 17" wheels

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Joshua writes:
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plus side: Fun, goodlooking, stable FR car with lots of potential

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down side: Older, more maintanence, lacks power without mods

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N/a Mk3 Supra Review — Its a fun car, lacks the power of newer cars because it isn't the turbo model but hopefully once I finish my engine swap it won't have that problem anymore >:D. Though its pretty quick once its already rolling i.e. on the highway, its 23 years old and can keep up with RX-8's, 350Z's and most Mustangs (as long as there are not heavily modded). Its very stable feeling compared to other cars I've driven, its easy to feel when the limits of the car are being reached, won't surprise you in the middle of a corner unless your doing something rediculous lol. The body style looks great I constintly recieved compliments about the car until I got some body damage, the interior looks like an 80's car :P but its not unbearable and it fits with the exteriors appearance. They are old cars though so as with any older car there is going to be repairs and maintanence that must be done (METAL HEADGASKET AND APR STUDS lol), so if you want something that you can just take out run hard and not really worry about this might not be the right choice, unless you plan to refurbish the car from the start.

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

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Floyde writes:
1988 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback turbo Review
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Absolute beast

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lil on the heavy side for the breaks installed

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Crankenstien A.k.a. Boost (thx Jared) — This is my favorite car that i have owned for pure driving experience, has great power with the stock 7mgte, but due to the infamous head gasket problems i blew the motor and got a 1jzgte installed with the extra power its even funner to drive. It accelerates like a beast once you hit boost, braking seems a bit sketchy but i think its because its the first car I've owned over 3000pounds, even so its easy to throw around corners even with the weight thanks to TEMS. The build quality seems awesome there's almost no rust the interior is still immaculate and this is a 21 year old car! the interior isn't sexy but its functional and comfortable and can handle abuse. The exterior at first glance wasn't anything special but as i started doing body work and looking at the car more i realized it has a very ominous presence and at times looks very feminine with the curves down the side but still masculine and sometimes scary from the strong boxy front. The gas millage is great if you don't hit boost often in the low gears, parts are cheap unless your doing something one off. I cant get over how fun this car is to drive if you ever get a chance take one for a spin, you'll thank yourself.

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Dan writes:
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Buy it for its handling, power, and curb appeal. The Supra has the whole package.

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Avoid this car if you are an idiot.

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Hands Down, The Best Car I've Ever Had The Pleasure Of Owning — I bought it knowing full well that it likely had the notorious blown head gasket. Sure enough, it was well on its way when I got the car. I wasn't too concerned about that since I was planning on a rebuild anyway. I chose this specific one because it was for sale by the original purchaser. That's right, this baby is 23 years old, and I'm the second owner. It also had a mere 119 000 kms on it when I picked it up for a sum so small, it would make your head spin.

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Jon writes:
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The power,handling an the looks.

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I hate that i dont got it no more!

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Awesome Car! — One of the best cars Ive had! And I owned had 20 cars. Its fast with the straight six motor,handles awesome with the nice wide tires all around,good on gas an you cant for get the fun you can have with this car!

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

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Brent writes:
1988 Toyota Supra 2 dr liftback standard Review
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fast, somewhat good on gas, comfortable seats, loud exhaust, turns heads

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non-turbo :-( , not low enough, needs some bodywork, needs rims

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Great Car — fairly fast, good handling, paint looks great, great car to drive, easy to drive, targa top = awesomeness, smooth running engine, lots of performance and appearance upgrades are available, its a solid car, not much roll when taking corners at high speeds

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1982 Toyota Supra Reviews

Great Sports Car By Christopher

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From Camry To Supra By Andreas

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