I owned a Toyota Cressida for almost 2
years and I think it is a very good
cruising car. Drive it carefully, use
premium gas and get the maintenance jobs
done in time, that's important. Head
gasked failure can possibly be avoided
by retorquing the head bolts. The car
has a pretty good mileage for a V-6
engine (up to 30 mpg on the highway) and
good performance. It shifts very
smoothly and has a very good suspension.
I wouldn't recommend the car for very
Quiet engine, very good steering, body
doesn't rust at all and powered elements
keep in good shape.
Bought this car new, and it has been a
pleasure to own for fourteen years.
It remains good looking to me despite
the years, and I still find it fun to
drive, as it is quiet and handles very
well. It has been very reliable, with
the possible exception of the need to
replace the air-conditioning
evaporator, although that might be
effect of the South Florida climate
more than anything else, as I had the
same problem with several other cars I
have owned here.
I can't really bring myself to get rid
of this car.
Quiet ride and comfortable size.
Decent milage and reliability. Looks.
A little late for improvement at its
age, but the only thing that comes to
mind is that the headlights don't
light up the road far enough ahead.
Also a slight whistle around the
driver's side mirror.
If you want a car that can take a hit and still get you to the market this is the one. I've have seen what this car can take first hand and it's a lot. I got this car and thought it was ugly at first then after spending countless hours cleaning and detailing it, putting rims and tires, tinting the windows and lowering it, it was turning heads right and left. People would come up to me and ask what kind of car was it? I'd just smile and tell them and they get a puzzled look on their face. It's a what? Toyota Cressida what that? It would take about 10 min to explain to them.
Comfort in the driving. Knowing where you point the car is where it's going. Disc brakes on all 4 corners. There not enough space on this page to tell you all the good points; when you own one you'll find out for yourself.
I'm 6'3 and could use a little more leg room not much more but another 2 inches would be great. Still it give you a comfortable ride after hours behind the wheel.
Nice car. Had every thing an 18 year
old speed demon needed to be happy.
Unfortunately, I was too much of a
speed demon and wrapped myself around a
telephone pole. Car got toasted, but I
survived. All hail Toyota!
Actually I own a '85 Cressida.
Purchased new from Dealer. Best car I
have ever owned, bar none. Still
driving it with 218,000 miles. Hasn't
been tuned-up in 6 years & still
running like a top. Interior, is worn
out though - Leather just does not hold-
up.If I could find another Cressida, I
would buy immediately!
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