Original owner of CA-bought Cressida. Still looks new inside and out with 165K miles. Disappointed in performance (probably due to to CA emissions) compared to most of today's sedans - looking into new "chip" and/or Supra turbo charger. I test drive new cars ~every two years, haven't found anything <$70K worth buying to replace it with and I refuse to buy a car that costs more then my first home.
Ride, gas-mileage for a car this old and size is +/- 18 mpg, size is just right.
Bring back the RWD top-of-the-line Toyota, or make a Lexus ES w/RWD.
My car is now 16 years old and running like a top. I love the look and comfort of it and can't even think about getting another car, even though it has 240,000 miles on it. I've never had any major expenses, just routine maintenance. People offer to buy it frequently, but I'm told 300,000 miles is pretty much assured and 500,000 miles is not uncommon, so I'll just try and see.
Aside from the fact I think my car is cute and love the sunroof, it always runs. I use oil for high mileage vehicles and use Shell V-Power gas and it just keeps on ticking. It's airtight and the police had a really hard time getting into it when I locked the keys in the trunk.
bought used in '94 with 15000k. recently had to have head redone
because of head gasket. head gaskets last about 120k because of
design flaw. water jacket is right on top of cylinder, doesn't allow for wide
enough gasket at that point, consequently gaskets blow out at that
spot. Still an excellent vehicle.