I bought this car as an insurance write-
off. It had been front-ended and
subsequently rebuilt. After checking
with the body shop (who supplied me
with the maintenance records from day
1) I realized theat Cressidas were
built like tanks! Controls felt like
new (35000 km on car). Nice surprise -
newer motor with 50000 km installed
when car rebuilt.
This car was to have been just
a "beater" until we could afford
something better for wife but has
become primary transportation and will
be restored to as new over next couple
If you find a good 1998-91 Cressida at
any price, BUY IT! You won't be
-The poor man's Lexus - all the toys
without the price tag.
-Corners on rails!
-Lots of trunk space
-Timeless styling, still looks modern.
-People s-t themselves when they found
out how little I paid for it!
Need a better sound system, the
original Panasonis one sucks big time -
very quirky and only works
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.
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!
We had this car since it was new, and
it still runs great. As long as you
keep up with the maintenance, the car
will give you great cruising comfort.
Last TOYOTA 4 door with an Inline 6 and
Rear wheel drive.
Good passing power, very quiet even now
at 132,000 miles.