The Truth About Cars » Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1983 Toyota Cressida Wagon, Salty Pacific Ocean Spray Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/junkyard-find-1983-toyota-cressida-wagon-salty-pacific-ocean-spray-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/junkyard-find-1983-toyota-cressida-wagon-salty-pacific-ocean-spray-edition/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1079161 Since we had some rusty Junkyard Finds recently and I just spent a couple of days driving around San Francisco looking at ocean-salt horror-story cars, let’s continue with the Toyota Rust theme and check out this frighteningly oxidized San Francisco Cressida. Cars in the non-mountainous regions of California mostly don’t rust much, unless they’re air-cooled […]

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Since we had some rusty Junkyard Finds recently and I just spent a couple of days driving around San Francisco looking at ocean-salt horror-story cars, let’s continue with the Toyota Rust theme and check out this frighteningly oxidized San Francisco Cressida. Cars in the non-mountainous regions of California mostly don’t rust much, unless they’re air-cooled […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/junkyard-find-1984-toyota-cressida-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/junkyard-find-1984-toyota-cressida-2/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=968386 Since nearly all of my Junkyard Finds are in Colorado and California, both places where the Toyota Cressida sold well, we get quite a few of these Lexus-precursor luxury Toyotas in this series. We’ve seen this ’80, this ’82 this ’84, this ’86 wagon, this ’87, this ’89, this ’90, and this ’92 in this […]

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Since nearly all of my Junkyard Finds are in Colorado and California, both places where the Toyota Cressida sold well, we get quite a few of these Lexus-precursor luxury Toyotas in this series. We’ve seen this ’80, this ’82 this ’84, this ’86 wagon, this ’87, this ’89, this ’90, and this ’92 in this […]

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Junkyard Find: 1990 Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1990-toyota-cressida/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1990-toyota-cressida/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=934274 The Toyota Cressida was very reliable (partly because first owners tended to be the types who did regular maintenance) and held its value well, so it took until about a decade ago for them to start showing up in cheap self-service wrecking yards in large quantities. We’ve seen this ’80, this ’82 this ’84, this […]

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The Toyota Cressida was very reliable (partly because first owners tended to be the types who did regular maintenance) and held its value well, so it took until about a decade ago for them to start showing up in cheap self-service wrecking yards in large quantities. We’ve seen this ’80, this ’82 this ’84, this […]

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Junkyard Find, Crabspirits Editions: Toyota Cressidas, Transformed By Michael Bay http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-crabspirits-editions-toyota-cressidas-transformed-by-michael-bay/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-crabspirits-editions-toyota-cressidas-transformed-by-michael-bay/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:55:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=782369 To preface, this intrusion into the thunder dome that is Murilee’s arena isn’t going to be a regular occurrence. If you’ve ever seen him once-over a suspect entrant at a Lemons race, you know he is master of his domain. I’m not just any geek off the street myself though when it comes to the […]

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To preface, this intrusion into the thunder dome that is Murilee’s arena isn’t going to be a regular occurrence. If you’ve ever seen him once-over a suspect entrant at a Lemons race, you know he is master of his domain. I’m not just any geek off the street myself though when it comes to the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Toyota Cressida Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1986-toyota-cressida-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1986-toyota-cressida-wagon/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=770506 The Toyota Cressida is now at its moment of peak junkyard availability, with most examples finally getting to the point at which repairs just aren’t justified by the car’s value. The Cressida was an extremely well-built car by 1980s standards, and a pretty good car even through our jaded 21st-century eyes (which view vehicles that […]

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The Toyota Cressida is now at its moment of peak junkyard availability, with most examples finally getting to the point at which repairs just aren’t justified by the car’s value. The Cressida was an extremely well-built car by 1980s standards, and a pretty good car even through our jaded 21st-century eyes (which view vehicles that […]

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Piston Slap: FREE Cressida, Sanjeev! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/piston-slap-free-cressida-sanjeev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/piston-slap-free-cressida-sanjeev/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:36:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479850 Jonny writes: Hey sanjeev, i’m looking for some advice on what i should do here. The car: 1987 Toyota Cressida, 170,000kms (i live in vancouver, BC), usual mid-eighties toyota rust, other than needing brakes it seems to run great. i paid exactly $0.00 for the car. a friend’s parents moved away and just wanted to […]

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Jonny writes: Hey sanjeev, i’m looking for some advice on what i should do here. The car: 1987 Toyota Cressida, 170,000kms (i live in vancouver, BC), usual mid-eighties toyota rust, other than needing brakes it seems to run great. i paid exactly $0.00 for the car. a friend’s parents moved away and just wanted to […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1982-toyota-cressida/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1982-toyota-cressida/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469207 I always notice the Cressida when I see an example in a wrecking yard, and the last two years have seen a dramatic increase in the numbers of Toyota’s pre-Lexus rear-drive luxury sedan going to The Crusher. I suppose that means that the balance between real-world value and cost to fix mechanical problems has finally […]

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I always notice the Cressida when I see an example in a wrecking yard, and the last two years have seen a dramatic increase in the numbers of Toyota’s pre-Lexus rear-drive luxury sedan going to The Crusher. I suppose that means that the balance between real-world value and cost to fix mechanical problems has finally […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1987-toyota-cressida/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1987-toyota-cressida/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459261 How long does the typical Toyota Cressida last? Based on my recent surge in wrecking-yard Cressida sightings (this ’92, this ’84, this ’89, and this ’80) after decades of the Cressida being a once-every-six-months junkyard catch, I’m going to say that your typical Cressida lasts about 25 years, give or take a half-decade. Part of […]

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How long does the typical Toyota Cressida last? Based on my recent surge in wrecking-yard Cressida sightings (this ’92, this ’84, this ’89, and this ’80) after decades of the Cressida being a once-every-six-months junkyard catch, I’m going to say that your typical Cressida lasts about 25 years, give or take a half-decade. Part of […]

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Junkyard Find: 1992 Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1992-toyota-cressida/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1992-toyota-cressida/#comments Sun, 02 Sep 2012 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458610 Everyone knows about the Cressidas of the 1980s, but we often forget that Toyota sold Cressidas in North America through the 1992 model year. That means that the Lexus LS400 and Toyota Cressida were available at the same time for three model years, giving Toyota shoppers the choice of two different rear-drive luxury sedans. I […]

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Everyone knows about the Cressidas of the 1980s, but we often forget that Toyota sold Cressidas in North America through the 1992 model year. That means that the Lexus LS400 and Toyota Cressida were available at the same time for three model years, giving Toyota shoppers the choice of two different rear-drive luxury sedans. I […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-1984-toyota-cressida/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-1984-toyota-cressida/#comments Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:50:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458374 We’ve seen a totally Malaise-y early Cressida and a didn’t-know-they-built-them-so-recently Cressida in this series, but I’ve been scouring the self-serve yards for an example of the mid-80s rear-drive Toyota luxury sedans. Finally, here’s an ’84, complete with all manner of high-tech (for the time) features. It’s very angular, in the manner of just about all […]

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We’ve seen a totally Malaise-y early Cressida and a didn’t-know-they-built-them-so-recently Cressida in this series, but I’ve been scouring the self-serve yards for an example of the mid-80s rear-drive Toyota luxury sedans. Finally, here’s an ’84, complete with all manner of high-tech (for the time) features. It’s very angular, in the manner of just about all […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/junkyard-find-1989-toyota-cressida/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/junkyard-find-1989-toyota-cressida/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416129 You rarely see first-gen Cressidas, such as the junked ’80 I found last week these days; it seems that the third-gen (84-88) models make up the bulk of survivor Cressidas in North America. Fourth-gen examples— like this one I spotted in a Los Angeles self-service yard— are about as common as Crowns. Toyota’s reputation for […]

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You rarely see first-gen Cressidas, such as the junked ’80 I found last week these days; it seems that the third-gen (84-88) models make up the bulk of survivor Cressidas in North America. Fourth-gen examples— like this one I spotted in a Los Angeles self-service yard— are about as common as Crowns. Toyota’s reputation for […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Toyota Cressida http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-cressida/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-cressida/#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:30:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415972 The Cressida was never a big seller in North America, and the second- and third-generation versions make up most of the examples you’ll see these days. First-gen ones like this ’80 I spotted in an Oakland self-service yard on Monday are just about nonexistent… and the number of survivors is about to be reduced by […]

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The Cressida was never a big seller in North America, and the second- and third-generation versions make up most of the examples you’ll see these days. First-gen ones like this ’80 I spotted in an Oakland self-service yard on Monday are just about nonexistent… and the number of survivors is about to be reduced by […]

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