Toyota Cressida for a beater?

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  1. SpeedyGST

    SpeedyGST Guest

    anyone give me a run down on these?

    pros
    cons
     
  2. emilio

    emilio Guest

    200hp
    RWD
    kinda heavy-3400lbs i think
    automatic only.
    gas mileage is about 18-20 street i believe...

    are you looking something for something with better gas mileage? there's a lot more out there...
     
  3. 194kw

    194kw Guest

    what year? fairly decent car, underpowered for their size.
     
  4. KeeperOfAcheron

    KeeperOfAcheron I dub thee Sir Phobos, Knight of Mars, beater of a

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    I agree. Unless you have some good deal someone is willing to give you, you could get a better car for gas milage.
     
  5. troglodyte

    troglodyte Guest

    Motor swap. Similar to the JDM Toyota Mark II. There is a lot on Japan for VIP and drifting this car so if you seach, you can find a lot of goodies. There should also be Cressida related forums too.
     
  6. emilio

    emilio Guest

    Im thinking a 2jz swap...the TT would kick ass...and then why not a getrag 6 speed manual tranny swap also
     
  7. OldSchoolSupra

    OldSchoolSupra What's the retail on one of those?

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    89-91 Cressida's have the non turbo 3rd gen supra motor, plus theyre actually lighter than the Supra. save a couple hundred bucks and turbo the 7MGE, youve got a hell of a sleeper...

    i have way too much involved in my Supras right now, otherwise id have one for a daily myself.
     
  8. Cressidas own you! :nono:
     
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  9. KeeperOfAcheron

    KeeperOfAcheron I dub thee Sir Phobos, Knight of Mars, beater of a

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  10. Johnny*MacBlayze

    Johnny*MacBlayze wassup? shut up!

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    they sip gas like a mofo
     
  11. I get 29 MPG on highway with mine. Then again I did get headers, intake full exhaust, no cat, so the car breathes much easier.
     
  12. liptonme

    liptonme OT Supporter

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    had one, had tranny issues. key word-had
     
  13. Yeahdoug

    Yeahdoug OT Supporter

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    7mgte would be easier and make a hell of a sleeper
     
  14. KERS

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    1jz

    cheaper than a 2j, change headgasket, minor supporting mods, boltons and put down 400-450RWHP.

    yes please.
     
  15. ae86andkp61

    ae86andkp61 Guest

    Sedans were available stateside with a manual, but they are rare. Wagons were auto only, but Supra trannies are plentiful to do a swap. 7M-GTE is a possible swap, and probably the easiest, but it is far from easy due to wiring differences between the turbo and non-turbo (7M-GE)

    The MX71/MX72 ('82-'88?) came with the 2.8-liter 5M-GE, and the later MX81 came with the 3.0 7M-GE

    I am seriously considering a Cressida wagon with manual swap as my next car.
     
  16. its a guy thing

    its a guy thing New Member

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    sure why not
     

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