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I am currently considering purchasing an automatic 1993 Supra TT (MKIV) with 74K miles for $17K.

Are there any known problems or issues (technical or otherwise) for the 1993 model year that I should be aware of? (especially with major components like the automatic transmission) I haven't heard of any and assume that there aren't really any, but I just want to double check.

Someone also once told me that 1993 Supras aren't as fast as the later years - is that just baloney? (it sounds like it is)

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
 

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Semi common problems.

Valve stem seals. Worn seals leak oil producing smoke out the tail pipe.

Possibly leaky targa or stripped targa bolts.

Worn or blown turbos.

Previously wrecked or crashed.

All years are almost the same.
 
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Thanks for the advice.

So no real '93-specific issues then, right?

I checked out the car last night. The body is in perfect shape - not a single ding or anything, and the paint is still excellent. Not sure about the mechanical parts yet.

Assuming that the engine, turbos, and other internal mechanical parts are in good shape, does this car seem like a decent deal at $17K? It is a '93 TT, automatic, 74K miles, cloth front seats and leather back, charcoal (brownish) color, single owner.
 

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cyber_x said:

Assuming that the engine, turbos, and other internal mechanical parts are in good shape, does this car seem like a decent deal at $17K? It is a '93 TT, automatic, 74K miles, cloth front seats and leather back, charcoal (brownish) color, single owner.
Be sure to find out if the 60K service has been done--timing belt, drive belts, water pump if necessary, etc.

And from the looks of it, you have a really good deal on your hands, however I'm not sure about the cloth front seats and leather in back? If its the original owner then they must have an explanation for that. Anyway, Anthracite is a great RARE color. Hope it goes well.
 

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ohter than the color( known as monkey shit brown) and th eodd combination of seats it is a good deal. the price of supras vary quite a bit and it depends on how much the owner knows about the car. The cars are rare and in demand and the prices can and do reflect that. If you don't like the color you can always repaint it( it is a rare color though unpopular) and you can always get the seats recovered in leather. Make sure a mechanic and someone familiar with supras looks over the car. the average Toyota mechanic does not know jack about the car.
 
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Thanks again for the feedback.

About the seats - the seller told me that was how it came stock...with black cloth seats in front and black leather in back. Did any Supras come like this stock? I've been told by others that it seems fishy, and I've looked at a lot of Supras and have never seen that combination, either.

And thanks, Bernout, for matching a name - anthracite - with that color, so now I finally know how to refer to it.
 

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The cloth front and leather rear is a stock configuration. Leather was an option some years.

The cloths seats are rare and desirable. If you want leather it should be pretty easy to trade or buy some for a couple hundred bucks.
 
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greensoup -
Thanks for confirming that the seat configuration is indeed stock. I was really wondering about that, as it seems that a lot of others aren't familiar with that configuration, either. Now I can be less paranoid about something being funny with the seats. =)
 
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