1993 Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Available for: $13,495
Stock Number: 4675
The Toyota Aristo features the firebreathing heart of the Supra fitted in a spacious sedan with room for five. This 1993 3.0V is finished in a classic Platinum Silver Metallic (176) and offered with a mere 106K verified miles. The body is in good shape other than some minor dings, scuffs, and chips associated with normal use; and is accented by a set of 17" Cromodora alloys wheels and dark privacy tint. Lightly modified and legally imported, this turn-key highway bruiser would make for a killer daily driver or weekend sleeper and is a certified Japanese Classic.
The interior is in decent shape, especially for a vehicle of this age. Tons of power options are standard including power-folding mirrors, locks, and windows. Even a power tilting and telescoping column are working, and the driver benefits from an SRS airbag which was still a factory option at the time. The dash is in good nick, lacking any major imperfections such as distortion or cracking. A functional OEM audio system is simple to use and powers the speakers. We have no clue why you'd want to use it, as it would overpower one of the sweetest sounding six's in the business. The digital climate control works well, and the buttons are large and easy to manipulate. Hidden in the glovebox are a set of Greddy gauges that monitor boost, fuel, and oil temperature. The driver and passenger both receive powered seats, that are upholstered in a soft gray cloth. While fore and aft controls are now manual on the driver's side, both work well otherwise and are comfortable on long trips. The rear bench looks hardly used, with the door cards and headliner finished in a similar shade of gray. Those are both in good nick, but the gray carpet does note some light staining. To cover that up, we are including the factory carpet mats to prevent further soiling.
The chassis and engine Toyota developed for the Aristo demonstrate the brand's commitment to quality and refinement. The JSZ147 packs the same potent 3.0L 2JZ-GTE found in the legendary Mark IV Supra. Benefiting from a fresh oil and filter service, the inline-six turns over quickly with the twist of the key thanks to a newly installed 12V battery. These engines idle nearly vibration-free and sound fantastic. Breathing is improved by an aftermarket HKS intake and FGK dual exhausts. The deeper thrum from the duals sounds great at idle and doesn't drone at highway speeds. A front mount intercooler keeps the charged air as cold as possible, bumping up the power. Torque is sent to the rear wheels through an automatic gearbox. The unit shifts as its should and the stout four-door accelerate impressively up to speed. The suspension does a good job of sorting out the bumps, and the Aristo is able to insulate itself better from road imperfections. The long-wheelbase is also key for highway trips, giving a stable feel to the platform when on the interstate. The brakes are confident, as they have been upgraded to the larger JZA80 Supra calipers. Due to the upgraded brakes, it has caused some lights to come on the dash since they're a good deal larger than what the factory originally supplied. We are doing some digging to see if we can get the lights off, however, don't know if that's going to be possible with this setup. The steering is light and power-assisted making the Aristo a snap to maneuver around town. The wheels are all wrapped in new rubber at all four corners and delivers year-round grip, and a quiet ride.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.