1993 Toyota Cresta Tourer V
Without a doubt one of the most practical performance sedans on the JDM market today, the JZX90 Cresta can do it all. The Tourer V's practical dimensions allow for four full size adults to fit comfortably, with a trunk to match, all while secretly producing more power than most sports cars of the era. Finished in (6N2) Dark Green Mica, the paint is in good shape overall but does have some routine sized sizes scuffs, dings, and chips. The body is otherwise straight and has no major dents or scratches to note. The aftermarket aero is low key yet effective; the front and rear valances along with sideskirts have been fitted with sleeker appointments. The aggressive look, backed by a Supra motor and stout automatic transmission makes any commute a quick one, and can be a great platform to modify.
The spacious four door layout is a real relief when you need to transport friends, family and cargo. The interior has held up well since the vehicle rolled off the assembly line in 1993, with the dash and seats being in especially good shape. The charcoal colored dash remains uncracked, and compliments the well bolstered gray cloth buckets. A tilt wheel allows for maximum comfort and the audio, climate climate control, and switchgear are all readily at hand. A classy Nardi Torino leather wrapped wheel handles steering input, and adds some upscale aesthetic. A deep bucket seat in black cloth is super supportive, and slightly lowers the drivers position in the cockpit. The headliner is in good shape, and the audio system is both powered and functional. The Pioneer head unit could be easy switched out to something a bit more current, but other than that, the interior is quite modern. The soft, cloth coordinated door cards are in above average shape, and all the interior illumination works as it should. An updated JZX100 cluster was installed at some point, and as such, the mileage could not be verified but currently reads 13K miles. Power windows, power locks, and power folding mirrors also work as they should.
The venerable 1JZ-GTE is an engineering marvel. The low vibration characteristics make it a refined daily driven powerplant, and the amount of power they are capable of is impressive. The 2.5L straight six fires to life with a baritone bark. A new air filter compliments the FGK 3" polished exhaust allowing the engine to breathe easier. And the Blitz Super Sound blow off valve make sure the turbos are heard. A hard pipe kit and giant Blast FMIC complete the power mods. Acceleration is rapid, and the automatic transmission is smooth as butter. While the steering is tight and communicative, the midsize sedan is great through the twisties. The chassis is tied together via a Cusco front strut tower brace. Additionally, adjustable coilovers lower ride height and dampening, as well as set off the gunmetal 18" Wedsport TC-005 alloys. The ride quality isn't too aggressive for daily duty, and all season adhesion. The brakes slow the four door down quickly, and thanks to a fresh oil and filter service, no maintenance is needed for the next 5000 kilometers.
This versatile, durable, and handsome ride will only last a short amount of time. Toyota's sterling reputation for creating reliable, tunable, powerplants paired with such balanced chassis, make this an instant turn-key Japanese classic with exceptional value to boot.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.