1994 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
Available for: $12,495
Stock Number: 4385
Fast four-doors make sense for the enthusiast who still needs some practicality. Safe to say that driving a JZX90 Chaser isn't much of a compromise, as it has the Biturbo heart of a Supra, rear-drive architecture, and stable high-speed handling. Finished is a classic Dark Green Mica (6N2), this 1994 sedan is offered with only 69K verified miles. The body is in good shape other than some fisheyes on the hood, and a few minor dings and chips associated with normal use. This JZX would be incredible to own due to its unmolested nature, with its above-average interior appointments, and elegant proportions accentuated by a set of Kouki tails, an OEM front lip, side skirts, and optional rear spats.
Inside the cabin, a number of power amenities and safety features are at hand. The driving position is such that the pilot has a clear view of their surroundings. At a factory ride height, ingress and egress are unobstructed, unlike many coupes and lowered sedans. The large windshield and low beltline promote visibility and a tilting and telescoping column ensures optimal comfort. An optional driver's airbag is equipped in this Chaser, and the OEM wheel comes with two integrated horn buttons. The ergonomics are decent, and the power switchgear and controls are at hand and clearly legible. Power folding mirrors, door locks, one-touch driver window are all standard on the model. The gray-colored dash is in good condition without any distortion or cracking to mention. The wood grain accented interior breaks up the more muted hues used elsewhere in the cabin, and add an upscale flair to the cockpit. The carpets, door cards, and headliner are in above average condition compared to our average import, and it's clear that this car was cared for in Japan. The seats also demonstrate this point, and no major imperfections can be found in either of the two rows. This is in part due to rear privacy tint, which has shaded the interior from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The manually adjustable front buckets are soft to the touch and use plush gray upholstery with blue accents. The bolstering isn't overly aggressive and long journeys can be had in comfort. A Carrozaria head unit and turbo timer are the only interior upgrades. The headunit no longer works properly but would benefit from something more current anyhow. On the positive side, the front two occupants actually get a factory cupholder to share! The digital climate system functions as it should, and the factory books and owners manual are still in the glove box.
The chassis and powertrain utilized in the Chaser are simply sublime. The 2.5L 1JZ-GTE sounds better than its 3.0L sibling and provides plenty of horsepower. Benefitting from a fresh oil and filter service, as well as a new air filter, the straight-six pulls like a freight train. Startup is seamless with the turn of a key. A freshly installed 12V battery even the coldest snaps of winter won't phase this Toyota. Torque is sent rearward through a sturdy automatic transmission. Its shifts well, without hesitation or clunk to be noted. The power steering is lightly weighted but at the handling, limits provide adequate feedback. The OEM suspension will make easy work of large and small road imperfections and save the OEM lip from scuffs while parking. The brakes reel in the sedan from higher speeds without a sweat, all the while feeling confident.
A wolf in sheep's clothing, the JZX90 is one of the most underappreciated imports. With sleek, understated styling this platform boasts enough power to out-accelerate most sports cars with room for the kids in the back. As a daily driver or weekend toy, this Chaser in a full-fledged Japanese Classic!
*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.