1996 Toyota Mark II AWD
The JZX100 chassis has garnered a lot of attention over the years. Comfortable, smooth, and sporty, this one is special because of its all-wheel drive. Finished in a classic White Pearl Tri-Coat Metallic (057), this sweet sedan is set off by a set of 16" anthracite Hot Stuff alloys. Aside from a few light dings, chips, and scuffs, the pain is in good shape and this five-seater is fresh off a recent service. Boasting a mere 98k verified and documented miles, this safe and spacious saloon is barely broken in. Perfect as a year-round cruiser, refined commuter, or unique weekend playtoy, this affordable Japanese Classic won't let you down!
The cabin is nicely equipped and spacious. It's also in above average condition and was cared for overseas. The dashboard lacks any cracking or fading and houses dual front SRS airbags. It also includes SRS side airbags for the front occupants as well. The upholstery is in the wonderful nick, and the cognac-colored cloth lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. The driver benefits from a tilt-adjustable steering column and power windows, door locks, and heated electric mirrors. These all work in typical Toyota fashion other than the power folding function of the side mirrors. Cold A/C and piping hot heat are readily available and can be mixed through the cabin through a digital automatic system. Directly below is a functional OEM audio system to supplement the inline six VVT-i soundtrack under the hood. The center console slides fore and aft and offers a bunch of storage and dual cupholders. The digital gauge cluster is modern-looking and easy to read and all the switchgear is at hand. The carpets, headliner, and door cards are all in good nick and the Japanese owner obviously kept it nice.
Powered by a silky smooth 1JZ-GE, this Mark II is fresh off an oil and filter service and turns over with haste care of a new 12v battery. A new engine air filter and new fuel filter work to maximize MPG and we have also addressed a few pesky oil leaks so that the new owner can have some peace of mind if an immediate road trip is planned. A new valve cover gasket was installed and we resealed the transmission pan as well. The automatic feels sturdy and wide open throttle shifts are no problem. The AWD system delivers all the grip required and acceleration can be described as peppy. It gets up to and cruises at highway speeds with confidence and the long wheelbase is ideal for high speed stability. The suspension is predictable and sails over large potholes with ease. A new left control arm bushing was installed for state inspection, which this Toyota passed with flying colors. The ABS brakes reel in this sedan from interstate speeds and the grip comes from four new Falken tires mounted and balanced at each corner.
*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.