1997 S160 Toyota Aristo
A Japanese Classic with a modern and refined driving experience, the second generation Toyota Aristo is one of the best commuters we've ever seen! Our 1998 is a superb example, and is finished in a classic White Pearl Tricoat (051). Accented by OEM rainguards and showing no discernible defects outside of a few light chips and dings from day to day use, this Aristo certainly looks the part, although we did want to note a passenger side fender was replaced in Japan. And at only 44k verified and documented miles on the clock indicate this one was pampered in a prior life and this lovely sedan drives even better than it looks. Comfortable, luxurious, and chock full of stout Toyota build quality, it's easy to see why our dealership staff raves about this JZS160!
The interior is adorned in a plush terry cloth, and the seating surfaces are undeniably cozy. Fortunately, the tan upholstery has resisted any serious wear and tear over the years outside of a few minor stains here and there. The additional interior fabrics are in good nick overall, from the matching door cards to the headliner, and plush OEM carpet mats protect your floor from any unwanted spills or stains. Complemented by tan vinyl and woodgrain accents, the dash sweeps across the cabin and houses an easy to use dual zone climate control unit to funnel cold A/C and hot heat to your respective passengers. A power tilt and telescoping steering wheel aids driver comfort, and dual front and side SRS airbags are on hand to give all occupants some peace of mind when on the road. An OEM audio system sounds swell, and the cabin is insulated nicely against any unwanted exterior road noise. All four power windows are automatic, and the power locks and power folding mirrors work too! Auto airpuri keeps the cockpit free of unsightly odors, and overall the condition of this cabin really impresses as a whole. We've even retained the original owners manual and optional lace seat covers to further preserve the history of this classic luxury saloon.
The endearing, bug-eyed styling may not be for everyone, but the stout and reliable 2JZ-GE under the hood sure is! This naturally aspirated inline-six has undergone a refresh in house by our trained techs and is primed and ready to get the job done from day one. The 2J starts up nicely care of a new 12v battery and idles smooth with a fresh oil and filter service handling the lubrication side of things. We dropped in a new engine air filter, and shook any pesky contaminants out of the fuel system with a new upgraded fuel pump and filter install. With the maintenance performed, this Aristo runs right as rain, and jets right up to highway speeds as you'd expect. The automatic transmission is nicely geared for highway treks and power is sent to the rear wheels without hesitation. The suspension is comfortable and gobbles up road imperfections as you'd expect, and we installed new brake pads in the rear to ensure you won't come up short on stopping power. Further aiding grip, comfort, and on-road safety, we wrapped the OEM alloys in fresh Falken rubber so you can drive this Aristo for tens of thousands of uninterrupted miles!
*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.