Chasdad

Toyota crown

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As there's no crown thread i thought id post on here.

As of thursday im the owner of a very white toyota crown 1jz. No the long wait for it to arrive from japan

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A 'wagon' eh, a practical choice :thumbs_up:

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Hopefully 

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That's got to be unique for the UK.  Any plans to modify?

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Theres a few about but not many.

Apparently theyre quite easily tuned and the engine and drivetrain is reliable to 350-400bhp in stock form

Im not sure about mods yet. See if i get bored of the 280 its got as standard 

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Nice!

Are you doing all the  importation process yourself or are you using an agent?

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My mate is an agent . 

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The first car i bought i used an agent who organised the payment and shipping. And i organised everything this side. Quite straightforward 

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Great cars. I have the 2.5 VVTi turbo in my Soarer and it is one of Toyota's best engines ever, IMO. 

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If i dont use the roon of the estate i may get a soarer or maybe a saloon crown 1jz. Have you had the cambelt done.  

Im wondering how much itll be

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Cambelt on these is easy compared to the Toyota V8s. I had mine done and the VVTi solenoid, filter and cam gear and front seal and cam cover seals at the same time for a full 60k mile service. VVTi cam gear starts leaking after a while.

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Sounds dear. Do you import the parts

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I love the Soarer so it gets a lot of preventative maintenance. While it was opened up thought may as well do as much as possible. Import all my Toyota OEM stuff from Amayama. Great parts catalogue, great service and great prices.

 

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Thanks for the info. 

Had loads of imports but not had a toyota yet

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Hi John

Wondering why no one has mentioned the Toyota Crown Majesta as a possibly slightly more up to date shape than the Celsior.

Been looking at them but don't think anyone on this forum has been interested. Perhaps Toyota forum but only seen an Oz forum for the cars. 

Same drive train as the LS430 but styling perhaps a bit more modern after 2003.

Some mention of towing capacity may need clarification, though I don't understand why.

One of the defects however is that the Dashboards on these cars seem to have suffered from cracking due to the heat in Japan last year and they all show cracks in the main top part and the glovebox.  Am assuming that this is not owing to mechanics needing to pull the console out to do a repair on the Air con system?    Antelope wood styling quite interesting.

Would insurance be a problem in the Uk where Car virtually unknown?

 

   

 

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Hi.

We should have no issues with insuring this type of vehicle.

Regards,

Dan.

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Well after nearly 3 months its here and well it big and white and the family think it looks like the ghost busters car

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Wonderful.

Can you provide detils?

Engine size

year

mileage

calibrated in miles?

English language instruments?

Overall cost?

more piccies.

 

I am envious. Congratulations.

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Looks great!

Any interior pictures?

( FWD, RWD, AWD ? )

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Its a 2.5 turbo. 1jz. 280bhp give or take.

85k miles. Will be staying in kms though.

Rwd auto .tiptronic

2001

Cost about 4500 ish

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13 minutes ago, Chasdad said:

Its a 2.5 turbo. 1jz. 280bhp give or take.

85k miles. Will be staying in kms though.

Rwd auto .tiptronic

2001

Cost about 4500 ish

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Wow, thanks John.

I often wondered why Lexus (Toyota) did not make a large Estate, similar to the Merc E Class and now I know that they did.

Enjoy.

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These are leagues ahead of merc. 

Engine is the supra engine. Easily and reliably tunable to 400bhp on the stock engine. One of the best engines ever made. 

Ive not driven it yet but my importer said it goes well

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1 hour ago, Chasdad said:

These are leagues ahead of merc. 

Engine is the supra engine. Easily and reliably tunable to 400bhp on the stock engine. One of the best engines ever made. 

Ive not driven it yet but my importer said it goes well

Thanks John,

Please keep us all updated on your use of it. MPG, Maintenance, Instrument reading (if in Japanese) etc.

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Will do .im supposed to be buying a really nice rs ltd mx5 tomorrow . But having 2nd thoughts now.  Thinkimg of importing an aristo vertex now instead

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Now that I really like!  I'm becoming such a fan of these Japanese imports, and just look at the underside, definitely not been parked up in Margate all its life!

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