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Hi all ive just signed up the the forum to see if theres any thing you guys and gals can help me with .

at the moment i drive a ford f150 v8 pickup i dont want to get rid of it but i do if you get me lol . i like my bmw's and i use to have a compact that i supercharged as i regret selling it ever since . Now while looking for another bmw to buy and superchrage i came across the altezza rs 200 turbo ive always like the is200 so it seems like a good idea .

so what im really getting at is if any body would know if its gonna be worth getting rid of my v8 pickup for a an altezza rs200 turbo ? and really how much is a 1998 one worth with 60,000 miles on the clock ? i do really like the one i have found but looking around at other modles and seeing the differance in the prices is also making me think as a uk is200 on a 98 plate can get for as little as £3.5 . but the altzza z edition is a lovly looking motor .

also is there any thing to look at for on the turbo'd ones if i was to go and view any ? or any other problems ?

be great if any one could be of help in any way as im stuck in middle and dont know what to choose lol

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Welcome to LOC!

I don't know much about this sort of thing to be honest, but I didn't think there was an actual RS200 Turbo so if it has a turbo it's most likely a custom job. Therefore it's hard to price cars like that, it all depends on how much someone is willing to pay for it.

How much is it up for?

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Welcome to the club matey :D

Which one are you looking at if you dont mind us asking? There is a silver one on ebay and in the autotrader which appeared in the redline magazine a bit back? but a few people have seen it and have said its not the best around? But not sure as i havnt seen it myself :unsure:

If it was me i'd have a look at the white TOMS 280T thats for sale in the autotrader at the moment, as its a rare version and supposed to put out 280ish bhp and only 100 were ever made B)

Another thought is, have a look for a member on here called Mr Singh, he had a supercharged altezza and was a stunning motor, probably one of the best i've seen, might give you a few ideas on the car? :)

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Welcome to the club matey :D

Which one are you looking at if you dont mind us asking? There is a silver one on ebay and in the autotrader which appeared in the redline magazine a bit back? but a few people have seen it and have said its not the best around? But not sure as i havnt seen it myself :unsure:

If it was me i'd have a look at the white TOMS 280T thats for sale in the autotrader at the moment, as its a rare version and supposed to put out 280ish bhp and only 100 were ever made B)

Another thought is, have a look for a member on here called Mr Singh, he had a supercharged altezza and was a stunning motor, probably one of the best i've seen, might give you a few ideas on the car? :)

that white one's been up for sale for a long time - its a Keighley supplied car IIRC so not the best reputation.....does look nice though!!

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welcome mate,

i wouldnt buy the one on ebay just because of the Louis Vitton interior! :(

There was no turbo tezza's produced except for the Toms 280T which was a limited edition turbo model, 100 made and 10 given to 10 different garages. After that anything with a supercharger or turbo is an aftermarket mod. When its comes to what to look out for though I'm not 100% sure as mine is N/A.

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Cheers for all your replys .

the one you speak of on ebay is one of the ones i found but also found a couple others . but by the looks of things the toms 280t edition looks like the winner out of them all as i like to be different and i like white cars lol . i found the one on autotrader i have also heard about there rep so not to sure on that one cant seem to find any others .

how reliable are the toms edition ? and do thay all go for that sort of price ?

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Cheers for all your replys .

the one you speak of on ebay is one of the ones i found but also found a couple others . but by the looks of things the toms 280t edition looks like the winner out of them all as i like to be different and i like white cars lol . i found the one on autotrader i have also heard about there rep so not to sure on that one cant seem to find any others .

how reliable are the toms edition ? and do thay all go for that sort of price ?

Yeah you can take it that they're more expensive than a normal altezza, there was only 100 made so they're quite rare! How reliable are they? How long is a piece of string? If taken care of they're shouldnt be any problems with it, if you're out throwing it around round abouts and doing alot of drifting etc obviously a lot of work will be needed to keep her going but that'll be your own doing!

I've had my N/A one since Jan 08 and the only problems I've had so far are

General Servicing & maintenance (tyres etc) - needed in anything

Water pump & Timing Belt - when I was getting a service done the mechanic noticed a leak in the pump, not major but slight, just got it repaired anyway!

Shocks - rear passanger side shock shat itself so replaced the whole lot with coilovers. Its a 7 year old car so its to be expected though.

As long as you look after the car they're shouldnt be any problems. Its a toyota at the end of the day, they're pretty much bulletproof once looked after

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