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buying 2nd altezza rs200

Discussion in 'The Altezza / IS200 / IS300 Forum' started by NelsonBoy, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. NelsonBoy

    NelsonBoy 15 Year | Platinum

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    currently gt 3 choices

    - 99/08 - 140k km - 6MT - rm80k << dyno got 160hp
    - 01/05 - 110k km - 6MT - rm80k
    -99/00 - 130k km - 5 AT - rm72k << changed gearbox before....he claimed is 200hp


    So any preferences in looking in buying altezza ?

    Is the prices afforadable ?

    hopefully not buy the wrong one... -(

    any tezza owner can enlighten me ?

    many thanks.
     
  2. bushidofang

    bushidofang '(00) Lurker
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    Any references to this cars ? Specs, engine condition and all?
     
  3. wfhan

    wfhan Senior Member
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    or any pics preview of them ?
     
  4. Greytezza

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    So any preferences in looking in buying altezza ? Depends on yr own prefence!!:hmmmm:

    Is the prices afforadable ? Depends on yr earning capability and budget!!
     
  5. wfhan

    wfhan Senior Member
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    nelsonboy, u in also in LYN forum right?
     
  6. NelsonBoy

    NelsonBoy 15 Year | Platinum

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    1) Toyota Altezza
    Model:RS 200 Z Edition Manual 6MT
    Engine:3S-GE Dual VVTi BEAMS 210bhp

    -Reg year:2008
    -Engine oil normally service every 4000km
    -Full bodykit with D'SPEED Big spoiler
    -17" wheels(Al alloy, ori from Japan)
    -Full tinted
    -PIVOT RAIZIN Volt Stabilizer with complete set
    of GROUNDING CABLE.
    -ULTRA RACING front strut bar
    -HKS Speed Limit Defencer:Already removed the speed cut, can go over 18km/h!!
    -HKS Hi-power muffler
    -APEXI open pod air filter
    -TREC(Throttle electronic controller)
    -2DIN DVD/VCD/Mp3/USB/SD card touch screen player
    -2 way alarm system with AUTO START and TURBO
    TIMER
    -ENDLESS brake pad
    -TANABE lowered spring

    2) Price: RM80 000 Reg. year: 2005
    Mileage: 100 000 - 109 999 Make: Toyota
    Model: Altezza Transmission: Manual
    Engine Capacity: 2000 cc
    Accessories: Solar Film, CD Player, Airbag driver, Airbag passenger, DVD Player, ABS Brakes, Sport rims, Central lock, Adjustable steering

    Make/Modal= Toyota altezza 2.0 RS

    Transmision= Manual

    Reg Year= 01/05

    Extra= O.Z rims, HKS power flow (mushroom), HKS exhaust system


    3) Toyota Altezza RS200 (SXE10)
    Silver-Gold
    Year 99/00
    5 A/T Tiptronic (200 BHP)
    Full set Michelin Tyre - 70% Thread.
    Original Altezza 17" Sports Rims

    Altezza Grill
    TRD Strut Bar
    TRD Absorber
    TRD SpeedoMeter (Discontinued product)
    plus some other TRD parts.

    Sunroof
    Code Alarm
    Full tinted with 80% UV Rejection from Tint Shop
    Back Passanger Private window (Black)
    Clean Interior

    This unit replaced gearbox before. Cost around < rm3k.
    He said some problem with tiptronic. Manual to auto . auto to manual.

    ---------- Post added at 12:22 PM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 12:22 PM ----------

    Yes I am.... -)
     
  7. bushidofang

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    If you have no problem driving manual, i recommend you to get a manual one.. Your modding choices are very wide open compared to Auto, cheaper too. Plus, the auto one it is said that it had some problems with the gearbox, better stay away from it bro. Any pics? It would help as our members can help identify the cars and give their feedback.

    Btw, i saw your post in LYN forum back in 2008. you waited that long huh ?
     
  8. NelsonBoy

    NelsonBoy 15 Year | Platinum

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    bushidofang '(00) Lurker
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    If you want auto, it's no problem taking the third link you posted. full of goodies haha.

    The 2nd link of the white manual Altezza looks promising.. mildly modded so you can carry on from there.
     
  10. NelsonBoy

    NelsonBoy 15 Year | Platinum

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    i think the 3rd is out ald since it changed gearbox b4...

    the 2) i jz tested only. nice bodykits. the rear lamp also darken abit compare to normal lamp. front lamp is TRD punya... it has nice front n rear lamp also skirting/bodykits. but the only problem is that already got 2 owner...dunnot any problem with the car not. he told me the driver front absorber slightly leaking...is buddy club absorber....any idea ???
     
  11. wfhan

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    maybe u can pm bro Bl@ckTezz@ the #2 car's number plate, cos he knows almost all the altezzas in m'sia !?.. hehe..

    what is your own verdict from the #2 test drive? engine sounds smooth ? chg gear smooth?
    engine bay area spot any leaking ? engine oil healthy level ? lower arm got any sound ?
    rear axle got any sound ? haha.. i guess a lot to check if really wants to check ...
    u said power steering heavy, u can test drive another unit at least for benchmarking
    the glass is very dark lor ... lol.. tint gao-gao on top of privacy glass....lol..

    Hard to relate ownership history (number of owners) with car condition, u kno what i mean.
     
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    most importantly is to check the engine if it's still healthy, the gearbox, the axles and also the condition of the body. any alterations/accidents happened before that required the body shell to be altered? you should get a mechanic to go along with you to check on the car.
     
  13. Genezza

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    Hmm.. i don think the numbers of owner is important .. most important is the car condition and sometimes your "FEELING" towards the car lol..

    You have to standby for some replacement for wear and tear parts .. hard to find a perfect one..
     
  14. green

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    Guides to buying a 2nd hand altezza.

    Folks, whether we like it or not, unless the 2nd hand car is built in 2005, those built in years 98 99 or 2000 are definately old. this year is 2010

    So my advice is...

    if you like the car, get a mechanic to have a look. If engine is crappy, offer a lower price.
    dun expect the autos or manuals in the 98 - 2000 era to last longer. its been 10 years...time to overhaul n redo the whole she bang.

    suspension/bushings are bound to go. time to change.

    even if you get a vios 10years old....its also the same thing. this is wear n tear.

    you are buying an old car anyway.

    you can never imagine the countless things i did to my car. lol n my altezza is made in 2000
     
  15. NelsonBoy

    NelsonBoy 15 Year | Platinum

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    the 2nd link lowest rm77000 with 2 owners already. but i notice the engine when starting will shake abit... like the engine-body loosen .... ada faham boh ??
     
  16. wfhan

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    nelsonboy,

    like what Green said, since it's used car with years of running, be expect wear and tear,
    the engine shaking, is it only when u crank the engine ?
    or it is at idling ? i think probably just chg 1 or 2 of the engine mounting can solve it.
     
  17. NelsonBoy

    NelsonBoy 15 Year | Platinum

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    cranking tat time...kinda shaky.

    best price rm77000 with driver front absorber leaking, spotlight ( L ) blown , 2 owners, no alarm but with immobilizer.

    is it worth it ?
    i am getting my doubt here....haiz
     
  18. wfhan

    wfhan Senior Member
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    i suggest u take your time and survey more...* wait longer a bit *
    don't rush it.
     
  19. NelsonBoy

    NelsonBoy 15 Year | Platinum

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    helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp
     
  20. wfhan

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    NelsonBoy,
    don't set your mind at finding the cheapest unit, try to find the one that gave u the best
    impression during your viewing, test-drive (if allowed) and overall inspection of the car.
    (of course within your budget la)
    then u try to nego with the seller, those that you mentioned, i quote
    "driver front absorber leaking, spotlight ( L ) blown , 2 owners, no alarm but with immobilizer."
    1. absorber + spotlight, can be replaced.
    2. two ownership record. If the car has been in good hands, why bothers ?
    3. no alarm, + immo, just chg/install alarm lor, isn't that what ppl use to do when buy/chg used car ?


    How about aidmob's car ? hv u view it ?
    price reduced to rm88 (nego)
    http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/cars-for-sale/330081-toyota-altezza-6mt-rs200-z-edition.html
     
    #20 wfhan, Apr 21, 2010
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