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Hi guys,

Iam looking at purchasing a IS200 ( Altezza ) in the next week or so. Could you guys help me out with things to look for? iam looking at a 1999 model-2000 model. Also any problems that arises that i should also look out for?

Could you guys also fill me in with some data about the IS200, such as fuel economy, power wise. ( used to own a Skyline Gtst, so guessing NA is much more power-less )

Also mods... where can i get them? i know that alot of shops dont stock Altezza parts.

Thanks people

- Vertex

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Nice to meet you matt~ /me makes mental note. Frylai = matt

iam picking up my car this fri ( hopefully... if the guy gets the right paperwork and RWC )

May i ask, what is the difference between the JDM atenna and the aussie delievered one?

Plus how much am i looking for, for the JDM dash tray?

Thanks

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Regarding your purchase, I'm not sure what the others here would say - but I really would reccomend getting an RS200 Altezza rather than the IS200 Lexus. Low down torque is arse on the RS200s, but they are significantly more powerful (see pinned threads).

Standard things to look out for (in case you haven't seen already) are whether the factory head unit's CD stacker has the 'ERROR 3' jamming problem, how clunky the gearbox is etc.

As for fuel economy, with my RS200Z, I get a shocking 6.7-7kms per L. :P Probably says more about the way I drive it though.

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Oh, and check here for a relatively accurate options list on the Altezzas:

http://www.japanvehicles.com/newcars/toyota/Altezza/main.htm

I think the IS200 feature set is closely approximated by an L-edition AS200 on those pages.

Background info: http://www.bonsaicars.com/Altezza/

More feature info: http://english.auto.vl.ru/catalog/toyota/altezza/

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Nice to meet you matt~ /me makes mental note. Frylai = matt

iam picking up my car this fri ( hopefully... if the guy gets the right paperwork and RWC )

May i ask, what is the difference between the JDM atenna and the aussie delievered one?

Plus how much am i looking for, for the JDM dash tray?

Thanks

The JDM one is 7" long and the OEM one is 15" Long...if you need an antenna or Dash Tray or anything at all..PM me I will hook you up with the best prices!

Matt =)

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