Toyota Mark II Review from Singapore

2003 Toyota Mark II Toyota Grande 2.0

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance103 kilometres
Previous carMercedes Benz 200 E

Faults:

As this is a new Car bought on 14/12/04, nothing have gone wrong so far.

General Comments:

This is a parallel import car from Japan which makes it a JDM in Singapore.

This car comes with a 2.0 liter I6 DOHC 24V VVT-I Toyota engine which is the same as the Lexus IS200 engine i. e 1G FE BEAMS 2000 engine. Engine rates at 160ps @6200rpm with torque of 20.4kg/m @ 4400 rpm.

The auto transmission is very smooth with good power delivery across the rpm range.

Given the strong reputation on reliability from Toyota, am looking forward to some some trouble free years of driving pleasure.

Would appreciate it if anyone who has bought this model could please provide me with more information eg. 0-60 timing etc.. noting that the given description is in Japanese.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2004

15th Sep 2005, 04:57

I agree the MARK II Grande is a great buy. I just bought the exact car as yours only 2 weeks back. I haven't tried the 0-60 myself, but I have read on some sites that state the 0-60 is approx 8.8 seconds, not sure though.

One problem that I am facing with the car is its screen display is in Japanese and I can't read any thing on it except the a/c control. Is there anyone who can guide me on how to convert the Japanese software with English?

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 1 review