Toyota Mark II Reviews

1997 Toyota Mark II Regalia 2.0 petrol from Zimbabwe

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 kilometres
Most recent distance84000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

It's a mean machine

Faults:

The windows let in air and the noise is irritating.

General Comments:

I bought this car second hand after I had a Toyota Carina for about a year. I am loving this car; it has great power on take off and acceleration after slowing down a bit, which is super when overtaking.

I have pushed this car to the limit, and I can confidently say I accelerated to over 180km/hr on a flat road; the speedometer went beyond 180km/hr and it kept on accelerating.

May someone please assist me with the manual (English) as it came with no manual, you can email it to tomtinashe@gmail.com

Thanks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2011

1999 Toyota Mark II Grande 3.0 G 3.0 I-6 2JZ-GE from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 I-6 2JZ-GE Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Mark II

Summary:

Flawless Japanese engineering

Faults:

Front TEMS (Toyota Electronically Modulated Suspension) shock absorbers wore out..

Aside from that... NOTHING.

General Comments:

This car is really comfortable. The build quality is at par or even better than most European cars. Too bad it wasn't available with leather seats.

Also, The fuel economy is excellent for what it is. I did 390.2 kms with 32.0 Litres of 95 Octane fuel (calculated) from Ohakune to Auckland with a fully loaded car (snowboard, bags, etc + 4 passengers).

It's got all the luxury bits to make long drives an ease.

It's just a breath of fresh air every time I drive this. (I do have a Chaser Tourer V and a 79 Datsun Fairlady)

If ever I have to get rid of all of my cars, this one is the last one to go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2010

23rd Jan 2011, 14:33

I have just ordered for a Toyota Mark II GF-GX100 1999. Can you advise me on its performance, especially fuel economy? My email is irkiyimba@yahoo.co.uk

2003 Toyota Mark II Grande 2.0 from Pakistan

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic

Summary:

This is a great and comfortable car

Faults:

The engine has started to rev, and they go up and down at random.

I also need to find English translation for the LCD, I would really appreciate it if someone could email it to me. Thanks a lot.

umersheikh86@yahoo.com

Umer

General Comments:

The car is very smooth and quick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th March, 2009

1996 Toyota Mark II Grande G 3.0 petrol from Uganda

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Cresta

Summary:

A great car and I highly recommend it

Faults:

Alternator fault - High beams wouldn't function due to low charge.

Faulty rear door (driver side) - won't unlock centrally.

ABS fault.

TRC (traction control) fault.

General Comments:

Generally a refined, reliable, affordable and competent car.

This car is 'fully loaded' and well specified including the following;

Side-mirror heaters!

Front windscreen heater elements!

Electric drivers seat adjustment

Switchable traction control

ABS

Premium sound system with sub woofer (OEM)

Rear intermittent wash-wiper

Alloy wheels

Climate control

Cruise control etc.

Despite the faults listed above - of which only the first one was critical - the ownership experience has been pain free and pleasant.

The ABS and TRC faults can easily be sorted out with a re-set of the ECU (Electronic Control Unit)

The 2JZ-GE (normally aspirated) engine is smooth, refined, powerful and sounds great when you get above 3500rpm. At which point it pulls like a train, and has plenty of power for passing other cars.

However, beware that driven like that for long periods the fuel consumption of this car can be SHOCKING! Driven smoothly and below 2500rpm it returns more than adequate performance and consumption figures.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2008

1993 Toyota Mark II Tourer V 2.5L Twin turbo from Japan

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.5L Twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance71256 kilometres
Previous carToyota Soarer

Summary:

In one sentence, if you see one of these and you like fast sleeper cars, buy it quick!

Faults:

The only thing that has gone wrong with this car so far, is an exhaust leak (at the front of the car) due to rusty bolts. But really this is an amazing car, especially for the price.

General Comments:

The interior of this car is nothing special by any means. This is probably the worst thing about this car.

On the outside the car looks great; sort of a family car almost, which makes this car ideal for people like me who love sleeper cars.

This Mark II is unbelievably fast. Never would have thought I would be in a four door sedan holding on for dear life with my head stuck to the seat.

It is also easily upgradeable; with the few upgrades I have done (ie: exhaust, pipes, intercooler, and tires) 350hp is easily obtainable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2008

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews