1996 Toyota Mark II Grande G 3.0 petrol from Uganda
A great car and I highly recommend it
Alternator fault - High beams wouldn't function due to low charge.
Faulty rear door (driver side) - won't unlock centrally.
TRC (traction control) fault.
Generally a refined, reliable, affordable and competent car.
This car is 'fully loaded' and well specified including the following;
Front windscreen heater elements!
Electric drivers seat adjustment
Switchable traction control
Premium sound system with sub woofer (OEM)
Rear intermittent wash-wiper
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