1993 Toyota Mark II Suffire 2.4 turbo diesel from Uganda


Everything I'd hoped for in a first car


Front right ball socket failure (wheel came right off) -fortunately I was creeping thru the suburbs at that point.

The light brown seat upholstery beginning to show a bit of its 11 years!

The hydraulic struts that hold the bonnet and boot have almost run out (minor niggle really)

General Comments:

It's refined enough for a diesel, frugal and has loads of power in the mid-range.

Very relaxed power delivery (100kph @ 2200 rpm)

The cavalry really comes charging in @ 3000 rpm

Hardly looks the 11 years/210K kms it actually is.

Its my first car and has been very kind to me (& my bank account) thus far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2004

1994 Toyota Mark II 2.5 from Uganda


It is very good if you can afford it


Nothing goes wrong as long as it is full of gas (PETROL). It is a big consumer.

General Comments:

This car is very good, prestigious, comfortable and speedy. It is good for individual use not commercial. It is very expensive to maintain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2004

2nd Feb 2007, 06:05

I have Toyota Mark II 1995 model and so far so good haven't experienced any major problems. Its fast and comfortable. my only problem is since I bought it 2nd hand I don't have a repair manual. Does anybody no where I can get one in English? Also can anyone explain to me what is the difference between "Regalia" and "Grande". What would be a good rate of fuel consumption for this car, haven't measured it accurately, but I am doing about 7-8 litres per kilometre. I really need the ownership/repair manual.

1991 Toyota Mark II Grande-G 2.0 RWD 24v Flat6 EFI from Uganda




It is an 'oil' boozer!

Even when that problem is rectified, it still has to empty the oil in 1 month!

Can be very useless in slippery conditions.

A bit of a fuel guzzler! (1lt/8kms!)

Steering wheel very big.

General Comments:

Rather reliable.

Handles terrain well.

Quiet engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2003

1993 Toyota Mark II Tourer V 2.5 turbo petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Best choice for sedan speed freaks


Normal replacements only - brake pads etc.

General Comments:

In my humble opinion, this is the best value hi-performance mid-sized sedan in the world. It's only drawback is it's extremely rare outside of Japan.

The engine is a 280hp stock 1JZ-GTE 2500cc twin turbo unit, identical to the unit in the current Toyota Supra (my other car), except with a shorter stroke giving 500cc less total displacement. It's an easily upgradeable motor too - a few simple tweaks have taken my car up to the 350hp range.

Stepping on the gas pedal at any speed causes the car to leap forward with frightening turbo thrust. This can be a problem in the wet however; even the traction control can't stop 300+hp to the rear wheels from kicking the tail out wildly.

In stop-light battles, it's virtually unbeatable. German sports sedans (even BMW M-series cars) rarely present any problems, and Honda Accord Type-R's, Nissan Maxima's etc just aren't in the same league with this turbo monster.

The interior is comfortable, although not hugely interesting or impressive design-wise. The cars worst feature is evident here, that being the plastic-wood finish on the center console. It looks very close to the real thing, but it's still just a plastic copy...

The exterior is attractive and smooth, but perhaps a little understated. It looks a bit like a more up-market version of a Camry, giving little hint of it's serious performance. However, this is an advantage for "sleeper" fans - you'll get challenged a lot in this car, and virtually never lose (I will admit a Lancer EVO got the best of me once, but it was close).

My advice - if you can find one near you, buy it. If you can't, do what I did: go to Japan and bring one back with you!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2002

28th May 2002, 01:30

The latest edition of Hot Imports available here in Australia has an article on this car. Can you please let me know how you obtained yours? Please email rdemaid@excite.com.

5th Jul 2002, 08:57

I just bought a Toyota Mark II Tourer S. I should have known about the V series.

There are companies here in Japan that specialize in looking for the car you want, upgrading it to US standards if necessary and shipping it to any destination.

About conforming to US standards for importation to US, The US customs have those informations.