View Full Version : 02 Altezza (Daily Driver)

02-14-2009, 03:13 PM
Here she is, not much will be done to it besides a front lip and H Tech springs (have to look nice for my forums random photo shoots)
This is a Beams 2.0 6cyl AS200 motor with a 6spd, the gas mileage is amazing :)


Only thing i hate is shifting 1st to 4th lol but i will take better pics when i have her cleaned up.

02-14-2009, 04:15 PM
Nice DD :smt023

02-14-2009, 04:17 PM
I like it clean and subtle

02-15-2009, 07:50 AM
Kraziken's wife drives an IS300 I think. I've seen one drifted around a bit back in NZ. Expensive drifter... but very comfy.

02-15-2009, 09:52 AM
so lets see here...
You live in the Caymans...
Build subarus...
Altezza daily driver...
Yup. I hate you! :grin:

02-15-2009, 12:32 PM
so lets see here...
You live in the Caymans...
Build subarus...
Altezza daily driver...
Yup. I hate you! :grin:

Haha. Out of curiosity, how are the roads down there?

02-15-2009, 03:39 PM
lol thanks guys, yeah huffer, they are comfortable, i am having seconds thoughts about lowering it now lol

Haha. Out of curiosity, how are the roads down there?
The roads here are completely flat, no hills or anything but a few private roads is over run with potholes and or mountain size speedbumps... o this place also has a shitload of roundabouts.

Ever since i got into cars i wanted a altezza, one of the sexiest "regular people" cars ever :p

02-15-2009, 03:55 PM
SOme interior shots, I am dropping the car off for a 41 point servicing tomorrow, after that i will do a complete cleaning.


02-16-2009, 03:46 PM
I see the Lexus IS300 all the time around here, but wow that interior is nice. If you don't mind me asking how much do those things go for down there? Either way I should move to the Cayman Islands.

02-16-2009, 06:17 PM
got it for a steal, 6500 local = 7800 USD, not bad for a 02 :)

they usually go for like 10k USD or up
like this one
http://www.japan-partner.com/Auto/7008/ ... -sale.html (http://www.japan-partner.com/Auto/7008/Toyota/ALTEZZA/car-for-sale.html)

02-18-2009, 10:52 AM
K how fast can you get me a job down there?
Come on Subba quit making us jealous
You have a GT-B and a Altezza yea I officially don't like you j/k

IS300 in Red will be my next car

02-18-2009, 01:01 PM
lol if youre into banking you have a big chance of making lots of cake.

entry level bankers get roughly USD 28k per year, and noone stays entry level for more than a year, each step you go its like 5 - 10k more per year :)

This car reminds me of my legacy besides it being RWD, the gas it uses is wicked, i filled up my tank last saturday where it passed the F mark and today, weds its just touching the F mark =O
I drive for like a hour @40-50mph each day + 30mins Traffic, my leggy would prob be at 3 1/4 tank by now, the lexxus IS300 should be nice though, leather seats and a bunch other luxuries but i am tempted not to get the springs because this car drives so nice... but i hate the front being higher than the back :(

02-18-2009, 11:44 PM
dude that sick ive driven my cousin's 02 white IS300 here and all i have to say is wow...those are champs at 40 rolls....not sayin i raced or anything haha

for that price i would have gone crazy man ....lucky JDM imports im moving down there! lol

02-19-2009, 07:18 PM
It has a different engine? emission purposes?

02-20-2009, 09:12 AM
JDM and USDM is diffrent like the legacies

USDM is Lexxus IS and JDM is Altezza

(LExxus IS300 = 3.0 Inline 6) and (IS200 = 2.0 inline 6)

Japan does not have a 3.0 altezza IIRC but they have
2.0 6Cylinder and a 2.0 4Cylinder, funny enough the 2.0 4cylinder (RS200) has over 200HP and the 6 cylinder (AS200) has like 160 so i am supposing the 6cyl is low emissions but then a law like that is nonexistent in here or japan lol

I am happy i didnt get the 4cyl one.. it would be bye bye legacy =)

03-02-2009, 05:08 PM
sorry couldn't help myself =D

Hopefully this is the last thing i do to the car :-(


EDIT: lol who can spot the chicken :smt028

03-02-2009, 08:24 PM
on the right beside the upside down bucket :grin:

03-12-2009, 09:09 AM
ITS GOT THE BEAMS motor!!!! you lucky ??•¶?µ%!!!!!!!!! :shock: :grin: :shock:

You've got a gorgeous BG, and a flawless altezza.... What more could anyone ask for?!?! :smt023

EDIT: I thought the beams motor was a 2.0 4 banger with 200 horse n/a.... It was in the 2nd gen MR2s

03-12-2009, 01:39 PM
lol i was like.. WTF,... honestly speaking, this car is shot, tired, slow whatever people call it lol your talking about the AS200 3SGTE built by yamaha 11:1 compression IIRC

Mine is the pos AS200, My legacy felt waaaaay faster than this, when it was N/A.

03-25-2009, 08:48 AM
ok I might be mistaken. Still I envy you and your awesome cars :shock:

06-28-2009, 01:34 PM
This car is sold! :smt023