Toyota Altezza As300 2001

  • Make Toyota
  • Model Altezza
  • Series AS300
  • Year 2001
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 98627
  • Transmission Tiptronic
  • Doors 4 Door
  • Fuel type Petrol
  • Body Wagon
  • Area Canterbury
  • CC Rating 3000

Toyota Altezza Gita (wagon) 3 litre tiptronic

One of the few cars listed as \"recommended\" in my Dog & Lemon guide, they say \"Fast, fun, stylish and practical. In terms of value for money, nothing from Europe comes even close.\"

* Tiptronic - drive as an automatic or select gears on the steering wheel
* Uniden car alarm/immobiliser
* Electric folding mirrors
* JVC mechanism-less stereo (Bluetooth, USB)
* After-market 18\" wheels
* Includes English owners manual
* AA inspection recently completed and available

Imported to NZ around 2008/9. I bought it from Miles Toyota in 2013 and it was the best example I could find. I have owned the car for six years. I haven\'t driven the car much as I work from home. Since I have owned it it has only done about 4500 km/year. The rest of the time it sits in the garage out of the weather with a nice coat of wax. I have full service records since I bought the car, including even such things as fuel receipts.

Drives very well. The engine is the larger three litre variant of the in-line six (a 2JZ-GE as used in the Toyota Supra!) with over 200 bhp and coupled with the tiptronic gearbox (gear change on steering wheeel on this high spec model) is very smooth.

Toyota changed the cam belt when I bought the car at 73000 km. At that time a Uniden car alarm was also fitted. Also changed the spark plugs.

I fitted a JVC mech-less stereo, and the original Japanese Altezza unit comes with the car as well.

At 88000 km a rear tyre ran over a nail (sidewall damage alas) so I replaced the rears with two new Bridgestone RE003 tyres. There is plenty of tread left; see the second AA report.

At 89000 km rear disc skim and new pads. I believe the fronts were done when I bought the car when the AA inspection I had done at the time picked up the front pads were worn.

The car recently had an oil (Castrol Edge) and filter (Wix) change as well as a new WOF (only required yearly on this age vehicle). I also just put it through an AA inspection. They found three items and all three have been addressed (I have receipts).

Being a wagon it is useful for carrying unusual loads. Eg. with the rear (60/40) seats down you can fit 2.4m lengths in the car. So getting things like curtain rails home from Mitre 10 suddenly becomes feasible.

Recent WOF, till Aug-2020. Registered till Jul-2020.

Drives nicely on the open road or in the city. Feels to me very tight, like new. A quiet and refined drive. Well looked after.

Seller's details

  • Private seller
  • Christchurch
  • Canterbury

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