- City: Kunitachi
- prefecture: Tokyo
- Country: Japan
- Listed: September 3, 2017 12:10 PM
- Expires: 30 days, 22 hours
2000 Toyota MR-S V-Edition
5 speed manual, 1.8L
Blue Metallic paint
Tan leather seats
limited slip differential
strong AC and heater (roasted me thru the Nagano winters)
ETC system installed (but I never used it)
I have moved to Tokyo from the wide open space of Nagano and have decided to part with the lovely MR-S after 3 years.
I am selling because I hardly ever use the car in Tokyo. If I were still living out in the country, I would probably be out with the top down instead of writing this.
The car is very mechanically sound. The engine feels very healthy and treats it’s oil very well. It doesn’t drip any and I have never seen the oil color go dark. Gearbox and suspension feel perfect with no niggles. Previous owner had fitted expensive racing wheels and tires but this wore out some steering parts. I fitted a normal sized wheel/tire set and then had the steering repaired about 2 years ago and it has been tight as a drum ever since.
There is a “fashion bar” installed on the car which looks great top down. Interior is in really great condition with just very minor wear and tear.
The Shakken was just renewed last month (mid June 2017) so it is covered for the next 1 year and 11 months as of this writing. The original vinyl top has been tossed (a letdown on the MR-S) and I had a high quality canvas top installed in December of 2015.
The notable flaws in the car are 3:
#1 The paint needs a buffing to remove difficult water spots and minor scratches. There is one major nick on driver side front fender and an area of dulled paint on the rear passenger-side corner of bumper. But overall these do not stand out.
#2 It is 17 years old and has a bit over 116k km (about 72k miles) Fine for the car, but the Japanese frown on such things…because they are good at looking down their noses.
#3 The top gets hung up a little on the metal guides around the windows as you fold it down. So, instead of forcing it, you must get out of the car and pull the edge to the outside of these on both sides. It is very easy, but you do have to get out and walk around the car. I don’t know why this is, but it might be because one of the guides is bent outward a bit on one side.
Due to these shortcomings, the car is priced comparatively low at 37万. (total I paid plus the new roof is 56万.) Plus, you get a fresh Shakken thrown in. I prefer to sell to a person rather than get ripped off by one of these corporations which in turn would rip you off as well. I’d rather take out the middle man and tell her/him to get a real job instead of shamelessly money-sapping everyone like what is so epidemic in Japan.
I have posted a slideshow with over 60 good res photos onto youtube. Please check this out if you have more interest. Link is here —>
Things you will need to prepare in case of a purchase (If you do not already know):
Shakoshoumeishou – Contact your superintendent of apartment or parking lot owner – fill out with the vehicle information and requested at police station. This is the “proof of I have a parking space that is mine” document.
Inkanshoumeishou – From your city hall – “proof that my hanko is registered with some govern-mental people” – Good for 30 days.
Other than that, the rest is taken car of after/time of purchase.
If you fancy yourself a very dependable, solid, cheap and pretty car that can turn some heads (in a good way) and allow you to enjoy your drives, then this one just might suit your needs.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to come and have a look. Have a splendid day.
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