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I dont remember exactly what it was called, but i remember someone mentioning a japan only gen2 camry that came with a 3sge stock.

i have searched for awhile, but i cant find any information on this car, does anyone have any info, or at least the correct name?
 

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come on, someone must know what im talking about.
 

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Stevethecleric said:
I dont remember exactly what it was called, but i remember someone mentioning a japan only gen2 camry that came with a 3sge stock.

i have searched for awhile, but i cant find any information on this car, does anyone have any info, or at least the correct name?
It's called the Toyota Vista GT.

Yes, it had a 3S-GE stock. As well as four wheel discs, and a strut brace in the engine bay. Other than that, it's pretty normal.

It's also a 1st gen 3S-GE putting out about 140-150hp. The Japanese didn't get the 2VZ-FE V6 in the same generation, so it's kinda a tradeoff.

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thats interesting, i cant seem to find much more about the vista either, but form the pics that i did find it, a 1990 vista looks much different than a 87-91 USDM camry,



 

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There are plenty of cars with 3s-ge, like this exiv
- gen3 180hp engine or 1999 celica with gen4 vvt-i 3s-ge - 200hp.

Vista GT has only 165hp, it's 2nd generation of 3S-GE - it's quite old one they were produced 1990-92, so I guess they are not in a good condition nowdays.
 

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thats interesting, i cant seem to find much more about the vista either, but form the pics that i did find it, a 1990 vista looks much different than a 87-91 USDM camry,



Japan switched to the Gen 3 Camry body style before we did. Their Gen 2s were something like 86-89.

Vista = 4 Cylinder Camry
Windom = 6 Cylinder Camry / Lexus ES

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Vista GT has only 165hp, it's 2nd generation of 3S-GE - it's quite old one they were produced 1990-92, so I guess they are not in a good condition nowdays.
That's not a second gen though. It's a third gen.

The OP was asking about the second gen Vista/Camry GT which was produced pre-90 in Japan (87-91 for USDM). It had a first generation 3S-GE. I don't have pics of it, but it does exist. Some Russian page had the specs on it. It only got around 140 hp.

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If you can get your hands on the JDM 3SGE you will be VERY happy :)

Shit...I'd go for the JDM 3SFE just for the better comp.

Actually any of this shit, the 4-wheel discs...priceless! (and also hard to find, well impossible...)

Good luck buddy!

I'd kill for those tail lights, the front looks like an older maxima though :thumbup:
 

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no, im not going to try and convert my car to a vista GT, but i was under the impression that there was a car that was identical to the gen2 camry built with a strut bar, special badging and the 3SGE.

the Vista is not a gen2 camry, its a Vista, they have camry's in japan if im not mistaken, pretty sure its called a camry.
 

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Stevethecleric said:
no, im not going to try and convert my car to a vista GT, but i was under the impression that there was a car that was identical to the gen2 camry built with a strut bar, special badging and the 3SGE.

the Vista is not a gen2 camry, its a Vista, they have camry's in japan if im not mistaken, pretty sure its called a camry.
There is. I have seen pictures of it. Same body style as our cars with the exception of a few small things and has a GT badge on the rear. You could recreate your own pretty easily. It's a pretty sumple engine swap and a strut brace is cheap.
 

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the Vista is not a gen2 camry, its a Vista, they have camry's in japan if im not mistaken, pretty sure its called a camry.
No. They don't. The Vista is what we call a Camry. Some body code as well. A second gen Vista is SV21. Just like a second gen Camry is SV21. They are one in the same. Very few Toyotas make it over here without a name change.

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No. They don't. The Vista is what we call a Camry. Some body code as well. A second gen Vista is SV21. Just like a second gen Camry is SV21. They are one in the same. Very few Toyotas make it over here without a name change.

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I have seen cars badged "Camry" in some pics taken in Japan.
 

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so have i, and the car i posted is an SV35, from like 1989 i think
 
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