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Art In Motion
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So I was watching SPEED channel, this show called RedLine TV and they were talkin about drift and they mentioned a toyota Chaser....im sure SOMEONE knows about this thing but it loks VERY impressive to say the least. Very similar to a Skyline however 4 door and was running off an I6 2.5L TT engine AND RWD. I mean It was impressive.

So basicly what im trying to get at with all this is does anyone know why they dont bring those over here to the US...kinda like the Skyline...selfish sons of bitchs!!! SHARE DAMNIT!!
 

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yup the chaser is crazy but it'll never hit usa
 

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Chaser AKA MarkII AKA Cressida. Essentially they were variations of the same car sold in different countries under different badging and/or different engines. Stateside got cressida's till early 90's. We had late 90's cressida back home. They are great cars, but the 2.4L i4 versions were vastly underpowered (thats what we had). Contraty to popular belief, they did come in i4 variations. Its the v6's that everyone talks about. I have driven a MarkII (JDM RHD) version before. The power-feel was equavalent to a 1mzfe in camrys (at city driving, i wasn't alloyed to drive the markII on highways).
 

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Art In Motion
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yea, aspecially in those pics posted, it looks alot like a mixutre between a BMW/Mercedes/Camry with a hint of skyline. I just dont understand. They could make a killing if they brought that car along with the Skyline over here. I remember the rumor back in like 2001 about the skyline comming to the US. To bad it fell thru.

PS sorry for putting this in the wrong forum
 

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Call Me Evolution Racer
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The Lexus IS is the Toyota Altezza...
 

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the cressida came with the inline 6 and is rwd. same as the chaser. the chaser might be turboed though, it might be possible to transfer a turbo and mainfold from a supra of the same year onto a cressida or even swap a motor to the 2jz. same car, diff name.
 

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Mayne Event said:
I just dont understand. They could make a killing if they brought that car along with the Skyline over here
They did try. It worked for a long while, but Cressida sales trailed off by the end of the run, and it would have cannibalized Lexus sales. So, it got the axe. We just got no turbo motor. Our last "Chaser" was the MX83 Cressida, the export stablemate to the GX80/81 and JZX80/81 Chaser/Mark II/Cresta triplets.



Apparently the Altezza shares underpinnings with the JZX110 Mark II, which is the X-chassis generation after the Chaser pictured above.


Chaser was discontinued after 2000. The JZX100 generation ran from 1996-2000. It was replaced by the Verossa, which has also since been cut from the team. Only the Mark II remains now, known as the Mark X.




I feel like I'm always regurgitating information on the Chaser and family of cars... :eek::
 

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CRESSIDA!!!
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jhbhatia said:
Chaser AKA MarkII AKA Cressida. Essentially they were variations of the same car sold in different countries under different badging and/or different engines. Stateside got cressida's till early 90's. We had late 90's cressida back home. They are great cars, but the 2.4L i4 versions were vastly underpowered (thats what we had). Contraty to popular belief, they did come in i4 variations. Its the v6's that everyone talks about. I have driven a MarkII (JDM RHD) version before. The power-feel was equavalent to a 1mzfe in camrys (at city driving, i wasn't alloyed to drive the markII on highways).
There was no 4cyl Cressida, and it's engine was an inline-6, not a V6.
 

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There was no 4cyl Cressida, and it's engine was an inline-6, not a V6.
Not really. There was a 22R four-cylinder version that was offered in places like Cuba, a bloke on the Cressida forums (who since disappeared) has one - with a 5-speed, no less. In Japan, the 4S-FE/4S-Fi was offered in the Mark II/Chaser/Cresta, with a sorry horsepower rating of 105. In North America:


MX32/36 (1977-1980): 4M/4M-E
MX62/63 (1981-1984): 5M-E/5M-GE
MX72/73 (1985-1988): 5M-GE
MX83 (1989-1992): 7M-GE




As of the current generation of the X chassis (as I said, only Mark X lives on now), they use the now ubiquitous GR V6, either 2.5 or 3.0L, I believe. All other sixes before that were of the inline type.
 

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84Cressida said:
There was no 4cyl Cressida, and it's engine was an inline-6, not a V6.
Dude we OWNED a 4banger cressida, not one, but dad's company had 3 wagons's for delivery vehicles, (the last one was a 1992 or a 94 wagon i think). Maybe your info was limited to USA, but i speak from personal experience. The hp rating was very very week. it was 2.4 i4.
 

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repinS said:
As of the current generation of the X chassis (as I said, only Mark X lives on now), they use the now ubiquitous GR V6, either 2.5 or 3.0L, I believe. All other sixes before that were of the inline type.
Technically, you're pretty much right, but the Avalon also uses the X chassis code in a different way.

Chassis codes:

05+ Avalon:
GSX30

00-04 Avalon:
MCX20

95-99 Avalon:
MCX10

89-92 Cressida
MX83

Although they don't share the chassis code, the Lexus IS/GS also share some underpinnings with the Mark X and Crown. However, the IS/GS have the same S chassis code as the Crown.

The Mark X is now:
GRX121
 

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TN's Resident Car Whore!
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I justed looked up the Verossa since I had never heard of it. I love the styling of it, especially the front. That car isbeautiful.
 

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We can import them over here. I actually drove the JZX90 shape. Engine specs are pretty similar to a the GTR (2.6L 6 straight TT vs. 2.5L 6 straight TT). The Chaser had a lot more torque down low compared to my GTR, because it had a sequential setup, not a true TT setup like a GTR. Up top however the GTR would leave it. Then again, A GTR and a Chaser have very different purposes. Chaser would make an awesome daily driver.
 

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Hmm, as far as I know the 1JZ-GTE with the twins is a parallel setup, unlike the 2JZ-GTE's sequentials. Later 1JZ's (JZX100 and newer) got a single turbo + VVT-i.
 

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ya the chaser is a nice car...to bad they wont come to North america......just a nother JAp car that i love
 
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