Originally Posted by HRoi
When you referenced the 2JZ engine I figured you were talking about the 1995-2005 GS/Aristos (may be slightly wrong on the years there). That specific car is an awful car, and one of the best cases I could make for my argument that Lexus is boring. Butt-ugly, wallows like a pig, completely lifeless steering and suspension. they're comfortable and reliable enough, but that means that's the car you get when you're not looking for something exciting.
I don't think even the Supra engine could make this a car I would want to drive. Although you would be able to decimate all if you overnighted some parts from Japan...
You see, I live in Japan. and am formerly a technician in a Euro car specialist. and have seen my share of both sides. The Lexus brand is like the scraps of Toyota. myself recently selling an Altezza /IS200 1 month ago. with the Yamaha built 3SGE "Beams" engine with upgrades to suspension, tires, and other performance parts.
The Aristo V300 are a wolf in sheep's clothing. my friend daily's one. they just require the usual mods, of Suspension, MT, and LSD. plus whatever you feel. potential+ dollar value? smart money is on making reliability fast, not fast reliable. so the GS300 presents a softer, albeit identical base to start with. they DO Decimate all. and are one of the most popular cars for people to mod with 4 doors. 400+hp is a given with a little money thrown at it. the MT's are $$$$$$$
and the car above? had roasted many a 330, and A6 Driving to work. only losing to a Toyota Chaser, and an EVO7. -Decently quick, but limited. now sold for something with longer legs.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 12/1/15 at 10:41am