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Toyota Aristo | JDM Lexus GS


The Toyota Aristo is yet another car we have seen on our shores, but with one very important difference.

Known as the Lexus GS300, the mid-sized sport luxury sedan we received in Canada is motivated by the 3.0L 6Cylinder 2JZ-GE engine making a respectable 226HP. In Japan, they have this car available as the 3.0Q.

The 3.0V, not available in Canada until now, is equipped with the engine of choice for many Toyota Tuners. The 2JZ-GTE, the 3.0L Twin Turbo Inline 6 cylinder powerhouse found in the MKIV Supra rated at "280HP" (the true output is estimated at 315HP) going where it belongs, to the rear wheels.

This engine has been making quadruple digit power figures (that's right, 1000HP+) in the Supra for years.

But this is not just a bruiser straight line sedan, it is a Lexus after all. With available Traction Control and every option you can imagine, the Aristo offers the best balance between a luxury sedan, a sports car, and a reliable daily driver. Because we have this car available in Canada under the GS300 name, and the engine is well supported int he 4th Generation Supra, your Aristo can benefit from the parts support available directly from the factory, as well as a plethora of reasonably priced used parts through auto recyclers. Prefer a 5spd? It's a simple Supra 5spd transmission swap away. Looking for something to set yourself apart from the crowd? VIP is the answer.

The Aristo is built like a Toyota, styled like a Lexus, goes like a Supra, and you can import one for a very reasonable cost.

Toyota Aristo 3.0V Pricing:

The average price of a quality Toyota Aristo 3.0V with around 50K-80K KMs is well under $10,000 CAD total landed cost. The sweet spot for the Aristo 3.0V is $8-9,000 CAD as this is where you get the value in a versatile 4dr sport luxury sedan.

This is the model of choice, packaged with the Twin turbo 2JZ-GTE engine.

Toyota Aristo 3.0Q Pricing:

The average price of a quality Toyota Aristo 3.0Q with around 50K-80K KMs is between $6,000-8,000 CAD total landed cost. The sweet spot for the Aristo 3.0Q is $7,000 CAD as this is the top of the price range for this model, giving you the choice of the highest quality examples.

This is the more civilized choice for those who appreciate the value the Aristo provides, as well as the performance and reliability.

 

Toyota Aristo Compliance


Compliance has recently become an issue with all imported vehicles in BC.

Typical Compliance parts required for the Toyota Aristo:
  • DOT/SAE Compliant Headlights
  • DOT/SAE Compliant Taillights
  • Daytime Running Light Module (In stock)
Because the Toyota Aristo was imported into Canada and sold as the Lexus GS300, the headlights and taillights from a USDM GS300 should be easy to find and install. These parts are required to meet the regulations set forth by the CVSE (Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement). Photographic proof of compliance is required prior to registration in BC.

Other Compliance Issues that may arise:

Glass:
All Glass must be properly stamped to meet AS standards accepted by the CVSE. All factory glass available will meet these standards. If any glass has been replaced with an aftermarket piece that has not been properly stamped, it will require replacement to maintain compliance.

Lighting:
Just as with the glass, if any components have been replaced with non compliant aftermarket parts, replacement will be required to meet compliance.



Available Toyota Aristo Listings



1995 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Year: 1995 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 56,000 KM

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In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1995 Toyota Aristo | JDM GS300 ( V8, 4WD)
Toyota Aristo | JDM GS300 ( V8, 4WD)
Year: 1995 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 101,371 KM

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in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 54,000 KM

Nice One Owner Vehicle !
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399,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1991 Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Year: 1991 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 102,000 KM

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756,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1993 Toyota Aristo 3.0 V | JDM Lexus GS300  (*Modified* 650HP)
Toyota Aristo 3.0 V | JDM Lexus GS300 (*Modified* 650HP)
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 100,000 KM

This Aristo has been built to a higher level. A ...
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$23,999CAD
In Canada - Private
in Canada
1993 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 98,510 KM

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350,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 62,016 KM

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320,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1994 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 98,865 KM

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310,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1994 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 106,363 KM

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340,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V (5 Speed, Drift, 550hp)
Toyota Aristo 3.0V (5 Speed, Drift, 550hp)
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 80,000 KM

Engine overhauled 10,000 KM ago with a TD07s-25g single turbo, 800CC injectors, ...
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800,000 YEN
In Japan - Public
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 28,000 KM

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450,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1993 Toyota Aristo 3.0 V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0 V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 103,000 KM

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200,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1993 Toyota Aristo Zi V8 4WD
Toyota Aristo Zi V8 4WD
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 39,000 KM

This rare Aristo is equipped with the venerable 4.0L V8 engine (1UZ-FE), ...
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395,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0 V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0 V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 126,000 KM

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425,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 123,000 KM

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450,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 132,700 KM

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350,000 YEN
In Japan - Public
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 83,000 KM

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1,390,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 123,000 KM

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350,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0 V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0 V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 145,000 KM

This Aristo is currently registered and insured in Alberta, Canada and can ...
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In Canada - Private
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1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0Q | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0Q | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 109,400 KM

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198,000 YEN
In Japan - Public
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 78,318 KM

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Recommended Bid: $7-9K CAD
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1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 49,000 KM

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598,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1992 Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Toyota Aristo 3.0V | JDM Lexus GS300
Year: 1992 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 107,000 KM

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490,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan