It will be hard for anyone to tell you if the car is a good pick up with out seeing it and talking to the current owner. This is only to be taken loosely and by no means saying buy or not to buy.
Do they have records or personal logs of all services and repairs conducted? You can get a good understanding of when and what has been replaced. The KM is what you would aspect for a car of that age if it was daily driven. The 3SGE is a great motor, however like all cars maintenance is key. Do you have it in your budget for repairs/servicing? Again the car is 20+ years old. Genuine parts are getting harder to find. Wait times from Japan/overseas or local venders.
It would be good to look into below:
How does it run? Sound? Smooth or does it hesitate in the rev range?
How frequent were the service intervals? 5000km?
Brake rotors, brake pads, brake fluid (How worn?, how does the pedal feel?)
Radiator flush and coolant change (When was it last done? Toyota Red coolant?)
Timing belt, Water pump (Any proof this was done? It's a big job, could mean motor out)
Clutch, Clutch Fluid, Gearbox (How does it change gears? new shifter cables bushes? Service interval?)
Fuel pump (Big job)
Air conditioning (Cold? Any noises?)
Suspension (Original? Any clunks? Feel smooth?)
Bathurst models didn't come with fog lamps.
If there is 2 empty holes on the front bar, it could be a good indication that the bar has been replaced or modified.
I have owned and daily driven my 97 Bathurst coming up to 11 years. Fantastic vehicle.
post edited by Lumix - 2019/12/29 10:06:24