I'm buying the Japanese Rolls-Royce: the Toyota Century V12!

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Mat Watson Cars

Mat Watson Cars

Жыл бұрын

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The Toyota Century is the Japanese equivalent of a Rolls-Royce. It's what the Japanese Prime Minster and even the Emperor are chauffeured in. The reason why I want one - the Toyota Century has a 5.0-litre V12. In fact it's the only V12 engine ever built in Japan. But there's more to the car than just it's engine. I's full-on quirky Japanese and has one of the best solutions for allowing the VIP in the rear to stretch their legs out.

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@MatWatsonCars
@MatWatsonCars Жыл бұрын
Should I buy a Toyota Century? LIKE for 'YES' and COMMENT for NO - BTW you can find out more about my special driving glasses Transitions Drivewear here: bit.ly/3JhnfD5
@sooofancier
@sooofancier Жыл бұрын
Absolutely
@matthewnorman9803
@matthewnorman9803 Жыл бұрын
Are you also buying a Hyundai Getz
@matthewnorman9803
@matthewnorman9803 Жыл бұрын
We need a Hyundai Getz sx on carwow channel day 156
@metatomic101
@metatomic101 Жыл бұрын
Of course
@ahmadgul2110
@ahmadgul2110 Жыл бұрын
Please buy
@RaymondwLin
@RaymondwLin Жыл бұрын
My inner Japanese was screaming “take off your shoes!” When he put his foot through the seat.
@vfr492
@vfr492 Жыл бұрын
My non Japanese inner did too
@drytadpole
@drytadpole Жыл бұрын
Konichiwa
@James-semaJ
@James-semaJ Жыл бұрын
I'd taken my shoes off just getting in. But I would in most luxury cars.
@RaymondwLin
@RaymondwLin Жыл бұрын
@@James-semaJ Especially when not yours.
@James-semaJ
@James-semaJ Жыл бұрын
@@RaymondwLin we clearly have a different level of respect to other people lol.
@ThaboTshuma
@ThaboTshuma Жыл бұрын
I'd be more terrified of a mafia boss stepping out of this than a mafia boss stepping out of a Phantom.
@richieduck67
@richieduck67 Жыл бұрын
Yakuza
@serow_dankichi
@serow_dankichi Жыл бұрын
This is Japanese silent pressure which is some part of our culture. In fact, Rolls Royce is more rode by Chimpira in Japan, who have less money but want to act like yakuza. Any how, it is some cultural difference in where we live.
@TimelineProvision
@TimelineProvision Жыл бұрын
Facts!😂
@myyou8609
@myyou8609 Жыл бұрын
Nkall
@myyou8609
@myyou8609 Жыл бұрын
@@richieduck67 nkuls
@sclark1701
@sclark1701 Жыл бұрын
Matt’s lack of restraint and care in handling this car would drive me crazy if it were mine. Clearly the owner takes the upmost care with everything while Matt jabs and prods everything like a child. I don’t think I would have let him inside even 😅
@monikacognomen1096
@monikacognomen1096 Жыл бұрын
His greasy fingers going everywhere annoys me too. He does it so compulsively, it gives me a nonce vibe.
@BrummyTom
@BrummyTom Жыл бұрын
Completely agree. The way he presses all the electrics forwards and back without giving the motors time to stop. Cranks the heating up then down. Scratches the vinyl and taps all the metal. Rubs his feet on the seat when he had his legs up. Even the way he laughs at some of the negative aspects of the car. This guy is naturally annoying but the cars themselves are interesting so he keeps getting views.
@ohyesitsme
@ohyesitsme Жыл бұрын
He has no respect for any of the cars he reviews, wouldn't let him in a mile of mine.
@philldownes8685
@philldownes8685 Жыл бұрын
yes 100% correct. he is a thug who just happens to get paid too much for doing car adverts....i wouldnt let him in the back of an old morris post office van... horse and cart is about his wack. dont be nasty to other peoples stuff...
@monikacognomen1096
@monikacognomen1096 Жыл бұрын
@@philldownes8685 Yeah, because the horse would kick him. They don't tolerate gimps sticking fingers in their holes like cars do.
@joseardila9499
@joseardila9499 Жыл бұрын
I was having a hard time watching this a Matt touched everything. Ran his fingers through the paint, and pulled, prodded, pushed every part of the car. Watching his shoes as he climbed into the trunk and through the seat, I felt bad for the owner a he clearly takes meticulous care of this car. Beautiful car!
@eastafricanvybz
@eastafricanvybz Жыл бұрын
And he talks too much!
@haserotmalach7324
@haserotmalach7324 Жыл бұрын
A bit disrespectful of him, I think.
@kha7705
@kha7705 Жыл бұрын
O.c.d for the win bro! Awesome comment 🤣
@vdimusicgaming
@vdimusicgaming Жыл бұрын
Then the way he hit the metal
@tenzaemtade6146
@tenzaemtade6146 Жыл бұрын
The owner is Matt
@970357ers
@970357ers Жыл бұрын
You should document the buying/ import process and getting fully operational. A trip to Japan could be set against costs. Would make a good mini-series!
@myyou8609
@myyou8609 Жыл бұрын
Nkuall
@johnandrews3568
@johnandrews3568 Жыл бұрын
so much this
@marcusfinanger1116
@marcusfinanger1116 Жыл бұрын
Please yes
@gnrsgl
@gnrsgl Жыл бұрын
Mcm style
@harrygatto
@harrygatto 5 ай бұрын
There are several specialist importers who will obtain and ship one for you.
@KulebyakMaster
@KulebyakMaster Жыл бұрын
I didn't watch the video yet, but i think James from Throttle House will definitely recommend you to buy this car!😂
@Mandisiii
@Mandisiii Жыл бұрын
100%😂
@estonsman4566
@estonsman4566 Жыл бұрын
@@alancrisp1582 What car do you drive then, rich person?
@Badonicus
@Badonicus Жыл бұрын
@@alancrisp1582 only afford to drive.....not afford to own....so you're a chauffeur and gardener....
@MojtabaRz
@MojtabaRz Жыл бұрын
Exactly
@senulfonseka4062
@senulfonseka4062 Жыл бұрын
@@alancrisp1582 you’re everywhere in the comments section😂🤌🏼 #toyotahaters
@emfraza7953
@emfraza7953 Жыл бұрын
The owner couldn't have chosen a more complimentary aftermarket wheel, I've never seen such a classy slammed and donked Japanese car in my life! Well done, Sir.
@s_alum
@s_alum Жыл бұрын
I'm Japanese who moved to UK recently and love how people here loves our motor culture. Century is one of those cars that's pretty common around Tokyo and not something I would usually mind, but here even I think it is cool thanks to you and other motor journalists feature it. So thanks, hope you'll find nice one!
@bigal3055
@bigal3055 Жыл бұрын
The JDM subculture is huge here and if you're ever looking for a taste of home, there is almost certainly a JDM meet or enthusiast group near wherever you live here in the U.K.
@Dan_B
@Dan_B Жыл бұрын
We love our Japanese imports here, luckily we drive on the left as well so makes sense. I used to own a mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo R, shame I sold it
@Surendran69
@Surendran69 Жыл бұрын
Japanese cars are loved all over the world ❤️
@noth606
@noth606 Жыл бұрын
@すてぃっくアルミ. Century is rare outside of Japan in general, I've ridden in them in Osaka since some are used for hired car service. By rare I mean to the point that few people even among car enthusiasts know of them. There are quite a few cars in Japan that don't exist at all in Europe, like I've never seen even one, like the fancier minivan types, but also Kei cars. How do you like living in Europe? My ex-wife (Japanese) seems to like it a lot even after the divorce, whereas in many ways I like Japan more which is funny.
@Car_mania3102
@Car_mania3102 Жыл бұрын
最近海外でこの型のセンチュリー人気なってきてますね
@0990ftn
@0990ftn Жыл бұрын
Great thing about 1GZ-FE V12 is, it runs by separate computers per each bank so if one of the cylinder fails, it will shut down half of the bank and turn into straight 6
@quinty26
@quinty26 Жыл бұрын
2 2JZ's on one crankshaft.
@CrackheadBeaver
@CrackheadBeaver Жыл бұрын
@@quinty26 more like 2 x 1JZ
@heroesofthelandstrasse
@heroesofthelandstrasse Жыл бұрын
Normal at these times, same with BMW 12 cylinders. There were no ECUs to handle 12 cylinders.
@clunkclickeverytrip
@clunkclickeverytrip Жыл бұрын
@@heroesofthelandstrasse the BMW 850i had two separate battery's for each bank as well
@salmonella6744
@salmonella6744 Жыл бұрын
@@quinty26 4jz 😏
@johnnybacklund153
@johnnybacklund153 Жыл бұрын
Spent 5 months in Japan last year for work, saw these everywhere and kind of fell in love with them, this and the Toyota Crown
@mmrahman82
@mmrahman82 Жыл бұрын
Really liked this particular century, especially with those wheels, they look spot on, and the way it looks when it reflects the sunlight just highlights the car even more. Good idea to change the carpets to preserve the original, I do that with watch straps, lol.
@barcode421
@barcode421 Жыл бұрын
I'm Japanese and I'm commenting from Japan. GTR, LFA, NSX, and other sports cars make me proud as a Japanese. But the Century is even better than that Thank you for praising such a car I'm very proud. If you like, please review the latest Century too! The fuel economy is really good😂
@sirlaxalotNJ
@sirlaxalotNJ Жыл бұрын
I would agree with that statement other than the R35 gtr. Plus a lot of those sports cars are low production and unnatainable. I think you mean super cars. Sports cars wise I think the Japanese are spot on though.
@bondjamesbond9041
@bondjamesbond9041 Жыл бұрын
Hi as a Japanese national, what do you think of the Suzuki Cappuccino (I own one) Thanks.
@barcode421
@barcode421 Жыл бұрын
@@bondjamesbond9041 I think it is very unique because it is a sports car made by a unique Japanese kei-car. Suzuki makes a lot of kei-cars. I mean practical cars, but even they make a sports car! Japanese people are often said to be industrious, but they are also crazy!(Such a thing is called HENTAI in Japanese🤪) I think this car is the embodiment of that😂😂😂
@barcode421
@barcode421 Жыл бұрын
@@sirlaxalotNJ Japan's leading sports car is the flagship of "Japanese" cars, but the Century is like the flagship of Japan!
@bondjamesbond9041
@bondjamesbond9041 Жыл бұрын
@@barcode421 Thanks for the reply. I love Japanese cars. I also have a Suzuki Van van motorcycle. Both vehicles have been very reliable. I would love to visit your beautiful country one day. Greetings from the UK!
@kristoffermangila
@kristoffermangila Жыл бұрын
Fun fact: these cars are handmade. And the tools of the bodywork guys (which are the best of the best of Toyota's bodywork guys) are bespoke, custom fitted for the individual worker.
@kha7705
@kha7705 Жыл бұрын
🤓
@car-spot-one8271
@car-spot-one8271 Жыл бұрын
These cars looks so smooth and I like to see that the owner take care of his car so well.
@martinlang9615
@martinlang9615 Жыл бұрын
That’s a REAL QUALITY vehicle. Almost magical. I can’t thank the deserving enthusiast enough. It was a real pleasure to learn all about this legend. In my opinion it’s better than a Rolls for the simple reason it is still fairly affordable. The drive experience seems to be in another world of its own. I own a 2008 S320 cdi LWB Mercedes Benz, black on black (3.0 turbo diesel V6) which on a recent almost 700 klm trip (still just under half a tank left) she averaged 7.5 Litres/100 klms, which is, of course much more fuel efficient than the V12… However, that Smooth as silk V12, absolute peaceful interior is more superior than the S class (which is fairly quiet anyway). I would prefer the Century any day with its understated opulence, even though I have German heritage and like my father and his father (mine OPA) owned diesel S class vehicles. As a fellow car enthusiast, I really enjoy and respect another like minded perfectionist. Top move on finding a practical yet highest quality air suspension solution. Thank you both
@KaranveerSingh97
@KaranveerSingh97 Жыл бұрын
Maybe it's about Era... Of all the s classes I like the w140... It even feels desirable and just like this century... Great cars those... Whereas now the little c class seems more desirable than the new s class... Maybe it's just me but the new cars seem to be more about gimics than before because that's where the current market demand is
@user-se5ur3ml2u
@user-se5ur3ml2u Жыл бұрын
The fuel efficiency of Toyota Century June 2018 model is the fuel efficiency of JC08 mode [13.6km/L]. It became a hybrid car.
@martinlang9615
@martinlang9615 Жыл бұрын
On a recent trip I did 1278 klms mainly at night and the range said 122 klms! Not bad on one 100 litre tank. And THEY want to get rid of diesels…madness. I love that effortless torque.
@martinogold
@martinogold Жыл бұрын
I don't normally like modified cars, but those wheels really suit it. Love it!
@frasermackenzie7275
@frasermackenzie7275 Жыл бұрын
He kept the stock multi spoke look, just quite larger
@cuebj
@cuebj Жыл бұрын
They do look a bit Lincoln Continental
@nizm0man
@nizm0man Жыл бұрын
exactly what the Work wheels are designed for.
@richardhoulton4016
@richardhoulton4016 Жыл бұрын
You don’t “stance” a Century. The rims are wrong
@AnthonyMcPhee
@AnthonyMcPhee Жыл бұрын
While the leather is nice, a "proper" Century has wool seats! I love this car and am keen to see your videos after you import one.
@bmwman1981
@bmwman1981 Жыл бұрын
I’d rather have leather over wool
@Gabztar97
@Gabztar97 Жыл бұрын
@@bmwman1981 well based on your account name I can guess why. But wool is the more expensive option. It’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter so it’s actually a lot better for comfort than leather. It’s just the standard in Europe to expect leather to be the highest trim
@bmwman1981
@bmwman1981 Жыл бұрын
@@Gabztar97 I much prefer leather as it ages better and lasts longer
@donswier
@donswier Жыл бұрын
Cloth is the preferred choice for Century. There's a reason why bedsheets are not made of leather.
@MrElectroDan
@MrElectroDan Жыл бұрын
When you've got kids, leather is easier to clean.
@brainsmatterpodcast
@brainsmatterpodcast Жыл бұрын
You see a few of these around in Melbourne, Australia. Absolutely gorgeous cars. I love the little touches, like the Century branded Walkman you get to dictate business notes and things like that, it’s all the quality little things that make this so amazing. The latest generation have a hybrid, so I’d go with the V12 😊 and as a few others have mentioned, the wool interior is the one to get over the leather
@johncanalese588
@johncanalese588 Жыл бұрын
The generation III Century actually has the 5 litre V8 from Lexus coupled with a CVT and hybrid drivetrain.
@promiseye4974
@promiseye4974 Жыл бұрын
And I guess most of their owners are Chinese 😂
@BasFeijen
@BasFeijen Жыл бұрын
Amazing car, if maintenance is done right you have no worries to buy one even with 400.000kms on it. Just like a LS400 or 430
@nickbrady616
@nickbrady616 Жыл бұрын
They don't make cars like this anymore, it's just the simple things that make this car.
@kris8742
@kris8742 Жыл бұрын
Yes they do, only now they have V8 engines
@zambaretulzambitor3713
@zambaretulzambitor3713 Жыл бұрын
you re talking like this is a bone dry sandero
@hstaff3336
@hstaff3336 Жыл бұрын
I think Subaru and Mazda are doing a good job of holding onto the old ways. I just wish Toyota didn’t fall into the tech race 😢
@Nordlicht05
@Nordlicht05 Жыл бұрын
@@hstaff3336 tech subscription race! This will be the time when my car full of screens can't do more than a late 90s car because i cancelled all subscriptions 🤣
@KaranveerSingh97
@KaranveerSingh97 Жыл бұрын
@@kris8742 its a v8 with an electric motor... Still very smooth engine... I guess it's the 5.0 used in the lc500 but I'm not sure about that
@Battery-Powered
@Battery-Powered Жыл бұрын
21:20 The most luxurious smoke machine ever !
@conorhackett5698
@conorhackett5698 Жыл бұрын
Wow Mat is smitten with this car, you can see the joy in his demeanour. Best of luck in your search Mat, amazing car to add to collection.
@destro3804
@destro3804 Жыл бұрын
man the fact that this is 2013 and still keeps the old school stuff is just surreal i love it
@sighheinrich
@sighheinrich Жыл бұрын
Love the car and love the owner. Seems like a cool guy, he's made all the right choices that I would make if I had that kind of money to throw at a car like this :)
@sbomorse
@sbomorse Жыл бұрын
Apart from the hideous wheels that don't do justice to the understated quality of the Century.
@the80386
@the80386 Жыл бұрын
@@sbomorse I agree. although I wouldn't say they're 'hideous', they're oversized and clashes a bit with the character of the car.
@proinseasokiellig4388
@proinseasokiellig4388 Жыл бұрын
@@sbomorse I like them..
@TheIceMurder2
@TheIceMurder2 Жыл бұрын
​@@sbomorse Nonsense. The wheels suit the car perfectly.
@AaronRandolphChen
@AaronRandolphChen Жыл бұрын
Wow that V12 is so smooth and quiet. I would never have guessed it could hit 60 mph in less than 8 seconds, either! I wonder how much it weighs!
@kychristell1779
@kychristell1779 Жыл бұрын
That's not bad
@hawthornselitelevel1220
@hawthornselitelevel1220 Жыл бұрын
2 tons
@AaronRandolphChen
@AaronRandolphChen Жыл бұрын
@@hawthornselitelevel1220 OK that's not bad. I thought it weighed more than a S Class.
@JetsetDruid
@JetsetDruid Жыл бұрын
It's not great for a V12 from the teens, the 760i was doing it in about half that time, the S600 in 5 seconds and A8 V12 in about half the time as well
@nonameyet2205
@nonameyet2205 Жыл бұрын
@@JetsetDruid 760i and S600 were sold in many country, the century is exclusive for japan and the speed limit in japan is much lower than other country, max speed for city road is only 60kph (37mph) and 100kph (60mph) for highway/expressway so it's plenty fast for japan
@briantitchener4829
@briantitchener4829 Жыл бұрын
Matt should buy one for sure. My 2000 Lexus LS400 was easily the best motor I have ever owned. I bought it with 100,000 miles on it. I sold it because I moved abroad. It's still going strong with another owner with over 200,000 miles on it. It never let me down and drove smooth as silk. Quick too, -- 0 to 60 mph in less than 7 secs. I noticed a good few interior cabin parts on this Toyota Century were the same as in my LS. Great cars.
@Ivanhoo11
@Ivanhoo11 7 ай бұрын
wow... a classic example of what a quality, luxurious, reliable car should look like
@Nigel999
@Nigel999 Жыл бұрын
As a 2005 Lexus LS430 owner for the last 18 years - it was amazing to see how many parts and controls are shared with the Century. The sun visor over the rear view mirror for example and the pull handle in the boot - straight swaps! My latest LS430 which I’ve owned since 2012 is now 102,000 miles and as smooth as ever and everything works!
@brianglendenning1632
@brianglendenning1632 Жыл бұрын
That is the Lexus with the aviation certified engine?
@Nigel999
@Nigel999 Жыл бұрын
@@brianglendenning1632 yes, that’s right - not a lot of people know that 😊 3UZ-FE
@TheBrokenMountainBiker
@TheBrokenMountainBiker Жыл бұрын
My old 1990 V8 soarer also had that mad little middle visor thing.
@AWMJoeyjoejoe
@AWMJoeyjoejoe Жыл бұрын
102,000 miles is delivery mileage on a Lexus LS430. It'll easily do 250,000 without major problems.
@Nigel999
@Nigel999 Жыл бұрын
@@AWMJoeyjoejoe that’s nice to know, it’s still drives like new, so you’ll be right 😊
@PiriakaTrackwrecker
@PiriakaTrackwrecker Жыл бұрын
Your cohost was brilliant, he went with you on all of your riffs. Great bloody car too, dream for sure. See them in NZ a bit, with all the Japanese imports here. We call it the Yankeeyakuza.
@zambaretulzambitor3713
@zambaretulzambitor3713 Жыл бұрын
hahahaha yankeeyakuza thanks you gave me a good laugh
@Guymate
@Guymate Жыл бұрын
what a name hahahahah😂
@RomanticPopPunk
@RomanticPopPunk Жыл бұрын
But Yankee means American. I don’t get it.
@PiriakaTrackwrecker
@PiriakaTrackwrecker Жыл бұрын
@@RomanticPopPunk Yankee is Japanese slang for dropped, pimped out cars. Fits the bill.
@wayando
@wayando Жыл бұрын
For security 😂
@onecookieboy
@onecookieboy Жыл бұрын
A guy where I live (small town New Zealand) has a black, de-chromed, lowered Century with blacked out windows and 19 inch alloys, it looks super cool.
@itzushin
@itzushin 11 ай бұрын
日本で走っていた日本製のセンチュリーにマットさんがゴキゲンでただただ嬉しい☺️
@user-jq5tj7kq8w
@user-jq5tj7kq8w Жыл бұрын
Great car a bit more respect for other man’s cars would be nice (with your shoes on the leather etc.) otherwise great this item. Usually I am not a big fan of aftermarket wheels but these fit the car very nice looks like factory and is a tasteful upgrade. Look forward of the story of buying and importing a century i hope you will rust proof the car in a good manner because the UK climate with the salt and bad road conditions is very hard on cars rust / corrosion wise.
@Levinz999
@Levinz999 Жыл бұрын
Exactly…Noticed how he pressed and open certain stuffs with force…I mean why not do it with a bit more care…Also absolutely hated it when he said Junction Produce sounds like a grocery store like WTF…If u dont know you ask the owner dont act like a dumb wit
@malsmith2012
@malsmith2012 Жыл бұрын
@@Levinz999 Agree about being rough. I like Mat a lot but he's way to rough with things in his reviews that you'd never treat the car that way if it were yours.
@harrisr1018
@harrisr1018 Жыл бұрын
JDM cars are better suited for UK rust
@oj7177
@oj7177 Жыл бұрын
@@Levinz999 yeah exactly, in general you keep those comments for yourself, or say them if you know the other guy. And regardless, i wouldn't have said that on camera lol. But you do you i guess And i also agree on the opening and pressing things with force, it annoys me, and doug does the same... The only one who's very nice with everything is thetopher
@RealNameNeverUsed
@RealNameNeverUsed Жыл бұрын
@@oj7177 I notice TheTopher always slams the trunk tho. But I think he knows most cars can handle it.
@aslkycccc
@aslkycccc Жыл бұрын
What a brilliant car!! Glad that you are adding it to your collection.
@ogabchemseddine1654
@ogabchemseddine1654 Жыл бұрын
Why are u glad? 🙃
@thearousedeunuch
@thearousedeunuch Жыл бұрын
@@ogabchemseddine1654 Because that may mean more content on this car.
@aslkycccc
@aslkycccc Жыл бұрын
@@ogabchemseddine1654 such a rare car. Having Matt reviewing it long term would just be awesome!!
@Phil_Jumaa
@Phil_Jumaa Жыл бұрын
The work that was put in the design of this masterpiece....
@russelljackman1413
@russelljackman1413 Жыл бұрын
I winced every time Mat laid his hand on that beautiful car!
@TheJoeMB
@TheJoeMB Жыл бұрын
This particular Century looks gorgeous with those wheels and stance
@Dr.Curly2099
@Dr.Curly2099 Жыл бұрын
I would absolutely love one of these❤❤❤ A lot of cars from the 90s look like vehicles that your grandpa would buy, but this honestly has a timeless look to it😊
@realGabCassim
@realGabCassim Жыл бұрын
A few years ago I bought my first car at the age of 21 with my own money. It was a Toyota Corolla AE82 hatchback. I love this car to bits. It captures my youth perfectly and has so much centimental value as I learned how to drive in a Tazz. I would like to own a Toyota Century, it is definitely a trophy car for anybody who respects Toyotas and does not want to buy a Rolls-Royce
@insayn7995
@insayn7995 Жыл бұрын
I've kinda been obsessed with these ever since I found out about the century in a carwow video a few years back. Would love to own one someday.
@TheFound3r_
@TheFound3r_ Жыл бұрын
you can tell Mat loves this car! the way he reviewed it you can tell
@ArthurZakaryan23
@ArthurZakaryan23 Жыл бұрын
Love the Century, would take one in a heartbeat.
@simbayihamaundu3552
@simbayihamaundu3552 Жыл бұрын
I love how angry the exhaust turns out with it's water vapour when you rave that V12... so cool 😎
@nav021298
@nav021298 Жыл бұрын
Go for it Mat, this one is special!
@johnshaw3208
@johnshaw3208 Жыл бұрын
His wheel choice fits the car very well. Perfect balance compliments the chrome.
@malsmith2012
@malsmith2012 Жыл бұрын
Absolutely magnificent cars, so special and unique. Definitely on my bucket list too Mat..
@bcfairlie1
@bcfairlie1 Жыл бұрын
These are brilliant. I have driven a couple of them here in New Zealand. They are way cheaper here. Around $ 12000 - $16000 for a good one. Matt I highly recommend you ..."go ahead" and buy one
@aqibmahar4890
@aqibmahar4890 7 ай бұрын
Do you know how to install that Apple CarPlay in that old original multimedia ?
@skywarts
@skywarts 9 ай бұрын
mat has to be the only person to go into the boot of a toyota century and come out alive
@Anonymous-so4nl
@Anonymous-so4nl Жыл бұрын
the fact that they have made the rear door so shiny for people to use as a mirror for a meeting is fantastic
@slicklace
@slicklace Жыл бұрын
We all had them aftermarket xenon’s/HIDs back in the day 😂😂😂 oh the memories!
@marcp108
@marcp108 Жыл бұрын
What a beautiful ride - reminds me of the Bentley with the full length umbrellas in the passenger doors
@DivideBYZero69
@DivideBYZero69 Жыл бұрын
I want one. Rode in one in Japan last November, loved it.
@Fixing_Everything.
@Fixing_Everything. Жыл бұрын
Well, I've never seen one before. But just packed with just about everything you can think of, and more!. I think I would change that exhaust, less cats means the engine is less restricted. So better mpg, and more power. All the toys in that car amazing. A real eye-opener 💯. I really like how they put a V12! Fantastic. Bit thirsty on the old juce tho' .... lol Great Video Mat 😊
@Marcke-tb1hb
@Marcke-tb1hb Жыл бұрын
Those wheels finish it off wonderfully. Excellent choice.
@2loudspeakers
@2loudspeakers Жыл бұрын
The engineering in that car is amazing. Pure quality.
@murtagh232
@murtagh232 Жыл бұрын
Always knew i liked you Mat but having a Toyota Century on your channel is legendary. Such a special car. We will never see the likes of it again. I think the new century uses the V8 and is hybrid? I could be wrong on that i'm sure its a brilliant car but to drive this V12 is special.
@murtagh232
@murtagh232 Жыл бұрын
PS if you are importing one you have to get the wool instead of the leather. The wool is actually seen as being the top trim level in Japan.
@k-ron7403
@k-ron7403 Жыл бұрын
What a lovely car, cool owner too. You definitely need to get one. Would be nice if you could document the process of buying a car from Japan too. Would be cool 👌
@nchia
@nchia 9 ай бұрын
The placement of the mirrors on the front fenders really make a difference and offer better angles over the ones placed near the A pillar. We had a Toyota Crown (Royal Saloon) back in the late 70s, early 80s (maybe?) in Hong Kong when I was in my early teens. It was very plush, quiet, comfortable, and always had a certain smell. I was too young to appreciate it more, and spent all of my time in the back seat. I think it must be hard to stay awake driving it as it's super comfy, especially with the aircon in the tropics.
@NMSHAFKI
@NMSHAFKI Жыл бұрын
This car is very nice, thanks for letting us know about this amazing Toyota mat! 👍👍👍
@trwsandford
@trwsandford Жыл бұрын
Love it! Reminds me of my big old Lincoln Town Car, but with Japanese build quality!
@aafaqshahzad
@aafaqshahzad Жыл бұрын
Love that car. I first saw it on Throttle House when James Engelsman (who's also British) bought it and immediately fell in love with it. Would love to buy one of those for myself in the future.
@shefakhairullah1569
@shefakhairullah1569 Жыл бұрын
was looking for this comment haha throttle house is awesome!!
@aafaqshahzad
@aafaqshahzad Жыл бұрын
@@shefakhairullah1569 yeah
@julianwalls1077
@julianwalls1077 11 ай бұрын
Saw one of these last weekend in Hutt Valley Wellington New Zealand impressive car !
@alxgu198
@alxgu198 Жыл бұрын
Lovely car. Perfect choice of wheels 👌 really suit it.
@James-semaJ
@James-semaJ Жыл бұрын
Always loved these cars. That and the Crown. So cool. Defo buy one if not get a different Japanese import car. They're all cool especially the 80s and 90s ones.
@Adam-M1
@Adam-M1 Жыл бұрын
Bit heavy handed with his car Mat! Enjoyed the video.
@impslap7620
@impslap7620 Жыл бұрын
What a lovely example. The owner nailed the stance, imo, as it looks like it could have come from the factory this way. Very tasteful.
@lesklower7281
@lesklower7281 Жыл бұрын
Matt in Australia there are about 17 for both the first and second generation the price range is from aud $20000 to $35000 this would be the best luxury car ever as you said it is better than an S Class and much more reliable and its a Toyota Century
@supraJZA80s
@supraJZA80s Жыл бұрын
This has to be one of the best cars ever made
@tariqtvproductions
@tariqtvproductions Жыл бұрын
A great car but Matt in Asian culture putting your shoes on a seat like that is very rude and considered a sign of disrespect.
@arthurdardalis
@arthurdardalis Жыл бұрын
and also a complete lack of manners and culture
@StanVanGundy1
@StanVanGundy1 6 ай бұрын
Good he’s not in Asia then, literally doesn’t matter
@tariqtvproductions
@tariqtvproductions 6 ай бұрын
@@StanVanGundy1 the owners asian. It is good manners to show respect for people pertaining to their culture and have some cultural and emotional intelligence when interacting with people. Especially given the context that the owner is that of a Toyota Century - basic knowledge!
@StanVanGundy1
@StanVanGundy1 6 ай бұрын
@@tariqtvproductionsIt’s not that deep buddy
@ks911turbo
@ks911turbo Жыл бұрын
Hello Mr. Mat I am a car enthusiast living in Japan. Thank you for always praising Japanese cars I'm so happy you praised Century in this video Even from my Japanese point of view, that car is a strange car, and at the same time, I think it's a wonderful car. Japan's only 12-cylinder gasoline engine As you said, I think it would be very difficult to maintain in the UK. Even a car isn't cheap I think it's really hard to procure parts and repair. but i want you to ride The name of the car's color is also amazing. Its color is black, but it has names such as "Kamui" and "Eternal Black", and other colors besides black also have Japanese and English names. My favorite Century colors are "Zuiun" and "Dumire Blue Mica Metallic" It looks very beautiful when it gets wet in the rain with a light blue silver like the winter sky. Genuine wheels are hand carved Other than that, I want you to enjoy the comfort of the ride with the electric buttons and operation panel written in Japanese and the excessive quietness. If you want to ride, use the late model 6AT I'm looking forward to seeing you happily riding in that car.
@bebebiskuvi
@bebebiskuvi Жыл бұрын
Love rare cars. And a reliable Rolls is like a dream...
@ehteshamfaraz4975
@ehteshamfaraz4975 Жыл бұрын
Very high quality of Japanese manufactring. Such a great car.
@PavelKostromitinov
@PavelKostromitinov Жыл бұрын
Transitions lenses are actually really good. Been using them for like 5 years. Definitely worth the price.
@josuecerqueira7191
@josuecerqueira7191 Жыл бұрын
How much you paid for them mate?
@Adam-ox6zy
@Adam-ox6zy Жыл бұрын
I’ve got an 06 landcruiser and that bonnet latch on that magnificent luxurious Century looks totally familiar 😆
@1980VINZ
@1980VINZ 7 ай бұрын
I didn’t expect that from you Mat !! You’re such a cool guy I swear, this car is such a Japanese emblem, so special, I’m so happy you love it !! I CANNOT WAIT YOU GOT ONE !! By the way, this car represents so much things about Japanese culture, if I had one, I really wouldn’t know what to do with it… : On a side this is so emblematic of the highest class of the Japanese society, which is so special in this country, very hierarchical with a ton of codes I mean this is so representative of a big part of the very unique Japanese culture… I will feel very shameful to not respect that big aspect of the car by not keeping it perfectly stock… But on another side, I saw videos of car tuners artists who fully make a masterpiece 12 to 1 exhaust line perfectly balanced like an outstanding handmade brass instrument…….. WHO MAKE THE CAR SOUNDS LIKE A F1 FROM THE BEST V12 ERA… This is so CRAZY good !!!… How to find an answer between these two totally opposite mindsets, being a Century V12 owner ?!?….. (The answer “buy a LF-A” is forbidden 🙄)
@CantThinkofaCoolOne
@CantThinkofaCoolOne Жыл бұрын
A very original and rare pick. Do it Mat.
@whatever_12
@whatever_12 Жыл бұрын
I can imagine how comfy the ride is and it's even kidnappers friendly
@flipper2gv
@flipper2gv Жыл бұрын
The paint on those looks flawless.
@Nudel-nc1cp
@Nudel-nc1cp 8 ай бұрын
What a beauty I love the wheels too.
@petiertje
@petiertje Жыл бұрын
I drove a small car once which has a little sun visor above the rear view mirror. I always wonder why that isn't a standard part in all cars by now. You'll notice how often you need it when you have driven a car with it and then end up with one which doesn't have it, which is most cars tbh.
@Manu-Official
@Manu-Official Жыл бұрын
Audis do that, it's either a little flap, or a sunglasses compartment.
@Jaykae_t
@Jaykae_t Жыл бұрын
@@Manu-Official Which Audis? My A3 doesn’t
@CACressida
@CACressida Жыл бұрын
My old LS400 has one. I never fold it up.
@DanutPaul
@DanutPaul Жыл бұрын
Golf mk4 has that sunvisor.
@azeemesmail7429
@azeemesmail7429 Жыл бұрын
@@Jaykae_t My Audi A4 B7 has this.
@badenwheeler6890
@badenwheeler6890 Жыл бұрын
gotta love v12s I've seen too many huge cars with tiny engines
@Rocky-bl6yu
@Rocky-bl6yu Жыл бұрын
the work emitz look so good on this thing!
@gco2075
@gco2075 Жыл бұрын
この車最高!This car was created and built way ahead of its time, a masterpiece of Japanese engineering. Such functions are still rare even in current expensive cars.
@basvandesype3612
@basvandesype3612 Жыл бұрын
Top 3 best cars from Toyota: 1:GR Yaris 2:Century 3:Supra
@sensualeye
@sensualeye Жыл бұрын
Only one of those is Toyota. The Yaris is a Mazda and Supra a BMW.
@jeremyfong5684
@jeremyfong5684 Жыл бұрын
@@sensualeye uh not in the rest of the world. The Yaris is a rebadged Mazda 2 in the US, but in the rest of the world a Yaris is a Yaris. But the Supra is a BMW
@kiramushashido7973
@kiramushashido7973 Жыл бұрын
Big litter engine with a low horse power is what makes this car durable that can stand the test of time, it doesn't give the engine unnecessary stress.
@euphoric5172
@euphoric5172 Жыл бұрын
Even with a relatively complicated V12 and so many features inside, its amazing that it all still works, toyota reliability i guess, if this were a mercedes of this age and mileage, half of the interior features wouldnt even be working anymore
@Sparks95
@Sparks95 Жыл бұрын
sounds like a dream car! happy motoring :)
@fifthbusiness1678
@fifthbusiness1678 Жыл бұрын
You’ll be happy with it! James at the popular Canadian motoring channel Throttle House bought one last year - though as I recall it was a ‘90s version - and featured it on the show. It’s essentially unchanged since introduced in the mid-70s.
@onse8982
@onse8982 Жыл бұрын
They are 6-speed from 1/2005, and you can also get it with a column shifter, which is way edgier. I’d rather the wool seats too, not that the leather is bad.
@Sci-flyer
@Sci-flyer Жыл бұрын
Yes id go the 6-sp column shift version, having no gear lever just looks even weirder!
@rickiek
@rickiek Жыл бұрын
This reminded me of the lovely Jay Leno videos where he invites owners of unique cars and they have really detailed discussions on the features of their vehicle. Loved it. Go for it, Mat!
@Seb.555
@Seb.555 Жыл бұрын
MB W126 also has long/big handles for the back seats 👌🏼
@Shithappenswhenu
@Shithappenswhenu Жыл бұрын
That one is a credit to it’s owner... absolutely mint!
@ohyesitsme
@ohyesitsme Жыл бұрын
It was until Matt got his feet on it 🙄
@mrmawson2438
@mrmawson2438 Жыл бұрын
I'm sure Mat the wife will love the Vibrating seat 🙂
@nuudelz3711
@nuudelz3711 2 ай бұрын
My old 02 mk4 gti had the mini sun visor over the mirror too 😂 I loved that thing
@Slaphappy1975
@Slaphappy1975 Жыл бұрын
Must admit, the cool factor is off the chart with this one ♥️
@timkotarc3697
@timkotarc3697 Жыл бұрын
Good job Mat, best budget luxury limusine.
@alancrisp1582
@alancrisp1582 Жыл бұрын
😂🤣 Yes made for poor people on a budget!.....
@timkotarc3697
@timkotarc3697 Жыл бұрын
@@alancrisp1582 That's right, Mat has a lot of good, but low-priced cars
@ddnn974
@ddnn974 Жыл бұрын
Most important is that it’s reliable !
@jordanwilliams4958
@jordanwilliams4958 Жыл бұрын
James from Throttle House says "yes, buy it!"
@honestmcgyver
@honestmcgyver Жыл бұрын
Do the glasses work with modern windscreens? I understood many windscreen have UV filters that stop the glasses getting darker?
@sneakprev1984
@sneakprev1984 Жыл бұрын
usually I'm quite sceptical when it comes to aftermarket wheels on non-tuner cars but i gotta say, those wheels just work on that car!
@Simon-du7yx
@Simon-du7yx Жыл бұрын
Yes you should by but with a wool interior for the full Century experience
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