1994 Nissan Homy Cruise
Available for: $11,995
If you value the ultimate utilitarian experience, a JDM van is the ideal platform. This 1994 Nissan Homy Cruise diesel delivers with vast cargo area, luxurious interior appointments, and a premium ride quality. The Nissan's Brilliant Silver/Gray (5M4) paint shines well; highlighting the long, slab-sided, aesthetic of this people mover. The subtle and understated paint is in great shape and looks awesome, largely indicative of this van's 48K verified miles. The body has been kept in above average condition, sans a few minor dings and scuffs on the lower cladding from routine use, but overall the body is straight. Completed by full privacy tint all around, and polished 16" Lodio Drive three-piece wheels, this example has some more curb appeal than an entirely OEM van. Noted for its long-lasting Turbo-Diesel engine and low cost of ownership, this Homy has benefited from recent maintenance, ready to take you anywhere in the USA in comfort.
Since it is a passenger van, the interior appointments were paramount in its design. The rich, soft gray colored cloth interior has been well preserved over the years, free of any notable stains or tears. The front buckets are more than accommodating. These exceptionally bolstered buckets are stationed in front of a huge glass windscreen, allowing for maximum visibility. Additional lighting comes from a front sunroof, which manually vents for better airflow. Up top, the headliner is in fine shape, lacking any major staining, holes, or sagging. All of the creature comforts are powered such as the windows and mirrors. All of which function as they should and add some comfort, as opposed to traditional 1990s manually operated equipment that domestic vehicles had. The driver commands a great view of the road completely unobstructed. The dash is not cracked or warped and the color-matched steering wheel is full of functions, including cruise control. Automatic climate controls are in the front with a separate switch to control the rear air, which does blow cold. A functional Pioneer head unit and speakers can be used to limit road noise and distract the occupants on longer drives. One of the coolest things about the Homy is the versatile seating options. The middle row is a comfy, bench design, which can be reclined back, laid flat, or swivel 180 degrees. The rear 50/50 split-bench seating will also lay flat or can be flipped up against the rear windows for added storage space. If you're looking for more storage and don't need the 3rd row you could pull the four 14mm bolts and with a little muscle take it out opening up 68" worth of usable space from the rear hatch to the back of the middle row. A massive, functional, rear panoramic sunroof competes the passenger experience. When opened at higher speeds, Nissan ingeniously equipped a wind deflector, which retracts up and out of the sunroof cassette. When not using the rear vented side windows, it rolls back fully allowing for a convertible sized opening. At night, the roof can be kept closed to create a view of the stars above. Colored curtains on metal tracks line the windows and can be closed manually to provide privacy if so desired or shade from the sun. Best of all is the optional rear remote control which can utilize and adjust the rear climate control and vehicle audio functions with a click of a button.
Making all the use of its 2663cc displacement Nissan's TD27 turbo diesel is easy to fall in love with. If you're into a long term relationship, that is a good thing, because this low mileage diesel is just getting broken in. Known for its copious amounts of torque and low noise levels, the little four-cylinder fires to life with the familiar diesel clatter. Placed between the drive axles, this mid-mounted design lends itself to better handling characteristics than you might expect and also delivers some impressive fuel economy. The transmission shifts smoothly and sends power to the rear wheels without any clunks or hesitations. The suspension handles large potholes well, and the brakes do a decent job of slowing the van down. Grip comes from four new all-season tires, mounted and balanced by one of our trained technicians. A suite of mirrors alleviates blind spots (even when parking) and the cab over design gives a better than average command of the road. The roadways are kept better illuminated by oversize headlights and distinct-looking Japanese market amber fogs. A new oil and filter service has been completed, ensuring no maintenance needs for another three thousand miles, and the vehicle has completed its Virginia state safety inspection.
Our Homy would make an ideal family hauler or marketing vehicle. Passenger comfort is second to none in these family transporters, and the low cost of ownership and all-weather capabilities make this an all-purpose workhorse. Drive away, in your turn-key Japanese people mover today!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.