1994 Toyota TownAce Super Extra
Reliability was Toyota's calling card back when this hauler was new. Our 1994 TownAce Super Extra personified this with an economical gasoline engine, capable 4WD, and well designed interior. Situated in a segment between the Kei vans and full size options like the HiAce, the TownAce might have the perfect interior and exterior dimensions. The exterior is in excellent condition with minimal blemishes, such as the normal scuffs associated with light use. Finished in an eye catching Medium Platinum Gray Metallic (195), the body has been well cared for and the exterior plastics/acrylics look good. The distinctive cab over design and automatic transmission make this easy to scoot around town in, and this van would also make a comfortable cross country trek without batting an eye.
The interior is in good condition finished in durable grey cloth and has been kept up incredibly for a vehicle intended to transport a bunch of rugrats. The light gray colored seats are nicely bolstered, and are in above average shape for a 25 year old vehicle. Up front, a one touch driver window and adjustable steering column make the drive a fair bit more comfortable. Fog lamps are equipped making low visibility situations much more safe. Oversize, powered, mirrors provide a good view of objects in the periphery. An adjustable column allows drivers short and tall to create a comfortable driving position. Power locks, power windows, and an OEM audio are all easily within arms reach. The radio and speakers work well, and manage to catch a few errant US FM radio selections. The dash is in good shape, free of any cracks or discoloration. The rear seats have seemly endless configurations and the middle row can swivel 180 degrees (rear facing) which creates a limo like experience. In the third row there is a cut in the trim plastic from loading some cargo, but otherwise cargo wear is minimal. This model high roof spec is convenient, and the headliner is in good shape with few scuffs. The most desirable options were rear climate control which is equipped in this particular TownAce, and is functioning. Extra grab handles line both the back and middle rows as well. The rear seats fold up and out of the way for increased cargo space if desired. Also the middle row windows slide open to provide some additional ventilation. The dual zone A/C function well, and the rear occupants have their own sets of vents and controls to keep themselves comfortable.
The 3Y-EU gas four-cylinder fires right up and idles smoothly, thanks in part to a brand new 12V battery. This 1998cc mill isn't the most powerful motor on the streets, but boy is it reliable! For those in colder climates, it warms up fast and feels low vibration. This specific four cylinder is known for its durability and with only 57K verified miles, is barely broken in. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly, and changes gears up and down without any clunks or hesitation. Freeway cruising is much more comfortable than in a kei van, with gearing that is much wider by comparison. The mid-range power is useful for city driving, and as soon as the van catches a little momentum, you're off to the races. The front-midship, 4WD layout provides adequate fuel economy with the small displacement of the motor and the suspension keeps the car nicely in line over larger road imperfections. The brakes are responsive, and this mid size van stops better than you might expect. All season grip comes from four new tires, mounted and balanced by one of our expert technicians. An oil change has been performed by one of our trained technicians, and ensures another 3000 miles of carefree motoring. Approach angles are fantastic, and the van has an abundance of ground clearance if you live off the beaten path. If off road use is your desired plan, the TownAce has a selective transfer case for getting some needed traction. Also, this van's turning radius is better than average, with much of its maneuverability being owed to its tight wheelbase.
Our vehicles are mechanically reconditioned to a high enough standard that include a completed Virginia State Safety Inspection, with the supporting documentation from a registered state inspector. This TownAce is too good to miss; It's well engineered powerplant, low cost of ownership, and useful interior layout make it the perfect turn-key JDM family van.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California it will have to be CARB certified first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state of California. The cost of compliance for each vehicle will vary depending on the starting point and any modifications that may have been made to the vehicle. Typically CARB compliance will range between $5,000-10,000. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.