1995 4WD HiAce SCL
This 1995 HiAce is the ultimate hauler. This Super Custom Limited is filled with tons of electric options and upgrades. With its massive interior space, premium materials, and refined ride it's easy to see the appeal of these full-time 4WD models. Designed to haul friends, family, and cargo safely, this seven-seater boasts a recently serviced 3.0L turbodiesel engine, and is offered with a mere 102k verified and documented miles. Rocking a few cosmetic upgrades such as an AIBA Works roof rack and brush guard, CIBIE Fogs, OEM rainguards, and an AIBA Works rear polished single-piece mudflap, this Oyster Pearl over Topaz Metallic (2AX) example conveys a tougher, offroad aesthetic. It even sounds aggressive, and with its muffler delete, it belches out a mean exhaust note. Aside from some light dings, chips, and scuffs, the body and paint are in good shape, and this turn-key transporter is practically begging for a road trip. As a cool family caravan, year-round daily runabout, or weekend getaway cruiser this unique Japanese Classic is a perfect fit!
The cabin is incredibly spacious and has several factory and aftermarket upgrades to drool over. Visibility out the front is about as good as anything we sell, and the tall ride height allows the driver to safely see above traffic. The dash lacks any cracking or fading and the upgraded backlit digital gauge cluster is easy to read. A USDM JVC audio upgrade with built-in Alexa support is ideal for long journeys and the sound quality is decent for a van of this age. Directly above is the digital dual-zone automatic climate control unit with a clearly visible LCD readout. Rear occupants can select heat or a/c upon demand, and the system is simple to control and intuitive to use. If you prefer more natural ventilation, a suite of three sunroofs line the roof from the front to the back, and the power front windows work too. The humongous middle-row sunroof exposes the skies above and lets tons of natural light inside the passenger cell. It rolls back for a fresh breeze, and the rear sunroof also tilts up for more airflow. The driver benefits from an electric seat and electronically adjustable steering column, which are hardly ever equipped in these. Additionally, power-folding side mirrors, keyless entry, and power locks all work like a charm. The seats are trimmed in a soft, cognac-colored cloth. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears and are comfy on longer jaunts. The middle row of this seven-seater can swivel 180 degrees, and also can lie down flat to combine with the rear bench to create a makeshift sleeping surface. Loading passengers and cargo is easy, as the sliding side door opens providing a wide berth. If one of the rugrats fails to close it with force, a soft-close function pulls the door shut preventing the battery from draining. The carpets lack any major imperfections, as they were protected by the OEM floor mats which are to be included in the sale. The door cards and headliner have also resisted major abuse over the years and are in good nick overall. It's clear that this HiAce was cared for in a prior life and it shows.
We can tell readers that the mechanical overview of this van will be much more enthralling than some nose-heavy V6 pig of an American van. This one features a turbocharged 1KZ-TE power plant, mounted midship, and a full-time 4WD system. While the mid-engine layout might be confused for a high-end exotic, you can rest assured that this motor is one of Toyota's best engine designs in recent memory. Fresh off an oil and filter service, and thanks to a new 12v battery and fuel filter, the four-cylinder cranks to life effortlessly. A one-off free-flowing exhaust only makes the diesel soundtrack better! The automatic transmission shifts as it should, and makes good use of the broad toque profile on the engine. The capable 4WD system is sure-footed on loose surfaces, and the suspension is soft, insulating well against road imperfections both large and small. The front right inner and outer tie rods have been replaced to pass the Virginia state safety inspection, and the steering is light and on point. For those planning to hit up some muddy trails and do some driving on the beach, a limited-slip rear differential is surely useful. The short wheelbase allows for this van to be highly maneuverable around the city and easy to park. The brakes feel confident and they manage to slow down this 5,000-pound hauler to manageable speeds when called upon. The 16" D Window wheels match the tough-guy exterior styling. New TOYO all-terrain rubber has been mounted and balanced on all four corners and will deliver tens of thousands of miles of year-round grip to come.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.