1995 4WD HiAce
If you want a hauler that treats you right, look no further than this 1995 Toyota HiAce. This versatile, roomy, and refined seven-seater is bursting with creature comforts, power amenities, and storage options for you and the whole family. The list of cool stuff doesn't stop there for this recently serviced rig. A durable turbodiesel engine and a full-time 4WD system allow for year-round use, and these vans are ideal for those who want to go camping and have an adventurous spirit. At only 143k verified and documented miles, this 1KZ-TE engine is barely broken in. The unique and fun colorful aesthetic turns plenty of heads, and this slab-sided Toyota is sporting a fresh coat of one-off Alpine White paint. The refinished alloy wheels, reflective privacy tint, and OEM rainguards set off this Super Custom Limited model even more. For those needing a trusty, practical, unique, and efficient runabout, this Japanese Classic is just the ticket.
The cabin is in above-average shape, is cavernous, and well appointed. This van boasts several factory upgrades that we don't see too often. The boring analog gauges have been replaced with the optional digital set, the manual driver's seat is powered, and the manual steering column is electric in this example. The driver benefits from a slate of other power controls, such as locks, mirrors, and front windows. These all work like a charm, and if you want an even stronger breeze, we recommend unfurling the middle panoramic sunroof. For additional cooling power, the front and rear sunroof tilt up for those who want a blustery ride. If you want to freeze we recommend utilizing the dual-zone climate controls. Rear occupants have their own switches, and the heat works, too, for the upcoming winter months. The upholstery is soft to the touch, and lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. The cognac-colored cloth is well padded which is ideal if you want to catch a catnap. The front middle and rear rows can be folded into a pseudo mattress, and the middle row can be swiveled 180 degrees as well. The carpets have been protected from abuse by the OEM floor mats, which are included in the sale. The door cards and headliner have also withstood the past 27 years without sustaining major damage. That's not to say the cabin is perfect, as the head unit no longer works, nor does the power folding function on the driver's side mirror. We also wanted to note the joyful talk intercom has given up the ghost. Still, at 27 years old that's a bit of nitpicking and the cabin was obviously cared for in a prior life. Even the owner's manuals and mainatence booklet are still in the glovebox!
The driveline is determined and reliable for a van. Mounted low and in between the axles, the legendary 1KZ-TE is fresh off an oil and filter service. Thanks to a new 12v battery that will last for years to come, the 3.0L cranks to life instantly. One of our trained techs has replaced the valve cover gasket with a new one, keeping the four-banger topped up on lubricant. Mated to a full-time 4WD system, power is fed to all four wheels through a slick-shifting automatic gearbox. The sure-footedness of this Toyota is ideal for those who live in snowy climates, or love the occasional beach trip. Acceleration is surprisingly good, and this van makes quick work of interstate on-ramps. Sustained freeway driving is comfortable and the suspension soaks up all the bumps, large and small. There are very few squeaks and rattles that make their way through the cockpit, and the road noise has been further reduced thanks to a set of new all-season tires. The new rubber will last for tens of thousands of miles to come and are on a subtle and classic set of refinished alloy wheels. The brakes are confident and the power steering is light, yet direct. Around town, or for hours on the interstate finding the next campsite, this Toyota really coddles those within the cabin and rides like a dream!
*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.