1995 Granvia 4WD
Vans don't get the credit they deserve, especially luxurious 4WD diesel ones like this Granvia. Toyota built this 1995 model with capability, practicality, and reliability in mind and the execution is flawless. Finished in classic Grayish Green over Black Green (2AZ) two-tone, this seven-seater is set off by a KORP brushguard, OEM rainguards, a fancy factory rear spoiler, rare OEM parking pole, Terzo roof ladder, and refinished steel wheels. Aside from a few light scuffs and dings the paint is in good nick and this recently serviced hauler is offered with a mere 64k verified and documented miles on the clock. Boasting a spacious and nicely optioned cabin, this trusty KCH16 would make for a wonderful year-round daily driver, functional kid hauler, or weekend escape vehicle. Versatile, efficient, and unique, this Japanese Classic is an affordable option for those in the know!
The cabin is in above-average shape and includes some lovely amenities and upgrades. When this van was conceived, more attention was paid to organized storage. Abundant cupholders and storage bins can be found up front as can a passenger SRS airbag. The dash is in good shape lacking any cracking or fading and a centrally located digital automatic climate control system is intuitive to use. Cold A/C and piping hot heat can be separated by dedicated front and rear climate zones. Rear occupants have their own controls and if natural ventilation is more your thing, a massive center sunroof can be powered back all the way. Additionally power front windows and a manual front moonroof tilts to supplement airflow further. The driver also benefits from a tilt adjustable steering column and a woodgrain steering wheel delivers an upmarket feel. It matches the center stack trim and also is found on the doors. Power mirrors and electric locks function as they should, and make daily use more enjoyable. The upholstery is soft and supple and in above average nick. It lacks any major rips, stains, or tears and there are flexible seating options aplenty. The middle captain's chairs swivel and fold flat and the rear row slides fore and aft. The middle row even has integrated ottomans that retract from the front seats and the soft close sliding door keeps lights from being left on when the door is left ajar. The headliners and door cards are in good shape, and even the Eclipse audio functions and sounds crisp! That's not to say the cabin is perfect as we wanted to note the power adjustment on the driver's seat bottom no longer operates and neither does the power folding function of the side mirrors. There is also a small cut in the carpet behind the center console from a tray table that was removed, but it's hard to notice. Still, at 25 years of age, the cabin appears well cared for in Japan. It even includes the owners manuals and maintenance booklets, too.
Powered by the legendary 1KZ-TE this van has absolutely no issues keeping up with traffic on our higher American interstate speeds. Thanks to a new engine air filter, fuel filter, and new 12v battery, the 3.0L churns to life, and a new alternator keeps your accessories charged reliably. An oil and filter service means the new owner needn't schedule service for another 3,000 miles. Mated to a smooth-shifting automatic, power is fed to all four wheels with a full-time 4WD system. The suspension was refreshed with new upper ball joints and the long wheelbase lends itself to a predictable ride. The standard ABS brakes feel more than capable and the power steering is light yet precise for a van. The rubber is all new at each corner and the grippy Yokohama Geolandars reduce road noise and will last for tens of thousands of miles 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.