1995 Granvia Diesel
We are always trying to source the latest and greatest automobiles out of Japan. One segment that offers incredible value still is the full-size van market. This 1995 Granvia is just such a hauler and is offered as a turn-key solution to all your cargo needs. Finished in a Spruce Silver Metallic over Evergreen Pearl two-tone (2PB) this rig is set off OEM rainguards, a stylish rear spoiler, rare OEM parking pole, and a desirable center one piece mudflap. Additionally, the factory graphics package and rear bumper applique are in great nick. Fresh off a recent service, this eight-seater boasts a mere 104k verified and documented miles on the clock, and is powered by a nearly bulletproof 1KZ-TE turbodiesel. Receiving high marks for efficiency, power, and refinement, these legendary engines regularly log over a half million miles. Despite its reasonable exterior dimensions, this van swallows passengers and cargo, has a decent amount of electric amenities, upgrades, and a surprisingly refined ride. For families on the move, daily drivers and everything in between this Toyota is an affordable Japanese Classic that will do the trick!
The cabin is spacious, nicely equipped, and even includes some important safety features. Dual SRS airbags, a frontal crash structure, and ABS add some peace of mind to the purchasing experience. Visibility is decent out the front and side thanks to all that glass and a low beltline. The dashboard lacks any cracking and fading and includes an uncluttered design featuring OEM touchscreen audio. The highlight of the cabin are the powered Recaro seats. They are rare, expensive, and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. The middle row slides, swivels, and can lay flat to create a pseudo-mattress for a nap at the campground or race track. If you're lounging about there is a massive center moonroof that can retract to expose the heavens above. For even more of a breeze, a front sunroof can be manually tilted upward, the front windows powered down and the side glass even pops out. If you want to dial in some cold air conditioning you can with the simple to use climate control system. There are also dedicated climate zones in the back with separate controls. Power folding mirrors and electric door locks make daily driving more convenient and a tilt-adjustable steering column allows drivers of all sizes to get comfortable. The headliner is in good shape as are the carpets and door cards and there is abundant storage and cupholders for all aboard.
Under the skin, this van is a rough-and-tumble unibody beast. Its ride is more refined than a truck or SUV and the long wheelbase pays dividends as it relates to this Toyota's high-speed stability. Powered by the frugal and powerful 1KZ-TE, this rig is fresh off an oil and filter service. A new battery was installed and to keep it charged we replaced the alternator. New serpentine belts keep squeaks to a minimum and a new engine air filter and fuel filter keep the 1KZ running right as rain. The 3.0L is linked to a smooth-shifting automatic gearbox and sends power to the rear wheels. These Toyotas accelerate better than you expect and the compact exterior dimensions and lightly weighted power steering make parking a snap. The suspension absorbs potholes and large road imperfections with ease and the ABS brakes feel confident reeling this thing in from higher speeds. The OEM 15" wheels have been refinished and are wrapped in new TOYO all-season tires at each corner. The new rubber reduces road noise and provides tens of thousands of miles of year-round grip for a long time 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.