1995 Mitsubishi Delica Crystal Lite Roof
Stock Number: 4656
The adventure van craze has risen to new heights, fueled in part by a pandemic and American desire to see all four corners of our beautiful country. This 1995 Mitsubishi Delica is perfectly suited for this task, with its efficient and reliable turbodiesel, 4 wheel drive, and an expansive interior with its trademark glass roof assembly to view the heavens above. Offered with a mere 86K verified miles, the body of this Astoria Green Pearl (G89) Super Exceed model is in good shape; other than some scrapes, dings, and minor scuffs associated with normal use. Freshly serviced, legally imported, and ready to tackle any challenge, this Japanese Classic is eager to hit the open road!
The interior is the most noticeable upgrade over the prior model. Mitsubishi used better quality materials, and the front-engine layout maximized the interior room. The most impressive feature is the massive glass moonroof suite that makes up a majority of the roof. Starting up front, the driver and passenger have plenty of room and a set of adjustable captain chairs. A powered front sunroof can ventilate to add some airflow inside the cabin, and the power front windows roll down if you'd prefer not to use the A/C. The OEM rain guards keep wind noise to a minimum, and the digital, dual-zone climate controls are easy to reach and use. Other controls upfront include power windows, locks, and working factory audio. The view of the road ahead is commanding and clear, with its dash mounted low it doesn't obscure the road ahead in the least. A factory gauge suit sits atop it and the dash itself lacks any major imperfections such as distortion or cracking. The large amber fog lights are functional, and for low visibility situations, the driver can flip a switch next to the turn stalk to illuminate the road ahead a touch more. Behind the front row is cavernous, and the rear passengers ride in amazing comfort. A flat loading floor makes large cargo easy to swallow, and the second-row captain's chairs can slide and swivel 180 degrees. The rear row can be removed completely or stowed against the D-Pillar. The aforementioned glass roof can be enjoyed most from the back of the hauler, and the power-retractable UV shades can be deployed at the press of a switch to completely cover the glass. They operate quickly, and as they should, and frankly they are just plain cool! The gray cloth upholstery is in good nick, and long drives can be had in relative comfort regardless of where you are sitting. Lacking any major rips, holes, or tears the textured cloth has held up well over the years. The matching light gray door cards, headliner, and door cars have also held up well but we did want to note some light staining.
The mechanicals are stout, sturdy, and well-engineered. The fact that we retail so many of these quarter-century-old vans to clients that daily drive them is a true testament to the Japanese build quality of this era. Case in point, the 4M40 turbodiesel that sits under the bonnet. Incredibly torquey, and good on fuel, she turns over with the twist of a key. Benefiting from a fresh oil and filter service, no maintenance is required for another three thousand miles. Acceleration isn't bad for a hauler of this size, and an automatic gearbox sends power to two or four wheels depending on what the driver prefers. In snow, or gravel conditions the selective transfer case does also has a low-gear setting if needed, which can be used on the fly. The suspension has an above-average amount of clearance for a van and is part of what makes these so cool. The on-road performance is surprisingly refined, and the unibody feels better than your average SUV. Noise, vibration, and harshness have been quelled with a set of aggressive new Falken all-terrain tires. They ride well and can handle loose surfaces and poor weather conditions without breaking a sweat, and provide large contact patches if you need to apply the brakes!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint 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.