1995 Toyota Granvia
In recent years the van craze has trended upward, becoming an immensely popular segment. Boasting surefooted 4WD and a punchy 3.0L turbodiesel, this 1995 Granvia has the stones to get you just about anywhere a truck can, albeit much more comfortably! Finished in a subtle Grayish Green Metallic over Evergreen Pearl (2BP), this eye-catching hauler is set off by a set of refinished OEM Land Cruiser alloys, privacy tint, a rear Terzo roof ladder, and a tasty graphics package. Aside from a few light dings and chips the paint is in good shape and this recently serviced, turn-key, eight-seater is offered with a mere 64k verified and documented miles. Packed full of power amenities, this safe and smooth Toyota is great for families on the go, those with active lifestyles, and folks who wish to explore the great unknown. Reliable, efficient, and capable, this Japanese Classic is as cool as the other side of the pillow, and is about as nice as any van we have ever seen!
The cabin is almost as spacious as a movie theater, and the seats feel as comfortable as a recliner. Those on board have plenty of creature comforts to choose from, but the electric massive sunroof smack dab in the center of the vehicle is impressive. It fully retracts to let in a natural breeze and when closed offers a glass view of the heavens above. Don't worry if you are sitting up front, driver and passenger have their own sunroof, too. The view of the road ahead is clear and commanding as this tall van rides above traffic. The dashboard is in good nick overall and lacks any cracking or fading and houses dual front SRS airbags for some added peace of mind. A sizable center storage bin offers some additional storage and the factory owner's manual lies inside. Above, the center stack has a simple-to-use climate control system. The gauges are all easy to read and properly illuminated but we did want to note the tachometer no longer works. Unlike many down-market minivans of this era, this one features dual zone climate control so that those in the front and the back aren't running hot or cold. The A/C works well for the summer ahead and the heat pipes in the cabin when called upon. Most new purchasers will want to swap in US-compliant audio, but there is simply no need in our Granvia. An American Kenwood Bluetooth-equipped unit supplies all the tunes you need and includes USB inputs as well. Keyless entry works like a charm as do the power windows and door locks. It also has power mirrors, too, however, the power folding function no longer operates. The blue and gray upholstery is in above-average condition and lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. The middle row can swivel 180 degrees and even folds flat into a pseudo-sleeping surface. If Rolls Royce made a van it would surely have the same style of retractable footrests that slide out from under the backsides of the driver and passenger seats. The factory linen curtains can be unfurled for additional privacy but the reflective privacy tint is great at shielding precious cargo from prying eyes. The carpets have some light staining, but the OEM carpet mats are on standby to offer additional protection against spills and stains. The headliner has resisted major abuse and overall the cabin was clearly cared for in a prior life.
Based on the beloved HiAce, the Granvia was designed to pass more stringent safety standards. The engine was moved forward and an additional crash structure was added for additional leg protection. The 1KZ-TE turbodiesel powers this Toyota and it's one mighty good mill. The 3.0L is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up with the twist of the key. A new 12v battery aids ignition and will last for a few more years to come. The 3.0L idles with confidence and benefits from a new fuel filter to keep the impurities out of the diesel. Linked to a seamless shifting automatic, power is fed to all four wheels through a full-time 4WD system. For a large van, acceleration is more than peppy and this rig sails down the interstate effortlessly. It soaks up large and small road imperfections without breaking a sweat and stops and steers just like it should. The OEM alloys were refinished here at our shop and are wrapped in nearly new Yokohama Geolandars.
*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.