1995 Toyota HiAce SCL 4WD
It's hard not to love people movers like this 1995 Toyota HiAce. They are capable, reliable, and chock full of power options. This seven-seater also boasts 4WD, a punchy 1KZ-TE 3.0L turbodiesel, and only 59k original miles. Finished in Toyota's (2AX) Silver Tri-Coat Metallic, the body is in good shape aside from a few minor dings, scuffs, and chips. Freshly serviced, this legally imported Japanese Classic van would make for a great kid shuttle, company runabout, or daily driver.
HiAces that were optioned as SuperCustom Limited models came with plenty of equipment and were among the most luxurious rides Toyota produced at the time. Upfront, the cabin is spacious and comfortable. The view of the road ahead is crystal clear thanks to the cabover design and tall ride height. The dash is in good shape and lacks any major imperfections such as cracking or distortion. The rare factory optioned digital gauge cluster functions as it should, and oozes 90's appeal. The driver also receives an adjustable steering column and power windows, locks, and electric folding mirrors. All these items work, and a manual sunroof sits directly above if you require some additional light or a cool breeze at a moments notice. Other power equipment includes an electric drivers seat, a soft close sliding side door, and an automatic climate system. These all work well and the OEM audio system is still doing its thing 25 years after production. Behind the driver and passenger is a massive rear seating area. Just like the front, the camel color seats are in wonderful shape and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. The middle row flips 180 degrees and the rear row slides back and forth for some flexible seating options. The rear row can even be converted into a flat surface to bed down for the night. We would recommend this if you're the adventurous type, and best of all, is the starscape above that can be viewed through two additional rear sunroof assemblies. The panoramic sunroof in the middle can retract fully for a convertible-like experience. The rear sunroof power tilts to provide some better ventilation as well. The liftgate can raise to 6' and the loading area is wide in case you have some substantial gear to transport. The door cards are clean and as is the headliner and the carpets only note some minor stains. Once again, this van is a quarter-century old but shows better than a vehicle half its age. Even the factory owners' manuals are still in the glovebox.
The mechanicals were designed to stand the test of time. One of Toyota's most legendary engines powers this rig, the 1KZ-TE 3.0 turbodiesel. Fresh off an oil and filter service, it lurches to life care of a new 12v battery. This massive four-banger idles confidently and is connected to an automatic gearbox. This gearbox shifts as it should, and the HiAce is actually peppy thanks to the prodigious amounts of torque available down low. A full-time 4WD systems underpin the vehicle and deliver premium year-round grip for those who live in less than ideal climates. The long-wheelbase makes highway driving comfortable and the van is stable at interstate speeds. The stock suspension gobbles up bumps and the ride is fairly well insulated from the road. If you had to nitpick the struts are a bit noisy, but are manageable for daily use and are completely safe to drive on. The brakes inspire confidence as well and this heavy van isn't taxing to slow down when you're piloting this rig. The wheels are all wrapped in new all-terrain TOYO tires at all four corners. These all-season units should last for years to come and quiet down the ride immeasurably.
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