1995 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-X
When you need stump-pulling torque and rugged 4WD in a midsize SUV, look no further than this 1995 Hilux Surf. Known for its indestructible nature, this Prussian Red over Gray (25T) example looks just as good as it drives. Set off by rear privacy tint, some 15" refinished gunmetal alloys, and an OEM rear spoiler, the paint is in good shape aside from some light dings and chips associated with normal use. Fresh off a recent service, this five-seater is offered with a mere 112k verified and documented miles. Comfortable enough to be daily driven, and determined enough to pull double duty on some backwoods trails, this N130 is a tremendously well-rounded truck. Spacious, efficient, fun to drive, and easy to service, this Japanese Classic ute won't stick around long!
The cabin is in above average shape compared to our run-of-the-mill Hilux, and even includes a few updates. For starters, an American Sony headunit upgrade has been installed and a new Volanti steering wheel delivers on a sportier interior aesthetic. The dash lacks any cracking or distortion which commonly afflicts these models, and the view of the road ahead is clear and commanding. The climate control system is easy to use and the A/C blows cold thanks to a new compressor we installed. The seats are comfortable and upholstered in a soft gray cloth. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears, and the middle row can be folded all the way forward to maximize cargo area. Power windows, locks, and mirrors all work as advertised making daily use more enjoyable. Equipped with an optional electric moonroof as well and works like a charm. For a nice breeze we recommend rolling down the rear window, and the split hatch design is great for those who want to tailgate. The carpets, headliner, and door cards have been cared for over the years, and it's really hard to nitpick the cabin much at all.
The simple and sturdy body-on-frame layout is ideal for longevity and durability. The 1KZ-TE engine has a legendary reputation in its own right, and was designed during Toyota's golden era. Fresh off an oil and filter service, the four-banger fires up with the twist of a key. To keep it idling with confidence one of our trained techs has replaced the torn intake boot with a new one, and also installed new serpentine belts. We didn't stop there, to keep engine temps in check, we replaced the old thermostat with a new one. Mated to a smooth shifting automatic gearbox, the driver can select whether to send power to the rear wheels, or to all four. The selective transfer case also includes a low-range setting in case a beach trip may be in the cards for the new Stateside owner. When on the tarmac, the ride is fairly civil, despite this model's off-road lineage. The Toyota takes large and small potholes with confidence, and feels stable at speed. Ground clearance is decent for those who need it or plan to go wheeling. Acceleration is impressive thanks to gobs of low-range power provided by the 1K. Sustained highway cruising is stress-free and this rig does 70mph without breaking a sweat. We have serviced the driveline, and all new fluid has been exchanged in each of the differentials, we've also replaced the front pinion seal, too. The 31" Falkens are nearly new, and we just put a new spare tire on that matches as well! Ready to tackle any surface you throw at them, the tires 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.