1995 Toyota Hilux SUV
Stock Number: 4805
Midsize diesel brutes like this 1995 Toyota Hilux Surf are nearly impossible to find nowadays. These body on frame trucks harken back to a time when you might actually take an SUV offroad rather than just to and from the grocery store. Finished in a fantastic Prussian Red Pearl (25T), and adorned by a factory brush guard and set of OEM rain guards. The body is in good shape other than some minor dings, scratches, and scuffs. Legally imported, and fresh off a recent service, this five-seat 4x4 is offered with a mere 68K verified miles and a bonafide Japanese Classic!
The SSR-X models came with plenty of fantastic standard features and a spacious interior. Toyota used some durable materials in its construction and the interior which means it held up particularly well over the years. The dash looks good and lacks any cracks or distortion to note. Mounted centrally, automatic climate control is standard and simple to use. The Hilux also includes electric windows, locks, and mirrors that work as they should. The gray cloth seats are durable and soft. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears, and are quite comfortable on long cruises. The door cards are done in a matching material and are in above average shape. The headliner and carpets are clean and the cargo area is quite spacious. The rear window also powers down to increase ventilation if necessary. Privacy tint was also added in Japan to keep down interior temperatures and provide some extra security.
The best part of the Hilux is the powerplant which is considered to be one of Toyotas' most reliable ever built. Now that statement is a big one, but do your research on this 3.0L 1KZ-TE. Admittedly its only shortcoming is its refinement being a massive 3.0L four-banger its to be expected. On the other hand, this bulletproof mill is known for making copious amounts of torque and surprises many with how frugal it is on fuel. Fresh off an oil and filter service it churns to life with a twist of the key. Mated to an automatic transmission, the Hilux is geared for spritely acceleration while at city speeds, but also can withstand hours long highway cruises without turning too many RPM's. The gearbox shifts properly and is connected to a driver selective transfer case. From inside the cabin, the driver can choose between 2WD or 4WD. The Hilux also has a low gear setting if you run into some loose terrain and need some additional grip. The TEMS suspension can be adjusted on the fly and the mid-size truck feels stable at highway speeds. The brakes are confident and the power steering is light and easy to articulate. The OEM alloys are wrapped in new all-season tires at all four corners. They keep the ride quiet and will last for years 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 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.