1996 3.0TD Granvia 4WD
When you need a reliable hauler with plenty of space and efficiency, the Granvia stands tall above the crowd. With an affordable entry price and capable 4WD powertrain, it is hard to deny its value. This 1996 is a sharp-looking Toyota, and is set off a set of refinished OEM wheels, factory rainguards, and a subtle rear spoiler. The body is in good shape aside from some light dings, chips, and scuffs associated with normal use. Best of all, this turn-key eight-seater is fresh off a recent service and boasts a mere 63k verified and documented miles on the clock. For those in the know, this is barely broken in for the powerful 1KZ-TE under the hood. Ideal for busy families, those who love to go camping, or businesses and rural route mail carriers looking for year-round surefooted transportation, this G-Type model is it! Practical, unique, and useful, this Japanese Classic can be yours today!
More ergonomic and spacious than its cousin, the HiAce, the cabin is in wonderful shape and packed full of premium materials and options. The dashboard houses dual SRS front airbags for those who may be safety conscious, and it lacks any cracking or fading. Located dead center, the OEM TV/Radio is functional and was cutting edge when the Granvia was new. The simple-to-use digital automatic climate control system is located above and can pipe in heat or cold A/C when called upon. For those riding in the back, dedicated rear A/C is available and includes separate controls. A massive center console and center glove box add some storage capacity and the driver benefits from a slate of electric amenities that are close by. Power mirrors, electric door locks, and power windows make daily use more enjoyable and work like they should! To find the ideal driving position a tilt adjustment can be found on the wheel and the front captain's chairs also have integrated armrests that can be folded away when not being used. Those located in the row behind have drop-down ottomans for the ultimate luxury experience and OEM curtains can be utilized to shield the cabin against prying eyes. The green and gray upholstery is soft and durable and lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. The middle row can swivel 180 degrees to face the back and all the seats can be folded flat into a sleeping surface. The headliner is in good shape as are the door cards although we did want to note some light carpet staining. Aside from non-operation rear heat, it's hard to complain about the cabin, and this Granvia was obviously cared for overseas.
The Granvia models share many things with the HiAce but added a healthy heap of safety items and mechanical upgrades. The cab-forward design creates a larger crash structure and more interior loading room, as the wheelbase is stretched. Under the hood, the same durable 1KZ-TE powers this steed. Fresh off an oil and filter service, the 3.0L churns to life care of a new 12v battery we installed here in the shop. To ensure seamless operation, a new fuel filter and engine air filter were installed, and we also had one of our trained technicians replace the old weary valve cover gasket with a new one. The four-banger is linked to a stout automatic gearbox and Full-Time 4WD system. The KCH16 sails up to highway speeds with ease and cruises effortlessly. The longer wheelbase adds to the freeway stability of this van and the suspension is soft yet predictable. We replaced the upper ball joints to give the running gear a bit of a refresh and the ride feels right as rain. The ABS brakes slow this Granvia down in a jiffy and brand-new Falken all-season tires have been mounted and balanced at all four corners to deliver all the year-round grip you'll ever need.
*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.