1996 Hilux Surf SSR-X
The 3rd generation Toyota Hilux had a revamp design on the interior and exterior for the 1996 production vehicles. More cabin volume, refined body lines, added to the mix without sacrificing the notable qualities Toyota is known for. This 1996 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-X checks all the boxes in a sought out SUV. The original color was Dark Teal Green Metallic (751) which was changed out here stateside to a stylish TRD Army Green. The body is in good shape other than some minimal blemishes and imperfections and is set off by a set of five-spoke alloys and new all-terrain tires. Offered with a mere 138K verified and documented miles. This special overlander is fresh off a recent service and makes for a wonderfully easy ownership experience. Packed with plenty of power options and a spacious cabin, this safe, efficient, and capable 4x4 is a certified Japanese Clasic
This 5 seater SUV is quite comfy, even fully laden with passengers and cargo. Plenty of driver amenities come equipped in this SUV which contributes to the amazing driving experience. Electric windows with a driver-side one-touch roll down, tilt steering, power locks, and mirrors all function as expected. The headliner and carpet show no rips or stains with the door cards look to match. The dash is clear from any bubbling or cracking from UV rays over time and the gauges are simple to read at a glance. The N180 models were the first to add dual SRS airbags, which add a level of reassurance not found before. Inside the glovebox houses the original owner's manuals that came with this vehicle 25 years ago. The seats are trimmed in a light gray soft cloth and have been cared for, reflecting no heavy signs of wear. The automatic climate control blows cold A/C and heat on demand for the upcoming cooler seasons. The original radio was ditched for a JVC radio for all your musical needs when driving. The rear seats offer a 60/40 split if you need more storage for larger furniture or trips to lowes on the weekend. If you still cannot fit all the lumber in the back, you can roll down the power rear glass and have the pieces hang out the back. All in all, this cabin is designed to take on anything you throw in it.
The mechanicals is simple on this 2.7L 3RZ-FE engine when it comes to maintenance items. With plenty of parts still obtainable, this Hilux is easy for ownership since you have the option for dealership services. The 4-speed automatic transmission is confident and the gear shifts are smooth. The engine fires right up to a twist of the key with the assistance of the new 12V battery. The new engine air filter does help this engine breathe easily and deliver the best gas mileage possible. Our trained technicians did change the valve cover gasket upon inspection and the front sway bar links. By doing so, the suspension is more responsive around turns and prevents heavy body rolling for a better driving experience. The brakes are responsive when you demand it and easily slow this rig down to a stop on a dime. The wheels are all wrapped in new all-season rubber that should last for tens of thousands of miles to come. Toyota really outdid itself on the design of the 3rd generation Hilux Surf and that's why so many are still around today. Whether your intentions for this rig are for a nice daily commuter, trail machine, or for family road trips, this Toyota is ready to go places!
*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.