1998 4WD Hiace SC-G
This stunning 1998 Hiace steals the show, and for so many good reasons, namely a fresh coat of Cactus Gray (NE/7457), refinished factory wheels and a matching graphics kit that ties the aesthetic together. Aside from a few light blemishes and a missing rear wiper, the body is in good nick overall and this recently serviced 4WD model boasts a mere 99k verified and documented miles on the clock. Practical, reliable and efficient, these vans make for unique family haulers, cool weekend campsite cruisers, and daily drivers alike. For the JDM enthusiast who values a useful stylish transporter, this Japanese Classic can't be beat!
The cabin is full of premium materials and power options, and all eight occupants within can always find a comfortable spot to sit. The driver and passenger sit atop the front axle and can clearly see outside the cabin. The dashboard lacks any cracking or fading to note and houses dual SRS airbags in the event of an on-road emergency. Dressed to the nines in comfortable upholstery, each of the three rows can be oriented to maximize functionality when shuttling about a group of passengers. The middle row can swivel to face the rear, and all three rows can fold fully flat to act as a sleeping surface or or cargo hold for your belongings. Following suit with the rest of the materials, the upholstery shows nary a rip or stain and the middle row dons optional lace covers for your passengers to enjoy. Both power windows up front go up and down with ease, and the power locks and mirrors work too! An optional triple sunroof suite maximizes natural ventilation and natural lighting, and the panoramic middle and power tilt rear controls work like a charm. If climate control is more your thing, the factory digital unit works great and pumps out cold A/C and hot heat throughout both front and rear zones. Clarion audio has AUX capability if you need to soundtrack your drive from day one, and aside from a stuck front sunroof, the condition of this cabin really impresses and should be more than adequate for whichever lucky driver gets behind the wheel! The OEM coolbox center console even features a chilly factory ice maker!
The cabover design lends itself to top tier outward visibility and a tight and tidy turn radius for easy parking. The engine is mounted low in the cockpit and between the axles and the low center of gravity future aids stability. The 1KZ-TE powering this hauler is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up with the twist of the key thanks to a new 12v battery. Proper breathing is aided by a new engine air filter and the fuel filter was replaced to strain out all contaminants from the diesel. The 3.0L is linked to a stout automatic gearbox that makes good use of the broad torque curve provided by the 1K. Its linked to a Full-Time 4WD system that does great on loose surfaces like snow and sand. The suspension is predictable and soft, and it evenly absorbs road imperfections without jostling the cabin about. One of our trained techs has installed a new front upper ball joint and new rear end links to refresh the ride a bit! The power steering is light and parking is always a stress free affair with the rather compact exterior dimensions. The brakes feel solid as a rock and the refinished steel wheels are all wrapped in new Falken rubber at all four corners. The new tires reduce road noise and most importantly 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