1998 HiAce 4WD
Available for: $18,495
This red sled is a seriously stylish hauler that happens to be chock full of utility too! Our 1998 HiAce is backed by Toyota's stout 3.0TD, full time 4WD, and features more space and amenities than your average 21st century minivan. Finished in a fresh coat of Melbourne Red (A75) all the way down to the door jambs, this HiAce sports a factory front brushguard with integrated driving lamps, an optional skidplate, rear hitch receiver, 16" multipiece alloys, and a fitting custom graphics package that ties the whole aesthetic together. Custom headlamps also add to the aesthetic, and save for inoperable aftermarket fog lamps and a missing rear wiper there isn't much to complain about with this sleek exterior. With 113k verified miles on the clock, this one is barely broken in too, and the turbo diesel is likely to outlive its next owner at this rate. Attractive, economical, and useful for pretty much any on-road scenario, this Japanese Classic is the only van you'll ever need!
If you thought the exterior was neat, the cabin is the gift that keeps on giving. Three rows, versatile seating arrangements, and a desirable triple sunroof suite are all part of what makes this Hiace so great, and it's nice to see the upholstery was cared for in a prior life. The seats are trimmed in a durable tan cloth, with no discernible rips, tears or stains to be found, and the headliner and carpet are in equally good shape. The third row was donated from a separate van, thus it wears separate upholstery that isn't quite an exact match. New for the Hiace's facelift, dual SRS airbags are present up front for any safety conscious passengers, and the center stack frames upgraded Clarion audio and a simple to use digital automatic climate control system. Rear cooling and heating is standard and fully functional so all occupants can stay comfortable, and the dash is free of any unwanted cracking, fading, or miscellaneous distortion. For prime road trip versatility, the middle row can swivel a full 180 degrees to meet the rear, or all three rows can be folded flat into a makeshift sleeping surface. Aiding driver accessibility, both power windows work up front as do the power locks and power folding mirrors. Additionally, the middle sunroof slides open for an open-air experience, and the rear power tilts as well. Ideal for weekend getaways, or hauling gear, it's hard to deny the appeal of the Hiace, and we even included the factory carpet mats with the package!
Mounted above the front axle, the 1KZ-TE is a fantastic turbodiesel mill, with an even better track record here at the shop. Fresh off a recent service by our trained technicians, this one has plenty of good maintenance performed to carry you into ownership and the van starts up with ease care of a new 12v battery. A pesky oil leak at the valve cover was addressed, and a fresh oil and filter service was performed to ensure this 3.0 stays well lubricated. We installed a new fuel filter housing and changed the filter itself to rid your diesel of any unwanted contaminants, and with the maintenance performed this 1K is as healthy as a horse. The automatic transmission does a swell job at transferring power to all four wheels and this Hiace feels plenty composed even at higher highway speeds. The suspension glides over larger road imperfections with ease, and we replaced a ball joint at the right front and repaired the rear trailing arms so you'll never come up short on the handling front. The brakes do a fine job at halting this red rocket, and we wrapped the alloys in fresh Yokohamas, sure to deliver tons of top-tier grip and comfort 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.