Neat Toyota HiAce Van 4WD with 2.8 liter naturally aspirated diesel, automatic transmission and only 106k miles (171k kilometers).
Runs and drives very well. Diesel starts right up with fast flow-plugs and no unusual smoke. Non turbo but enough power to get around comfortably and cruise down the highway at 65mph. 23 MPG in mixed driving. Automatic transmission shifts smooth and push-button for 4WD engages like it should – similar to contemporary Landcruiser. Timing belt service completed at 101k kilometers (previous owner) and we installed a new alternator, changed oil and air filter. New Yokohama Geolander tires 215/70×15.
Interior – Very clean inside with 3-row seating – center seat assembly rotates 180 degrees for facing forward or backwards – and the rear-most seat slides for and aft for more cargo room. Seats fold flat to form a bed (sort of). Rear heater and AC so back-seat passengers stay comfortable.
Exterior – reasonably presentable with a couple modest scratches on the left side and the right fender has a little rust where dirt collected.
Issues beyond noted above – power curtains don’t work / tachometer inoperable / exterior mirrors wobble (power adjustment works) / AC needs recharge.
Toyota diesel vans offer a lot of utility for the money. Nice flexible interior; durable drive-train and quality Toyota engineering makes for a sensible alternative to a Volkswagen Vanagon or Eurovan. Nice alternative to a Mitsubishi Delica and worth considering if you like the Mercedes Sprinter and Metris for a small fraction of the cost.