Toyota HiAce Van with the powerful 3.0 liter 1KZTE turbo-diesel; full time 4WD; 5-speed. 146k miles (238k kilometers). Runs excellent with lots of power, great clutch and transmission and suspension / steering / brakes feel good. New diesel fuel filter and 215/75×15” BFG All-Terrain KO2
More powerful than the other contemporary 4×4 JDM vans – easy to keep up with traffic.
As with most HiAce vans – 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 – inoperable) so back-seat passengers stay comfortable.
Body is fair – sum rust in the bottoms of the front doors and rear wheel arches. But body is otherwise presentable. Appears to have been owned by a carpenter. Interior had sawdust and wear indicative of moving items in and out. But interesting and efficient utility vehicle or basis for a camper conversion.
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.