1994 Toyota HiAce with the excellent 3.0 liter 1KZTE turbo-diesel – more powerful than most contemporary 4×4 JDM vans – easy to keep up with traffic. Great drivetrain with full time 4WD; 5-speed manual transmission. 146k miles (238k kilometers). Drives very well – clutch and transmission and suspension / steering / brakes feel good. New diesel fuel filter and 215/75×15” BFG All-Terrain KO2 tires.
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 average some rust in the rear wheel arches and a few other small spots But body otherwise looks presentable and undercarriage is quite clean.
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.