Toyota Granvia Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1996 Toyota Granvia 3.0L turbo

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.0L turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 kilometres
Most recent distance123000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Granvia





General Comments:

A very good van. In fact I like it so much that I have kept it, even after buying a Nissan EL Grand van.

I have so much trust in the Granvia, I would go anywhere in it, and being a 4x4, nothing seems to stop her, and I feel safe driving it.

Many friends use it, and rave about how good of a van it is.

I have owned 54 vehicles, and rate this van in the top 3.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2013

1995 Toyota Granvia 3.0 turbo diesel

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance217000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Diamante




Nothings wrong with the car.

It's very reliable and comfortable.

The only small problems are the wheel studs are too frail.

Its diesel engine is very powerful and strong, despite its high mileage.

General Comments:

The 4WD is added value for this family car.

The middle seats are turn-able through 180 degrees with both side arm rests.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2007

3rd Jan 2010, 06:50

My experience of the is model is very similar to that of the reviewers. An excellent all round family utility vehicle.

7th Feb 2010, 15:04

We bought our Granvia in September, as a campervan conversion, we have been delighted with its performance and driveability. My wife drives it and finds it very light and responsive. With such a large and powerful engine, it gives great confidence, we are returning 28mpg, not bad for a 3 litre.

We look forward to spring for some fun, can anyone suggest an awning that would suit our Granvia with its pop-up roof?

17th Jul 2010, 08:27

I use an imported Granvia 3 Litre D Turbo as a taxi. It is by far the best MPV I've ever driven, mine is a 1995! With 250000km on the clock, very smooth and powerful. Will be buying another one.

17th May 2011, 07:38

You could try They have info on awning adaptions.

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews