I absolutely love this van!
It has made driving fun again: I cannot believe how many girls yell at me or pull me over to see it!
As far as performance goes, I'm getting roughly 30 miles to the gallon with this van.
The craftsmanship on this van is so very evident from the time I took my first look at the engine. The engine is clean, solid and well built.
I lucked out big time on this. I paid $700.00 for it from an older man who bought it in 85, and used it lightly.
The interior is roomy, I love the giant windshield and that you sit a little higher: You get a great view of the country side, etc. And the seats are very comfy!
The things I have yet to fix on this are:
Power windows don't work.
Otherwise it runs like a top, and if you ever get a chance to get a good running Toyota van.. get it! It's sporty, utilitarian and built like a tank! (True story: A friend of mine has had one for 7 years. It's been around the states on a tour twice and stolen twice! It still runs like a top!)
I'm probably going to buy a junked one for parts. I want to drive this for as long as I can! In fact, I'm getting it painted metallic red in the spring.
The bottom line on this van is that it is a great buy, notoriously great craftsmanship, great fuel economy and very user friendly design!
Props to Toyota!