Toyota Hiace Review from Poland

2000 Toyota Hiace TD 4WD 2.4 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance136000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort


The best small business and holiday partner!


It's a new car, so nothing had happened yet.

I use Mobil 1 oil and the engine works like a Swiss watch. It's made originally by Nippon, not by any of these obscure European factories so I think it is really the most reliable car of all.

At 120 000 km I replaced the brake shoes, but I assume it's been my fault as I prefer "sharp motoring".

General Comments:

Marvelous handling.

Comfortable multi positions for the driver. Watch out! Cozy like a dream bed :) - don't fall asleep.

A few additions like a rev-counter, a folding handle for two "any-size" bottles or cups, sliding doors on both sides, 4 x 4 drive make this car outstanding and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2002

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review