Major fault when bought was a cracked cylinder head. Supplying "specialist" dealer claimed to have gone out of business (untrue) and "full" warranty sold with vehicle didn't cover this.
Minor faults were worn steering bump stops and exhaust which failed after 3 weeks. Although the vehicle had been inspected by a well-known motoring organisation (not AA or RAC) they denied liability as faults were not "apparent" to the engineer (they probably wouldn't have been apparent to my elderly mother either, but don't you pay for these people to know what they're doing?).
In all, repairs (including re-con cylinder head) cost me £2600 and the vehicle was off the road for 6 weeks. Excellent Toyota dealer (an import specialist) advised me that head failures are very common on the LiteAce, TownAce and Lucida, all of which use basically the same engine in the middle of the car where airflow and natural cooling through heat rising is restricted. The weight of the vehicle means engine always has to work hard too.
Since this early disaster not too much has happened. Starter failed recently though and recon replacement was a heavy £350. Another common failure, I'm told.
Car has since overheated twice. On each occasion it was shortly after pulling off a motorway after a long fast (80mph) run. No sign of head damage thankfully.
Vehicle has been a magnet to thieves and vandals (stands out because of size, two-tone blue/silver paintwork and privacy glass). Damage includes smashed windows, deliberate dents from thrown rocks, smashed lights and several deep scratches. Two spare wheels stolen (third one is still there thanks to a motorcycle chain).