1996 Toyota Hiace Super Custom 3.0 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand
Front brakes make a fair bit of dust.
Looks like a pimp's van.
Got my super custom from an import dealer last year.
Great car; pearl paint, mags, tint, 4 (count em) sunroofs.
Dual zone climate control (front and back).
3 tiers of seats in the back, the 2nd row swivels from facing front to back - limo style. The 3rd row is on rails and can be pushed towards the cab for about 1.3 metres of 'boot' room, while still being usable.
I took out the seats and put in a cargo barrier as I use the van for work; very nice as far as work vans go with carpet all round, and little things like 12v socket outlets front and back, cup holders and central locking.
Servicing is a straightforward affair and very reasonably priced. Fuel economy is average with about 450kms/tank (55ltr).
The auto is very smooth, heaps of torque, but pretty slow from lights. Once it's moving she's right though, and it's a van anyway!
Why anyone would buy an Aus delivered Hiace with a little petrol 4cyl manual for a lot more than the equivalent year import is beyond me.
For people in Aus looking at Hiaces, the model number of the Japanese imports start with KZH100 :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th May, 2010