1998 Toyota Hiace Review

1998 Toyota Hiace Powervan 2.5 diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carIsuzu Van


You couldn't get any van as good


Battery died a couple of years ago.

The brake light bulb (driver's side) blows every year.

As you can see from above, in 10 years nothing mechanically has gone wrong.

General Comments:

The only thing I can say about the Hi-ace is the fuel consumption is bad; otherwise the best van anyone can get.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2010

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review