Toyota TownAce Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1992 Toyota TownAce Super Extra 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 kilometres
Most recent distance78000 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin 200

Summary:

Unlike orthodox people carriers, but that is what makes them better

Faults:

When we first got it from import, it had a slight oil leak, now virtually cured with a tin of Wynns Stop Leak.

General Comments:

An excellent all round people carrier.

These cars are never going to be a racing car, but they are extremely comfortable, and have plenty of room for up to eight & luggage room as well.

The specification puts many newer cars to shame, with dual air conditioning, electric everything & even powered side & rear curtains.

Mine is a 4x4, although you can get a 2 wheel drive as well, but unlike a Range Rover I can take mine out of four wheel drive for normal use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2001

26th Mar 2005, 20:17

Hey there.

I'm in the middle of Wyoming, USA, and am considering getting a Townace or a Masterace (whoever came up with that one really needs to revisit some WWII information-what a marketing nightmare in North America or Germany) with 4x4 and turbo diesel.

Could you tell me how your van has been doing and if it is a diesel or a gasoline model?

What kind of mileage do you get with it?

Thanks.

Russell.

12th Aug 2006, 11:15

Hey Russel in Wyoming, did you ever get your Toyota van? I live in MT and just recently discovered the Townace and would love to get my hands on one, but not sure how.

13th Sep 2006, 17:06

I have a '92 Townace Super Extra. I love it. Mine has a manual transmission. I only wish it had sliding doors on both sides & left-hand-drive. You can view it at cardomain.com.

29th Oct 2006, 21:09

I would LOOOOOOVE to get a townace- WHERE do you find them? more specific WHERE can I find one in the USA. any info would be great. thanks P*

1995 Toyota TownAce 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Reliable comfortable people carrier

Faults:

One or two bits of the plastic trim inside have broken loose (screwed them back on now).

Otherwise no problems so far.

General Comments:

Excellent 8-seat people carrier, with room for luggage too.

Good air conditioning/heating.

Very easy to perform routine servicing at home.

General body style is a bit dated compared to modern MPVs, but it does have more room inside than most.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2001

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews