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TOYOTA HIACE Used Car Review

This Japanese mid-sized light commercial vehicle, which dates back to the late 1960s, remains a favourite with Australian businesses. The latest, fifth-generation model has been around since 2005, so is getting on a bit though was given safety and fuel economy improvements across 2015 and 2016. The latter included the addition of a diesel particulate filter. The Toyota HiAce features a cab-over-engine van design that is rare these days and is available as a regular cargo-focused van, a Crew variant that carries extra people, or even a 12- or 14-seater minibus.

Pros

Cons

  • Excellent forward vision
  • Strong reputation for dependability
  • Highly manoeuvrable with tight turning circle
  • Vast, versatile load space - especially long-wheelbase models
  • Dated cabin design short on features and storage
  • Short on vehicle refinement
  • Awkward access to cabin
  • Four-star crash rating falls short of five-star maximum
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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  • 148619 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Toyota hiace 2007 2LTR Petrol engine P/wendow,centr locking, P/Steering,( 1.25 ton) 1250 kg

$18,999Negotiable
Maidstone, VIC

Dealer used
12/06/2021

2009 LWB, Toyota Hiace WIDE BODY, mid roof, FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE, auto, 2.7 litre, LOW MILEAGE.

  • 149245 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4

DEPOSIT RECEIVED FROM DAMIAN. CONSIDER SOLD Here's a rare model.... FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE (full-time 4WD) TOYOTA HIACE, This is a LWB (long wheel-base) model, but it's WIDER than your regular Hiace.. It's the same width as the Commuter, or SLWB models. Just not as long as the SLWB, also it's got the MEDIUM roof, so not low roof and not high roof. This is set up as a 10 seater, we can comply it as 9 seats maximum, or we can comply it as 2 seat campervan if you rather.. Arriving from Japan en

Contactless
$24,990
Yorklea, NSW

Dealer used
08/06/2021

PRICED TO SELL> 12 months rego - 1986 LWB Toyota Hiace Diesel Pop Top

  • 200000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This model, at this age, this straight is a real rarity. It has a long wheelbase and is a diesel, 2.4L Stickshift. Took me 2 years to find it and it’s a sad sale. There’s a baby on the way so I need a more practical car. Fun and light. Drives well and feels awesome. I ditched the heavy camper set up on the inside so she could get up a bit more speed and reduce the pressure on the engine – it has served her well. The bed comes out completely and easily and also hinges up as a bench seat.

Contactless
$8,000
Byron Bay, NSW

08/06/2021

2000 Toyota Hiace Super Custom 4WD turbo diesel auto, low kms.

  • 210396 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4

Beautiful PEARL Toyota Super Custom Hiace 4WD. Turbo intercooled diesel 1kz engine Automatic transmission 210.000 kms since new. Would have had a timing belt replaced at 200.000 if there is no evidence that it's been done, we will do it at our expense upon arrival. Vehicle comes complied, serviced, detailed, roadworthied and registered NSW 6 months. Arrives in JULY 2021. $1000 deposit to secure it. Deposit will be fully refunded if you change your mind later on. No questions asked.

Contactless
$18,990
Yorklea, NSW

Dealer used
05/06/2021

Valerie the Van

  • 408323 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1984 Long Wheel base wagon 5 speed Column shift manual Registered until 21/11/2021 Selling unregistered, No road worthy certificate Few minor rust spots, photos on request Mechanically sound (have all records and receipts): New cylinder head and gasket set Replaced engines cooling system (water pump, radiator hose set, top water outlet) Replaced both left and right hand upper and lower ball joints Gearbox replaced in March Features: Originally converted by Trakka Dual battery system setup (2n

$4,500Negotiable
Innes Park, QLD

17/05/2021

1984 Toyota Hiace camper van

  • 273000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Honest sale. Motor is out of it. Long COVID lockdown casualty. Took it out of mechanics because of lockdown last year and never had fixed. My plans have changed and I am staying in Darwin. No need for my camper. Please ring for genuine enquires.only

$5,000
Darwin CBD, NT

03/05/2021

1982 Toyota Hiace Motorhome

  • 160700 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

1982 Toyota Hiace Motorhome. Factory made motorhome, hard to come by. 4 Speed manual, on the column. Perfect for a couple to travel Australia in! 160***kms, very original for its age, stock stereo, ashtray never been used. Anybody that knows hiaces understands this van still has a lot of life left in her! Motor is very strong, idles perfect and consistently. Its a 1.6l, 4 cylinder engine, its no racecar but will comfortably sit on 80kmh. Bit of surface rust on the cab only, nothing major, inspe

$19,000Negotiable
Maryborough, VIC

26/01/2021

Overview of the Toyota Hiace

Overview of the Toyota Hiace

This Japanese mid-sized light commercial vehicle, which dates back to the late 1960s, remains a favourite with Australian businesses.

The latest, fifth-generation model has been around since 2005, so is getting on a bit though was given safety and fuel economy improvements across 2015 and 2016. The latter included the addition of a diesel particulate filter.

The Toyota HiAce features a cab-over-engine van design that is rare these days and is available as a regular cargo-focused van, a Crew variant that carries extra people, or even a 12- or 14-seater minibus.

TOYOTA HIACE GENERATIONS (SINCE 2005)

2005-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.7L 4-cylinder petrol: 9.8 to 11.3 litres per 100km

3.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 8.1 to 9.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

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WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: TOYOTA HIACE (2005 ONWARDS)

The HiAce bucked Toyota tradition a little by actually suffering a few design-induced faults.

The most serious ones were all to do with the turbo diesel engine, while the petrol-powered version seems to be much less trouble. By no means a widespread problem, there have been enough piston failures in turbo diesel HiAces to call it a trend.

Those in the trade suspect that it's a piston design problem, but there's also a reasonable rate of injector failures with this engine that could be a contributing factor.

The advice from some workshops is that the injectors should be changed every 100,000km as a precaution.

The life of the fuel injectors will be shortened by a HIAce that is used for heavy towing. But a vehicle that has been filled with dirty fuel can also be a problem as the contaminants won't be tolerated by the small tolerances inherent in the injector design.