4Toyota HiAce

Toyota HiAce

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4Toyota HiAce
3.6

66 reviews

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62%17%21%

Build Quality
3.9
Value for Money
3.7
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.8
Noise Level
2.7
Braking
4.0
Acceleration / Power
3.9
Gear Shifting
4.3
Suspension
3.9
Fuel Efficiency
3.3
Handling
3.9
Interior Design
3.3
Boot Size
4.7
Comfort
3.6
Features
3.6

Reviews

66 reviews
Richard
RichardGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC78 posts
  H200.I
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james
jamesnew plymouth48 posts
  H100.I

The best van ever made

Bought van in 1997, had 5000km on clock, was 1997 van. Brought in from Japan.still have it. The best van ever had. Had 6 vans in my time. It has always got me home. Done just over 1.6 million kms now. Had the usual wear and tear, brakes etc. Cracked the head at 7 hundred thousand kms. Just happened, had to reconditioned the injection pump at 1.2. Sorry is a 3litre diesel turbo auto. I change the oil every 10,000kms. Air filter 50,000.will never sell, great seats, can drive all day, is a delight to drive. The passages have plenty of room in the back. Fuel economy not the best, but is all time 4 wheel drive, is just one of the best vans of all time. Pity they stopped making them.
David M.
David M.
  H200.I

Aquaplaining

Can only give 3 stars. It used to aquaplane on wet Gold Coast freeway. Last time doing only 80ks (being careful because of it) it aquaplaned, I'd no control at all, hit concrete barrier about 5 times then did a 180 and stopped facing oncoming, lucky it was 4:30 am otherwise a definite catastrophe. Show details
Peter B.
Peter B.Peel, WA
  H200.II

Update

Have now been driving the van for about 17 months.
I had a fuel injector problem after about 6 months that Toyota Rockingham sorted out under warrantee. It took some time to get it sorted and I was without the van for a couple of weeks which was not so easy. Since that everything has been good and it has just had its 50000k service and a recall tech upgrade. Show details
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Chazza19802
Chazza19802Far North Queensland, QLD14 posts
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  Verified H200.II

2021 Toyota Hiace ZR Some Problems

Only done 12000k's and it has developed a leak in the original windscreen just above driver side, this has damaged some electrics so warning messages on screen. Also front left tyre going bald on outside, this is apparently a known issue with technical bulletin, 2 new front tyres, wheel alignment and camber bolts replaced to fix and prevent the issue happening again. This wasn't picked up at the first service and only now that I have mentioned it. Currently with Toyota for these warranty repairs. Very disappointing this has happened on a van only a year old. Otherwise happy with van, much safer and comfortable than the older ones. Purchased in NZ Show details
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Victor
VictorSouth East Queensland, QLD
  H200.II

Great spacious car but weak engine

Car have work well but at around 40k its clutch started playing up to be off at 68k Show details
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Peter B
Peter BPeel, WA33 posts
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Great vehicle great value

So impressed with this van. Much better than I expected. Built quality is excellent. Just listen to the way the doors close. Everything feels good quality.. I travel 200kms each weekday. Average 7.8ltrs. per 100kms. Very comfortable seats and driving position. Would like auto wipers as standard.. 13000+KMs now and all very good. Its service completed quickly and van washed and at fixed price of $260.. why buy VW or Mercedes. Show details
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Alan
AlanPerth, WA
  H200.II

Paintwork shocking

Bought the van brand new in feb 2021 .
Now have rust coming through under the rubber tailgate seal and bare metal around the drivers door where the rubber meets .
It has now done 60000 kms and I’m heading for the third set of tyres .
First ones ( Toyota ) lasted 21000 and were so low they were illegal .
Fitted better ones $1000 for 4 and now looking at changing again .
The wheel alignment has been checked 3 times .
Been back to Toyota , they are not interested in the slightest .

Starts and drives great but very disappointed in a $47000 purchase . Show details

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Gabe C.
Gabe C.
  H200.II

Life is Hi ace

Fantastic Van got a 2014 5sp petrol lwb from new
done just over 105k km now never missed a heart beat great work horse service regularly and on its 5th set of new Tyers . Only mistake toyota did was discontinued the 3 seater interior however the centre console is like a desk top organiser small gadgets to put nik naks in 4 cup holders Fantastic. The radio system is a little primitive but pumps out great bass. Cargo interior is a little shorter than my previous model 2004 hiace however this doesn't change my opinion of what is a great Van Show details
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Jeff C.
Jeff C.Sydney, NSW2 posts
  H100.I

Loyal Friend

The HiAce I bought was second hand, it was a 1984 model bought in 2003. I bought it to use as a camper and it was very cheap because it had a lot of miles on it. The previous owner had converted it to LPG and it had no seats.

As with all the Toyoras I have had experience with it was reliable, cheap and efficient. Never any problems with it and if there was it was minor and parts and service is easy and cheap and readily available.

The other vehicles I refer to are Toyota Camrys and much the same story. Highly recommended. Well crafted vehicles, efficient and reliable. Show details

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Sunil
Sunil
  H200.II

Very disappointed with this vehicle

We bought Toyota Hiace commuter GL 2020 it run about 140000 kms and got DPF problem, it was fixed after long discussion with dealer but still we paid labor for fix it also after 180000kms had problem of chain shaft noise and abs airbag malfunction notification error in the car now dealer said it is not under warranty. Very disappointed, don't buy this vehicle it looks very good but having lots problems. Show details
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My two centsPerth, WA26 posts
  H200.I

2006 2.5TD 3500000km and still going strong

No complaints, only servicing cost but it's a diesel and I haven't serviced it since 300000 apart from replacing injectors, timing belt and an oil change or two. I bought it with 120000km on it about 9 years ago. Been a brilliant car. Compact vehicle with a nice long storage area inside. Other similar size vans are too short at 2.4 in the back. Sure the cab is small but if you're a "regular size" person it's no issue. Seats are fine, comfort is fine. Be sad to sell it when the time comes. Show details
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David
David10 posts
  H200.II

Getting There

Finally Toyota has got rid of their old outdated set on the motor then the new HiAce is such a massive step in the right direction it has all the safety features which are amazing has plenty of room and a big plus is it has a very small turning circle but the only problem with that it shoes through the passenger front tyre lucky to get 15000 ks out of them on the negative side it does drink a bit of fuel 1 major negative point the seats are very very uncomfortable it has a hard edge when entering in and exiting the vehicle as a career this stuff to cause leg problems the drink holders are not the best the aircon vents are poorly designed but apart from that it's got so much going for it and a step in the right direction Show details
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DKT61 posts
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Questions & Answers

kombi53
kombi53 · HiAce H200.II (2010-2024)

I also have as late , current 2022 Hi Ace crew van and have been told by Toyota the tyres need replacing at 20,000 km at my expense. I also have a 2013 van which has done 70,000 + kms on its tyres, so there must be a Design fault. I have complained to Toyota, but to date with no outcome. Have others experienced Toyota refusing to sort out this problem ?

Richard
Richard  

I'd be seriously asking questions of tyres that needed replacing on a utility vehicle after 20,000. But tyres are a consumable, so perhaps you should be posting the brand of tyre (and complaining to the tyre manufacturer)?

kombi53
kombi53  

Thanks Richard .. the tyres are the ones fitted by Toyota, the original tyres, so I think the very low milage achieved is still a question for Toyota. From what I gather the problem is a known issue , with all the latest shaped vans.

robert s.
robert s. · HiAce H200.I (2005-2010)

Does the hiace 2 kd engine need 2 radiator

gamermail822
gamermail822 · HiAce

Will the rear seats from a 2005 commuter fit into a 2000 commuter

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Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)400 kg
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