It a Toyota, so it is.
I use to own various European vehicles for the last 12 years, mainly BMW and Mercedes, now I got a Lexus (Toyota) and Townace (no guessing ).
The last Mercedes had transmission problems (2nd times in 5 years) and will cost $5000, so is the cost of my 2003 Townace with 245,000 km on the clock. It already had a new clutch so I guess will last a while. I put in 2 back seat $750 so to make it a 4 seater, great to take the family to the city and park in the loading zone.
It not great on power, had to turn off Air-conditioning when go up hill or a...
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I bought the 2001 Townace forth hand with 174k on the odometer. The initial owner did obligatory services. I'd say that even though the services are not registered in the book for the second owner I believe he was a handy man around cars. It can't run this well unless it has been serviced minimally at least. Zero smoke or fumes. Took a while to feel confident reversing without side windows, but the mirrors are big and the rear mirror is fantastic. Great sized vehicle and not too long to affect my cornering. So many uses for the rear space. Seem...s to hug the road well and handles very well in comparison to the new hi ace I drove occasionally before I bought this. I like that it does 50kph in 4th gear without acceleration, 60 downhill in 4th gear, so I do not need to wear out the brake pads. Has comfy seats and is so easy to get in and out in comparison to the HiAce. Feels solid and I think could take a reasonable hit without too much damage to me. Great turning circle. Slightly under powered. Engine is a little noisy, but afterall, it is a commercial vehicle not a Jaguar.
not the coolest van, if you can find one cheap in good nic i would consider it
good for a runaround and still fits a fair bit of gear in it.
not sure why they stopped making it but i would prefer to buy on that was only 3-4 years old (unless you can find a seldom used one)
also if you crash it it seems to take a hit pretty well, better than an express that's for sure
solid gear box, good size, pretty good on fuel, decent stereo, easy to drive, abit of a bonnet, good a/c,
one i had had a flat spot so power was an issue
no major problems
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Hi my 93 townace rear door is leaking. I think it’s the rubber as my boot doesn’t close properly. Can I replace the seal/rubbers and will this fix the problem?
Is there an ignition barrel from another model that can be used in a 1999 Townace?
Is there an ignition barrel from other models that will fit a 1999 Townace
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