Toyota Hiace has been the most popular workhorse van for decades. They run forever, hold their value very well - easy to resell when upgrade time comes. We receive many inquiries for them too. In the New Zealand market, Toyota Hiace is offered with high mileage and often after heavy use. Importing not only saves you money but getting you a newer van.
Nissan Caravan is the second most popular van, cost 30-40% less to buy and easy win.
At Japanese Auctions, we can find a Hiace under 150 kms and import from the year 2004 to 2014.
Many 2004-2006 Hiace with around 100 km you can import from $12,000.
Newer year 2012+ sell from $20,000 NZD.
Below are Hiaces our customers have imported recently. Get an idea for the price and models you can get in Japan.
And here is a secrete or a loophole on how to import one for a very good price.
Choose Toyota Hiace Welcab! It's a Hiace for people with special needs, have off rump and other equipment inside. But they cost much less than regular Hiace. $3000 to $5000 less! Also, they are coming with a much tidier interior. When the van arrives in the country, compliance will remove all speciality equipment and comply it as a regular Hiace. Good if you don't need seats at the back, and going to use it as a tradesman van. Or you are going to convert it to a Camper van.
Need a regular van - they also sell for less than anywhere.
After a 15 seater commuper or even a 40 seater Toyota Coaster - all available at Japanese Car Auctions.