Good morning and thank you for the ad to this forum.
I am looking to buy a second hand Estima - quite a few for sale with km's around the 80,000km - I figured that is a good time to ship them from Japan. I am looking at this car as I want a people mover that can also work(I do a renovation a year) and tow my old lady (vintage caravan) with ease.
I figured the 4wd would be stronger and less likely to struggle when fully loaded and have to tow. I have never owned a Toyota before but everyone goes on about it being the most reliable vehicle around.
My questions are:
1. 4WD - is this a good choice?
> any known issues?
> anything I should check before going ahead?
2. Is this a good towing vehicle?
3. Cost of service?
> anything I should expect to have to replace in the next 10,000km?
4. The car I'm looking at has 74,000km and is a 2004 Estima Aeras Auto 4WD
> anything particular I should know about this type of car?
> any particular test/check I should do before buying?
> what kind of live span should I expect to get out of this car?