A Tale of Two FX16s: 1987 Toyota Corolla FX-16

Head over to the Toyota.com website, where they’ve dubbed the soy-flavored Corolla with the tagline “Fun to drive. Styled to be seen.” It’s basically their way of saying, “Get ready for a ride as thrilling as waiting at the DMV.” The hip urban youth in the ads, decked out in yoga pants and multitasking with credit reports on their phones or strapping on roller skates, probably can’t fathom that the Corolla was once a zippy little joy machine. Back in the day, it was the cool kid with names like AE86 Levin, Sprinter Trueno, and the FX-16 hatchback. I will give Toyota credit with the new $40K GR Corolla, but the regular Rolla is a snooze fest. Today, we’ve got two older FX-16 Corollas for your viewing pleasure. First is this 1987 Toyota Corolla FX-16 offered for $6,500 in Los Angeles, CA via famebrook placemark.

From the seller:

1987 Toyota corolla Fx16 Gts ae86 Ae82
Listed 4 days ago in Los Angeles, CA
About This Vehicle
Driven 127,000 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: Grey · Interior color: Grey
Fuel type: Gasoline
Seller’s Description
Hi everyone up for sale I have my 1987 Toyota Corolla FX16 GTS. The car is in pretty good shape, has very minor surface rust, I know these tend to rust out around the windows and hatch area, but this one is pretty solid. Still has original paint although it could use a respray. Car has 127k on the chassis, runs and drives pretty good for its age, interior is also in nice shape. Only thing it could use are some fresh tires. It holds a clean title, tags up to date, asking 6500 or better offer, any questions feel free to ask, thanks for looking.

Next up is this 1987 Toyota Corolla FX-16 offered for $6000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1987 Toyota FX16
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 40000
paint color: silver
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
1987 Toyota FX16 1.8L 16 Valve High winding motor. Just took out of storage. AC, Sunroof, No accidents, 3rd owner (On Non OP). 15×7.5 Web Wheels (Brand New) 195/50/15 tires. Clean interior, no rips, fabric is still puffy with no wear. This is a very rare car, hard to find everything that is in a working order except the starter (will replace the starter for you before purchase). $6,000 firm

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