It is difficult to remember that there was a time when Toyota made good looking cars for the average consumer, but here it is in the flesh. Feast your eyes on the two-tone brown-gold beauty with sharp lines and a hood with a subtle bulge — that is subdued style. And, I haven’t even mentioned the sweet liftback shape – yowza! This is the same company (Toyota!) that today makes all manner of bulbous monstrosities decked out with fake wings/scoops/lights, what happened? Find this 1986 Toyota Camry Liftback offered for $6,900 buy-it-now located in Irvine, CA via eBay.
There is a lot to love in a 1990s Toyota wagon. It has plenty of space for your fishing rod, kids, etc…and will probably last a million miles if you keep changing the oil and doing basic maintenance. Not sure how the paint looks so go — but this car might come before the era of low quality clearcoat or it has been garaged and waxed for its entire life. The only two things wrong with this car is a penalty box auto and neck chopper seat belt action. Find this 1991 Toyota Camry Wagon offered for $3,000 in Canaan, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
Cressida was a common character in Renaissance era stories about the Trojan war — specifically she was the daughter of a Greek seer who falls in love with Trollius (a Trojan prince) and is later in love with the Greek soldier Diomedes…but the various stories have one common theme — that Cressida is the paradigm […]
The second generation (V20) Toyota Camry was built from 1986 through 1992 is massive quantities and used as a basic transportation device for millions of people. It wasn’t an exciting car by any stretch of the imagination, but it did turn many domestic car purchasers into future Toyota buyers with its quiet commitment to reliability […]
The recipe for a the ultimate good times with a craigslist advertisement goes a little something like this: First, find a inexpensive car in extraordinary condition. Then, make unsubstantiated (and unverifiable) claims like owned by a former duke of Albania or used in the independent film ” Marco Polo’s day off”. Finally, write your test […]
By Michael B.– Toyota Australia seems to be the crazy escape pod from the conservative Japanese mothership. The Toyota Aurion was based on the Camry – all it had was a redone interior and new front and rear fascias – and replaced the Avalon in Australia. The TRD version added a supercharger to the already […]
The third generation Lexus ES300 was yet another notch on the bedpost in Toyota’s march toward global domination. With a base price of $30k in 1997 the ES was positioned above the most expensive $27k Toyota Avalon, which also used the same Camry chassis. You might wonder why Toyota would sell two cars with such […]
Making yesterday’s list of unlikely manuals is the sixth generation (XV40) Toyota Camry, a car that can be best described as a reliable and cheap 2000s version of a 1990s Buick. It is not a remotely sporty car to drive in any circumstances, styling is bland, but it should get you to your destination every […]
In the “completely boring when it was new but somehow cool and interesting now” category, please direct your attention to the specimen below. It is slow, pedestrian, and cheap – but if you need a commuter car and want something quirky yet still useful and reliable, compare this to anything else in the sub-$3k price […]