UPDATE 3/15/17 – Many people inquired on this one, but Steve didn’t get right back to everyone because he wanted to fix an issue with the sunroof before selling it. Apparently, he ordered a new cable for it, but the part never arrived. He has it closed and sealed, but it still needs the part replaced to be functional. As such, he has decided to lower to price to $1,500!
FROM 3/2/17 – I know, ’90s commuters aren’t always the most exciting, but this particular 1990 Corolla is a bit more interesting than most of the tired and worn out ’90s imports we see kicking around. It isn’t a low mileage car by any means, but it’s actually in really great shape inside and out. Oh and it’s an SR5 Coupe, so it has a 5 speed gearbox to row through, a 16V engine and a very reasonable asking price of just
$1,800 $1,500! Reader Steve E out of Eugene, Oregon has decided to part ways with it, so if you would like to make this Toyota your new cheap daily driver, be sure to message him via the form below!
From Steve – Very well-kept unrestored SR5 coupe. Long term ownership before my purchase. Came from northern California in 2010, owner moved to Oregon. It has 230k miles with no sun damage inside or out– kept in garage or carport. It definitely shows the pride of ownership the previous owner had.
Body Condition – All panels have the original VIN stickers. Paint, decals and striping still in very nice condition. Minor parking lot marks and gravel chips only — door edges and leading edge of hood show the most wear. Zero rust even in trunk spare area. Glass is good as well.
Mechanical Condition – New clutch master and slave. Radiator also has been replaced, also serpentine belt and water pump. Matching radial tires all around on the special order Toyota alloys from West Germany. Brakes good, exhaust quiet — drives like it should. Wipers, heater, fan, headlight buckets all work correctly. Left sunroof cable just detached — new original Toyota one is being shipped and will be repaired. Unrestored under the hood, engine etc not detailed. No leaks or odd noises.
Interior Condition – Simply amazing: seats, door panels, carpets, dash, headliner all in good trim. Radio even works well.
I’m truly impressed with how nice this Toyota is, especially with so many miles. Clearly someone took incredibly good care of it, I just hope the next owner does the same. Unlike most American classics, I don’t see there being many people wanting to restore a 1990 Toyota in 10 or 20 years. The only way something like this will still exist going into the future is for ones that are still in nice shape to be maintained and cared for! Given how well these were built, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s still on the road in another 200k miles.