Friday, July 1, 2016

Appealing or Appalling?: 1992 Toyota Corolla All-Trac Wagon

The Toyota Corolla fell off the DT radar around the time that Toyota transferred it to front-wheel-drive, but there are a few notable exceptions, including the AE94 AllTrac Wagon version.  Find this 1992 Toyota Corolla All-Trac Wagon here on eBay bidding for $4,000 buy-it-now or make-offer with 1 day to go, located in Elmo, MT.

Toyota introduced the seventh generation E100 Corolla in 1991 for Japan, but this wagon comes from the previous E90 generation that was sold through 1992 in North America.  It isn't exactly a fast car in most situations, but the combination of manual gearbox and all-wheel-drive makes for a competent winter driver.

Under the hood is a 4A-FE inline-4, displacing 1.6 liters and producing 102 horsepower from the dual-overhead-cam 16-valve electronic fuel injection setup.  Fuel economy should be good, and these are simple engines to fix if something goes wrong.

With only a cursory inspection, this appears to be a really well preserved AE94 Corolla, but if you look closely you will see some nasty rust in the hatch and hazy paint on the roof. 

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  1. This is so appealing. A car that does it all: decent gas mileage, hauls lots of stuff, good in bad weather, entertaining to drive (with the stick), not terrible looking. This car was designed to do all the car things. There is something so unpretentious about this car, that's what makes it so appealing.

  2. It's a wagon with an OEM stick. Unicorns are (almost) easier to find.

  3. When I lived in the Boonies, I wanted one of these soooo badly. Very scarce in SoCal and all I found were grey-market cars from Canada with lotsa miles and 'iffy' emission-passing capabilities.

  4. Not the fastest thing I ever owned but reliable and potentially entertaining.... depending on the type of snow! The All-Trac, if memory severs well, had a mid-dash mounted push button driver-selectable 4x4, AWD, or fwd.... great option!

  5. Could you Swap in A Celica Altrac engine? Sleeper?

  6. Could you Swap in A Celica Altrac engine? Sleeper?

  7. @TheSpecialWar Actually the manual AE95 cars were full time awd, the button on the dash engages the center locking diff.
    @jarrad troung Haven't seen a celica alltrac swap, but the silver tops (4AGE) are pretty much a drop in after a little grinding to clear the transfer case.
    These were known as "sprinters" in AUS and Russia, tons of videos on youtube

  8. learn all about them here:

    and here..

  9. i have 2 of them. 1989 and 1991. one stick, one auto. combined over 400k miles. in montana


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