Monday, February 17, 2020

Rare JDM Wagon: 1992 Toyota Corolla Van

This next car REALLY stretches the limit of what you consider an appreciating classic car.  It isn't fast, and it isn't really noticeable (most of the mindless automatons driving around in their beige pods won't blink twice at a Corolla wagon...even though it was never sold here in this generation and is the only one you'll ever see) and there are thousands of cars that offer more daily driver usability...but...BUT...this is an all-wheel-drive and manual-gearbox equipped Corolla imported from Japan with right-hand-drive and it will win all the street cred you can use at the next Japanese classic car show. Find this 1992 Toyota Corolla Van offered for $8500 in Seattle, WA via craigslist. Tip from Erik202.

From the seller:
 1992 Toyota Corolla Wagon
VIN: CE109V-0010989
condition: good
cryptocurrency ok
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 94000
paint color: silver
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: wagon
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Directly imported from Japan.
1992 Toyota Corolla Diesel
4WD Full Time.
Manual transmission 5 Speed.
94,000mi original mileage.
Has winter tires.
VIN: CE109V-0010989
Diesel naturally aspirated.
Rear solid axle and leaf springs.
Engine : 2C-III, very reliable/dependable truck diesel engine.
73hp- 4700rpm
Fuel consume: by speed 38mph--80mpg.
Cargo version DX heavy duty,
Load capacity 400kg or 900lbs plus 5 passengers.
New clutch set.
New Glow Plugs
Runs super well!
WA title clean.
Stock in Seattle WA.
No trades
We are a licensed dealer and importer of Japanese vehicles.
Have been importing since 1996!

See a better way to drive something JDM?


  1. It's forgettable, but Toyota did sell this generation of wagon here in the US. It was the final Corolla wagon that graced us with its presence. Of course they were LHD, automatic, and beige, with no diesel option. Here's one in Santa Barbara:

    CorollaLoaf on CL

    1. @CFlo, you forgot to mention they were FWD as the one you posted.
      but, during roughly the same time (88-92) Toyota sold another wagon here called the Corolla all-trac wagon (AE95) which had a different body was awd and had a center locking diff.

  2. I smell dead potatoes / French fry oil .. still NOT a van

    1. The Japanese have a long history of using the word "van" to describe what we'd generally call a station wagon in the US.


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