Posts Tagged ‘corolla’

Go-Rolla – 1979 Toyota Corolla

March 17, 2016

Sometimes, you can find a car that allows you to both get in on a growing trend, while still getting decent performance for fair money. You might be wondering what a stock 1979 Corolla with the simple addition of JDM-tite-yo mirrors is doing here, but hang on for more details on that. While the Corolla’s current reputation is cemented as an emotionless, reliable-as-death-and-taxes car that will bore anyone who’ll sit in it into working on clearing out their email inbox, brushing their teeth and sipping a latte while driving it, nostalgia means we can look at the few older examples that remain and appreciate them for what they are. But before that, let’s look back at period reviews, in which they were actually criticized by Road & Track for being too large, heavy, overpriced, too small inside, and for consuming too much fuel. The rear suspension also came under fire for being crude. With that convincing sales pitch, you’ll definitely want to check out this 1979 Toyota Corolla for sale for $3000 in Austin, TX.

1979 Toyota Corolla left front

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Mixed Feelings – 2005 Toyota Corolla XRS

November 24, 2015

Mostly, RustyButTrusty’s domain is confined to cars 30 years and older, but every so often, something interesting pops up that’s hard to avoid featuring. You’re probably asking yourself why a Corolla would even be here, as, apart from being trusty, it’s pretty much the antithesis of everything ever featured here. Well, there are a couple of interesting features on this car that make it a viable successor to many of the front-wheel-drive 4AGE-powered Toyota and Geo products of the 1980s. Check out this 2005 Toyota Corolla XRS for sale for $4500 in Corvallis, OR.

2005 Toyota Corolla XRS right front

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Inspiration – 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS

November 12, 2015

A recent rental of a Subaru BR-Z (AKA Scion FR-S) was enough of an eye-opener to inspire a look into a couple of possible influences. It’s a relatively lightweight 2+2 coupe that, compared to most new cars, is surprisingly raw and engaging to drive. If you’ve despaired about the surfeit of cars that try to be everything to everyone, it’s definitely worth looking at this pure sports coupe that allows you to have some fun without getting into illegal territory. But enough of new cars, the first classic in this mini-series is a pretty obvious choice. Check out this 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS for sale for $4000 in Riverside, CA.

1986 Toyota Corolla GTS left front

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