Hey Scotty! I'm looking at a 1980 Toyota Cressida 5-speed manual with roughly 211K Miles on it…

Dr. Asiri

Hey Scotty!

I'm looking at a 1980 Toyota Cressida 5-speed manual with roughly 211K Miles on it from the original owner asking roughly $6700 (I believe they were sold as corona MKII in Japan, I think earlier models were called chasers but the chaser diverged as its own thing in later models).

I learned to drive on a 92 toyota cressida and that thing was relentless! My dad did a poor job maintaining it and yet it's running to this day with a new owner; the AC on it runs cooler than my 2011 honda CRV!

I don't know much about the 1980 cressida/corona and I was wondering if it's a reliable car and whether it's realistic to assume it's gonna be running well for more years to come if I take care of it. Also wonder what you think of it knowing it's pretty much a vintage car and wont be used as a daily driver, but a leisure car.

Edit: I should add this is a private owner posting on the equivalent of something between ebay and craigslist.

Thanks!

P.s. the weather here in Saudi is dry but I wonder given how old it is, would rust be an issue?

Comments (7)
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Techsus
Techsus

I'd buy it. Offer cash at severe discount for the high mileage. Go over it thoroughly too. It's a beauty. Esp. manual transmission. I owned a 1979 Corona (not Corolla) that was bulletproof.

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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that's old as the hills, but I don't know car prices in your area. They can be great cars, but really, I'd never pay that much, I bought one years ago with 25 thousand miles on it for that price, almost ten times less mileage than that.

Jackofall
Jackofall

That a lot of money for a😐 old cressida. They were not the best Toyota either.