Friday 15 March 2013
Its a 1989-build car; two years into production of the sixth generation Corolla.
I wish the C-Pillar was slightly thicker, and the door glass was frameless; but this look was popular in the late 80's to early 90's. The glasshouse is very similar to what you would see on same-era Prelude, MX6, etc..
The hubcaps, mudflaps, lack of skirts/aero, and generous ground-clearance; combine to make this look so innocent.
The cloth looks particularly hard wearing, and the impressively bucketed rear seats are nice too see in even the lower grade cars.
I wish the wheel and shifter were trimmed (seriously, in anything..); but the seats look comfortable (with lumbar on the driver), large clear gauges, and a roomy looking footwell. Overall a nice place to be!
Not quite the 1.6L Supercharged 4A-GZE available in the top spec models, but at least you wont get into much trouble...
or.. at least its... economical?
Ignoring that; it sure is clean..!
Overall, it looks to be a really great example.
Might be far from the standard 'enthusiasts' choice, even for an E9 Corolla fan; but for whoever buys/bought it, it looks to have many many years to give yet.