Toyota Caldina/ Surf/ Delica/ Noah
Toyota’s turbo-diesel Surf was immensely popular with 1990s import buyers and thousands were shipped to Australia. Survivors are mostly later 3.0-litre models at under $10,000 but new rules on imports might allow some later ones in as well. No supply or price problems for buyers of pre-2006 Estima people movers though. The cost for a 2003-06 model is marginally more than for a 1990s version but the later one is better-equipped. The Noah passenger van is considerably dearer than an Estima but five-seat versions will accommodate a wheelchair-bound passenger as well. For a quick and sexy family wagon, consider the Caldina GT-4 with 191kW and all-wheel drive for $12-14,000.
Caldina ST246 $11,360  Surf 2.4 $4000  Surf 3.0 $8500  Estima 1998-02 $10,290  Estima 2003-06 $12,165  Noah 2002-06 $19,030