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 [15] Surf 2.4 $4000 [6] Surf 3.0 $8500 [5] Es­tima 1998-02 $10,290 [20] Es­tima 2003-06 $12,165 [12] Noah 2002-06 $19,030 [12]

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