Toyota Caldina/Surf/Delica/Noah – 2018 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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There is lots of good gear to be had among grey import Toyotas.

Toyota Caldina/Surf/Delica/Noah – 2018 market review
Toyota Hilux Surf

Toyota Caldina/Surf/Delica/Noah – 2018 market review

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]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Japanese Classic Car Value Guide.

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