Toyota Caldina/Surf/Estima 1988-2008 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Toyota Caldina/Surf/Estima 1988-2008

Toyota’s sporty Caldina wagons haven’t been made since 2007 and are getting scarce.

Those hunting a distinctive family wagon should take a look, especially at the GT Four versions of the later ST246 at $10-12,000. Pre-2002 models are less sophisticated but much cheaper.

The Estima people-mover with sleek looks and lots of equipment for minimal money makes life tough for anyone trying to sell an older, Aussie-spec Tarago. In the world of Estima, newer is better and not necessarily a lot dearer so try to stump up $15,000 for a post-2004 Estima G.

During the 1990s, Toyota’s 4WD Surf arrived here literally by the thousands but they have all but vanished and only the later 3.0-litre diesels are worth much at all.

Caldina 1998-01 $6500 [4] 

Caldina GT Four 2002-06 $9450 [10]

Surf 2.4 1990-93 $4160 [5] 

Surf 3.0 1993-97 $8630 [10]

Estima 1999-04 $10,475 [26] 

Estima 2005-08 $14,080 [32]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2019 Japanese car Market Value Guide.

 

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