I have been offered a really clean C plate Toyota Corolla GL its still got the plastic on the doors and had seat covers on since new 67k on the clock dry stored for the past 10 years. I owner So the big question is what should I be looking at paying for it.
Last Edit: Oct 25, 2018 10:37:14 GMT by sweetcorne
We don't know if it's the E70 or E80 as '85 was a cross-over period between models, I'll assume it's the 5th generation as this seems more likely.
You really need to get an idea of what the vendor thinks it's worth so you don't either drastically exceed his expectations or insult him. Does 'dry stored last 10 years' mean unused last 10 years? Recommissioning could be costly. Toyotas of this era are very good at looking mint whilst harbouring lots of expensive structural corrosion so I'd advise having a very thorough check underneath. If the car has seen recent use, check the MOT history online, this will flag up expensive advisories / fails and give you a flavour of how well the car has been maintained.
Depending on what 'really clean' looks like (subjective) I'm not sure £2½K is a stretch here. I owned a Carina of similar vintage and mechanically it was an excellent vehicle, comfort was very good, the only thing that soured the deal was structural corrosion. If you could find one which wasn't rusty and had been looked after it could very realistically be used as an every day car as well as being an unusual and interesting mode of transport.