Hey sanjeev, i’m looking for some advice on what i should do here. The car: 1987 Toyota Cressida, 170,000kms (i live in vancouver, BC), usual mid-eighties toyota rust, other than needing brakes it seems to run great. i paid exactly $0.00 for the car.
a friend’s parents moved away and just wanted to get rid of it. so they gave it to me. thankfully, i work at a dealer service department so any minor repairs and maintenance will be fairly cheap. low miles, RWD, inline-6, loaded with sweet eighties luxury options…. it seems too awesome NOT to drive!
what should i do?
– sell it?
– keep it and drive it?
– send it to a denver self-service yard for Murilee to photograph at a later date?
any tips/experience you can share with a car like this would be greatly appreciated
thanks a lot.
Much like you not knowing my name, I (Sanjeev) know nothing about your personal situation. Maybe you could use the extra $300-400 (US) in scrap value for something else in your life.
Nobody needs a free Cressida, per se.
That said, I am super jealous and you need to keep it. Cressidas are just that cool: I suggest you mortgage your future and do a 2JZ-swap. Or even better, this:
Oh yes, LS1-FTW! Sajeev hasn’t said that in a long time, so Sanjeev’s gotta take up the slack. You know what to do, so you better do it.
LS1-FTW: do it, to it.
Send your queries to sajeev@thetruthaboutcars.