Imported 1986 Toyota Tercel SR5 Automatic 4WD from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC

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My tercel:: 1986 Toyota Tercel SR5 Automatic 4WD
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Imported 1986 Toyota Tercel SR5 Automatic 4WD from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC

Post by Vince » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:58 pm

The transmission on the old tercel finally gave out on the freeway the other day, conveniently at 5 AM on the way to work. My wonderful ma picked me up and drove me to work. She found a great deal on craigslist that same day for another tercel... posted from Vancouver Island, BC. The deal was too good to pass up. So Kenya and I drove up the next day, took a ferry over to the island, and picked up the car. Drove the car down and spent the following day in Victoria. Then drove back to the ferry the next day and imported the car! It was an amazing trip. I wanted to thank my ma for finding the car, Ben and Lisa for a great sale experience and Kenya for being the perfect spontaneous adventure partner.
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My tercel:: 1988 Corolla 4wd Wagon (AKA Corolla All-trac) 5speed, AC, Power Sunroof, Windows, Mirrors, Steering, Locking, Diff Lock, 14" Corolla SX Alloys with Silica Hankook Tyres, 4afe, King Springs, Upgraded Headlights, Full Synth oils, 210,000kms
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Re: Imported 1986 Toyota Tercel SR5 Automatic 4WD from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC

Post by Mattel » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:11 pm

Good work! Is one an auto and the other a manual? How hard was it to import to the US? you might find another transmission to keep both on the road?
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My tercel:: 1986 Toyota Tercel SR5 Automatic 4WD
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Re: Imported 1986 Toyota Tercel SR5 Automatic 4WD from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC

Post by Vince » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:02 pm

Mattel wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Good work! Is one an auto and the other a manual? How hard was it to import to the US? you might find another transmission to keep both on the road?
You are correct the white one is an automatic and the other one is a "6 speed". Going to miss grabbing gears in the mud and the rain but I am going to treat this new one much better. Importing wasn't too bad! Couple pieces of paperwork. Going to sell the other tercel to a friend of mine.
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Re: Imported 1986 Toyota Tercel SR5 Automatic 4WD from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC

Post by terceldude » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:54 pm

Vince wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:58 pm
The transmission on the old tercel finally gave out on the freeway the other day, conveniently at 5 AM on the way to work. My wonderful ma picked me up and drove me to work. She found a great deal on craigslist that same day for another tercel... posted from Vancouver Island, BC. The deal was too good to pass up. So Kenya and I drove up the next day, took a ferry over to the island, and picked up the car. Drove the car down and spent the following day in Victoria. Then drove back to the ferry the next day and imported the car! It was an amazing trip. I wanted to thank my ma for finding the car, Ben and Lisa for a great sale experience and Kenya for being the perfect spontaneous adventure partner.
That's a DLX; not an SR5. SR5's did not come with automatics unless they were the AV-II Sprinter Carib editions made/sold in Japan.
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My tercel:: 1988 Corolla 4wd Wagon (AKA Corolla All-trac) 5speed, AC, Power Sunroof, Windows, Mirrors, Steering, Locking, Diff Lock, 14" Corolla SX Alloys with Silica Hankook Tyres, 4afe, King Springs, Upgraded Headlights, Full Synth oils, 210,000kms
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Imported 1986 Toyota Tercel SR5 Automatic 4WD from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC

Post by Mattel » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:50 pm

white one looks like a DLX to me TDude. It has the body colour painted door frames
Previous: 83 Tercel SR5 4wd, 84 Tercel SR5 4wd
88 Corolla 4wd Wagon 5speed, All power options, Fact Sunroof, Diff Lock, 14" SX Alloys, Hankook Tyres, 4afe, King Springs, Upgraded Headlights, Full Synth oils, Tow Bar, 210,000kms

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