what are the differences between toyota corolla dx sedan 1976-1983 in the way it looks and and also price when re-selling

Alexandria Swift

Asked by Apr 21, 2014 at 03:29 AM about the 1983 Toyota Corolla DX

Question type: General

so basically i have been saving for a while now to get a old school dx sedan .. i was told i want to go for one between the years of 1976-1982 as 83 is not worth it in the sense on re-selling because it can cut 2grand off the price is this true and if so why? also i was told the 83 dx has a longer boot were as the older versions the boots are shorter ..if i could have more information on the differences about the car within these years that would be great :) as theres a 1983 one i want too buy but dont want too if they are not worth as much or different in looks


8 Answers


Where do you live where a 30 year old Toyota's worth $2000.00?


Good question Boho- my ex just bought and sold an old lady '78 Corolla for $1300- no rust SW car- I don't get the attraction, but I appreciate the fact that Alex is thinkin' outside the box- you go, girl- just google it and look at Wikipedia and "images"- I don't think that the market for Corollas this old is very big- and I don't get the value difference you mention-

Tom Demyan

Looks like Alex lives in AU or NZ?

Alexandria Swift

i live in nz and here dx old school corollas are boy racer cars people do them up put alot of money into them ..so the ones im talking about come with modifications ..good paint job loud exhaust ect thats why they are more expensive


Oh, ok, now I understand. The Toyota's of that vintage, back where I'm from, those things aren't even found in the bone yards any more. But I have seen few for sale here in the Philippines.

Alexandria Swift

also there rear wheel so people like them for doing skids and turning them into drift cars .. one i wanted to buy had a turbed rb 20 det engine so people real put time and money into them..i like them cause there old school which is more rear and old school toyotas that dont have computers in them like cars these days!! are easier to fix and seem to go forever! .. one im looking to buy at the moment is $5000


Hey Alex, can you post a picture?

Alexandria Swift

i did up the top

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 66,812 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,295.


Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 FordNut
Reputation 15,030
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,090
#3 tenspeed
Reputation 1,750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry"
1,593 Great Deals out of 98,101 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Civic"
1,125 Great Deals out of 58,106 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord"
1,272 Great Deals out of 77,636 listings starting at $1,395
Used Nissan Sentra"
869 Great Deals out of 49,508 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota 4Runner"
356 Great Deals out of 18,763 listings starting at $2,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
21,807 listings starting at $16,843
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 17,065 listings starting at $9,998
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
352 Great Deals out of 7,185 listings starting at $9,990
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
297 Great Deals out of 5,842 listings starting at $8,883
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
251 Great Deals out of 3,931 listings starting at $6,990