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Old Toyota Cars That Are Still Rocking Our Roads

Nwogbunyama Emeka

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One of the numerous attributes of Toyota cars is longevity. Toyota cars are known to run for a very long time if they are properly maintained. Actually, any car can run for long when properly, But when you look around, you’ll see that Toyota is leading.

In this write-up, what we tag “old cars” are cars produced before 2002. That is, cars that are twenty years and above.

Let’s start off immediately to see these old Toyota cars that are still rocking our roads.

1. Camry

The second, third generatrion and fourth generation Toyota Camry produced from 1987 to 2001 are still rocking our roads till today. There is no way you’ll drive around and not see one of them comfortably moving from point A to B.





The third generation Camry has a nickname by Nigerians; it’s fondly called Orobo. The fourth generation was also baptized with a nickname – tiny light or pencil light.

In some states, these Camry are used as local cabs for running town services.

Toyota Camry 1987 model

Toyota Camry 1991 model

2. First Generation Sienna

This is yet another the-old-never-dies car produced by Toyota. More of it keep hitting the road as the day breaks. It was one time the ‘butter and bread’ of the transport sector. Now, the newer models have taken over the throne.

The first generation Sienna was first produced in 1998 through 2003. Ever since then, Nigerians vowed not to let it go. There is no way you will not see this car plying our roads on a daily basis.





3. Second Generation Avalon

The second generation Toyota Avalon is yet another old Toyota car that is still hot cake in Nigeria. Even though it has clocked up to 20 years, it is still comfortably rocking our roads.

4. First and Second Generation Rav4

This list wouldn’t be complete had it been we didn’t mention the Rav4, especially the second generation Rav4. You’ll see the first generation Rav4 produced from 1994 to 2000 on our roads,  but not as much as you’ll see the second generation produced from 2001.

Many mommies out there won’t just let this car be. They want to drive it till eternity. Many of them you’ll see are still running fine.

Toyota Rav4 suv

Toyota Rav4 suv

5. Eight Generation Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is the best selling model in the Toyota lineup. The eighth generation Corolla which its production started as back as 1995 are still enjoying our good roads till today.





Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.

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