1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Remember when four-door hatch versions of small Japanese cars were commonplace?

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS


As we now know, the 80s were the last gasp for lengthened, four-door hatchback versions of Japanese subcompacts; once the minivans and SUVs took charge, the cold-eyed accountants at Toyota knew they wouldn't be making these things in quantity for much longer. In this case we've got a four-door hatch Corolla, fairly well beat up but still getting the groceries.

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS


Chevrolet sold a badge-engineered version of this car, built about 25 miles south of here and given the Nova name. You could also get a Fremont- built Corolla FX in the mid-to-late 80s.

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS

1985 Toyota Corolla HatchbackS


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