In 1990, Toyota decided it would be a good idea to sell a rear-wheel drive, mid-engine minivan with an optional five-speed manual transmission and supercharged engine, and call it the Previa. It remains one of Toyota's strangest mass-produced cars, and since so many were built, they are now extremely cheap to buy.
The example shown here doesn't have the supercharged engine, but it does have the five-speed stick. The longitudinally mounted 2.4-liter 2TZ-FE inline-four is mounted underneath the front seats, and makes an adequate 138 horsepower.
For all this weird performance design, you'd expect a car like this to bring in big money. But thanks to its bland, round looks and unexciting nameplate, the seller is asking just $800 for this running, driving example. Sure, it might have nearly 300,000 miles, a failing transmission, and a noisy differential, but it's still a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, manual three-door car with a ton of practicality. What's not to like?
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