The Estima has been one of the go to mini-vans in Japan and other countries. It’s been a reliable vehicle to haul family, friends and cargo for years. When the Estima came out in 1990 it wasn’t exactly a huge hit. When it was introduced in the US there were complaints that a V6 engine could not be installed for those who wanted more power. In Europe people said that it was too expensive to utilize it as a mini-bus. After 10 years in the year 2000 Toyota decided to use the Camry platform with a front engine, front wheel drive design. This gave Toyota the ability to put a V6 engine in it. The Estima finally earned it’s respect and became a huge hit. By the way, it was given the nick name “Genius Egg.”
Despite it’s success Toyota has decided to stop production of the Estima this September of 2019. This is just a rumor but there are talks that the name “Estima” will be resurrected when Toyota comes out with an EV Mini-van in a few years. I am a huge fan of the Estima and own one right now. My plan is to get another Estima for our next family vehicle. If you are looking for an Estima look no further. Provide Cars Ltd. can help you get one and ship it to your choice of port. The Japanese auto auction has hundreds of Estimas on auction. If you are in the market sign up for a free trial account at www.providecars.co.jp.