Toyota Tercel Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.4
27 Reviews
Overall
4.4
Value
4.4
Performance
3.4
Style
3.3
Comfort
3.5
Fuel Economy
4.2
Reliability
4.4

Toyota Tercel Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2000 Toyota Tercel - I am very satisfied with the performance of this vehicle. I am calm and happy.

Tercel Owner
Los Angeles, California
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
This vehicles is good, when I bought it, I changed some things but only aesthetic things, the engine is very good, I have traveled 20,000 miles, it is very good, the engine does not drown, it is thrifty, it is one of the things that I appreciate the most. The model is very recent but it really meets my needs, I did the revision and when I did it I did not really find many problems only aesthetic and I changed some parts like the brakes the shock absorbers, but they were things that have to be maintained.
Story
Once I came with some friends from a party in San Diego and the car was turned off I was worried that it was not possible I stayed on the highway, it was funny because I only needed a cleaning in the battery, that's why we did not start we laughed a lot That time with my friends.
Pros
The best things, the positive things, it's very economical, that helps me a lot, I have not had many problems with this vehicle, the features, the savings, the engine is very good engine, the air system works well the brakes the box In this way, preferably, I think that these cars were the best in their time, it really has many good characteristics. It has a stiffer body. It offers standard of driver and passenger. It also has three-point belts for the future and for the rear passengers and adjustable side shoulder belt anchor points for the front seat passengers. anti-lock brakes. It also... (more)
Cons
Really this model does not give many problems or does not have many bad things but that depends on the maintenance that you can give in my case the against would be the model is not so recent, but I am satisfied, the first days I tried it if I had many problems like for example change the brakes, the pump and the sensor, change dampers I really speak from my experience with this vehicle I have little time to have it but I have not had many against, if I had to change many things but only routine maintenance, I changed paint too and had a stroke, but it's just routine maintenance. Also chan... (more)

1995 Toyota Tercel - I love this car

AC
Williamsburg, Virginia
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
What can I say, this car is small but scrappy. I have totaled this thing twice but with every repair it just keeps running as if nothing happened. It gets amazing gas mileage which is important to me because I have a very far work commute. Due to the aforementioned commute, this car has a lot of wear and tear yet it just keeps going. A major advantage of its tiny size is how cheap it is to replace the tires; I usually get them for about 60 usd each. At just under 300,000 miles, the engine is still sound as ever. The car is pretty drab on the inside but I think the car itself has a pretty adorable body. Despite the small size, the car has strangely ample trunk space. Woe unto anyone over 5'7" who tries to get in the thing though, it really is a tiny car best suited for tiny people. On t... (more)
Story
This was no fun but it was certainly memorable: I was driving back home on a windy afternoon. My commute includes crossing a bridge over a large river. As I crossed the river, a powerful gust of wind blew and completely tore the steering wheel out of my hand, causing me to swerve around on the bridge. Nobody else was out at that time of night, thank goodness, but it was pretty scary.
Pros
Great on gas, essentially indestructible
Cons
Tiny, no power components

1993 Toyota Tercel - Dependable and reliable.

Tercel Owner
Raleigh, North Carolina
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
I've loved my burgundy red Toyota tersely immensely! It's always been there for me through the years and is a highly reliable and dependable vehicle to be sure! I love the look of it too, inside and out. While it's not a sports car or extremely flashy car, it gets the job done and you drive in style and comfort. I would've perhaps liked a speedier car, faster to accelerate, etc. Yet, this is a small shortcoming and I'm no race car driver. Overall just an excellent vehicle inside and out!
Story
Well many really. It's taken me to/from work, school, on sporting trips, etc. Hard to pick just one really. It's just old reliable and has been there through it all!
Pros
My favorites about my Toyota have to be its reliability and dependability. It's just a great car you can count on through the years. Toyotas generally are. I also love the inside decor, simple yet elegant. And the outer look too, very sleek and sexy. The air conditioner is great, stereo too! All great parts, the steering is nice and easy and the space inside is more than adequate. I love the maneuverability as well, very easy to drive.
Cons
If anything I'd have to choose its speed and acceleration. It could certainly have a bit more 'umph' under the hood. Sometimes it'd feel like it takes a while to get going from a stop but once driving is better. But yeah, the power of the car could be improved. Also, the brakes could have a better feel I feel. And it could be a bit higher up in seating from the ground too. But then again that's the style of this car so no worries. Overall just needs more umph!

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