by timmy3005 on Aug 21, 2012 Vehicle: 1992 Toyota Tercel DX 2dr Coupe
First off i have had this Car for 2 years, and it is great! I got it for 2000$ with 92000 miles, it has 109000 now. Nothing bad that i could ever say about it. It gets 32 MPG. I would like to point out that what "histrclgenius" said in the previous review is not true, we'll about all Tercel's anyway. Mine has never burned oil. Mine gets way better MPG than my Grandmas 2001 Corolla. As far as handling, it handles like a Toyota. lol. But don't let what he said effect your decision, its great little car for getting around town, or trips if your Family is small. I went to New York in it, on about 130$ of gas overall, and that was about 1200 miles both way. So don't be afraid, its a great car!!!
by histrclgenius on Jul 3, 2012 Vehicle: 1992 Toyota Tercel 2dr Coupe
I purchased this used with 106k miles.
It was to replace my 1984 corolla.
I don't see many improvements in the 8 years.
In fact, the 1984 was superior with better suspension and fuel economy.
That being said, it is extremely reliable and for the money, is an incredible value.
The engine burns more oil than a rebel attack on a Nigerian pipeline - I add one quart every 400 miles.
This issue is prevalent according to other owners I spoken with but doesn't seem to affect performance or longevity.
So, if you can deal with a fog of blue smoke every morning, riding around with a 5 quart bottle of 10w-40 as your passenger and serial condescending glances, this is the car for you.
by ripper on Feb 26, 2010 Vehicle: 1992 Toyota Tercel 2dr Coupe
This is an awesome little fuel saver. it has 298,000 miles on it and runs like a little champ. it has the 4 spd. manual trans. (which I love!!) gets about 37 mpg!! and is very peppy. If there ever was a perfect car...this one is very close.