by ibanezguitarist on Apr 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel DX 4dr Sedan
I got this car used with about 118k on it, and drove it until someone plowed into the driver's side door at 55 MPH with a truck. From the beginning to the end I loved this car! The only thing I had to replace were the brake pads and the drivers side caliper which I did myself for about $150. My car burned a bit of oil, but nothing too bad, however it did receive poor fuel economy for a Tercel. I got about 22MPG. The car was also very well built! I was T boned at 55MPH on the drivers door and I walked away perfectly unharmed. The door even opened! But it didn't close - haha. There was also tons of storage room! I had no issue carting 3 guitars, 3 amps, a few suitcases, and 3 people around!
by mb80110 on Sep 15, 2002 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel DX 4dr Sedan
110,000 miles and only one new battery,
one new waterpump, two new sets of
tires. No other expenses besides oil
changes. Car continues to run smoothly
and dependably and handles nicely. I
run cars into the ground and expect
this to last another 5 years or more.
Love the car.
by gmantercel on May 15, 2002 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel DX 4dr Sedan
i love it!!! I want to know why they
stop making it. That Echo is a poor
replacement. I had my tercel for nine
years with it's original battery, one
set of tires,and only one replacement
of wires. 200,000 miles and all I had
to do was add freon for the air
conditioner in 2001. They need to bring
Driver airbag added, and ABS is optional for first time. Sedans get height-adjustable seatbelts. Exteriors get a new grille. DX models get body-color bumpers and moldings. Airbag is housed in new steering wheel. LE gets standard power steering.