by bridger987 on Aug 30, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel 2dr Coupe
I bought my 1993 Toyota Tercel in 2007, five years ago when I started college.
Since then, it has never left me stranded at the side of the road (besides one blowout, which was my own fault).
For a car that only produces 83 horsepower, it's incredibly fun to drive.
I bought it at 22,900 miles, and it recently turned over to the 100,000 mark.
In those five years, the only non-maintenance repair that I've had to make to the car is replacing the exhaust system.
And that was after 19 years of the car living in the Northeastern US, where salt and harsh chemicals are sprayed on the roads in the winter.
I would recommend this car to anyone who wants something akin to the Energizer Bunny.
by Super Reliable on Jun 30, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel 2dr Coupe
I bought this car used in 1995. I have 100K miles on it and have had no problems, mechanical or body. This car is a small tank and I expect it to last another 10 years. I paid $5000 for the car and recently was offered $3000 for it. When I sell this car, it will be for more than my original price. This car is so well built and is still very fuel efficient. It is a great car.
by cd on Feb 27, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel DX 2dr Coupe
I just bought this car with 152,000 miles on it and I love it. I am a girl; but, I love fixing this car up. It's the most dependable vehicle and this 1993 model is super fast! It out races sports cars on the freeway. Has jump, great on gas, love it!
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.