by bridger987 on Aug 30, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel
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
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.
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!
by Mrs Sandra L on Dec 14, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel
I owned this vehicle for 11 years. It was always dependable and great to drive it saved me lots of money on gas and it always got me to my destination. I love the 1993 Toyota Tercel stick shift and I plan to buy another one.
by Terckle on Feb 16, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel
I purchased this car in December '93 just as a form of cheap transportation thinking I'd get another car after five years. I keep waiting for it to give up the ghost, but this car just keeps on going. I rarely need "major" repairs. Trans about six years ago, exhaust last year, brakes two years ago? In 15 years I needed to be jumped twice, but I never had a breakdown or needed to be towed. There's rust by the rear wheels and side view mirrors, and a puff of white exhaust when I start up. It's been dependable in 100+'F weather down to -50'F weather. I get 27 mpg (city), 38 mpg (hwy), and 33 mpg mixed. Overall it's a great dependable car.
by curtis1821 on Jan 23, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Tercel
Bought used with 182k miles and a
4spd. Abused little car, I put a new
engine, heater blower motor, and cv
joints. Since I put the new parts in
I've not had any problems. The
interior is too small for me (6'1")
and the road noise is almost
intollerable above 60mph. But 35mpg
and dependability compensate a little
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