I bought my tercel a year and a half ago and have had no problems with it other than the suspension since I use it for pizza delivery and go in and out of driveways all day. I have put 35000 miles on the car, nearly all stop and go and the car runs fine. I fully expect this car to make it to 250k miles. The car performs well for having such a small engine, and the automatic transmission is very smooth. I have made deliveries in this car when there was several inches of snow on the roads (on several occasions) and not gotten stuck.