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By blaiseglaze
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1996 Toyota Tercel Coupe 2dr Coupe


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Bought this car when it was 2 yrs old. Don't remember the miles on it. Drove it from KY - TN several times, then from Nashville - SLC. We called her "Tinkerbelle" (called her Tink) because she made that sound. Car was comfortable, fun to drive, excellent on gas... Never once had a problem with that car. So when I sold my Hyundai, I went looking for this yr/make/model again and found a 1995 in very decent condition... Left the car at 219,000 PLUS miles.


Best Features

Feel of drive, ease of shift, gas economy.


Worst Features

BRING BACK THE 4 SPEED!!


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1996 Toyota Tercel 2dr
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By Simon
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1996 Toyota Tercel Coupe 2dr Coupe


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I've had the car for 6 years - bought it in 2002 with 72k on it. It now has 113k. It has had no problems, except for a minor oil leak last year. It is a great car for driving around town, although I have also done a 1000 mile road trip in it.


Best Features

Fuel economy - over 40 mpg highway and 35-40 combined.


Worst Features

Front seats could be more comfortable, and little touches like a passenger side wing mirror would have been nice.


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By johnnyb
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1996 Toyota Tercel Coupe 2dr Coupe


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Only had this rig for about 8 months. Bought it w/170,000 now has 184,000. Runs great, starts on the coldest days. 0-60 in 11.8 while my girlfriends 05 Cavalier only ran 11.5. Very reliable rig. Plan to run her til she dies


Best Features

gas mileage.


Worst Features

all used cars should come with speakers


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Great car
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By bjjohnson
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1996 Toyota Tercel Coupe DX 2dr Coupe


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We bought this car as a program car in 1998 with 30,000 miles on it. It now has 232000 miles, still gets 42 mpg and is just now starting to require a lot of maintenance and repair. We took it on a 2 week, 4200 mile trip and it was very comfortable and performed well both on long stretches of interstate and in the city.


Best Features

reliability and fuel economy


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Little car with lots of heart
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By debersue
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1996 Toyota Tercel Coupe 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car brand new and never expected to keep it this long. It's peppy and very low maintenance so I'm keeping it until it dies. So far I have 150,000 miles with no sign of stopping. I love this car!


Best Features

Peppy, and a cute body style (I had the factory spoiler installed). Dependable when it's cold and steady in the snow and ice. Plenty of power to pass up more expensive cars when driving over the mountain passes. Low maintenance and high MPG make it a great car.


Worst Features

Lots of road noise on the highway and only one cupholder for front passengers.


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