by 5thtoyota on Dec 5, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel CE 4dr Sedan
I am on my 5th Toyota mostly Corolla's and this was my first Tercel (1997).
I bought it 10 years ago for a mere $4,000, 60,000 miles, in great shape!
I have taken good care of it with regular maintenance and it runs circles around my new Camry!!! Runs like a top, drives like a Champion, purrs like a kitten & STILL gets a WHOPPING 36 CITY!!!
I never even drive the new Camry since I like this one better!!
AND, the A/C works much better than the new Camry!!!!
I hope my baby car NEVER dies!!!!
by Brianna on May 17, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel CE 4dr Sedan
I got Manson, my tercel, from my grandparents. I learned how to drive in it and it's great for driving and has awesome fuel economy, but it kinda kills my hotness scale. It's a great car for learners who don't really car about their image. Had to replace the cardboard speakers. Make sure you don't get in any accidents, because the car will be creamed and the car you hit will only have minor damage. So overall, great car and wonderful gas mileage if you don't get in accidents and don't care about being called a grandma on the road.
by fajardog on Dec 3, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel CE 4dr Sedan
I love my new (to me) tercel, which I
got with only 30,000 miles on it. I
wanted to downsize everything;
insurance, gas and repair bill and
overall vehicle size. I had a Mercedes
and I just got tired of it putting me
in the poor house. I'm 6 feet tall and
225 lbs. and I'm perfectly comfortable
driving this car. So far it hasn't let
me down and I don't see it ever giving
me a problem. I hope we have a long
Standard and DX trim levels are shelved in favor of CE trim for all Tercels. All models have upgraded cloth trim, new rotary heater controls, a trip odometer and a storage console. New wheel covers adorn standard 14-inch wheels.