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Toyota Tercel Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 93 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/35 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Toyota Tercel

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Toyota dependability, BMW 3-Series knock-off sheetmetal

  • Cons

    Feels about as substantial as a canoe in a hurricane, weak engine

  • What's New for 1997

    Standard and DX trim levels are shelved in favor of CE trim for all Tercels. All models have upgraded cloth trim, new rotary heater…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (23 total reviews)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

248,000 miles, she deserves a

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel CE 2dr Coupe

Bought with 30K, only problems two cats and one CV joint. Tranny's now becoming cantankerous. Best car in the world!




Toyota for life

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel CE 2dr Coupe

I've have driven all the American vehicle more than once but, I never dreamed that a Toyota would change my mind about driving. I have driven my '97" tercel for 2 yrs. W/o any major problems. I accumulated close to 300,000 miles. Love the dependability especially when your grandchildren are expecting to attend their sporting events. You have my vote for value.




Even after 13 years, i

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel CE 2dr Coupe

My first Toyota was an 81 Starlet. Loved it. So I bought a new 97 Tercel, 16 years later! Three boys learned to drive on the Tercel! Best car I've ever owned. All three boys have become Toyota owners, too. Also recruited my sister and brother, nephew and niece into the Toy family! Great styling, great gas mileage, 1 tune up with 2 timing belts, regular oil changes. Love the stainless steel exhaust which has never been replaced. I know some day it will die, but if/when that happens, I will not be a happy camper! No rust, and I live in St. Louis. The exterior still looks new! Couldn't ask for a better car.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
  • cty
/
  • 35
  • highway
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Full 1997 Toyota Tercel Review

What's New for 1997

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.

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