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1997 Toyota Tercel Coupe

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248,000 miles, she deserves a rest
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Happy
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1997 Toyota Tercel Coupe CE 2dr Coupe


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


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Toyota For Life
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By emily joones
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1997 Toyota Tercel Coupe CE 2dr Coupe


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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.


Favorite Features

Safety, Dependability and good Gas Mileage


Suggested Improvements

The air conditioner system.The connection signals are good but,when you turn system on it kicks on then shutdown any suggestion on repairing this problem


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Even after 13 years, I still love it!
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By Mike Ross
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1997 Toyota Tercel Coupe CE 2dr Coupe


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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.


Favorite Features

Quiet engine....love the 5 speed manual. I actually still love to drive the car, even after 13 years!


Suggested Improvements

Contents in the cup holder interferes with the gear shift! Big Deal! And the cassette player has never worked properly---it eats tapes and always have. Again, big deal!


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Best car I ever owned!
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By Greta427
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1997 Toyota Tercel Coupe CE 2dr Coupe


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The 97 Tercel was my first brand new car. I loved the sporty design and how the 5 speed was so smooth compared to my prior 85 Honda Accord. This car was fun to drive and super reliable. Never had any problems. Would have kept it forever had it not been totaled in an accident.


Favorite Features

Fun, sporty, and lots of pickup.


Suggested Improvements

None. This is an excellent car.


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Flawless
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By Flawless
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1997 Toyota Tercel Coupe Limited Edition 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car used in 2008, and it has been outstanding. It was driven from Florida to San Antonio, where I bought it and then driven back to FT. Benning, GA. I travel a lot and have already put 24,000 miles on it. Besides having excellent gas mileage it is very durable and dependable. I hit a deer doing 45 mph and still drove the car home without any damage to the engine. I only had to replace the hood and driver's side headlight. I have no doubt that this car would make a long trip at any given time. Toyotas have always been good products.


Favorite Features

fuel economy


Suggested Improvements

more comfortable seating


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