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1997 Toyota Tercel - Consumer Reviews

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Simple, Dependable, Low Cost to own
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By otto
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 2dr Coupe


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i have not owned my tercel that long. but i bought mine after having known others that used theirs for years with no problems. Overall average of about 32mpg. probably about 37mpg on the highway. no problems with the car, the old owner said the same. I got it with lower than average miles, about 72000. The design is very simple, so things like installing a stereo or mechanical work is easy to do yourself. Not much power but since the car is light it doesn't need it, so it does get peppy on the highway, but it does build speed very slowly on hills. My a/c is ice cold. A great little car, I love it.


Best Features

Simple design, great on gas, a/c is ice cold.


Worst Features

Well the car is not around anymore and even if it was I would still like it the way it is. But if I could change something I would make the frame less flimsy, 4 speed automatic would be nice.


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Love the 'cel
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Alex
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 2dr Coupe


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Don't understand why Toyota stopped making these and moved on to the Echo. These are great little cars with awesome fuel economy. Built to last! Super reliable! Best student car ever!


Best Features

Fuel economy, many mods available. Even though the engine is a bit weak, the car is light itself, making acceleration quick.


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By baw_919
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 2dr Coupe


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very reliable vehicle, no major repairs in 5 years.


Best Features

5 speed manual transmission


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Perfect single person car - Tercel
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By Heather Stark
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 2dr Coupe


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This car is great. The draw backs would be comfort for long hauls, and passenger room and ease in loading folks, on a regular basis. For giving my Bro, his wife and 2 kids a ride every holiday, no problem!!


Best Features

pick up. There is good acceleration. Can do 90 MPH easily, and gas efficiently, but you can hear the road (so turn your stereo up).


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I love my tercel
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By aer
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 2dr Coupe


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I have driven this car since day one with no major problems, i have simply kept up with the suggested maint. and this car has held up really well. I will really miss my tercel as i pass it on, and move on to the mazda P5


Best Features

peppy, comfortable, drives well, nice design, suprisingly big trunk.


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