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By darth shamuu
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1994 Toyota Tercel 2dr Coupe


Review

My dad gave me this car once he got a new one. He gave it to me with 158k miles in June of '05 and now, being January of '06 the car has 166k and I have had very few problems. Around 160k miles I had a new front axle, new brakes and new tires installed...because my dad lacked to change the oil for a bit the engine makes a bit of noise. I love the car because it is amazing on gas, I get around 37mpg!!!


Best Features

Gas mileage, reliability


Worst Features

power, interior, and a bit more weight would be great against the wind


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Cheap and Reliable....
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By Mattie
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1994 Toyota Tercel DX 4dr Sedan


Review

For $2,500 there is not much better. I have the 5 speed (highly recommended). Good gas mileage, eats a little oil (normal for the Tercel) I have 230K on it (bought it last year with 178k) and it runs like a champ! I added lowering springs, 15" rims with low pro tires and a cold air intake and now it is almost quick. Slapped a $500 paint job on it, some tint and a sound system and I got new car looks and performance with no car note. I have only had to replace the water pump. I beat it up everyday and it wants more. Toyota sure knows what they are doing when they build cars. I bet it will run to 300K, stay tunned.


Best Features

Ice cold air. Gas Mileage and Reliablilty. Roomy Interior in relation to its size.


Worst Features

Bigger engine. Better shocks and struts.


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Carol's Tercel
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By Carol
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1994 Toyota Tercel 2dr Coupe


Review

Bought used from a seller 4 years ago, I love the car, no problems at all. Very reliable


Best Features

easy manevurability in tight places


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best for college students
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By optimus
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1994 Toyota Tercel DX 2dr Coupe


Review

How amazing it is seeing the fuel meter go slowly. I use this car to go to college and its amazing on how economical it is. Its a bit slow when full of people and cargo but when you are alone... let the good times roll. Is small to fit anywhere and it's reliable. Barely have mechanical problems with it.


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You get what you pay for.
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By Skrip
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Vehicle

1994 Toyota Tercel 2dr Coupe


Review

This car is an IDEAL starter, HS,
college, commuter car. It's my starter
car and I'm still driving it(my second
year). It took some serious punishment
with my driving (that includes peeling
out, handbrake slides, going over bumps
at fairly fast speed, fast cornering),
yeah it lacks power but it surely
doesn't handle badly(60mph on 35mph
offramp).

My tercel also was consuming oil at one
point, but after timing belt replacement
(and oil change with it) it stopped!

I managed to blow (well crack) a head
gasket in it, but with a $2 bottle of
radiator sealant and new spark plugs, it
was back up and running. Up to this day
it is still running with 90k miles on
it, no engine/tranny problems


Best Features

-manual transmission -coupe -suspension (surprisingly it takes bumps better than many cars) and doesnt fly out on turns -ease of repair/maintenance (CHEAPEST TIRES!) -light weight (1950 lbs!!) -35mpg -surprisingly roomy (for a car its size) it fit me, 5 girls and a dog. dont ask :)


Worst Features

-power -headroom -better seat upholstery material (mine's cracking in some places) -passanger seatbelt is funky, first time passangers are usually lost trying to buckle up


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