1980 Toyota Tercel User Reviews

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  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
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  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
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Edward writes:
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Held up great after 32 years & proper maintenance.


Very  few other than perhaps needing a hair more power but it will hit 70 mph without much difficulty.


Mint — I've owned this 4 speed 2 door with A/C gas miser since November 1985 and I don't plan on unloading it any time soon. Great 2nd car that's reliable & economical. Toyota should bring it back with a 3 cylinder 1.0 liter engine this time. A cool looking design & great A/C, this is my 2nd 1980 Tercel & my first was purchased brand new for $5,206.31 in late 1979. It was a 5 speed deluxe model with factory A/C.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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clutch went alot


Great Car! — my first car back in 1989 i loved it ....it was orange SR5 hatchback wish i still had it. was clean as can be then and had 180 k on it great car! went everywhere in it, whose selling one!?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It was ugly as hell


Good Small Car — I blew the head gasket when my water pump went out and it was a learning experience. Two weeks after I got it put back together I wrecked it. It was a solid reliable car it didn't look all that good but it got me to where I was going.

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Russell399 writes:
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Compact. Roomy for its size.


Pretty utilitarian.


Good Basic Transportation — This car was a new model in US in 1980. It was my first new car. I bought it because my dad had kittens when I announced I wanted to buy a motorcycle (BMW). I was looking for a Corolla Wagon, but ended up with the Tercel. It was an economical, reliable car for the two years I drove it.

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1981 Toyota Tercel Reviews

Great Car. By cappii

Not the best looking car, but it ran, and it ran well. The AC was cold even after 15 years. Never had a moment's trouble out of it. Other than fluid changes, I never had to open the hood. Averaged... Read More

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It was a handy car for me. I was new to adjusting to small island living. It fit anywhere. i often made my own parking spot. I haven't seen one of these on the island of Oahu for a few years. Read More

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1982 Toyota Tercel Reviews

Built Like A Tank And Great Gas Mileage. Cute Car In An Ugly Way. By agabrielj

I liked everything about it for a 16-18 year old person. I miss it and that's why twenty years later I'm reviewing it. This was my first car back in 1991. It had 150,000 miles on it already. My mo... Read More

It I Think It Is As Much A Sports Car As An Mg. By jubei

If you are looking for a fun little DD that will turn heads and keep an excited to drive my car somewhere feeling. This car meets and exceeds those needs. It has front and rear anti sway bars. My eg h... Read More

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1983 Toyota Tercel Reviews

I Don't Much About This Car. By nsbrad

My Mom past away last month in the will , this [83] tercel was to be sold or disposed of. My Mom bought this car used fifteen years ago with 98k on the odometer this car has over 174k and has never fa... Read More

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1984 Toyota Tercel Reviews

Wouldent Trade It For The World By mps62

400,000 miles and still going strong grate on gas easy to work on fun to drive,takes me wear i want to go with no truble plenty of power,the 5 speed is the best and it gets a lot of att. Read More

A Diamond In The Rough. By Sam

This is the only tercel worth owning. it's a 1984 Toyota Tercel Wagon with 4wd. It's low gear is on the normal gear shifter instad of on teh selector. Also you can go into 4wd at anytime and speed ... Read More

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1985 Toyota Tercel Reviews

The Best Toyota 4wd Ever Made. Period. By tercel4wdOC

My Tercel 4WD is an SR5 version that has been kept garaged for its entire life. No rust and everything works. All is original - no aftermarket add-ons. Repairs are inexpensive and rare. Regular ma... Read More

Good For Long Term By Nicholas

Ugly reliable long lasting. was in the family for over 20 years. Only reason got rid of was becouse it failed smog and california offered to give the fam money to put it in a junk yard, so we took the... Read More

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