1986 Toyota Tercel Overview


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2 Dr DX Hatchback
2 Dr STD Hatchback
4 Dr Deluxe AWD Wagon
4 Dr DX Hatchback
4 Dr DX Wagon
4 Dr SR5 AWD Wagon
1 national listing

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4.15 stars

Based on 9 reviews

Fantastic And Impossible To Kill!!! by qtpieangelica
 — drive mine to death in all weather and "road" conditions.(no problems tacklling off road conditions too). it loves mud, snow, slush, sand, gravel and even small trees :) it goes everywhere and costs ... Read More
Love It by klntm
 — its small, easy to park, relatively cheap on gas, fun to drive just a neat little car to skoot around town in, or in an emergency go cross country. Mine has been from Denver to Birmingham 2 times an... Read More
Great Car But You Need To Use It They Dont Like To Just Sit There by 0110112
 — this car is really good on gas and does not take much to work on it is comparable to working on a go cart. i would say if you have one you should try to keep it up the best that you can it is worth th... Read More

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Toyota Tercel Questions


What Is It Worth

15,000 original km, no rust, perfect running condition

196 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)
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My 86 Tercel Has A Fairly Low Idle Speed. How Do I Adjust It Up?

It's occasionally alright, but sometimes it sputters, and almost dies.Where would I turn up the idle speed at? I'm car illiterate, so please bear with me. I know where I can start my car, and pull i...

319 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

We Own A 1986 Toyota Tercel Wagon With A Stick Shift Transmission. Recently...

357 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)

We Are Hearing A "clunking" Or "rattling" Sound When We Shift Gears On Our...

Old Lucy is on her way out - but she's puttin up a good fight! Gonna miss that ol' gal! She's lived in Chicago, Seattle and now Pittsburgh! What a trooper! We are hearing a "clunking" or "rattling"...

314 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)

Show Repair Records

I am interested in which systems in the 1986 Tercel SR5 have commonly needed repair. This particular car has had a valve job and new head gasket; how many more miles can I expect to get?

110 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)