1992 Toyota Tercel Overview


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2 Dr DX Coupe
2 Dr STD Coupe
4 Dr DX Sedan
4 Dr LE Sedan

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 11 reviews

Great Car All Around by dmbfannh
 — My 1992 Tercel was my first car. I bought it when it was three years old with 60,000 miles on it. I Drove it for eight years until I unfortunately got into an accident totaling the car. The car had ... Read More
The Car That Will Not Die by kangaroojack1
 — After almost 600,000 km I bought a new car yesterday ( Lexus IS 250). Still have the Tercel and was a little sad to park her. She is still running great. Starts every time. Burns some oil and in f... Read More
Quick Lil Car by Kelly
 — this car, in stick form, is quite fun to drive, able to get to 60 quite well (not fast, by all means), i get around 35mpg, so its a good on gas. maintence hasn't been much of an issue, but the contro... Read More

1992 Toyota Tercel Overview

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1992 Toyota Tercel

The 1992 Tercel entered the model year virtually unchanged, since it had just been overhauled the year before.

The 1992 Toyota Tercel came in four trim levels. The coupe was offered as a base or DX (deluxe) model, and the sedan was available as a DX or LE. All shared the same 1.5-liter, 82 horsepower four cylinder engine. Not surprisingly, the 1992 Toyota Tercel got excellent gas mileage, at about 30 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The base models only came with a four-speed manual transmission, while the DX and LE models also had the choice of a three-speed automatic.

Drivers love the 1992 Toyota Tercel for its reliability and economy. The Tercel is not a luxury car, but that is just fine with Tercel owners, who say they’d rather not have a big car payment every month. Some complain that the back seat and trunk are too small, and others say the car can be unsafe in an accident because of its size.


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Toyota Tercel Questions


Cylinder 3 Misfires Could It Be The Timing Belt?

so far this is what i've done as the car is running it puts and the engine vibrates alot, so one by one i pulled the wires from cylinder 1 all the way to 4 and when i got to cylinder 3 there was no di...

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Car Runs Cold

Temp gauge rarely goes above cold. changed thermostat twice, flushed, and all fluid levels proper. On the rare times the temp gauge goes up to 1/4, Heater nice and toasty. Even in the summer the temp ...

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Is There A Valve In A Toyota Tercel That Makes It Hard To Shift To Fifth Ge...

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Tire Pressure

What is the right tire pressure for 1992 Toyota Tercel?

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My 92 Toyota Tercel Gets No Spark From Distribitor Wont Start

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