1993 Toyota Tercel Overview


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2 Dr DX Coupe
2 Dr STD Coupe
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4 Dr DX Sedan
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The Rodney Dangerfield Of Cars...no Respect. by Buckimion
 — Bought my 4D DX 3 years ago for $900. plus a $100 CD player that was stolen this winter. (insurance paid most of broken window and the cops CAUGHT the guy in the car but he'd already hidden the radio ... Read More
My Dad's Tercel by Josiah
 — The performance is not great. Its accelration is farily slow, it brakes ok , and hanles fine, not amazing, but its fine. It is in perfect shape for an old car. No squeaks or rattles. The interior isnt... Read More
Cheap, Reliable Transportation by Noel
 — My third car. Bought in 1993 with 10000 miles on it, traded in with 107,000 miles on it. Slow car with cheap looking interior. Not the best looking car but got 30 mpg. The most reliable car I ever had... Read More

1993 Toyota Tercel Overview

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1993 Toyota Tercel

The 1993 Toyota Tercel, which was actually initially introduced as a late ’92, saw a number of significant changes. For the first time, a driver’s side airbag came standard and anti-lock breaks were an option. Toyota also replaced the driver’s side seatbelt with a traditional height-adjustable three-point seatbelt, although the front passenger still got the old configuration, with a separate lap belt and shoulder belt. The 1993 Tercel also got a redesigned grille, steering wheel, and a warning buzz when the headlights were left on.

The 1993 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 1993 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 their 1993 Toyota Tercels because they are cheap and reliable, and that is all they seem to want out of their cars. Drivers applaud the Tercel’s excellent gas mileage and ability to start in all kinds of weather. Some owners do say that the coupe can be difficult to get in and out of, and some have had rust problems.


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Toyota Tercel Questions

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Can I Put A 96 Metro 1.0 Motor In My 93 Tercel

do i need to change the computer ?

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Toyota Tercel - Headlights Came On By Itself While Parked, And Making Buzzi...

I was woken up and informed that my car was making a buzzing sound, and that my headlights were on. I went outside checked car - no sign of entry, and light switch was off. I started car (started ea...

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

Replacement Lower Dash Bezel Thingy In A 93 Tercel 4dr Dx

Any ideas where I can find a new ac control/stereo area "bezel" (Believe Toyota calls it the lower dash panel)? It's the squareish plastic surround for the ac and stereo contorls and it has a hole fo...

135 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 years ago)

Geal Oil Level

What is the gear level or amount for a 1993 Toyota Tercel 4 speed manual transmission?

853 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 years ago)


Does this engine have a thermostat and if so, where would it be located? Seems to run 3/4 hot on thermostat guage, is this normal!

3 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 years ago)