1994 Toyota Tercel User Reviews

1994 Toyota Tercel Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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Travis writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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3

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unbreakable!

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unchickatized!

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I Will Never Get Rid Of This Car! — well i would have to start off by saying that it is easily the toughest vehicle i have ever seen in my life! This thing has been to hell and back too many times to count! The biggest thing i love bout it is that i can ram it into a ditch and then take it outta the impound lot the next day and drive it home lol. and of course the gas mileage is amazing! the only bad thing bout the car is that i dont have the best of luck with the girls in it haha. and of course if u ever wanna race i will kick ur butt haha

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Dustin writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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5

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Cost of ownership, MPG

Cons

NO POWER

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Tercel — This car lacks in performance for sure. But makes it up in its reliability and cost of ownership. This thing is bullet proof. I can take it off roading, jump it, even through water up to the windows and yet I still get 35 mpg. Anything that could possibly go wrong with this car can be fixed in a weekend at the most.

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babydoll26 writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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5

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great on gas

Cons

exspensive to fix

babydoll26
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Awesome — this car is great for a first time starter car and is cheap on gas and insurance and does the trick for a small family car.....it is a fun car to drive and you will enjoy yourself! I would never get rid of this car im just having a hard time right now trying to figure out how to fix it..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Michael writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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2

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Wasn't Mine

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Everything... Grant it mainly because of the blow-by... Not because the car brand itself sucks.

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Toyota Tercel... Meh — Okay first off I really didn't own it. I drove it for an extended period of time due to the fact that my Escort had moved on to Auto Heaven because some lady decided that she wasn't going to wait to make her left turn WHILE I was already in the intersection! Away, this things was a four-speed manual transmission and has the pick-up and go of a Power Wheel. Now this may in fact have to do with the blow-by in the engine, but for what its worth, it was pretty slow. The build quality I will say was awesome! The interior was nice and the car isn't a sore to look at on the outside. The cost of owning this particular beast was down right sinful! I was buying spark plugs almost every week or a least two weeks out of the month. Obviously this was a problem caused by the blow-by and not that the car would do that under normal circumstances. Also I had to change the oil like you would believe. Like very three weeks of so! Man if I had done this amount of work on any other car, it would run like a dream! The car wasn't a lot of fun to drive. It did it's job and that's all i can really ask for.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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klomeli writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel Review
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3

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Dependable and cheap to repair.

Cons

Not safe enough by today's safety standards.

klomeli
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Great Little Dependable Car! — I like this car. It is a no-frills, dependable, small car that will run until the earth stops spinning. My wife and made a decision early on to not get rid of the car until we had run it into the ground. Well... the car outlasted us. We eventually realized this car would keep on chugging away. So we sold it. It is a great car whose only real drawback is that it is not safe enough by today's safety standards. That and there is absolutely no sound insulation. :)

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Christopher writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr DX Coupe Review
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5

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Light, fun, easy to maintain.

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nothing

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I Would Never Own Anything Else! — I love my car. It looks great, handles like its on rails, gets looks. and has a full roll cage. Its Turbocharged and has plenty of torque. Everything is custom. Has 15" OZ Racing Cynos HRZ rims wrapped in 205/50/R15 Toyo Proxies R1R tires.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Devon writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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5

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couldn't blow it up

Cons

Burnt more oil then gas

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Tercel In A Nutshell — This car was indestructible hit a wood horse doing 60 and kept on truckin' was great on gas, BRUTAL on oil after 15 years it started to burn oil... reallll bad Decent little beater though. Id rock one for the winter!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Blake writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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4

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Dependability and fuel mileage

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Zero :D

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Great Car, Great Gas Mileage, Very Dependable, Very Cheap To Run, Don't Have To Worry About Big Jobs — This was my first car in high school. My Dad bought it brand new in 1994 and it was in our family for it's entire existence. I inherited it in 2003 as a sophomore in high school with around 170/180k miles and I drove it until I was a freshman in college and the car had 220k miles! It was a great for me and my Dad. It had great gas mileage, was very dependable, never left any of us stranded, never had to make any major repairs to it. The most serious thing that ever happened to it was one of the brake calipers seized up on it at around 150k/160k miles. If I had that many miles on me my brakes would probably seize up too :D. That really was it as far as major repairs though, my Dad called the car a sewing machine because it ran tirelessly on minimal repairs and fuel. I don't even think we ever got the A/C charged but it blew ice cold until its dying day. It was a great car that was dirt cheap to run and sometimes to this day I wish I still had it! Definitely would recommend this or any Toyota to anyone!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr DX Coupe Review
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5

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Cheap and reliable

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No frills.  None.  It's a tin can on wheels.  OK - it's mostly Bondo now...

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1994 Toyota Tercel Dx - Cheap, Reliable, Durable Transportation — Great basic transportation. Once of the most economical cars I have ever owned. Great on gas, cheap to repair and to own. Not a great looker nor is it a zippy car, but it works when it needs to and does everything at an adequate level.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Corey writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Tercedes — Bought it for 1000, good solid built car....

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1981 Toyota Tercel Reviews

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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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