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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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"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"efficient car" 2 reviews
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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

Cons

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

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Wasn't Mine

Cons

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

Pros

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

Pros

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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klomeli writes:
1994 Toyota Tercel Review
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3

Pros

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.

Cons

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

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Economic

Cons

Space

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The Best Equilibrium — It´s a so nice car, rough construction, good engine, and the best of all, are so econo. The interior quality needs more detail but that is not the important. In general is the better car a ever know, because toyota is toyota.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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

Pros

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

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unbreakable!

Cons

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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1998 Toyota Tercel Reviews

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1997 Toyota Tercel Reviews

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Great car + good fuel economy, great aceleration up to 60mph about 6 seconds, stock suspension are a bit fussy, cant take hard cornering, maintenance cost is extremely low, easy to drive, takes all th... Read More

1997 Tercel Ce By Joel

I bought this car in 2006. Its not very fast but it is very fuel friendly. Now a days you need one of this to move around. I have done a couple of thing to keep it looking good and I love it. Next... Read More

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1996 Toyota Tercel Reviews

Clean Cal Title By woodie

this car did everything i hoped it would do.low cost to operate ,looked and drove great. i looked at many other cars before i bought this one. i was in the car biz for over 26 years and know how to sp... Read More

Nice Small Car With Good Mileage By jrmosby

Good gas mileage (35-38 hwy; 28-32 town); room for 4 small adults and some luggage, fold down rear seats making it easy to carry up to 8' boards; good around town and short trip vehicle; no rust yet; ... Read More

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1995 Toyota Tercel Reviews

Tercel Sounds Like [steve] Urkle By Lnny

The Toyota Tercel is a reminder of how I met my significant other. When I assumed title from her, I knew my swingin single days were over. And once I had to add a babyseat in it, I went from "lady k... Read More

Great Fun Car, Gets Good Mileage. By timboslice

I do like my tercel alot. I bought it in April with 203k on it. Since then, i had to replace the deck, speakers, tires, brake master cylinder, brake pads, calipers, fluid, and rotors. It is probably b... Read More

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1993 Toyota Tercel Reviews

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

Garbage. By beavis1990

Terrible. Worst Toyota Ever Made! Cheaply Made. Bumper Fell Of In 2001. I Hated This Car! Transmisson Sliped In 1999. Japanese Cant Make A Car For Crap! I Dont Know Why I Bought This Car, But Its My L... Read More

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