1995 Toyota Tercel User Reviews

1995 Toyota Tercel Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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timboslice writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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small, reliable, fun to drive

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loud catylytic converter.

timboslice
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Great Fun Car, Gets Good Mileage. — 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 because i bought it from a stranger with high mileage. But other than that, i really like the shape and size of the Tercel, and i only paid $975 for mine.

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123tercel writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr DX Coupe Review
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4

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Reliable

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Light in the snow, and will fishtail around corner.s

123tercel
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Reliable And Never Let Me Down — This car has been most reliable. I bought it new and outside of routine maintenance and tires it has been a very good car over the years. It needed a battery once or was that twice. Good on gas, 40 to 44HMPG and 28 around town. Needs Snow tires in the winter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lnny writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel Review
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3

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good commuter
good on gas
toyota reliability
its 2012, i still see these on the road

Cons

no frills
no amenities
guaranteed to give you no respect

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Tercel Sounds Like [steve] Urkle — 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 killer" to "just kill me". It takes a certain person to own a Toyota Tercel. She was educated, practical, non-materialistic. On the other hand, I had just lost my Dodge Shadow convertible. I was trouble. I was lost. I was burning holes in my pockets. The Tercel was such a simple formula. It was stable, reliable, and unpretentious. All it cared about was getting you there and back. The Tercel slowed my world to an easier pace, far from the road of crash n burn. Despite it being a small car, Tercel waited for me to grow into it. I used to race other random guys my age at the light like James Dean in the Rebel Without a Cause. Tercel took me in a different direction. The tires had me feeling every road noise, pothole, bump in the road of life. I used to have kickin sound systems with CD. Tercel only had radio and tape player. I used to let the top down and let my slicked back hair blow in the wind and race the stars in the sky. Tercel only mussed my hair up when window was down. In my previous cars, I never sat in the backseat. Tercel made room for babyseat. And where I used to flick people off for driving on my roads, I now took it like a man from young punks. Tercel taught me a lesson. And when it was on its last legs after 12 years, I was glad to get rid of it. I donated it to a charity that reconditioned it for disabled people.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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John writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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Small, cheap, reliable, fuel efficient, agile, tough as nails.

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Small, not the prettiest, interior isn't perfect.

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Great Bang For Your Buck. — Very, very small car, certainly has it's own quirks. For performance, it's zippy, turns on a dime, stops just as well, and can accelerate faster than you'd expect from it. The overall quality is excellent, but the interior can't take the beating the exterior and mechanical components can. It's not pretty, but isn't ugly, it qualifies as car shaped, maybe even cute. Has almost nothing in terms of cost of ownership, getting 45MPG highway easily, and maintenance is all but nil. It's a fun car to drive, but can be a little inconvenient if you've got long legs, pick one up.

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Michael writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr DX Coupe Review
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ALOT

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Low Power/0-60 time.

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Toyota Tercel — It doesn't have enough power, however, it gets amazing gas milage, and runs like a champ. I swear toyotas are pretty much bulletproof, and with the prices of gas going higher and higher, its a great car to have and there are plenty of bolt on parts that can be added to increase performance.

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Karly writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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5

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good mpg that sounds like a muscle car.... weird combo

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some bumps

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Still Enjoyable — now this one was my mom's. first car i ever drove, and learn to drive on it. it's has a never ben in any mechanical accidents but some esthetics have been hit. very sensitive gas pedal. i'm almost sure i can whellie it if i play with the pedal right, engine runs well but it lost it's quietness which makes it sound like a muscle car. lol.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Geoffry writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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5

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gasage, fun to drive

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small, performance wise it could be improved a lot.

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The Ultimate Gas Sipper! — Performance - Acceleration- 0-60 in 9.8 seconds Max speed- who knows, probably 110 m.p.h. Braking- 60-0 in 5.3 seconds (yes i timed it) Handling- lets just say it won't turn on wet pavement, but otherwise its pretty good about turning at faster speeds Build Quality - Repairs- needed a little break work, brakes just gave out one day. other than that really nice. Appearance - Exterior- looked pretty nice, the green was surprisingly a nice color for the car, the stock rims, or rather hubcaps, looked horrible. Interior - The interior is pretty nice other than the plastic seats that liked to rip. Cost of Ownership - Gas mileage - anywhere from 10 mpg - 45, i think it was 55 highway, depending on how i felt like driving that day. Maintenance - little to none, other than brake problems. Fun factor - fun to drive? ABSOLUTELY, this car was the greatest, i really wish that tree hadn't killed it. Well all of my friends like to go fast, so i wouldn't recommend this little puddle jumper to them, but to everyone else i would.

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Bruce writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr DX Coupe Review
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you spend less on gas but its a real trooper and its very realable

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it needs major work but its nothing that any person cant handle

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I Love It No Matter What — i like my toyota because you spend less on gas but its a real trooper and its very realable. it needs major work but its nothing that any person cant handle all you need is to afford it and you will have a race car in no time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Khalil writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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5

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Manual Gear Shifting

Cons

The Engine

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Bahraini Tercel — I LOVE THIS CAR ... its my baby ...but hope soon to get a Hyundai Genesis Coupe its rocks baby ... with a 306 HP V6 its awesome .... what else i can say ... i want a very nice ride for me .. Thanks

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

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Victor writes:
1995 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr DX Coupe Review
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5

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fuel economy

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small engine, lil power

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1995 Tercel 1.5l Manual — is a realible car, since i bought it cheap i can use the money to make it look better. since there are so many Tercels in junkyards you can, in case of accients, get replacement parts easily.

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1998 Toyota Tercel Reviews

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Great little car, thou 98 Horse power was a bit low. Standard that it was, was great for fuel economy. Great commuter car. Great in snow as well. I got almost 600 Kilometres out of a tank of gas.I n... Read More

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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

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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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1994 Toyota Tercel Reviews

Awesome By babydoll26

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 r... Read More

I Would Never Own Anything Else! By Christopher

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 wrappe... 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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