1997 Toyota Tercel User Reviews

1997 Toyota Tercel Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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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"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"suspension" 2 reviews

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Scott writes:
1997 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr CE Sedan Review
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3

Pros

good on gas ,reliable

Cons

boring and slow

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97 Tercel — good on gas 5spd reliable can take a beating. Trust me i beat the tar out of this car.

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Georges writes:
1997 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr CE Sedan Review
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4

Pros

great gas milage, insane reliability,

Cons

little small, suspension

45

It's A Tank — so i've been driving this for a while now and i've done everything to it. It is a great first car gets me to where i want to go and it's great on gas. Nice acceleration, okay top speed, suspension is not that good but its cause your so low to the ground. I love it!!

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Isaac writes:
1997 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE Coupe Review
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5

Pros

35mpg, Manual Transmission, light, simple

Cons

no power window nor power lock.

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1997 Toyota Tercel Coupe — this is a nice little car that gets 35 mpg, and pulls hard since it's manual transmission. Solid built, even though low class, it has everything needed, doesn't have any unnecessary things that cause little problems. Also the car is really light for that reason. It's a real fun car to drive around, especially with gas price this high.

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Joel writes:
1997 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE Coupe Review
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5

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Great fuel eficiency

Cons

Not very fast

45

1997 Tercel Ce — 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 step its going to be making it turbo...

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Koushul writes:
1997 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr CE Sedan Review
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4

Pros

Fuel economy

Cons

Suspension are funny

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Small Engine Great Performance — 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 the abuse and still wants more. overall is a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1983 Toyota Tercel Reviews

I Don't Much About This Car. By nsbrad

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1984 Toyota Tercel Reviews

Wouldent Trade It For The World By mps62

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