1998 Toyota Tercel User Reviews

1998 Toyota Tercel Review Ratings

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  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Appearance:2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars 2.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5

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Simon writes:
1998 Toyota Tercel Review
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reliability, economic

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wiper linkage, confort, 13" rims.. and more hp could be good :P

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Best Car Ever ?:p — realiability ?!!!! YES performance ( manual tranny) no u wont race a porsche.. but YES civic, cavalier, focus eater did i said reliability ?

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tempest350 writes:
1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE Coupe Review
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5

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Reliability, great gas mileage, low cost of repairs

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My Tercel was pretty bare bones- no cruise control, roll down windows and manual locks. The back seat could be a bit cramped for passengers (and somewhat difficult to access.) Also some parts can be expensive and overpriced.

tempest350
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The 98 Tercel Was One Of The Best Cars I Have Ever Owned. — I used to own a 1998 Toyota Tercel, and if you do find one for sale you might want to consider it. Mine was a teal green color, with a grey interior and 4 spd. manual transmission. When I bought it it had 70,000 miles and was about 2 years old. I sold it about 5 years later, with about 132,000 miles on it, and this car had never stranded me once or had ever broken down on me. The gas mileage was excellent-somewhere around 33-35mpg on average. Acceleration was ok (it's not a sports car!) Also some parts are ridiculously expensive- the driver side door handle broke off on me once, and I had to pay almost $80.00 for a replacement! To sum it up this was absolutely the best car I have ever owned, in terms of reliability and dependability. I wish Toyota still made this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robyn writes:
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Great car- to bad they don't make them anymore.

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It was the horse power that was too low.

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Great Car — 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 never really had a major problem with it. I replaced the water pump on it, but that was it. My parents still have the car to this day.

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Scott writes:
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Unstoppable, 700+ km/tank highway, 500 km/tank normal combined. Outran most other compacts. Unstoppable in the snow.

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Brakes didn't so much as stop the car as perhaps delay it, especially at the lofty speeds this thing was capable of. Small back seat made it impossible to carry passengers.

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Unstoppable? Well... Almost! — Bought for $300; this car endured over 100,000 km of abuse, SOLO 2 lapping days, a trans-continental trip, and extreme weather conditions without so much as missing a beat...until the oil pump failed. Then it was sold for $500. ha.

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