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1980 Toyota Tercel Review

Great Car! — my first car back in 1989 i loved it ....it was orange SR5 hatchback wish i still had it. was clean as can be then and had 180 k on it great car! went everywhere in it, whose selling one!?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: reliable,fun

Cons: clutch went alot

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1980 Toyota Tercel Review

Good Small Car — I blew the head gasket when my water pump went out and it was a learning experience. Two weeks after I got it put back together I wrecked it. It was a solid reliable car it didn't look all that good but it got me to where I was going.

Pros: Reliability

Cons: It was ugly as hell

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1980 Toyota Tercel Review

Good Basic Transportation — This car was a new model in US in 1980. It was my first new car. I bought it because my dad had kittens when I announced I wanted to buy a motorcycle (BMW). I was looking for a Corolla Wagon, but ended up with the Tercel. It was an economical, reliable car for the two years I drove it.

Pros: Compact. Roomy for its size.

Cons: Pretty utilitarian.

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1980 Toyota Tercel Review
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Mint — I've owned this 4 speed 2 door with A/C gas miser since November 1985 and I don't plan on unloading it any time soon. Great 2nd car that's reliable & economical. Toyota should bring it back with a 3 cylinder 1.0 liter engine this time. A cool looking design & great A/C, this is my 2nd 1980 Tercel & my first was purchased brand new for $5,206.31 in late 1979. It was a 5 speed deluxe model with factory A/C.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Held up great after 32 years & proper maintenance.

Cons: Very  few other than perhaps needing a hair more power but it will hit 70 mph without much difficulty.

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Reviews From Other Years

1998 Toyota Tercel Reviews

Great Car By Robyn

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

The 98 Tercel Was One Of The Best Cars I Have Ever Owned. By tempest350

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... Read More

1997 Toyota Tercel Reviews

Small Engine Great Performance By Koushul

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

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

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

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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