1997 Toyota Tercel Overview

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1997 Toyota Tercel Overview

In 1997, Toyota streamlined the Tercel lineup, condensing the mainstream trims into one line, the CE. That year, Toyota also offered the limited edition Hawk models, which came with larger tires and special badging. The Hawks came in red, white, and black and were known as Redhawks, Whitehawks, and Blackhawks. Toyota also got rid of the four-speed manual transmission, leaving only the five speed and the three and four-speed automatics.

The 1997 Toyota Tercel came with a choice of two body styles, the two-door coupe and four-door sedan. The CE line was a combination of the spartan standard model and the better-equipped DX. Both body styles came with a 1.5-liter, 93 horsepower four cylinder engine. Not surprisingly, the 1995 Toyota Tercel got excellent gas mileage, at about 30 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.

Owners praise the 1997 Tercel as the perfect car for a new grad or for a commuter who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money. Some drivers complain that the seats can become uncomfortable after long distances, and that the car gets noisy at high speeds.

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    97 Tercel Tranny Swap?

    I have a 97 Toyota Tercel, 5 speed manual. I need a new transmission but can't find one anywhere. Is there an alternative that would bolt on?

    Replacing Door With Slightly Dented B-pillar

    So my 1997 Toyota Tercel 4-door was in an accident before I purchased it and the passenger side is a little beat up. The doors both open and close but are seriously dented and I'm looking to replac...

    Toyota Tercel Sedan And Coupe Door Comparability

    I need to replace my 4-door Tercel's front passenger door. Would the door off a coupe model be compatible?

    Toyota Tercel Sedan And Coupe Door Comparability

    I need to replace the passenger side front door of my 1997 Tercel 4-door. To aid my search, does anybody know if the passenger door from the coupe model will fit on the sedan?

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