Toyota Tercel Review from Costa Rica

1994 Toyota Tercel 1.3 liter carb

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.3 liter carb Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired175800 kilometres
Most recent distance196000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla


Good quality and reliability


Seats wear faster than my previous Corolla.

Minor engine rebuilt at 170000.

Besides that just normal maintenance.

General Comments:

This is modeled as 1995 but in fact it is a 1994 late sold and re-badged I may say.

The engine is the same as my old Corolla but somehow it feels less powerful.

This car is smaller than the Corolla but as good and reliable as only Toyota can make their cars.

My wife also has a Tercel 1994 and she's in love with that car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2008

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review