Toyota Tercel Reviews from Malta

1996 Toyota Tercel 1.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 turbo diesel Semi-Automatic
Distance when acquired6000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres

Summary:

A truly bad bargain

Faults:

As soon as I bought the car, the clutch began slipping, the ignition blew off and a short in the lighting system of the car led to a fire in my car interiors. I had to say bye bye to that car.

General Comments:

A car which has very low performance and low acceleration when compared to the NISSAN skyline I've just bought.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th March, 2004

3rd Apr 2006, 20:19

Credible or not, any car potentially could catch fire... but it's a rarity amongst the Tercel.

22nd Nov 2006, 12:24

I can't believe that you just compare the performance from a Toyota tercel to a Nissan skyline. For what I know, there isn't any Toyota tercel diesel out there, at least in stock form. Those two factor pretty much tell me that your review is a fake, and a very very bad one.

14th Mar 2008, 19:03

Yes, Toyota did produce a 1.5 turbo diesel tercel. The same engine was used in the 1996 Starlet, although non turbo-ed.

1995 Toyota Tercel D-Turbo VIT-X 1.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired88125 kilometres
Most recent distance106894 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33

Summary:

A serious car with great performance and little fuel consumption

Faults:

I had no problems till now.

The only thing is that the interior is a bit noisy.

General Comments:

This sure is a quick car, and after I changed the exhaust, filter, and a few other engine mods, I think I won another 10Bhp. It sure is a fast car, and I will not change it with anything else. I recently fitted Cobra bucket seats, re-trimmed with leather along with the rear original seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th February, 2003

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews