Toyota Tercel Review from Saudi Arabia

1999 Toyota Tercel

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance109000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Elantra


An excellent economical little car


Nothing major.

The usual changing of brake pads.

General Comments:

A very reliable four door little car.

Excellent gas consumption. As a Canadian working in Saudi Arabia, I pay about 8 Dollars to fill it up and it drives between 450 and 500 Kilometers.

Consumes more gas when AC is on, but still Drives between 420 and 460 Kilometers.

Very good acceleration when AC is off.

Small seats, but fun to drive.

I believe that if you keep doing the regular maintenance for it like changing oil and tune up it can last forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2003

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review