Toyota Tercel Review from UK and Ireland

1986 Toyota Tercel 4x4 Estate 1.5 petrol

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel


A superb smelly old wagon


Nothing has gone wrong despite being an old wreck. Syncros are a bit worn in the box but apart from that it's great.

General Comments:

This is a fantastic little car. I use it for everything from long distance to fetching logs from the field. It's light enough to go anywhere off road and great in the snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2001

29th May 2001, 01:58

I've had these cars in my family for the past 15 years, since my father bought a 1984 SR5 wagon brand new. Just last week I picked up my second 1988 Deluxe wagon for 2000$ in near perfect condition.

I dubbed my 2 wagons Judy and Jane - sisters :)

I'll never doubt what these cars can/cannot do.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review