1982 Toyota Tercel 1.5L gas from North America
Don't get one unless you are a certified antique Toyota aficionado and mechanic
Rear suspension trailing arms.
Brakes and brake cables.
This is not a good car for an inexperienced stick shift driver or mechanic in general. The brakes were constantly creeping south, the clutch was sticky, and there was always something going wrong. While Toyotas of this generation have a reputation for quality, unless you want an expensive heartbreaker that does happen to get good gas mileage, don't buy one. I invested over $1000 in repairs into a car which I bought for $800. Once the repairs were finished, I drove it for 4 months before the transmission went out.
Expect no modern conveniences. Manual steering, manual choke, manual transmission. No ABS or airbags. Developed all of 63 horsepower and didn't have the power to get out of its own road - although in a car that small and low, it certainly felt like driving a go-kart sometimes, especially in winter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th January, 2016