1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 1.3L 3A-C from North America
This is the best car I've ever had!!!
The horn didn't work when I purchased the car at 200,000 miles.
The ignition and starter needed to be replaced soon after purchase. Both were easily replaced.
The clutch went out at around 250,000.
My mom purchased her 1983 Tercel with over 200,000 miles. It was very reliable and easy to fix and maintain. She loved it so much she bought one for me as my first car when I was 16 (yes, same model and year).
I gave my car to a friend when I upgraded mine, but the upgrade didn't last long. I want my old Tercel back! It just wouldn't die no matter what you did to it.
It also won't get stolen no matter what you do (including leaving in a busy parking lot for several hours with the windows rolled down, doors unlocked and keys in the ignition... oops).
This car handles great in bad weather and is very reliable. If you take good care of this car, it will take good care of you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th July, 2005