1984 Toyota Tercel sr5 3a from North America
Ya can't kill a 'Yota!
Radiator blew at 170000 miles
Rear bearing went bad at 172000 miles
Exhaust and muffler rusted through at 165000 miles
Front brake pads replaced at 170000 miles
Radiator sensor went bad at 173000 miles
Alternator went bad at 173000 miles
Lots of rust and rust holes.
This car is the best car I've ever owned. Even though it doesn't look pretty now with all the rust and dents, she just keeps going. I bought this car for 300 and have put about 350 worth of work into it. I drove this car from Michigan to NJ to SC back to Michigan and back down to SC within a one month period and not a thing went wrong on the trip. I even have a saying at this point I use jokingly among friends. It goes "no matter what I try, the thing won't die!!" Which is so true about this car. Planning to put a new body on it hopefully soon so the outside will be as great as this car's spirit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st March, 2007
31st Mar 2007, 18:47
I've seen Toyota's get killed many times. Glad you are having good luck with yours though.
3rd Apr 2007, 13:54
<<Rather you then me, I would feel very low rent driving such a bare bones scruffy old beater.>.
Why would you feel low rent driving one the best cars ever made? My family's 1980 Tercel had one problem in the seven years we owned it and the car went through hell. Tercels are amazing cars and those who drive them are truly fortunate since they won't be visiting the mechanic every month as one would with the American crap.