1985 Toyota Tercel 1.5 from North America
All in all, a great commuter car if you're not concerned with looks
Replaced clutch pressure plate.
Driver seat coming apart.
2 rust holes over headlights look like bullet holes.
Windshield is cracked.
Air conditioning does not work yet.
Car is great on gas! I use mostly 87 and every once in a while a tank of 93 and always get 39-42 MPG! I use it to commute to & from work, 68 miles a day. It has the 5 speed inline 4 cylinder, and it's the ugly gold color with those cheap silver hubcaps.
Its very cheap to maintain... tune ups and parts like brake rotors, drums, wires, etc are really cheap. Work is pretty easy too... I don't have a manual, but components are easily replaced.
Smooth ride at 70mph too. Some people look and some laugh, but I laugh back at the gas pump next to them.
The seats are very comfortable, despite having the vinyl on the driver seat falling apart. A seat cover makes it look new... the dash and interior is otherwise like new!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th August, 2005
27th Aug 2005, 04:32
I've seen these mid-80's Tercels log over 400,000 miles on them. Yours has 118,000.. so with proper care your car has years of life still left in it. Happy motoring!
21st Aug 2015, 22:43
Just bought a 1985 FWD Tercel with 150,000km or 90,000 miles, $300 and almost rust free, original owner too!