1985 Toyota Tercel Hatchback 4 cylinder from North America
I love my little Toyota Tercel! It's cheap, comfortable and reliable. Great Bargain for 1,500 bucks!
I bought my '85 Toyota Tercel Hatchback from my father who sells used cars. I had asked him for a reliable car and he said he had one. He wasn't lying! It's not a looker but it is comfortable, cheap on gas and it starts every time, even in the blasting cold of PA.
It goes through snow great, drives smoothly and handles well.
It's not much on power or speed, but I have 3 kids now and my Trans Am days are over, (for now) Hee-Hee.
It only has 87,000 original miles on it, and is in Pristine condition, so I expect on having it for at least another 5 years...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st January, 2002
25th Jan 2011, 11:36
I just had a friend give me his deceased grandmother's 1985 Toyota Tercel.
It has been sitting under a carport since 1992 and has 25,006 original miles. He suggested selling it for scrap metal, but I could see it's hidden potential. Without the keys available, it was difficult to maneuver out of the carport and onto a trailer. It is a spotless time capsule, back to 1985 as the interior and exterior are in perfect condition.
The car was apparently purchased used in 1992 with 25,003 miles, driven by the elderly lady to her home, and parked. Yes, she only drove the car three miles from the dealer and the car still has the faded dealer tag affixed to the rear.
I can't wait to get the dry rotted tires replaced, fluids changed, and take it for a spin.