1986 Toyota Tercel SR5 1.5 gas from North America
A small tank/workhorse with great MPG
Just recently purchased this car for a daily driver, and mainly for a winter-time daily back and forth to work. Purchased the car for $775.00, and so far, changed the oil, topped off the fluids, replaced the wiper blades front and rear, and gonna have to drop the gas tank. Located a leak this week, and seems it only leaks badly when I fill it all the way up. A new tank is about $200, bucks and the car needs a radio/CD player badly.
Will need brakes soon due to the chirpers seem to be yelling for replacement.
Other than the usual high mileage problems, and the fact the car is beat up inside and out, I'm hoping to eventually get this puppy whipped into daily driving condition.
The first tank gave me 29 mpg, so I'm happy with that. After reading all the other comments, I'm hoping this car can keep on trucking for as many miles as I can get out of it.
This car is beat up to the point that the inside headliner is gone, one wheel and tire is an odd-ball, and the seats are basically worn out.
It's not under powered as far as I'm concerned with just 62 BHP, and the ride could be better.
I've got a big squeak when I first start the engine, which I think is the cooling fan starting to go. After the fan clutch catches up, the noise stops.
The hatch is beat up badly, and leaks when it rains.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2010