1991 Toyota Tercel EZ 1.5 gas from Guatemala
Good first car
Piston o-rings (bad servicing).
Carburetor air intake valve kept jamming.
This was my first car, and it ran great when I bought it. I did not service it for over 8 months, and when I finally changed the oil, it was like coke, which meant a loss of power.
2 months after I bought it I crashed it (not my fault though), and it spent over 40 days at the garage, with the engine uncovered, after which the carburetor's intake valve kept jamming, which felt like the car was choking when you tried to accelerate.
Roomy and nice for a bachelor, fast when in good conditions, extremely high mileage. Had to sell it after I left my first wife, wanted to get rid of all the memories.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th December, 2012