1991 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L 16v from North America
You can't find a better cheap car
Head was replaced at 200,000 km due to a few sticky valves.
Replaced converter and flex pipe, but still have problems with exhaust system.
Rocker panels rusted out.
This car has been nothing, but excellent. I bought this car from a friend almost two years ago, and it had 364,000km on it and I have put on another 20,000. I had to do some body work to basically re-construct the rocker panels. I also had to sure-up the frame channels on the front end. The car is getting to the point where it runs a little hot (a needle's width above half heat) and it burns a bit more oil when it's hot. I think the clutch is the original, but it shows; it tends to slip or shudder when it is wet out.
This car has done very well for it's age and the amount of kilometers on it. At 385,000 km and 15 years of age the little engine still sings and everything in this car works.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th June, 2006