Fast and reliable car
The vinyl seats are not in great shape.
I have a oil leak coming from the valve covers or the oil pan gasket; not major, just like 3 drops of oil on the driveway.
Other than that, everything that has gone wrong is expected wear and tear on a car that has been driven.
She is a fast little car. It has nothing extra done to the motor, but I did change the air intake system, and that does help a lot, considering I live in Colorado, and driving in the mountains really does hurt any car.
The Tercel is not a real performance car, but it is possible to change 3 things, and have it be comparable or even out perform a Honda Civic with a larger engine.
It is a good car, and if you are looking for a car that is reliable and can be customized to be a competitive race car, this is the one for you. But you have to get the base model if you want any room to play with the motor.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd November, 2003