1992 Toyota Tercel 1.5 liter from North America
Cheap to fix, cheap on gas, dependable, reliable, just kind of a plain car that does what a car does
The clutch went out recently, was replaced for cost of $168. I did it myself in 7 hours.
IAC valve sometimes gets dirty and must be cleaned to make the car idle properly when starting it cold.
CV axles have been clicking for the past 2 years, I am just going to buy new ones today as it is more annoying to hear than anything. I suspect they will give out at the worst possible time too.
Engine leaks a bit of oil and smokes blue on start up. This engine has 312,000 kms on it now, I'm going to start by adding stop smoke / stop leak to the engine oil, if it doesn't slow it down then it's a job for another day, not very serious, still starts every morning, just gets some extra lubrication to the pistons.
Cheap transportation that gets you where you need to go.
Tires are cheap because they are only 13"s.
4 brand new snow tires just purchased for under $300.
Car handles good, even when it is breaking down, it still goes for months, slipping clutch lasted about 2 years, just had to drive easier on the gas. New clutch is like learning to drive the car over again, it grabs quick and hard.
Good pep for a little gas miser. I use approx $15-$20 a month in gas and I drive it everywhere I need to. To work each day, shopping, giving friends lifts, visiting friends and family, etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th December, 2009