1992 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5 Gasoline from North America
Quality, reliability, practical
-Water pump failed at 129000, (bearing).
-brake pads replaced at 79000, brake shoes at 99000.
-Back up lights failed to come on in reverse at 73000.
-Check engine light came on permanently after 139000 miles, (Still runs great and passes emission testing).
The most mileage and reliable car I have ever owned. Never failed and starts all the time. Easy access of preventive maintenance, drain plugs for transmission fluid, (American cars, take note). Well made, fit, finish and design. Very nice, supportive seats. The two seatbelt idea is not my choice, I prefer the single one. A little noisy during freeway speed, could use more sound insulation. 4 speed automatic would have been a great option. Would I own one again? Yes! Unfortunately I could not take it overseas, I am only allowed to take one car and we took our 2001 RAV4 L All Whell Drive instead. I wish could keep it. I sold it for $3,000.00 with 169000 miles and still runs great. Does not burn oil, use oil, healthy compression. Great first car, second car. If you are looking for something that you can count on. This is the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th November, 2003