1993 Toyota Tercel Std 1.5 5efe swap from North America
I will never stray from this car
Nothing has ever gone wrong with this car.
In fact it's the best damn car anyone could ever own.
I have been a fan of the Tercel since I was 17. My best friend had an 89 el31 boxy type. It was always reliable, and never once left us stranded.
The carbed 3ee engine had its test with the teens that drove it. Being ramped, e-brake slides, snow rally, mud back woods, rough roads.
The steering was ultimate. The car did what it was told to do with no engine failure.
That made me buy my 93 Tercel. The owner before me had not taken care of it, so I took it and swapped a 92 Toyota Paseo motor in it; DOHC 1.5 5efe. The old engine only had 82 hp, the upgraded engine had 100 hp, and it woke this car up.
Best daily driver I ever had, and still have to this day.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th October, 2009