1993 Toyota Tercel 2-door 4 cylinder from North America
I see why this car is no longer manufactured
Granted, I received the car from my brother to get back and forth to school. Perhaps if I had got it new I wouldn't have had so many problems.
As soon as I got the car, about 100,000 miles, fuel pump went out. Left me stranded constantly. About $200 to get replaced.
Could not get the car through inspection in requirement for my tags, despite regular maintenance.
Needed ignition switch replaced about 110,000 miles. About $70.
Needed a new clutch about 115,000. About $300.
Needed starter immediately after that. Also had to get head gaskets replaced.
When I turn, it makes a clucking noise. Assume its the steering column.
This car would be okay, if it wasn't for the constant failure of different parts which is extremely frustrating. I am now in my first year of college and have given up on this car. Engine leaks oil - have to put in engine oil every time I get gas. But I can fill up on $22. I hate this car now, Toyota has burned me and I would never purchase a car with over 100,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th September, 2005
30th Sep 2005, 06:21
What on earth do you expect from an 11 year old car with 100,000 miles on it? Hardly Toyota's fault.
29th Nov 2005, 14:48
I would expect more from a Toyota. I honestly feel these cars are overrated - 100,000 on a Toyota shouldn't cost me over $2000. I guess I see your point, it's just upsetting every time you get into a car you have to worry about a part failing. Can Toyota's really be all that great?