1995 Toyota Tercel Reviews - Page 8 of 8

1995 Toyota Tercel from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Van

Summary:

Excellent Dependability for a Tight Budget

Faults:

The brakes & rotors were replaced at 60,000 miles. Cost was $350 installed.

The right-side bearings need replaced now at 104,000 miles. Estimated cost = $400 installed.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable.

The transmission and engine are still running smooth.

The A/C and heater are still working great.

While the gas mileage is good (30+ MPG), the Tercel is uncomfortable for road trips.

The car's body has very minimal rust on it. The factory paint job is still looking good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2002

1995 Toyota Tercel DX Manual 5-Speed 1.5 Liter 16 Value from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Liter 16 Value Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance67458 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

One fast car!!!

Faults:

None at all this is a very good car.

General Comments:

This car is fast

This car has been running great since the day I got.

The only problem is that I have to buy a tach part so my tach can work on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2002

3rd Apr 2006, 20:27

Don't get so excited, it's still just a Tercel. I would trade in both my Tercels and my sisters Tercel for a 300zx, but I'll admit all three of ours run flawlessly.

1995 Toyota Tercel 2 Door Sedan 1.5 L 16v from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 L 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance112500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Truck

Summary:

Quick! Before you buy a Civic, look at this!

Faults:

The seats are ripped and the dashboard is scuffed up, but that's because the previous owner hauled transmissions in it.

Other than that, it's perfect.

General Comments:

It's a base model 4 speed. Do not be fooled! This car hauls ass. It's quicker than the speeds.

It's also extremely economical, I get 42 MPG on the freeway, and still manage 32 when I'm driving it hard.

However its handling is lacking that Corvette feel. But what do you expect, it's a Tercel?!

Altogether the car is a great deal, and a perfect mix between budget performance and economy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2001

1995 Toyota Tercel 1.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance99800 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Economic!

Faults:

The upholstery isn't holding up too well.

Other than regular maintenance, I've had to replace belts and a battery since I've owned the car.

General Comments:

This car has very good gas mileage and decent acceleration for the engine size.

It's a little small inside for a 6'2" person.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2001

1995 Toyota Tercel LEi 1.5 16V from Chile

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 16V Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 kilometres
Most recent distance113000 kilometres

Summary:

Very reliable and fast small car

Faults:

I had to replace the rear shock absorbers at 110,000 kms.

General Comments:

The suspension is too soft for a serious driver. My small Fiat has a lot better suspension.

The roof is too low if you are tall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2000

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 33 reviews