26th Jun 2006, 11:55

I currently own a 1987 Tercel 2-door hatchback. I love this car. It gets me anywhere from 35 mpg at worst to 45 at best. The only problem I have had was a broken fan belt and overheating (in Las Vegas weather, I'm not surprised). I bought the car at 283000 miles and it now has 290000 miles on it, and still running great.

15th May 2008, 23:53

Just picked up my own 1987 Toyota Tercel a few hours ago, it's got around 186K miles on it, and this thing is a beast.

Shoot, with gas prices at $3.85 a gallon, twenty bucks will still give her a half tank, which I know will last me a good three weeks.

I love the clutch, it's soft and easy, and very responsive.

This was the best $600 I have ever spent.

17th Mar 2009, 01:44

I own a 1987 Toyota Tercel 3 door hatchback... This car is amazing, I love everything about this car, the motor is reliable and strong, and the transmission is great. 10/10!

22nd Oct 2009, 01:10

Oct 21 2009.

This is the deal you always hear about but never get...well, I just got it... I just purchased a 1987 Tercel DX hatchback with 87,000 original miles from an 80 year old lady who bought it NEW!!! I paid $600 US for it, it only needs a front CV boot! She kept up the tuneups religiously and barely drove it. I feel like I've gone through a time warp every time I get in it... runs great though. So, did I do good? :)

22nd Oct 2009, 15:33

To comment 1:10.

Yes and no. It may run well now, but because it has most likely sat unmoving for most of its life, things will beecome aged and weathered. Don't be surprised if you have to start replacing bushings and other rubber components. Just because a car was barely driven, doesn't make it any better. In fact, sometimes it's worse because it hasn't been run enough. Cars perform better with regular use.