"at 15 years old this thing still has the same traits as when it was new, mediocre handling/suspension, underwhelming acceleration and rock solid construction. 15 years with out a garage, midwest winters, and only a handful of washes have taken a toll on the outside, but inside, it could pass for 4-5 year old domestic car, boring but clean and fully functional. I can't wait for the car to die to replace it with a more modern, safer vehicle, but I just cant stand to part with a 45mpg car with $0 in non standard maintenance. It looks like this thing will die of rust and old age before mechanical failure."
"I was in a car accident that was NOT my fault. My poor dear Tercel seems to mostly have cosmetic damage to the front end. After the accident the car just started right up, the engine quiet as can be.
I am currently UPSET about the possible loss of my car if the insurance company declares it "totaled" so they don't have to pay me much. But I am going to do EVERYTHING I can to keep this car! I will even pay a little out of pocket to get it fixed if the "totaled" money won't cover my repairs, if it comes to that.
It's so reliable. Dependable. Great on gas mileage. (I hardly noticed the high gas prices a couple of years ago.) I have about 140,000 miles on it and it shows no signs of stopping. I have just had to do normal repairs for wear and tear over the years.
Every time I have to drive another car I can only think about how much more comfortable my Tercel is.
I've had this car for 7 years. I am reduced to tears when I look outside of my house and see my hurt Tercel out there. But as I said before I will do everything I can to keep this car!
And one of the many fears I have is I don't WANT another car because I cannot place my trust in another vehicle to be as dependable and wonderful as my Tercel.
Now that is how much I love this car. One of the BEST CARS EVER."
"I got this car on july of 2000 a 1997 tercel blackhawk 2door model with 25000miles, I used this car to my 2 jobs for 5 years its so great 35 to 40 miles a Gallon on the hwy. On 2005 my sister take over my tercel she used it for 2 years to her job. On 2007 my brother take over my tercel for his college and partime job. On 2011 me and my brother drive this car from los angeles to espanola NM 850 miles to turn over this car to my uncle, until now 2016 talk my uncle he said that the tercel is still running good. This car serves my family well."