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1993 Toyota Tercel

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 27/Hwy 33/Comb 29 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.5 Liter Transmission: Manual, 4-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1993 Toyota Tercel Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 91 Ratings for the 1991 - 1994 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    7.4/10
    Styling
    7.5/10

Reliability at its best

By on Saturday, April 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage, low low maintence."

Cons: "take awhile to get up to speed on the highways...."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Got this cart about ten years ago with a broken timing belt for 500.00 and 95,000 miles. I fixed the belt gave it a tune up. Used this car as my work car and grocery getter. With regular maintence this car never let me down. Always starts right up. It just starting to show its 23 yrs. Little rust right rear quarter and weak paint on the hood and roof.A/C needs a charge about every two years now. The engine itself NEVER been apart and it never had any work on the fuel injection.Tranny never apart. 171,000 and running great. I live in the northeast USA (rustbelt)the car alway been parked outside and I said its just starting to show its age. One tough little car."

Great car

By on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 205,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very economical to drive."

Cons: "Only two doors on mine"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Runs great. I'm on a rebuilt motor, had to rebuild at 154,000 miles. I have converted it to run on CNG and gas, it gets 40 MPG on either. Paint still OK, doesn't chip like new models. Original clutch. Nice commuter car. Feels like I'm stealing from someone every time I fill up. Really good feeling."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Awesome

By on Sunday, November 02, 2014

I want this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price, Great gas mileage, fun to drive."

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I rode in this car and I found it quite good. Great gas mileage and simple to operate. Fun to drive. It is much better than my pick-up. Highly recommended!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever

By on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 270,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price, fun to drive, goes where you put it,"

Cons: "There are none."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this car in white. I have been the only owner and the only driver all these years. I have replaced parts and made upgrades to keep it as reliable as it was when I first bought it. I have driven other cars, but have never found the overall practical, handsome and reliable Tercel to be surpassed by another style. A very negligent driver recently ran a light at excessive speed and struck the driver's side. My little Toyota saved my life. Insurance adjuster for the party at fault insisted on totaling it, even with engine and transmission and other valuable parts not affected. I just find myself wanting to bring it back to life, and help it to get back home with me. It has been with me through so much for so many years. I'm afraid I will never find another one. I wish they would find me a replacement. I am lucky to be alive, and I am thankful to be. I just find that I'm grieving for the loss of my car more than people can understand. This car is the best. If you have one, be thankful."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Wanting to get rid of a 1993 tercel

By on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 188,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
4/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Runs,Clutch is smooth,new tires, good first car"

Cons: "has knocking noise, bad paint job"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I have a 1993 Toyota Tercel i am trying to get rid of. Has a knocking noise under the hood don't have any clue what it could be, It Gains speed and runs not efficiently but runs and just looking to get rid of it."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Very dependable small vehicle

By on Friday, March 01, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Worth the money, great gas mileage, Dependable"

Cons: "small, little power, not attractive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have always appreciated the quality of Toyota. I bought this car over a year ago knowing it burned oil pretty bad. Other then that the performance of the car meets all expectations."

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