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1996 Toyota Tercel

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 29/Hwy 36/Comb 32 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.5 Liter Transmission: Manual, 4-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1996 Toyota Tercel Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 142 Ratings for the 1995 - 1998 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.0/10

Unbelievable Value!

By on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 146,420

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
8/10

Pros: "The MPG Awesome! Perfect fit!"

Cons: "Uncomfortable on long trips for my tall husband."

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

"Purchased my Toyota 10+ years ago (gently used - had 21,000 miles on it at time of purchase). Loved this car! Best value out there! The MPG was wonderful! Just routine maintenance needed. My 4 cyl. standard had get up & go! Real pep! Just ask any of our local law enforcement. Lol. It was a very sad day earlier this month, it was totaled in an accident (at highway speeds 60+). That car kept me unbelievably safe! My chiropractor could not tell I was even in an accident! I will miss my "Rally Kar" tremendously! Already do!They don't make them like this anymore. ~God will provide"

toyotas best ever...

By on Saturday, January 30, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: take over

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "excellent on gas, reliable for life"

Cons: "none"

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

"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."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best car i have ever had

By on Thursday, August 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 406,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage, reliable, fun to drive"

Cons: "Door handles tend to break"

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

My tercel

"My dad bought this car in 1999 for $9800 with 32,000 miles. It has had no engine problems and now it has been given to me with 400000 miles and still going strong. If there is one flaw with this car it is the door handles. They tend to break once in a while but not to big of a prob. I love this car and would probably never get rid of it. Just been repainted to restore it to factory looks."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

My tercel

great value

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "good econ auto"

Cons: "300k with dings,scratches, wear and tear"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"300 k miles(just breaking it in). Not many vehicles 20 yrs old have pluses as this one, especially being basic transportation. all elecltrical systems are go. Heat and air good. Stereo and speakers are good. 25-30 mpg. No discernable leaks. runs good. Pretty, not really. Luxurious, no. Comfortable, for a few blocks. Overall, good value"

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

I have owned this car since 2002,

By on Thursday, February 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 333,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Love this car."

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

"I have owned this car since 2002, It had 99,000 miles on it. I have kept up the maintence on it. In 2013 the motor went out of it because the O-rings on the coils dried out and dirt got into my motor. I put $6,000.00 into the motor. It gets 42 miles to the gallon. The interior is in excellent condition. So I have a new car. I do have to have the trunk lid, hood and top of the car painted because the clear coat has come off. A body shop is doing that for me for $450.00 I can't wait"

9 people out of 17 found this review helpful

A fabulous little car!

By on Saturday, December 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "excellent little car!!"

Cons: "radio is broken, driver's seat is torn."

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

"I bought this car new on 3\17\1995 and have driven her only a little over 40,000 miles. Typical "little old lady" car. She needs a paint job due to the fact she was always parked in the hot, Florida sun. But she drives and handles beautifully, gets excellent mileage and is very reliable. I have never had a problem with her because she has been very well cared for. I hate to sell her now but I have no choice. I hope whoever buys her will continue to take good care of her."

6 people out of 19 found this review helpful

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