"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."
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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."
"Bought this car three years ago with approx. 117,000mi. on it. This car is amazing! I am a college student and was terrified of finding a used car that would break down quickly. This car has only left me on the side of the road once and it was due to a flat tire and I had recently taken the jack out of it while cleaning the car and forgot to put it back.I live in Central Washington State and this car has driven me across the state multiple times, made it over the pass while pushing snow with her bumper and survived everything I have put into her. She starts up every morning for me and I trust driving it anywhere.I am religious about maintenance and do all my own work on the car. It's cheap and easy to maintain, gets great gas mileage and all I have replaced on her is the EGR valve, air filter, spark plugs and wires, belts and routine maintenance stuff. Most of the stuff I replace is before it truly goes out. In about a week, I will be replacing rear brakes and the steering pump because she now squeals when its started up and around corners. (I'm thinking steering pump pulley, as I just replaced the belts.) For a college student with no money, it sure is nice to have a car that looks great and that I'm not embarrassed to drive to take friends around in. The car is small but inside it's pretty comfy and the trunk is HUGE for such a small car. If you come across one, buy it!!"