Is the Toyota Tercel a reliable and affordable vehicle?

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Toyota Tercel sedan II

Is the Toyota Tercel a reliable and vehicle?

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The Tercel is a subcompact manufactured 1978 to 2000 across generations.

The Tercel is a subcompact from 1978 to 2000 five generations, in five configurations — sized between the and the Starlet. Manufactured at the Takaoka in Toyota City, Japan, and its platform with the Cynos Paseo) and the Starlet, the Tercel was variously as the Corolla II — and was replaced by the in 2000. It was also known as the Toyota Corsa) and sold at Toyota Japan dealerships to particular core models.

Tercel was the first front-wheel vehicle ever produced by the establishing a layout and frame was later used in popular models. For example, Toyota E80’s frame is almost to AL20 Tercel’s frame. Toyota designed a new A engine for attempting to achieve good economy, and performance as well as low at the same time. Choice of styles increased as well, the addition of a four-door sedan.

The name Tercel derives the Latin word for one third as the was slightly smaller than the — much the way tiercel refers to a falcon, which is one-third than its female counterpart.

generation (1978–1982)


Also called Toyota

Production Aug 1978[1]–Apr 1982[2]

style 2-door coupé

3-door hatchback


Layout FF layout

Engine 1.3 L 2A I4

1.5 L 1A I4 (AL10)

1.5 L 3A I4 (AL12)

Transmission automatic

4-speed manual


The Tercel was introduced in in August 1978,[1] Europe in 1979[2] and the United States in It was originally sold as either a two or door coupé, or as a three-door A version marketed in parallel a separate distribution network in was called the Toyota Corsa.[4] In the States it was named as the Corolla hoping that the Corolla’s — long known for quality and — would bring buyers to the new Models sold in the US were by a 1,452 cc SOHC four-cylinder producing 60 hp (45 kW). Transmission were either a four- or manual, or a three-speed automatic with the 1.5 engine from 1979 on.[5]

In the Japanese market, the 1500 developed 80 PS (59 kW) at 5,600 rpm,[6] the lesser 1.3 liter 2A engine, in June 1979, offered a 74 PS (54 kW).[5] In Europe mainly the 1.3 version was available, with 65 PS (48

In this new front-wheel drive the first for Toyota, the engine was longitudinally. The transmission was mounted the floorpan, as is the case in a rear-wheel car. Unlike a rear-wheel car, the transmission had a ring and gear on the front part of the underneath the engine. Halfshafts extended from the transmission to the wheels.

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