1994 Tercel

Consumer Reviews

1994 Toyota Tercel

$388 - $2,108  MSRP Range
1994 Toyota Tercel

Review Score

4.1 out of 5 stars

4.1

7 Reviews
86% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.7 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.7 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.6 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.9 out of 5 stars Performance
3.9 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

23 years and never had to repair it!

by Rars1965 from Clearlake Oaks, CA on Sat Sep 02 2017

I bought mine new in 94 and drove it for 23 years. Never broke down, always started, and got me where I needed to go. Comfort level could have been better. Paint oxidized on every one I ever saw. Engine wasn't terribly powerful. Upholstery cracked due to elements. It had all of the issues I've heard other owners of the 94 had. Overall, it was an awesome car. It was hard to let it go but I needed something newer.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Very Reliable

by Nice Car from on Sat Aug 14 2010

Very great on gas and always reliable. Not the most powerful car and not vary fast but i would recomend for a first car to anyone.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Best everyday car

by Khed from Clayton, GA on Mon Oct 28 2019

Great car to get to work and back everyday. Got mine used. Have had minimal problems out of it. And the ones I did have were just due to age and general maintenance and replacements. It’s currently in the shop for a gasket replacement and now I’m driving a 2019 Chevy Spark. But as soon as the Tercel comes out I’m driving it again. I’d buy it 100x over, over my Spark. Great little car. Gonna be hard to let it go one day.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Very reliable and excellent fuel economy

by Tercelling from Seattle, Wa on Mon Jul 22 2019

Easy car to get around town with and the fun to drive. Always starts and very reliable. The preventative maintenance is easy to do by yourself with common tools. Replacement parts are in-stock and affordable.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

A real gem

by thekid from Silver Spring, MD on Wed Jun 01 2011

I amazed at the reliability of this unassuming little car - it just keeps going and going. I'm the original owner and the repairs have been minimal - a starter and one electronic gizmo from the emission control system. It's also wonderful to park. Of course, no one over the age of 8 can sit comfortably in the back seat but you can't have everything.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

i love my car

by wolf from new york on Sun May 06 2007

it grate on gas and hold road i love this very good car and keep going i drive that car 2 hours to work after hard day i really like drive car home . just good size car for me and my family . go dow highway really good go threw snow and ice roads and held really good . it old val as good .i said before i would nevery buy one know i would buy after owen this one it a great car. i have so many cars and i love tis one it like jeep . it take beting it keeps going

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

just not that good of a car

by dont have one from Newark, DE on Wed May 23 2007

i dunno how long i've had the car for, but its just not that god of a car. my tercel only has about 40,000 miles on it so we got lucky with the milage, and the handling is ok, the performance honestly isn't that great at all. kind of a scary car to be in to since its got no airbags at all, and since the stearing wheel is hard plastic it makes it just as scary. good for a first car, just dont plan on keeping it that long

3 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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