• (4.0) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $878$3,922
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 35
  • Engine: 93-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 3-speed automatic
1997 Toyota Tercel

1997 Toyota Tercel Reviews

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The Automotive News headline was disturbing. "Toyota may drop U.S. Tercel, Paseo," said the newspaper, a Detroit-based industry trade journal. Can't be true, I thought, not unless Toyota has flipped its corporate wig. So, I called Wade Hoyt and Antoinette Arianna, Toyota's spokesfolks in the Northeast. Both said the Tercel would stay, which was good, because the current Tercel is ... Read full review for the 1997 Toyota Tercel

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For an economy car, a great value and RELIABLE

by someLAdude from Los Angeles, CA on April 23, 2008

I "inherited" a '97 Tercel Blackhawk edition (2 doors, alloy wheels, rear spoiler) when I married my wife a few years ago. I wasn't looking forward to driving this car daily as I had a '96 BMW as my d... Read Full Review

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