In trying to attract vehicle buyers towards a specific vehicle model, is there anything that can beat luxuriousness? Of course, there is. Actually, there are a lot of things. For the small and humble Toyota Tercel, it was price. The Toyota Tercel may not be the most luxurious vehicle in its category; in fact it was the opposite. But what the Tercel lacked in luxuriousness, it filled up with its extremely low price. And while the car wasn't able to attract the attention of everybody, it was at least able to attract the attention of those who want value for the little money that they have.
The Toyota Tercel is a subcompact front-wheel drive car manufactured and sold by Toyota from the 1980 to the 1999 model year. When it was introduced for the 1980 model year, it was the smallest and the first car of its kind ever manufactured by Toyota. While it was not the most luxurious vehicle in its category, it was a constant bestseller because of its low price. An added value to this is the vehicle's low gas mileage, registering 33 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on highway with a 4-speed automatic transmission unit.
When the Tercel was introduced in 1980, its official name was the Toyota Corolla Tercel. It was equipped with a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine rated at 60 hp. The vehicle was then available only in two-door coupe and three-door hatchback body styles and transmission options include a 4-speed manual, 5-speed manual and 3-speed automatic units.
In succeeding years after its introduction, a lot of improvement was made to the Tercel. From 1983, the "Corolla" name was dropped and the model was sold only as the Toyota Tercel. By 1990, a lot of improvements have already been made to the car, yet it remained to be a low-priced entry level car in Toyota's vehicle line-up. But after nearly 20 years of production, Toyota decided to drop the Toyota Tercel from its vehicle line-up to give way to the all-new Toyota Echo.
Today, the Tercel is but an old car. But for those people who want an affordable yet reliable used car, the Toyota Tercel still tops the options. Of course you would need high quality and high performance Toyota Tercel parts to boost its performance.