1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD Wagon [Down On...

1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD Wagon [Down On The Street]

There are 29 comments on the Jalopnik story from Jan 10, 2008, titled 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD Wagon [Down On The Street]. In it, Jalopnik reports that:

While we had an 80s Toyota on DOTS just last week , we're really overdue to see an example of one of my all-time favorite Toyotas: the '83-86 Tercel Wagon. via Jalopnik

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“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#22 Jul 4, 2009

read the comments from real americans

Paddington, Australia

#23 Jul 6, 2009
Not un-patriotic liberals that aren't proud of their country and just waste space when it could be occupied by people who understand American values and what the constitution stands for.
Canadian Guy

Laval, Canada

#24 Jul 6, 2009
Jake wrote:
The cars from asian companies are pieces of trash to begin with.
Big American car are great, small one are not that good. There is good and bad in all car company. Japan 4 cyl motor are very good, American V6 are excellent...

If you have bad experience with japan cars, it's not all the apple in the basket that are bad.

Pittsburgh, PA

#25 Jul 11, 2009
Jap crap. LOL LOL. Ya. That must be why they consistently get over 200k miles on them and still keep pumping. All cars rust now days. It depends on how you take care of them. Some people dont like to clean let alone wax a vehicle. I suppose if you also decided to actually do routine maintenance on a domestic or import, you will be able to put some miles on it too. But ya, some people just can't be bothered. Let's face it kids, Most of this is how much time and effort you decide to give your vehicle. Any vehicle will become crap is neglected. So, I guess this may come down to the individual owner too.)

Irvine, CA

#26 Jul 11, 2009
Jake wrote:
Almost all of the profits that come from domestically built asian cars go to foreign countries all the same;
there is very little diffrence if it is made locaaly or imported, what is really supported is the company headquarters, which are, obviously in another country.
So, as a result,
if you buy a car from an asian company,
even it was built in your own country,
you are supporting a foriegn economy more than anything else (obviously) so, assuming that you are doing the right thing by buying a locally built asian car is incorrect.
Buying from it rips you off and your country's economy.
Unfortunately the big 3 here in the US all bank over seas with the majority of their investments not found in the US. so, the US automakers do not exist anymore. The most U.S. part of the big 3 is the money injected foolishly by the U.S. goverment to prevent thousands of job losses. Guess what! They laid off even more than they planned without the bail-outs! so the Big 3 are just big money sucks! because helloooo FAIL! economy cars are needed, they have the technology for a 30mpg commercial truck, but chose not to make them.

Pittsburgh, PA

#27 Jul 26, 2009
So we are saying that all the profits from American cars are kept on American soil. How many of the parts we use to manufacture a vehicle are actually made in the U.S.) Maybe if you guys keep writing the BS your writing here, you might actually begin to believe it.

Since: Jun 09

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#28 Jul 27, 2009
A lot more of the profits would stay in the country if you bought an American vehicle compared to if you bought an asian or other foreign car.

Belmar, NJ

#29 Nov 15, 2010
Jon wrote:
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Hmmm.. after 26 winters in Colorado, Oregon, BC, and New Mexico my '82 tercel wagon still runs great, gets 45 mpg if I drive carefully, and handles snow, mud, and dirt roads better than just about any car. Let me know how how those eddie bauer subarus or ford explorers are doing in 26 years...
jon, i am truly impressed by the mileage you got with your sr5 wagon. i have owned an 83,86, and currently drive an 85 with almost 350,000 miles on it. I live at near 5000 feet elevation, and i have gotten more like 30-low30's with all of mine, even running premium fuels. is there any trick to it? i too think these are wonderful cars. their overall durability and ease of maintenance and mechanics is truly amazing. if toyota were to produce another economy 4x4 this good, people that need to drive 4x4 autos would be standing in the aisles to get one. i'd be in the head of the line too! I saw one reply that stated these cars would rust through in a couple of winters in his locale. Too bad for them... my 86 had a permanent rust-through warranty that was transferred to all owners, not just the original owner. i do not know if this warranty was in place on all model years however. unfortunately a drunk driver hit it and totaled it out. i disassembled the entire car for parts using only a half dozen wrenches and sockets. that's how easy they are to work on.

San Rafael, CA

#30 Nov 21, 2013
I would like to know how far from the pavement the bottom of a 1985 Toyota Tercel is maybe it's referred to as the undercarriage. I have a 2005 Toyota Scion Xa, And it is 8 inches from the bottom of the car to the pavement. My next door neighbor has a 2013 Toyota Prius and it is also 8 inches from the bottom of the car to the pavement.

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