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Re: Looking for a commuter car that gets great mileage-Corolla?

I'm driving a 96 Tercel that gets 40 to 45 mpg hwy.Better looking
than the Echo. Nice for short trips, but cramped on long vacations with
the dog in back. If you need more room get the Corolla, which I might
do when it's time to replace my Tercel.
 
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Re: Looking for a commuter car that gets great mileage-Corolla?

I didn't know Tercels were made so late.
I looked up the pics on the web, they do look slightly more normal than
an Echo.
Might be just the model I am looking for.
Any more info on the later Tercels I might need to know?
Could you get cruise on a manual in those?
 
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Re: Looking for a commuter car that gets great mileage-Corolla?

On 27 Jan 2006 09:22:27 -0800, "[email protected]" <[email protected]> wrote:

>I didn't know Tercels were made so late.
>I looked up the pics on the web, they do look slightly more normal than
>an Echo.
>Might be just the model I am looking for.
>Any more info on the later Tercels I might need to know?
>Could you get cruise on a manual in those?



Go buy a new Corolla and finance it over 5 or 6 years. The car will
be as good as new after the payments are over....

.....and the car will get you there at better than 40 miles per
gallon...

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Scott in Florida
 
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Re: Looking for a commuter car that gets great mileage-Corolla?

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>I didn't know Tercels were made so late.
> I looked up the pics on the web, they do look slightly more normal than
> an Echo.
> Might be just the model I am looking for.
> Any more info on the later Tercels I might need to know?
> Could you get cruise on a manual in those?
>

I would avoid Tercels with the electronic carburetor, which were prone to
driveability complaints. I believe these were sold in the late 1980's to
very early 1990's. A fuel-injected Tercel should be fine.

And yes, I believe cruise control was offered with a manual transmission.
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Re: Looking for a commuter car that gets great mileage-Corolla?

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 12:08:50 -0600, "Ray O"
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><[email protected]> wrote in message
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>>I didn't know Tercels were made so late.
>> I looked up the pics on the web, they do look slightly more normal than
>> an Echo.
>> Might be just the model I am looking for.
>> Any more info on the later Tercels I might need to know?
>> Could you get cruise on a manual in those?
>>

>I would avoid Tercels with the electronic carburetor, which were prone to
>driveability complaints. I believe these were sold in the late 1980's to
>very early 1990's. A fuel-injected Tercel should be fine.
>
>And yes, I believe cruise control was offered with a manual transmission.



My son's new 06 Corolla has stick and cruise. Works great!

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Re: Looking for a commuter car that gets great mileage-Corolla?

Yeh, 98 was the last year for the Tercel. My 96 is the best vehicle
I've ever owned. Wih almost 130,000 miles , it still runs like new.
I've only replaced the timing belt as preventive measure, other engine
belts, tires and done oil changes.Head lights and tail lights are all
original. So parts on this car last a long time.

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Re: Looking for a commuter car that gets great mileage-Corolla?

Just looked at some prices on the net..WOW

Expensive!!

4 grand for Tercels with 100k and ten years old.

16 grand for 2003+ Corollas

By the time you figure in insurance, licensing and cost...might as well
just buy the gas..LOL

I'm going to keep looking for a newer Tercel though.
 
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