Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Grandpa's Car: 1988 Toyota Tercel Hatchback

"Cool" car guys aren't supposed to admit that they like basic economy cars from yesteryear, but I'm not cool, so I guess I'll just go out and admit that I do a double take when a clean Toyota Tercel rolls by and I'm a sucker for the hatchback version that hasn't been hacked up by some Pimp My Ride wannabe.  Find this 1988 Toyota Tercel offered for $3300 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1988 Toyota tercel
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 47000
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: hatchback
we are selling grandpas 1988 Toyota tercel dx model ,it has automatic transmission power steering, paint is original and glossy interior is very nice and clean ,has Toyotas famous 1.5liter 3ei4 engine , runs excellent ,great on gas gets around 32mpg, its has only 47000 original miles ,its been garage kept ,very well cared and maintained, have service records, still has original pink slip ,passed smog with flying colors, reg is current, must see to appreciate,  

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  1. a choice weapon.... if it was a stick

    1. Agreed. I've got an 88 323 hatch with a manual and it's a great daily/city car. This one is so very very clean. Also over four times what I paid for mine. But only about half the miles. Granted my paint is completely blown out which makes it look like a hoopty and this one most definitely doesn't.

  2. My second car. Mine was a stick too. Nice looking up to the taillights and that huge bumper. I'd like to have it,but it's too nice for nyc streets.


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