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Junkyard Discover: 1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD Wagon with 413,344 miles

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1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon in Colorado wrecking yard, RH view - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

The Toyota Tercel 4WD Station Wagon, recognized in its homeland because the Sprinter Carib, bought very properly in Colorado, the place I stay, and tended to be each dependable and properly-liked by house owners. I nonetheless see them in wrecking yards right here, so many who I don’t photograph any however probably the most fascinating. This one in a Denver yard had a powerful-even-by-Toyota-requirements odometer studying, so it made the minimize for a Junkyard Discover.

1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon in Colorado wrecking yard, speedometer - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

I’m skeptical of the ’ninety two Volkswagen Rabbit displaying 930,013 miles on the clock, as a result of these Malaise Period VW odometers have been recognized for flakiness — although I’ve no drawback believing that, say, a Mercedes-Benz W201 attained 601,173 miles, and even that an ’86 Olds Cutlass Calais received to 363,033 miles. I see so many junkyard Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties Toyotas with higher than 300,000 miles that I’m positive the odometers are simply wonderful; lately, I have to see at the least 400k to be impressed by a discarded Toyota.

1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon in Colorado wrecking yard, front seats - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

Extraordinarily excessive-mile automobiles are typically properly-cared-for, for apparent causes, and also you gained’t discover many crushed-half-to-dying hoopties previous the 300k mark. They have a tendency to get junked once they get traded in, or when the rust will get actually dangerous, or once they crash. The entrance seats on this car are so good, although, that I think they acquired changed or recovered within the not-very-distant previous.

1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon in Colorado wrecking yard, rust - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

This one doesn’t present catastrophic rust, by Nineteen Eighties Japanese-car requirements, however the corrosion knocked its resale worth down to close zilch.

1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon in Colorado wrecking yard, engine - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

I’ve owned (and beloved) a number of of those automobiles, each FWD and 4WD variations, and I can inform you from first-hand expertise that they’re sluggish. Actual sluggish. The Tercel’s carbureted 3A engine (cousin to the 4AGEs of AE86 Corolla and MR2 fame) was rated at sixty two horsepower. You needed to work onerous to kill one among these automobiles, although.

1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon in Colorado wrecking yard, build tag - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

The Corolla All-Trac wagon changed the Tercel 4WD wagon in 1988, so I assumed that there was no such factor as a US-market 1988 Sprinter Carib. It seems that Toyota bought a number of of those automobiles for the 1988 mannequin yr, as confirmed by this construct tag. If you wish to come up with an actual stumper of a car-trivia query, ask your victims to call two MY1988 US-market Toyotas that had manufacturing unit-put in carburetors (Reply: this car and the bottom Toyota Truck, aka Hilux).

1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon in Colorado wrecking yard, 4WD selector lever - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

American car consumers by no means did get snug with the thought of guide switching between FWD and 4WD, which is why the true all-wheel-drive system on the All-Trac Toyotas bought so a lot better over right here (and why Subaru slaughtered the competitors for AWD car gross sales through the Nineteen Nineties). For those who left your Tercel 4WD wagon within the 4WD setting on dry pavement for lengthy sufficient, you’d put on out the tires on the very least, and perhaps bust some mechanical elements for those who stored it that approach. Who’s acquired time to decide on drive mode nowadays?

1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon in Colorado wrecking yard, radio - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

This one has the nicest manufacturing unit radio I’ve ever seen in a Tercel.

As all the time, the Japanese-market TV commercials entertain a lot better than their American-market counterparts. HAPPY CHOICE!

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