Japanese Classic: 1984 Toyota Tercel Hatchback

This next car comes from DT regular Safety Fast who writes: Behold the 1984 Toyota Tercel ‘Malaise Edition’ in beautiful, vibrant beige. This car was not included in the “Oh what a feeling!” advertising campaign of the time because the feeling it gave owners was sadness. With long-term ownership, this feeling eventually morphed into serious doubt and deep depression. No radio was fitted in this car because Toyota did not offer one with the necessary wattage to effectively drown out a driver’s pained wails and loud sobs. The low miles on this example are likely due to the owner’s shame and fear of being seen driving it on public roads. However, with $3,500 and a Prozac prescription, the next owner can enjoy a very well-preserved example of Reagan-era hopelessness.  See a better way to give up? Find this 1984 Toyota Tercel Hatchback offered for $3,500 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1984 Toyota tercel 

cylinders: 4 cylinders 

drive: fwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 130000 

paint color: custom 

size: compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: hatchback 

1984 Toyota tercel 130k original miles, clean title, 3AC 1.5 liter engine, 4 speed manual transmission, original paint and Interior, good tires, good brakes, good clutch, original steel wheels, no leaks, new radiator, new radiator hoses, fresh oil change, all new filters, fresh tuneup, new muffler, new ceramic brake pads, all lights work, factory A/C blows cold, great on gas, 35 mpg, no accidents, original books, original spare tire and tools, very roomy inside, runs great, registration is paid up to date, has current smog certificate, send email if your serious

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