When we started Moto Roster and decided to feature cars that we come across during our searches for Moto Roster member cars, we never thought "I wonder how often we'll feature Tercels?" So, we're surprised that we're writing up another 4WD example less than 3 weeks after we just featured one, but here we are.
We believe this example is "Light Jade Metallic", and with only 50,000 miles on it the paint still looks remarkably shiny. There are some rust bubbles around the wheel wells, and a hole in the rear left wheel well but given its Western PA home, and 4WD utility everything looks better than it should. The black plastic bumpers often aged and oxidized in ugly ways but here they look so clean we have to wonder if someone didn't take a can of plastidip to them.
1986 Tercel 4WD wagons received an updated interior, and while we miss the plaid of the earlier years, it's hard to dislike how clean and original this one remains. A good deal of wear is present on the cigarette lighter and ashtray so this vehicle may have been smoked in, but we find it hard to believe someone fastidious enough to make punch labels for shift speeds would smoke in a car. Either way, a minor detail in a 30 year old car.
The motor is clean with recent service including a new thermostat, water pump, radiator, and timing belt. The head was decked + reinstalled with a new gasket and new brakes were installed in the back. Blue wires aren’t our cup of tea, but they appear to be new as well.
These are weird cars, but they've grown on us tremendously and if we were looking for a 4WD winter car this would be a strong contender. This one is right up the road from Moto Roster HQ at a dealer that's going selling out their inventory for retirement and we're tempted to at least swing by to take a look.
Find this 4WD Wagon on eBay in Export, PA.
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