A Forgotten Classic: A Detailed Look At The Toyota Tercel

Regardless of how well-known particular cars may have been in the past, others inevitably go out of favour.

The Toyota Tercel, one of today's rarest breeds, is another illustration.Only two years after its Japanese premiere in 1978, 

the Tercel made its American debut in 1980 and remained the brand's standard

 model for more than ten years. The Tercel was not only comfortable and

reasonably priced, it was also Toyota's first

 front-wheel-drive car, laying 

the groundwork for the Echo.