Rusty 88 tercel value?

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Rusty 88 tercel value?

Post by Mac »

Hey guys, long time no post.

I found a tercel about 2 hour outside of vancouver BC, its been in the guys driveway for about 2 years and he said hes ready to let it go since he realizes he wont do anything with it.

Its a 1988, manual trans, PS, no AC, not a SR5 Its really rusty, its got 407,000km i figure its got a couple years untill your feet go through the floor.

What do you think its worth? Im thinking its only worth its parts when the rust inevitably takes the car
Tercel 4WD "POWER WAGOON" with 4A-C
aka: "no powa steering tercel, oh oh oh!"
mods: ignition at 10 DBTDC and 90 octane gas.
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Post by Nordical25 »

Hi Mac,

We had just a discussion of Tercel valuation. It is found under General "Value Determination".

You can find some tips from there. Each car is a bit different so there is no general rule, just some reasoning why pay extra and why not.
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Post by dlb »

Wow, hi Mac. Long time no see. You're one of the originals.

Back when I got into t4's around 2007, I would have said it's worth about $200. But now, the price of EVERYTHING is inflated, plus the price of t4's has especially inflated. So even if that car is as big a POS as it sounds like, I would expect to pay $500-$800? Maybe more, if it's not as bad as it sounds. That's my 2 cents anyway.
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Post by MrWrench »

I paid $800 for my 84 Sr5 and the body is absolutely toast.
I’ll post a picture at some point when I get on a computer with pictures of it.
1984 SR5. winter driver rescue
1985 SR5. Daily driver. Aka "Spud"
1986 SR5. Dakar Rally clone build.
1983 SR5. New purchase.
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