Toyota: The 12 Models Of 1991, Their Peak Year?

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Toyota Tercel

You may be asking yourself, “Why on earth is a Toyota Tercel on the list?”  It’s simple really.  While the CRX-HF allowed enthusiasts to drive frugally, the Tercel added a bit more power and two more doors.

Basically, it’s everything a person needed to get to Point-B, and save money on the way.

The Tercel was equipped with a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, capable of 82 horsepower and 90-lb.ft. of torque.  While those numbers certainly aren’t mind-blowing, the fact that the coupe version had a curb weight of 2000 pounds, is.

The Tercel came with a 5-speed manual, an optional automatic transmission, and could consistently average 30 miles per gallon.  While it wasn’t nearly as frugal as the Honda CRX-HF, it certainly wasn’t as gutless, and at least could carry an extra couple of passengers along the way.

I still find it hard to believe, a curb weight of just 2,000 pounds with four doors.  Take that Lotus!