It was a sad day on Saturday. I drove our 1986 Tercel to the junkyard. The suspension was getting dicey and it had been leaking lots of fluids. It was time.
This was my wife's first car. Little did we know back in 1986 when we laid down $9000 for a brand new car that it would be driving itself to its own funeral in 2012 with the following stats:
- Went for 26 years
- Logged 322,493 km
- Original engine, transmission and clutch
- Never broke down while driving
- Didn't even get a flat tire
We'll miss her!
I kept the steering wheel. I had transferred it to the Tercel seven years ago when I junked my 1984 Toyota Corolla (21 years, 413,000 km also original engine, transmission and clutch).
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1986 Toyota Tercel - RIP Oct 20/2012