Toyota Tercel (The Ugly One)

1984 Toyota Tercel SR5 4WD Wagon by Monkey Crisis On Mars

1984 Toyota Tercel SR5 4WD Wagon by Monkey Crisis On Mars

Here is the story: At the age where kids (mostly boys) start bragging about the family ride there was this constant question about the car someone drives. If your dad’s car didn’t pull it off there was of course always the option to put in the brother’s, uncle’s, cousin’s or other relative’s car to top the opponent. And then there was this new kid: Just moved into town, single mom, mostly quiet. His simple answer was: “My mom drives a Toyota Tercel.” I remember the first time I saw the car I was really upset. Why would anybody want to drive such an ugly, small, japanese (yes, that was an issue back then) car, when there where so many nice and big cars available? The interesting thing is that from all the cars that existed around me in my friend’s family I only remember maybe two. But I can clearly recall the Tercel. So this one is for you Todd. It took me a while but I have to admit your mom had a pretty cool car.

More Tercels to come

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One thought on “Toyota Tercel (The Ugly One)

  1. Pingback: More Tercels | T. Mayer, Illustrations

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