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1986 Toyota Tercel

Jesse's less flashy second car, the Toyota Tercel


ModelTercel Wagon 4WD



License plateNM #HA3 4I8

ClassCompact 4WD wagon

OwnerClovis (previous owner)
Jesse Pinkman

First appearance"Breakage"

Last appearance"Buried"

Images (18)

The Toyota Tercel was Jesse Pinkman's second car in the show. The red paint is weather-beaten, and the body-side molding on the driver's door is pulled away at the front.

Introduction to the series

Prior to the Tercel, Jesse drove a red 1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, equipped with a hydraulic low-rider suspension. The car was damaged and presumably abandoned after it was shot up during Hank Schrader's shootout with Tuco Salamanca.

When Jesse later drives the RV to Clovis' repair yard to negotiate its storage, Jesse needs something to drive. He asks about a classic Chevy El Camino, but it is too expensive. He asks about another car that is off-camera, to which Clovis says "Serious?" The next scene shows him arriving at a unit for rent with the red Tercel wagon.


Walter sees Jesse's 'new' car

Later, Walter is surprised to see Jesse driving the compact wagon. When Jesse says that he is "keeping things on the D.L. (down-low, being  inconspicuous) Walter mocks him, saying "I'm guessing this one doesn't bounce."

Toyota Tercel Wagon

The Tercel was Toyota's first front-wheel drive car to be sold in the US. The car used in the show was the wagon version of the second generation Tercel. This model was equipped with a basic four-wheel drive system. Due to the asymmetrical styling of the rear tailgate, some likened the design to an automated teller machine. (ATM)


Jesse's Toyota Tercel sold at auction for $7,200 roughly 1440% above Kelley Blue Book value for a car with 181,500 miles the stated milage on the car.

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Main Characters' Automobiles: 2004 Pontiac Aztek1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer1982 Chevrolet Monte CarloThe RV2006 Jeep Commander2006 Volkswagen New Beetle1997 Cadillac DeVille1988 Chrysler Fifth Avenue1992 Buick LeSabre1998 Volvo V701986 Toyota Tercel2009 Dodge Challenger2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser1986 Volvo 2401977 Cadillac Sedan de Ville2012 Chrysler 3002012 Dodge Challenger1978 Chevrolet El Camino2011 Dodge Durango2012 Ford Edge1964 Chevrolet C-10

Other Action Automobiles: 1980 Buick Regal1996 BMW 3182007 Cadillac Escalade1987 Chevrolet Monte CarloMack B-Series1999 BMW 323iKawasaki ZG 1000 ConcoursBentley Continental GT1996 Ford Taurus2006 Cadillac DTSInternational 9000 seriesYamaha TT-R 1251997 Buick Century1990 Buick Century1991 Toyota Previa1994 GMC Yukon1985 Ford F-350Chevrolet Express1999 Ford Crown Victoria1977 Ford F-3501973 Chevrolet C-Series

Non-Automobile Vehicles: Wayfarer 515JM21Quest Kodiak 100SFSR 0927

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