Fairly Rare Beast.
Fastest production wagon of it's time.
Great utility value.
Built to last.
As it sat in FL just before it was driven to it's new NH home with about 180k in 1994.
The infamous strut tower webbing stress crack. View the sheet metal webbing between strut tower and firewall. Before fix, crack had been slowly lengthening until it hit the factory drilled hole and was beginning to travel beyond the hole- notice paint peeling there. Would have grown straight to the firewall.
Best of the fix pics- a 1/8 inch steel plate was cut, placed over crack, spot welded around perimeter, and front plate edge bent down for strength.
After 20 years and over half a million miles of driving through 46 different states, the first collision. Quattro with snow tires inspired such confidence that speed around the snowy turn got out of hand, rear end flew out too quick to correct, and an uninsured phone pole crashed into my prized Audi. If only it had been the Tercel 4x4 wagon.