Written on: 05/01/2013 by cldel1 (1 review written)
I have had Fords Peugeot VW's but despite Japanese cars being regularly in Top 10 of JD survey this is my first Japanese car. I always wanted a VVTI because of the classic lines it was designed with and the raised hood in the Bonnet reminds me of a Pintiac Transam from my youth! Aside from good looks the first thing I noticed was the drive train is so smooth compared to other manufacturers. It sits well on the road, and I think the acceleration on my 140 bhp is great for a car of its class.... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2011
A great all rounder,a little cramped in the rear though,but its a sports car afer all.
I have owned my VVTI for 7 years,and in all that time,i have only needed to replace the aux pulley,and rear silencer?Not bad for a 10 year old car.
There has been no other issues with it,it starts ist time,and i get 35-45 mpg.
I was thinking of trading up to the GT model,but i have changed my mind,due to the increasing cost of petrol.
I would think i will have this car for many years to come,barring... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2010
MINE IS A 140BHP WHICH SUITS ME,BLACK LEATHER TRIM, CLIMATE CONTROL MAKES CENTRE CONSOLE-DASH BOARD LOOK BETTER AND ITS SLIGHTLY TUNED. HANDLES WELL CORNERS EXCELLANTLY. THE PAINT IS THIN AND LIKE ALL CELICA'S CHIPS EASILY,ALLOYS EAT THEM SELVES I'M GOING TO HAVE MINE REFURBISHED SOON. GEAR CHANGE IS GREAT, SEATS I FIND COMFORTABLE AND DRIVING POSITION GOOD.PERFORMANCE ON STANDARD ONES IS OK ( MY WIFES ASTRA DIESEL IS AS QUICK) THE ONE THING I DID DO WAS TO UP GRADE THE BRAKES EBC DISCS AND... (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2009
My 03 celica 1.8 vvti in black is a nice reliable car and handles very well. It is classed as a sports car but has to be really revved quite hard to make it perform well.
The one main down side to ownership is you cant get a haynes type manual
for this car, and its difficult to even find out what the spark plug gaps
should be without one. The genuine toyota manuals are a rediculous price !
Neil.R (uk) (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2009
The Toyota Celica 1.8 vvti is great. At first i was torn between the Hyundai Coupe and the Celica until I sat inside them. The hyundai was very plain and was not very pleasing to the eye, whereas the Celica inside was just as pleasing as to look at as the outside. On hind sight its good to have a good looking car that people look at whilst you're driving, but even better to be watching the people looking at your car from the great inside and feel what they're thinking as you pass. DONT... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2009 by gmiles (5 reviews written)
I bought my Celica when it was just over three years of age, and have had it for over five years, to date it has been very reliable. As with others I discovered that the alloys suffer terrible corrosion, this is purley down to Toyota putting a thin coat of paint on them and not allowing for our winters.I had my alloys re-furbished four years ago and they still look good.I still think the Celica looks great despite the design being nine years old,it also has a cracking driving position,and... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2008 by tigerlily1976 (1 review written)
I have had my 190vvti Toyota Celica in red for 6 months now and I must admit I still get a buzz from driving it above 3000 revs when the valves kick in it is awesome. I do try to drive this car conservatively but you find when you have a chilli pepper red celica with sports pack and extras everyone from Cavaliers to Fiats will try to race you! Great on corners like it is on rails trust me chuck it into a bend and give it some! See what happens (you will be surprised). (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2008 by Paul308 (3 reviews written)
I have just got rid after just over 6 years from new. It was a very good car and I miss it. Handled superb, anything from just over 30mpg driving keen to 41mpg/400 miles per tank when I backed off.
The alloys corrode which is unsightly. Lots of stonechips at the front. Cabin let in small amounts of water, but I was damned if I could find out where. Seat springs had started to go, bach ache followed.
The engine has a timing chain, so no bills for a belt change. I had done 86000 miles and it... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2008
Looks and feels good to drive. Great handling and the power is there when you need it. Car was designed 9 years ago and still looks better than the new cars out on the roads. Great driving position. A major service cost me £305 from a Toyota dealer which I thought was a good. The same service on a Lexus cost my brother £600. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2008
Wanted to write this comment as I have sold the car and it goes in two days time as I need something to bash the motorway in (Saab 2.8T 9-3) so more power but believe me I will always love this car like I did my old 205 GTI years ago. (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2008 by kathsmith
The Toyota Celica 1.8 VVTI is a dream to drive. It handles well, grips the roads when cornering and purrs along happily whatever speed I'm travelling. interior well designed and cockpit controls well laid out. Pedals close to the floor which means your foot glides easily from pedal to pedal without much effort leading to smooth use of brake or clutch. MPG good. A car that still turns heads 8 years after I bought it. Very comfortable on long journeys. Surprisingly roomy with good boot space.... (read more)
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