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★★★★★

“1.8 VVTi 140 HP - Celica Red 2006”

Written on: 15/10/2012 by winerack1 (1 review written)

What other car can give this performance, handle like its on a Scalectrix track, be more reliable than an annual rise in fuel, look clasically mondern and still have plenty of room for the clubs. I get about 30 to 35 mpg when I drive like a pussee, but consumption increases rapidly when i throttle it. My only gripe is that I drive the 140 bhp and in hindesight the 180 bhp would have suited my driving style better. My wife has the primary car but had I not been so persistant when it came to… Read Full Review

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“I own a 1.8 VVTI 140 bhp 2000 model in Red with Sport...”

Written on: 12/05/2011

I own a 1.8 VVTI 140 bhp 2000 model in Red with Sport and Premium pack which has just done 140.000 miles. This is by far the best car I have owned. Fuel economy is good for the type of car it is. Handling is awesome, it's quick and fun to drive. Still a massive head turner for a car that is 10 years old! never broken down and always started. I have had to replace Air Flow Sensor after a year of owning it and sunroof gutters have got clogged and started to rust and paint is quite thin as the… Read Full Review

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“GOOD POINTS ”

Written on: 19/06/2010 by jdog (2 reviews written)

GOOD POINTS
Looks awesome, cheap to maintain, was very reliable apart from needed a new batt every year (cos its an import). Get people saying it looks like the batmobile.

BAD POINTS
Only thing that needed changing was wheel bearing, batt, tyres.
Biggest bad points is engine seem to lack power.

Id recommand the GT or GT4… Read Full Review

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“6th Gen Celica 1.8 st in teal blue, love it to bits ,...”

Written on: 05/10/2009

6th Gen Celica 1.8 st in teal blue, love it to bits , looks great, wasn't sure at first, but i've really grown to like its looks. This car is my bit of fun for the weekend. Great driving position, very low and sporty.

This is the best car I have driven for handling, and always makes me grin. Performance is good, as long as you rev like hell and use the gearbox well, which i personally like, and the engine seems at ease with high revs.

Fuel is very good considering..

All in all a well made… Read Full Review

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“The Toyota Celica 1.8 looks great IMO. Nice...”

Written on: 01/04/2009

The Toyota Celica 1.8 looks great IMO. Nice performance, especially in 190. Practical, everyday car as long as not used as a family wagon. Fantastic reliability Have owned both 140 & 190 (GT) models. The side skirts and spoiler on the GT look amazing IMO and really make the car.
There is quite a difference in the 140 & 190 as the 190 has shorter gears (more acceleration less MPG) and above 6100rpm, the surge form the lift is great fun. I way prefer the 190 model i own now but the 140 was… Read Full Review

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“I have an '02 140bhp model, bought only a few weeks...”

Written on: 06/10/2008

I have an '02 140bhp model, bought only a few weeks ago, & I love it already. It turns heads, is stuffed with goodies (with sport/premium pack), is quite quick, & offers tons of carrying capacity with fold-down rear seats. I've managed to achieve a respectable 36mpg, pretty good for a sports car; also, it won't break down, because it's a Toyota.
Visibility is a bit restricted & you can't see the end of the bonnet, with the low-slung seat, but that's just a minor gripe. The cabin's rather… Read Full Review

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“I have a 1991 toyota celica base model for sale with...”

Written on: 10/03/2008

I have a 1991 toyota celica base model for sale with 160,000 miles. I loved it. I have both cv joints replaced and the place didn't fill the trans all the way up so the trans is going out… Read Full Review

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“The Toyota Celica 1.8 has reasonable performance but...”

Written on: 14/05/2007 by Speedway (12 reviews written)

The Toyota Celica 1.8 has reasonable performance but it is necessary to rev the engines hard and this does not suit everyone's driving style… Read Full Review

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“Beautiful car and very reliable, I did have a duff...”

Written on: 06/05/2007 by Belatucadrus (21 reviews written)

Beautiful car and very reliable, I did have a duff ECM, but it didn't cause any real problems day to day and Toyota swapped it out immediately. It has a decent hatchback and boot space is fine for most applications. Interior space is generally OK for three, though rear headroom is limited. I've yet to get anybody to sit behind the driver, legroom there when I drive is zero. Mine has the leather front seats which are very comfortable and the vinyl rear which is very practical, but looks a bit… Read Full Review

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“A nice car but it has cost me £2000 on 6 bent wheels,...”

Written on: 09/02/2007 by 6bent wheels (1 review written)

A nice car but it has cost me £2000 on 6 bent wheels, tyres etc. Toyota say that there is not a problem with the wheels but other owners are reporting the same problems (read "What Car?" reports also). I bought the T sport new in May 2004 having previously owned a VVTi which was very good. To date the T sport has done under 18,000 miles. There is a rattle in the exhaust that has been there from new that the garage 'cannot find' but worst of all is that 6, yes that's right, 6 wheels have… Read Full Review

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“I would agree with Rev306's comments about the Toyota...”

Written on: 07/11/2006 by Johnybgoode (6 reviews written)

I would agree with Rev306's comments about the Toyota Celica 1.8. I test drove the 190 (the car I have is the 140) and the 190 goes like brown stuff off a shovel, it is very quick and if you're not paying attention, you'll be closer than you want to be to the car in front, which seemed far in the distance a few seconds ago. Seriously fast.

As the salesman informed me, it is seriously thirsty, more so than the 140.

The 140 accelerates well but if Mondeo Man is determined to thrash the guts… Read Full Review

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“Firstly I would like to point out that before I owned...”

Written on: 25/09/2006 by Rev306 (1 review written)

Firstly I would like to point out that before I owned my Toyota Celica 1.8 190 T Sport, I owned a standard 140 BHP model. There are a fewer T Sports on the road, therefore most 140 owners will critisise the 190 Model. Personally I think they should of only made the 190 T sport model, it's a proper sports car. The 140bhp model behaves similar to 2.0 family hatchback in terms of performance, like an Vectra SRI or Passat 1.8T not like a sports car.

The T sport I currently own is a lot different… Read Full Review

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T21Ads's Response to Rev306's Review

Written on: 30/12/2006

There is no way the Toyota Celica 1.8 beat a 225 cup! If you did, the driver must have been useless! My 225 is totally standard and it eats Impreza's.

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“The Toyota Celica is very much an eye catcher, and am...”

Written on: 11/06/2006 by mcfarlaneewan (1 review written)

The Toyota Celica is very much an eye catcher, and am generally pleased with it.Only problem was dealer, Western Toyota of Edinburgh, I arranged the deal over the phone and salesperson told me it was a style pack version and it turned out to be the base model with a spoiler… Read Full Review

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“Had the Toyota Celica for just over 6 months and...”

Written on: 30/12/2005 by perry84 (1 review written)

Had the Toyota Celica for just over 6 months and covered 8000 miles (went round France twice). Had four people in the car and all the luggage too, plenty if space for a car of this type. Always starts… Read Full Review

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“Celica GT Four ST185 Jap Spec 225 Bhp. ”

Written on: 29/10/2005 by futtocknadger (1 review written)

Celica GT Four ST185 Jap Spec 225 Bhp.

Owned since 2000. 2004 black smoke from exhaust, approx 100,000 miles. Decided to put onto ebay and then quickly reversed my decision. Engine taken to TVR who rebuilt. Added a Piper Ultimate Road Cam. Only thing wrong was wear n tear and piston rings on the way out. Now drives like new with an extra 30bhp. This car is so much fun to drive and still maintains its looks. If you dont mind a few extra visits to the petrol pump I would highly recommend anyone… Read Full Review

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“The Toyota Celica has excellent handling and...”

Written on: 06/09/2005 by davsterravster1 (3 reviews written)

The Toyota Celica has excellent handling and performance if you thrash it. It is a very good looking car, and amazingly cheap to run.
This car seems like it will last forever.
One of my favourite cars ever!!!… Read Full Review

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“The Celica has been around for over 20 years with...”

Written on: 04/09/2005 by Spirito473 (9 reviews written)

The Celica has been around for over 20 years with various incarnations, shapes, styles, engines and configurations. The current model, it has to be said, is one of the best. It really is a handsome machine. Choose from two engine versions, both 1.8 VVT-i but dishing out either 140 or 190 BHP. There really is no need to go for the more expensive 190 option because the 140 does everything that you will ever need and although people who buy these cars aren't usually too bothered about fuel economy… Read Full Review

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S Watson's Response to Spirito473's Review

Written on: 11/09/2005

Good review, but I disagree that the Toyota Celica looks silly without a spoiler. The point is that the car really doesn't need a spoiler at all because it isn't fast enough to require one. So why spoil its lovely lines by sticking unneccessary plastic on the back. It looks far better without it. Also, the base model is hardly sparse with air con, cd stereo, alloys, abs, air bags, excellent quality fabric seats, etc.

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Davsterravster1's Response to Spirito473's Review

Written on: 16/01/2006

Brilliant car ( puppy wagging it's tail bit was a bit weird but I get the idea!!)
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<br>How can they be axing this great car?

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217865_Alan Marshall's Response to Spirito473's Review

Written on: 21/11/2005

I had a toyota 190 in thunder grey, until last year. Fantastic car great handling and above all fun to drive. The rear spoiler enhanced the cars good looks but alas became it's downfall in so far as it leaked water on the fitting housings and caused the boot to fill with water in the spare wheel well. Three times Toyota had the car back but it was never solved. I now drive a Mazda RX8 but I still love the celica more. It does'nt make sense that toyota are phasing it out next year, somthing to do with emmissions.

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S Watson's Response to Spirito473's Review

Written on: 12/09/2005

Agreed. Everyone in Vectras would not be good. A Celica is a superb looking car, with or without a spoiler, compared to a Vectra or other similarly bland cars, a few of which might cost more. Whichever spec you choose, the current Celica is a car that can be enjoyed and loved without having to be rich. Do you have any idea how many more years they're planning to build this one before replacing it?

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Spirito473's Response to Spirito473's Review

Written on: 12/09/2005

Fair comment. It is simply a matter of opinion. Agreed, the car is not fast enough to require a spoiler, I just happen to think that coupe's look better with a spoiler. Nothing vulgar, but something that just looks good on the back. Matter of opinion. If everyone liked the same things we'd all be driving round in silver Vectras and it would be very, very boring.

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★★★★★

“1991 model standard Toyota Celica 2.0 GT. Owner for 6...”

Written on: 04/04/2005 by islandman (1 review written)

1991 model standard Toyota Celica 2.0 GT. Owner for 6 years and never let me down. Nothing failed, only routine servicing items biggest being new front discs and pads required.

Handling is pretty good rather than terrific with the best driving experience being on B roads keeping revs at between 3/4000rpm. On windy roads best to stay in 4th gear as engine happy to rev up 5000+

Car is bright red and needs polishing regulary to keep shine. Although 14 years old, still looks good.

Has an… Read Full Review

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“The Toyota Celica is a stunning car, even though mine...”

Written on: 24/02/2005 by shazainlondon (3 reviews written)

The Toyota Celica is a stunning car, even though mine was 20 years old! Very fast, very reliable and of course still very good looking! A little expensive on the petrol, but worth every penny for the performance… Read Full Review

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“I have owned a GT-Four Jap spec Toyota Celica Sports...”

Written on: 11/02/2005 by CarlosW (1 review written)

I have owned a GT-Four Jap spec Toyota Celica Sports car, for just over 3 years. What an incredible car. It oozes quality from the moment you get inside. Having driven a GT-R & a GT-Four, I will say right now, for performance and control, go for the GT-Four.
It handles far better as a four wheel drive, although the strange size of wheel/tyre that comes with them, will tend to produce tyre roll under hard cornering, aswell as slight under-steer. Changing to after market wheels will sort… Read Full Review

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