Written on: 15/10/2012 by winerack1
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 19/06/2010 by jdog (2 reviews written)
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.
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2006 by mcfarlaneewan
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 more)
Written on: 30/12/2005 by perry84
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 17/08/2004 by celica77 (1 review written)
I bought the Toyota Celica car for £450 and its the best car I have ever owned. It is as reliable as my previous new Astra (sold due to house move) and It is more rewarding to drive. Turns a few heads too! (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2004 by Gaijin Quin (1 review written)
I've had my Toyota Celica for 5 years now, and still have a grin when I see it each morning. I bought a used low-miler (less than 90,000 after 14 years) and it still handles and feels extremely tight.
Exterior is still looks fresh and there are no other cars out there that look the same. The popup head lights help when you have a blonde day parking, but still give a thrill when you pop them.
Driving: Handling is crisp and rewarding, especially for a FWD, the ride could be described as... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2004 by Oz traveller (2 reviews written)
Just bought a '92 Toyota Celica GT-R. It is a Jap-import with only 65,000 miles on the clock. It is the first Toyota I have had and I am very pleased with it. It looks great (even better now I have put some Smiths alloy wheels on it) and goes like stink when you floor it. Being a Jap-import it is fully loaded - climate control and electric everything. A definite bargain - Porsche looks with Toyota reliability. (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2003 by John Willcott.
Celica GT-Four ST205 (1996)
This car produced 243bhp as standard on a 4WD rolling road. Since then I've spent about £600 on modifications and it recently managed 300bhp on the rollers.
Not as quick as monster skylines or supras but will easily hold its own against evos and imprezas.
Unlike monster cars I can still get 33mpg out of it if I'm steady.
I payed £8500 for this car 1 year ago (imported from Japan). IMHO nothing else can touch it for value for money/ performance/ looks.
Any... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2002 by Joey Turcotte.
I have owned many sports cars and have really been enjoying my 86 gts. The car handles great and has lots of power right up to redline. The shifting isn't as nice as my 83 rx7 but its ok. Parts are easy to find at your local wrecker or Auto parts distributer. A well built car with good market value, but my next car will be a 944s. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2002 by Joel.
After 14 years of driving my Toyota Celica, I can say: 'if you want a good looking and performing car that will last forever, this is it'. My friends have owned (or leased) three or four cars in the time I've owned this '89 Celica. With a little bodywork, this car could last another 10 years. Congratulations to the manufacturer and all you other lucky Celica owners. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2002 by Nikki.
I currently own a 1992 ST184 Coupe. The only downside is (as with all Celica's) they eventually start to develop a low oil pressure problem causing compression to take a little longer than usual. Other problems to watch out for are the front LHS wheel bearings that tend to pack it in around the 160,000km mark.
The Celica has a lot of power, but don't expect it to hit until you reach the 3,000rpm mark.
Because the Celica is a heavy sports car, you will notice that the power isn't all... (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2002 by Tony Alvarez (aka Crazy).
I love this Toyota Celica car!!! It can take a hell of a beating, I take this car cruising, drag racing and joy riding, and it never lets me down. I originally got it as an automatic model, but I converted it to a 5-speed stick shift car with GTS suspension, 4-disk brakes, and 5 lug rims. This car is awesome for anyone's first car. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2002 by dandan.
I bought a 95 Toyota Celica 6 years ago and ran nos for the last 3 years (70 shot). It has 140,000 miles on it. Besides burning up the factory clutch, the only problems I have is water getting behind the head light lens. A four banger running 13.9 in a quarter mile is hard to beat.
"TERMINAL VELOCITY RACING" (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2002 by Keith.
Let me be specific 1st - I have a 94 GT-Four Toyota Celica - a lot of my comments don't really apply to the ordinary GT I had that was near perfect.
The GT-Four (94-98 model (ST205)) is the 250hp four wheel drive top of the range Celica rally car. It is very fast and drives well.
The exra power means more goes wrong than a normal Celica and the 4WD and strut in the boot makes the boot smaller - but still usable.
I put up this reveiw to warn potential buyers of a few pitfalls in an almost... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2002 by graz.
Just bought my Toyota Celica 2000 gt. I got a gt because it was cheaper to buy a gt and put the gts heads on it. The gts does not have enough power to push sixth gear so it wasn't practical to even have a sixth. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2001 by REGGIE.
I just got my 89 Celica and i like it a lot, this is my first car, first 5 speed its fun , used to driving automatics 98 caravan and a 93 tercel (UGH) , my car will roast my parent's two cars put together and i hope it lasts me long , i got a good deal and
i wont burn her too much I promise ! (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2001 by Mario.
My dad orignally bought a 1979 Toyota Celica ST 5 Speed Manual, he gave it to me on my 16th Birthday and it runs great, for the good 22 Years we have owned it we have had no trouble, only thing was we had the break pads replaced 1 time which cost under $50 to do. (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2001 by Mick.
As a middle point between the two seater sports and the family saloon I think the Toyota Celica is an excelent choice of car. It looks good enough to be called sporty but has the practical side of 4 seats and a sizeable boot. Admittedly 4 adults could not travel any great distance in it, but if you want to take your grandma and grandad out on a Saturday let them drive!
I have owned mine for 12 months, and have had no problems at all with it. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2000 by Stephen Williams.
Took it for a test drive and didnt like it. Not enough power and makes too much noise too easily. On the plus side it corners very well. (read more)
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