by puffin74 on Aug 25, 2014 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback
So, I bought mine around my 16th birthday, and it needed some work. Previous owner was a college kid, so you could imagine it could have been better off. But anyways, when we got it the owner told us it would need new suspension, which became very obvious as it rocked back and forth, and a new intake, and the AC didn't really work. After putting around $500 into it and working from home, we broke the trans axle, once that was fixed it was up and running, with an oil leak, refilled the oil and the leak has just vanished, then yesterday, going into 5th gear it just shut off, it needs a new Distributor cap and rotor, then plugs and wires. I love the car, but you really need to love yours too.
by franlum on Aug 4, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback
Got this from a private owner that said the car was in tiptop shape. However, buyer beware as the clutch had to be changed, not adjusted, as the seller claimed. New clutch at 133k. Power steering hoses were shot too, so we changed those. Heater hose started to leak so we removed them. Replaced the sparkplug wires, sparkplugs, distributor cap & rotor, with original Toyota parts, at 145k. Put 92 Octane Chevron with its patented cleaner & the car runs like a top. Got other fluid leaks we need to fix, but the shop wanted $1,600 for it. Need to check the brakes pads too. Right now, it's go, go, go around our little island.
by Phil on Oct 19, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback
This is an excellent car by Toyota. I was impressed with the style for the age. I also appreciate the great interior design which is comfortable, practical, and quite stylish. Furthermore the car drives good, and is always exciting to step into.
by Cavan.B on Nov 12, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback
A fun car that is extremely reliable.
Only had to replace power steering hose
(a common problem, apparently). It is
fun to drive, but not a burner. Very
manuverable and quick; fits in tight
places. The overall design is ahead of
its time, especially the interior with
the climate controls on the instrument
hood. The space is tight but
comfortable, and the hatch has a lot of
by P.L. on Jan 28, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback
I don't want to give this car up...I
have loved driving it since the 1st day
I bought it. It has always been
reliable, very few repairs which were
minor things. I plan to purchase 2003
and pass this 1990 model to someone who
will continue driving it. This car was
not styled for rear seat passenger
comfort....very hard to exit back seat.
by Hotrod on Oct 5, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback
Even before I was old enough to drive I
had decided I wanted this car. It's an
automatic, but I've driven the same car
in a 5-speed and there is no lack in
power with the auto. The acceleration
is awesome and it handles like a dream.
I've never had a problem with it, only
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