I have owned this car for 12 years and I have had no major mechanical issues. The air conditioning has started to weaken and the tires are pretty expensive to replace. The car is a bit slow off the line but handles quite well. I have had some success with it on the track due to its handling capabilities.
Handling, sun roof, gas mileage (30+ on highway, 20-25 city driving)
Speed off the line is slow. Around 10 secs... ouch!
I have had this automobile for eight years now, and it is an excellent car. I have had very few mechanical problems with it considering it now is 16 years old with 168 k miles. The major parts on the car are still running strong, even though this automobile was totaled in a flood (I found this out a few years after I bought it) (clutch, starter, radiator, battery, brakes, temperature fan switch, alternator, timing belt have all been replaced over the eight years I have owned it). All the parts replaced well outlived themselves. I feel confident this car could easily go over 250,000 miles with proper maintenance.
Great car. 30 mpg on the highway and very reliable. Although I haven't owned my car for all that long I've known people that have. It's very sporty looking and a great sound system comes stock with it.
I love the new curviness of the fifth generation Celica and all of the extras that come with it like the power moonroof, locks, windows and so on.
Although the car looks like it has a lot of power, an improvement that could be made is the engine size. Also little things like the back seat size or the positioning of the cupholders with a stick.
This is the perfect car for those without kids. Still drives like it's brand new. Looks better than most new coupes as well. A timeless car. Amazing engine for a very light car. Can't go wrong with a used Celica.
My parents got me this car as a graduation gift. At first, I really didn't want it, but it has grown on me so much, that I fear I will never get rid of it. This car is just fun to drive. It is VERY solid and is made out of strong metal parts (which accounts for its weight). After 13 years ther are no squeaks or rattles. No doubt the car is sporty, fun and safe. Also I have only ever replaced the Alternator and light bulbs since I have owned it.
Solid Feel, Good Steering, Auto Temperature Control, Auto Rear Window Defroster, Front Wheel Drive, Audio System (Amazingly premium and tuned for the acoustics of the interior), Sunroof, Low maintennance,
Someone who obviously rode the train to work designed the cup holders - THEY SUCK! Gas Mileage leaves a bit to be desired, but the power gain with the ECT is nice. Seats are uncomfortable, but you get used to them after a few chiropractor visits.
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