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93 GT-S
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By TPL
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1993 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I've owned 3 5th generation Celica's over the years ranging from a 1990 ST to a 93 GT-S. My GT-S has 257,700 mile on the original motor. The original transmission and original clutch had to be replaced at 243,000 miles. Fuel mileage isn't great, 22-26 mile per gallon, but the ST model with the 1.6 liter gives nearly 40+ on a trip. I plan to keep the GT-S until she dies.


Best Features

Engine, body style, interior, finish, and last for ever


Worst Features

Cup holder


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Best car I have owned
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By Mike
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1993 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I bought my GT-s with 5 miles on it, and sold it with 140k miles. Other then normal wear and tear it worked wonderfully. Major costs come from the typical timing belt replacement, to replacing a gasket seal between the engine and the transmission which the dealer had to fix. The power antenna also stopped extending itself, but it didn't distract from the overall appearance permanently extended....


Best Features

The 10 speaker factory stereo was awesome, and the behind-the-grill driving lights gave excellent night time visibility.


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ST185 is The Best Celica All The Time
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By Arvin Dharmawi
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1993 Toyota Celica Hatchback All-Trac 2dr Hatchback AWD


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The Celica All-trac Turbo is a very awesome car. Since it's a road version of car that created for World Rally Championship, the body is solid, the chassis is stiff, and drivetrain is very strong. Build quality is impressive. The interior is luxury with Leather and System 10 Premium Sound. The 3S-GTE engine with CT26 turbocharger delivers mighty power and torque between 3000 - 6000 rpm, although noisy, had little turbo lag, and lack of punch below 2700 rpm. This sports car is practical, with Liftback style and folding rear seat, cargo space is spacious. Problems: Overheating, Power Antenna, Loose Bearing, AC Compressor. Some parts are expensive. GT-Four (All-trac) is The Best Celica.


Best Features

Powerful Turbo, excellent grip All Wheel Drive, Comfortable driver seat with power back & lumbar support, Short distance braking, Communicative steering, Nice exterior design, Image of World Rally Champions, Very rare car.


Worst Features

Should be lighter, less turbo lag, and less understeer/ more neutral handling.


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All-trac ST185 is the best Celica ever
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By gtfour21
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1993 Toyota Celica Hatchback All-Trac 2dr Hatchback AWD


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Great looking, solid handling, precise and communicative steering, high performance, excellent braking, loaded features. The Celica All-trac Turbo ST185 is an awesome car. This road version comes luxury with cruise, leather, sunroof, System 10 Premium Sound System. It's also practical sports car. This is the road version of the World Rally Champions.


Best Features

Nice and functional turbo scoop to cool the turbocharged air-to-air intercooler 3S-GTE engine. Effective all-wheel drive All-trac system with viscous coupling center LSD and rear Torsen differential. Comfortable and supportive driver seat with power lumbar support.


Worst Features

Should be less understeer, less turbo- lag. Better cooling system. More power and low end torque.


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The Real Celica
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By Dave R
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1993 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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This Celica was a roomy, comfortable and fine handling car with more than enough power for any normal situation. Too bad Toyota downsized the model into an overpriced Corolla-sized parody. In over 9 years the only fault was poor quality shocks that should have lasted far longer.


Best Features

Reliability, low maintenance costs, reasonable mileage, great road handling


Worst Features

Exterior styling was a bit dodgey, but improved the next few years, until the downsize.


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