My fiancee and I found our dream car, a red 1995 Celica convertible with 69,000 miles, garaged all its life. This car was a great deal at just over $7500! A wonderful car. It has a beautiful design that turns heads. People ask if the car is new. The convertible is rare, with just 18,000 made from 1995-99, so is more exclusive than the dime-a-dozen BMW 3-series out there, less pretentious and way more reliable! At twelve years old, the car feels new, the paint's still shiny, the engine runs perfectly, and even the leather's in good shape. We only had to replace a sun visor, the 8" speakers (decomposed surrounds) and a console top, now this seems like a new 12 year old car.
Power convertible top. Wonderful eight-speaker stereo (after replacing 8" drivers), exhaust note, strong A/C and heat let you keep the top down in cold/hot weather. Plenty of power, and enough space for luggage for a weekend trip for two. This is a great car to take to the beach, mountains, etc.
Cup holder location is awkward, four small wear spots developed on the convertible top. Biggest problem is that this car is not in production so used ones will get harder to find.
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