I purchased my celica 3 years ago. It had 109,000 miles on it, and now has over 140,000 miles. I love it's sporty handling. The engine is a bit sluggish, especially at very high rpm's when the torque drops off. Mine runs 0-60 at a consistant 8.4 seconds totally stock, and about 7.5 with "go- go juice", if ya know what I mean. even with the boosted power, it has had no engine problems at all. The reliability is amazing. I cried when a deer ran into the side of it, and I never want to get rid of it. It can be my "family" car when I save up for a Supra, oh, how I wish I had one!
Reliability, sporty handling, braking (60-0 in 122 feet!), trunk space, and a sweet looking exterior. The seats are also extremely comfortable and there is lots of leg room in the front seats.
Needs the 3sgte engine which was only sold oversees in the 6th generation.