This car was designed and built for rally. If you know rally, you know the cars have to be quick, reliable and handle amazingly to win, and the celica is just that. Performance is rated down simply because a better engine exists. And I only rated it down for fuel economy and fun to drive because mine is an automatic. It only gets about 250 mi to the tank where a manual can get over 400. and manuals are just naturally more fun to drive.
Ride, beautiful car inside and out, hatchback has very good trunk space, dials and functions are easy to figure out
More power/ bring the turbocharged 275+hp version to the US, 4 wheel disc brakes on all models (st has drums in the back), small back seats are a common complaint among passengers