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1998 Toyota Celica

Toyota Celica Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 135 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Toyota Celica

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  • Pros

    Toyota reliability, fuel efficient, fun-to-drive.

  • Cons

    Only available in GT model, high price, funky styling.

  • What's New for 1998

    For the 1998 Toyota Celica, the Celica ST trim is eliminated. GT's get more standard features and one new color: Caribbean Green Metallic.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Still a superior car

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Coupe

This is my fourth Celica and all have been great cars. Good power and handling, great gas mileage (about 29 mpg overall), and reliability that other car makers can only dream of. It's nice to be low to the ground in a fast car! It has a pretty smooth ride and is quieter than most at speed. Not many people buy these so it's rare to see another one during a week. I don't want to sell this one I've got as there just isn't a car I'd rather have! With over 175k, it runs like new and is close to new in looks as well. Toyota rocks! I have the automatic and love it!



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Great car, my fourth celica

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback

Car has been highly reliable, as have been all the Celicas I've owned. It is great to drive (assuming you're happy with front wheel drive), taking me happily down California Route 1 at California highway speeds. Surprisingly good trunk space has handled Christmas trees, Nordic track exerciser and other large items. Very good interior layout. Comfortable seats, but low for people in poor shape.




98 celica

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback

The car is stylish and fun to drive. It's reliable and can be counted on to be zippy when needed in the 5-speed manual. The interior gadgets are not always of the utmost quality, but it's easily overlooked for the overall quality of the car.




Drop the top

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Convertible

This car has been in our family since it rolled off the assembly line and we've all fought to drive it. Nothing is more fun than dropping the top on a sunny day and flying through all five speeds. The leather is still in great condition and the styling seems to get better with age; I get asked all the time what kind it is. Of course, it's Toyota reliable. So much fun and so many miles left to drive!




Toyota no.6

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback

My wife fell in love with her first one and she continues to like every new one that we buy. She likes the ability to park it almost anywhere-carry loads of all sizes and shapes and adjust the radio to a particular type of music. She especially likes the relliability. Never had a recall replaced the usual items tire- blades, etc. It has had regular maintaince, change oil 3000-4000 miles




Quality car

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback

No major problems with my 1998 Celica and its over 5 years old. Of course, that's expected with all Toyotas. Drives like a champ.



Full 1998 Toyota Celica Review

What's New for 1998

For the 1998 Toyota Celica, the Celica ST trim is eliminated. GT's get more standard features and one new color: Caribbean Green Metallic.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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