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1998 Toyota Celica Hatchback

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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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  • Safety
  • 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

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Amazing little cars.

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Celica

I'm amazed at the quality & overall craftsmanship Toyota put into this car. It ALWAYS starts. 5 speed combined w/ the 1.8 4cyl makes gas mileage INSANELY good! Full tank gets 400+ miles. Car is also super light & brakes easily/quickly. I've seen alot of people complaining about a 'lack of power' ...really? If you wanted power why would you buy a 4cyl "Sports" car? I've never had a problem passing someone when needed. All-in-all I feel this car makes for aa good investment. 193k without a problem here!



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Best car by far!!!!

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Celica

I bought this car 10 years ago, and she runs like the day I got her...Just hit 150,000 miles and have never had any mechanical problems at all. That amazes me! Shocks are starting to show signs of needing replacing, power antennae motor went and that's all I've have to deal with in the last 10 years..I get an avg of 35 MPG. I can't say anything bad about the reliability or drivability of this car.. I LOVE IT!!!!!!




190k still going

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Celica

Mine is an automatic 1995 toyota celica gt. It even has the original battery and in indiana here is constantly 10 - 20 degrees in the morning and starts everytime. The shocks are starting to go Finally but the engine is still strong as all get out. I can believe how this thing goes. Hoping to buy another one tomorrow.




First car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Celica

Bought this car as a reliable and safe daily driver; before seeing it, I had known nothing about 6GCs, and now I'm pretty much obsessed. Handling is crisp, and the car's lightness is really apparent in braking, lane-change, and general handling capabilities. As long as you don't test the 7A-FE too much, it's a really fun car to drive that'll return some pretty good MPG (unfortunately, I have the worst combo for power & MPG, an automatic coupled to the least powerful engine). Other than installing a new head unit and speakers, this car is stock, but completely livable. Interior is also great, I love how the center console is angled towards the driver, and the layout is very well thought-out.




Own for 8 years

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Celica

I bought this car with 65,000 miles. Now I've had it for about 8 years and it has 193,000 miles and it never has given me any bad problems other then the starter and cv boots. Overall I enjoy this car.




My blk 97 celica st

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Celica

This was has been really great car. It hasn't given me any problems and it very reliable. I still get 400-500 miles on a tank of gas. The only isssues were with a repair on the body which is starting to rust. This is not the fault of the car, but the repair shop. I still get a lot of compliments on the way the car looks. I'm planning on buying a new car soon and giving this one to my nephew for college. Will be sorry to see it go, but I know it will serve him well during his college years.



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
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  • 26
  • highway
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