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1998 Toyota Celica Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

1998 Toyota Celica Hatchback

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GT 2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (5 reviews )

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Great car, my fourth Celica
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By Chad
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Vehicle

1998 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

Good handling, not just for basic driving, has kept me out of trouble on the California freeways. Comfortable. Good looks. Powered sunroof doesn't make it a convertible, but very enjoyable.


Worst Features

Valve that controls idling has failed twice, the only significant defect -- replaced once under warranty and once at 45,000 miles.


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98 Celica
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By Kathy
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1998 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


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Toyota No.6
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By Nighthawk
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Vehicle

1998 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

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


Best Features

Quick turning, easy of parking the stereo.


Worst Features

I wish she could get all of the features of her 1986. Am-Fm stereo- Lumbar and laderal seat support. Will she buy another only if they have more accesories available. We looked at 2000s. We did like the stripped down feel of car.


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By q dawg
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1998 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

Love the sunroof. Good acceleration for a 4-cylinder. Love how the radio area is faced towards the driver, creating the feel of a cockpit.


Worst Features

My door cloth has come unglued twice, but other than that, nothing bad about the car.


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Celica is a great car!!
Performance
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By sarah33
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Vehicle

1998 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


Review

Great performance, never had a problem
with the car and have it for over 60K
miles. Fun drive.


Best Features

Fun, sporty car with great mileage


Worst Features

Back seat is a bit tight to sit with 2 people.


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