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Sweet Little Car
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By chumd
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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This is a very nice car. Getting from point A-B hasn't been an issue for me. Very reliable & fun-to-drive. Haven't had any mechanical problems and absolutely love the durability of this car. Has tight/firm Handling & is almost "go-kart" like. Great on gas and has effortless style points. I chose the 6-speed manual to better my gas consumption and wouldn't recommend anything else(especially if you're looking to enhance performance). I have (ashy)grey cloth interior that has held nicely for 13 years now. All electrical units have lasted and honestly haven't had a bad experience with the car yet. All-together a great, fun, and exciting car to drive down the highway. 2 thumbs up!


Favorite Features

Favorite Feature is the manual stick-shift. Love the handling and torque i receive in 2-4th gear. The electric power windows and cruise-control are nice as well.


Suggested Improvements

Get a K&N intake & Magnaflow exhaust. You'll gain about 10-15 hp & receive great gas mileage.


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I love this car!!!!
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By allstrknz
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I bought my 2000 celica gt-s with 150xxx miles on it, and it still drives great!! Even though its 12 years old, it looks super sporty and I get compliments on it all the time. Its so fun to drive especially on curvy roads. Gets great excelleration and I love the fact that is a 6 speed. Excellent reliability.. nothing has gone wrong with it whatsoever!!


Favorite Features

Leather seats Aggressive styling 6 speed sporty rims/tires acceleration


Suggested Improvements

none


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Loved!
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By Ashley
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I owned mine from 6/2000 to 10/2002. NOT one problem I traded with 62K mi. Got a great trade value! VERY fun to drive! I want another one!


Favorite Features

Everything! 6 speed manual trans, great power! I loved getting thrown back in my seat!


Suggested Improvements

The ONLY reason I traded, not car seat friendly. I could not safely place a car seat level in the back.


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Best car I've ever owned!
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By cantrells3
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I've had my 2000 celica since 2006 when I bought it used and it has been amazing. I have had almost no problems with it even though I bought the car with 80,000 miles. Only thing that has happened is the distributor went out at about 100,000 mi, and one of my CV joints went out at the same time( which I highly recommend fixing as soon as it goes out, the car used to turn on its own with the broken one) Besides that though nothing seem to be going wrong my check engine light is one at 150,000 but still runs as smooth and powerful as the day I got it.(most likely O2 sensors)


Favorite Features

Good enough room for me at 6'2, and I love that the automatic has the tiptronic shifting system it makes it so much funner to drive.


Suggested Improvements

A larger back seat since I do have a daughter and at 3 she doesn't fit back there. Also more engine power. I had to pour about 6000 dollars into my engine to make it fast


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Not too bad...
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By Ghost
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I bought this car used with TONZ on miles. 160,000. They said it had been rebuilt. NOPE. Car ran great with miles, even put up with me building it, turbocharging it, and street racing, all the way up to 160mph. These cars motors are great, they make a little clatter cause of the VVTI-L, but otherwise a great handling vehicle. Try taking a corner at 30mph, drop a low gear and floor it out of the corner. Whew.. the car will make you smile. AMAZING performance with turbo. Enough said. Great little car, not quite fast enough acceleration to be a race car, but it did okay with builds. The car has 170,000 miles on it today, and still stands up and shouts with the best. I give it a 8 out of 10.


Favorite Features

Scary good handling when screaming down canyons, and traffic swimming. Great sound with Magnaflow muffler, and fun response in the snow.


Suggested Improvements

MORE TORQUE AND HORSEPOWER. You make the car seem fast with its looks, and it barely beats Honda Civic Type-R's... Embarrassing Toyota.. Come on... You can do better.


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Long time owner, still a fan
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By ME1
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I have owned this car for almost a decade now. I've had it stolen, the rims were stolen while I was in Basic Training, and crashed it at least 5 times (once for over 10,000 dollars worth of damage, lol) I still love this car. I finally bought it three years ago, and am now finally finishing a lot of the projects I thought, my meager budget could handle (stereo, performance parts, etc.). It was rough on clutches, 2 in the last 100,000 miles, or maybe I was rough on clutches. Great brakes, only changed twice. Tires normally go out about every two years, but you can't have everything. (I blame the stopping power.) I'm having trouble finding what to replace.


Favorite Features

Reliability, fuel economy, longevity, this car has been dead on reliable for 8 years!!! Now I'm starting to be amazed how easy it is to modify, a dash that comes apart with a little tugging and 4 screws, no way. Bumpers that are clipped on, too easy.


Suggested Improvements

The stereo, and cruise control. Man, the engine seems like it will run forever, but that stereo broke in 2004. Cruise control isn't very smooth, but works. I wish my first car was this reliable, maybe they should demand Toyota double check all other cars before they hit the street.


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This is what a sport compact SHOULD BE!!
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By Chantilus
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I purchased this car with 60,000 miles. This car is truly amazing. I have a fully loaded GT-S in red and it is by far the best car I have owned (out of 6). The steering is tight and precise, the shifter engaged beautifully and the handling is amazing. It isn't the quickest car but it is ultra lightweight and when the VVTL-i kicks in at 6200 rpm the thing really comes alive. I am 5' 11" and the car fits me like a glove. Hatchback is very useful and holds a lot of cargo with the rear seats down. Never a single problem since I've owned it. This is the ultimate Sports Compact!


Favorite Features

Fuel mileage - I averaged 31 MPG in mixed driving - just shift at 3000 rpm. Handling is great. Car looks amazing, gauges are clear and easy to read. Sunroof adds style and is great in the summer. Sounds system is great for factory (JBL). Seats were very supportive, interior just looks cool.


Suggested Improvements

Besides a new model (the tC is NOT at celica replacement), the cupholder stinks and will hit your elbow if you like to hold the shifter while driving. I like the style of my 16" wheels but wish they were 17" s. How about the supercharger from the Lotus Exige S 240 stock? Can't wait for the new one!


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Great car
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By celicagts
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I have owned my celica for almost a year now with no complaints. The look of the car is like no other almost like an exotic look. Performance is great but only after 6200 rpm when the "lift" hits as Toyota calls it with its variable valve timing. Handling is great even better when you put aftermarket springs in the bring the car a little lower.


Favorite Features

6 SPEED!!! 8200 RPM redline leather seats


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower is always nice. Other than that you can't complain its a TOYOTA!


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This car ROCKS
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By GTS-Lover
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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The GTS models are simply the best... quick, reliable, bullet-proof, great gas mileage, you name it. I have over 120,000 miles on this car and it runs and drives like new. Handles like it is on rails (mine is lowered just a bit), awesome and easy to modulate brakes, tight steering. The stock 6 speaker stereo is excellent, with surprising bass. The only thing that has gone wrong with this car was my own fault... missed a shift at 8000 rpms (third to 2nd instead of 4th) and bent all the exhaust valves. Fixed it and she has never complained. I get 32-33mpg combined (city and highway), and I can run 87 octane gas without knocking (with just a little power loss). Best car I have ever owned.


Favorite Features

Performance, gas mileage, reliability, very fun to drive. This car will swallow just about anything with the seats down... even big screen TVs.


Suggested Improvements

None... love it the way it is.


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Best car I have ever owned
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By none
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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My 2000 Celica GT-S is the best car I have ever owned. No major mechanical problems. Looks great, sips fuel, and is fun to drive. It's getting older now with 140k miles on it, but I can't find an excuse to get rid of it. Just a great car.


Favorite Features

Minimal upkeep, very fuel efficient. When the weather and driving conditions are right, I will see 400 miles on a tank. Having the 6 speed manual helps.


Suggested Improvements

Original tires wore out too quickly, find another brand suitable for your driving conditions. Road noise is noticeable with higher performance tires...maybe not at first, but as they wear it will get louder in the cabin.


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