I am sorry they don't make these cars anymore. I just totaled mine after 202,000 miles. This car never had any major issues except the sunroof started leaking. Very reliable. I hate my new car and wish I could buy a new celica.
Ever since I bought this car it has been nothing but trouble catalytic converter died 3 days after I got it dealership claimed no knowledge about issue, had to replace o2 sensors 3 times in 1 month after that and it had a bad coil which led to another expensive repair it eats spark plugs and has to have premium ones for some reason parts for gt are more expensive than gts and now the computer is having issues I am selling asap
exterior style/looks handling and power for small engine
computer, Toyota reliability exhaust system and evap/egr system basically better quality is needed for toyota no wonder they stopped making this car
I bought this car used with 140K miles and put another 60K on it in 2 years. The car is extremely reliable and has had no mechanical issues. Sadly, a man in a Ford F150 broad sided us at 70 mph and totaled my nice little red car. He had to be towed and we loaded up our loose and knocked off parts in the hatch and kept driving. This car is so much fun to drive on twisty roads because its handling allows the car to scream through tight curves. Another bonus is its consistent 32 mpg. It has been as high as 36 mpg (ideal conditions @ 60 mph). It's been a great car and I hate to see it go.
Looks, handling, fuel economy, and reliability.
More powerful acceleration and quieter cab. My car has lots of road noise.
Great looking car even at 100k+ miles engine is strong for 1.8L 140 hp i4 the interior looks modern and is well designed and built look out for factory exhaust though catalytic converters are a big issue with these cars its all over Internet forums and with that comes O2 sensors as well at $200+ a sensor make sure your intake stays clean or it will start all these problems and it gets nasty easy causing many preventable headaches it also needs premium plugs even the gt not just gts or it will burn through them fast over all though great car not many complaints after I fixed the exhaust issues and cleaned intake no major issues when cat dies it can leave you stuck just use caution when buying
dashboard design and exterior design powerful enough to hang with them all yet get good gas mileage engine is solid and power accessories are trouble free remember its 10+ yrs old look it over good but when you find one you like its easy to fall in love especially if you do all your repairs like me
paint quality, shows fingerprints and scratches too much exhaust needs major work mine may have been from the coast because it seemed like it with nasty intake make headlights more accessible to replace make engine compartment more work on friendly toyota shoulda put more into this car but like it
i bought this car needing a lot of work 10 years and 166k on her when i got her needed struts a cat. tires brakes and belts alternator and battery replaced for preventative as well but toyotas are tanks so doing all this work in my opinion made economical sense i got a good deal on it (2k less than others around here) and spent 1.7k on what it needed (battery and alternator not needed just preventative) so i got a good deal now that its fixed it's a beast i put flowmaster exhaust when cat. was put on it sounds great but i don't know who neglected their maintenance on this car i wanna kick there behind (for the kids reading) bc its a great car and i'm babying her back 2 life lucas inoil gas tranny and kn filter
sporty handling, over all design with bass turns a lot of heads projection headlights are cool good power for only 1.8 L140 hp engine
bigger backseat better clearcoat (shows finger prints) spoiler on all models better headlight assembly quality, otherwise great little sports car for the money