2000 GTS-Auto - this car should NEVER
have an automatic, extra weight
and 4 gears combined with a very low
torque equal a poor accelertor.
0-60 in 10.2 seconds, not as quick as
a loaner Echo I had (9.8 sec).
Very reliable, 25 mpg (60% highway) -
unfortunately premium fuel. This car
needs something to improve low end
torque and should drop the automatic.
The auto provides no benefit, except
to wives that won't drive manual -
E-shift is a stupid gimmick. The 6K
rpm valve lift change over too close
to the 7800 red line. It's the only
thing providing a brief hint of
Road Noise is high (improved slightly
by changing tire bran
LOW END TORQUE, Improved noise
insulation, and DON'T offer an
This car is the best car I have ever
owned. Except for the fact that I
bought it used, so now I'm having a
little trouble with it because of the
person that had it before me. But all
in all it has been the most fun
vehicle that I have owned and I used
to have a trans am, so as you can tell
all I like to drive are two door
sports cars. I'm so glad that I went
to a import vehicle, I will never go
I owned a used '87 Celica, then bought a new 2000 Celica four years ago. I still love my car, and get lots of compliments on it. Reliability is superb, handling is awesome, it's fun to drive, yet comfortable, and it looks really nice. In addition to some comsmetic upgrades, I have upgraded the intake, exhaust, shifter, wheels/tires, and added a front strut-tower brace to make it even more fun to drive.
People who complain about blind-spots need to adjust their side-view mirrors properly; true, it doesn't have the wide-open expanses of glass that some cars have, so it takes some getting used to, but I have no blind-spots.
Handling, responsive performance, looks.
Hatchback provides good storage capacity.
Could use a bit more power, particularly low-end torque.
The body makes a few rattles that I could do without.