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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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Love it!
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By jessek1
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback


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I have wanted this car since high school (graduate of 03) and finally bought one in 2007. Had only 24k on it so practically new. I have lots of other drivers look my way. People always compliment that the style looks new, most people assume it is a new model car, not knowing production was stopped in 05. I will keep it until it rusts from under me!!! Despite the frigid Iowa weather last year, it started fairly easily before work. Needs more power, men especially will want to race me, only for me to act like I am receiving a phone call from someone right when it turns green. Tricky, tricky!


Favorite Features

Interior, nothing says class like leather. I do love the cassette/cd player. I still do have cassettes from the 90's.


Suggested Improvements

More power! I have a little boy and his car seat is very hard to anchor because of the back seat design. Back seat is designed for only two skinny people hip-to-hip, unless you refuse to have friends then its very roomy in the back!


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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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