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2000 Toyota Celica Hatchback

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Super Little Pocket Rocket
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By CelicDriver
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2000 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


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I bought this car used with 82K miles on it. It drives like new, and never ceases to amaze me with its grip on the road. It is practically as if it were moving on rails, point it where you like, and it hugs the road while making the turn. Add that to Toyota reliability, and the combo is hard to beat. The automatic transmission is adequate for my practical needs, but for spirited driving, I would have preferred having a manual. The car has plenty of get up and go, but I somehow miss the vrooom of the lower gears that I could have got out of the 140HP engine (which is pretty dang good when you combine it with the light and small car that it is) with a stick.


Favorite Features

Timeless exterior, road-hugging, bucket seats, superb seat shape and finish


Suggested Improvements

Headlights lamps are hard to get at, panel near the seat belts get scratched by the belt buckles, people turn to look at you more often than you would strictly like.


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By Julz
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2000 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


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love the car, but when you have something break or need maintenance it is really expensive. The air conditioning pump just suddenly failed, so the car would not start... $1,800 ouchhhhhhhhh (this is however,after 4.5 years of owning the car). Last year the serpentine belt and tensioner needed to be replaced, this was $576. I cannot bring it to anywhere but the toyota dealership for an oil change and maintenance because the last time I did the splash guard that goes over the bottom of the car was not put back on properly and I ended up dragging it down a major expressway. Previous oil changes always took 4 guys to do figure it out!!! Maintenance is at $300-$450 every $15,000 miles


Favorite Features

looks-stylish, handling, sunroof


Suggested Improvements

this car has major blind spots please please fix this, transmission sticks when it is cold out


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GREAT Car!
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By jen
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2000 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT 2dr Hatchback


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I can't really say anything bad about this car. It looks Great, handles Great, is wonderful on gas. I have had this car for almost 5 years and I still love it!


Favorite Features

Looks, gas efficiency


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Economical Sports Car!
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By GUY_HANDY
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2000 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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I have owned this car since new, body #251. This has been an exceptional car with the only mechanical problem being a belt tensioner that squeals a bit on cold wet days (Toyota has a Service Bulletin, and I should have had this replaced under warranty). This car feels so tightly put together, I honestly think I'll have it for another decade. Its economical on gas and insurance but delivers real sports car fun. Handling and braking are exceptional (corvette territory). Acceleration could be better but 0-60 in the low 7 sec range is just fine. Sixth gear on a long highway trip is a relaxing idle at 80mph. Highly stable even at triple digit speeds (you'll never hit top end... 155mph)


Favorite Features

Six-speed manual, supportive seats, great stereo, supererior fit & finish in and out! Being able to 'play' with cars of 3 times the price. Cornering is in super-car territory, braking is unreal. This car inspires confidence behind the wheel. I feel very safe knowing I can outmaneuver any trouble.


Suggested Improvements

Handling is superb, and the engine pulls hard, but only at very high rpms. The engine has split personality, behaving like the standard economy 1.8 liter until you hit 6250rpms, and the big cam engages... then hang on! The looks inspire every boy-racer to challenge me at every stop lite... tedious.


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reliable quick hot lookin
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By stevefox42
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2000 Toyota Celica Hatchback GT-S 2dr Hatchback


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excellent car. best so far out of 4 or 5 cars. real quick responsive engine and handling. 8300RPM redline, huge power boost at 6K. good on gas. almost exotic looking from certain views


Favorite Features

6 spd, 180hp, handles like go kart


Suggested Improvements

smoother tranny, paint chips on hood too easily


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