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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Toyota Celica Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Toyota Celica

  • The 2001 Toyota Celica is a distinctive and entertaining sport coupe biased toward performance rather than convenience.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Radical styling, rev-happy GT-S engine, outstanding steering/braking/handling.

  • Cons

    Lousy power point location, tight GT-S manual gearbox, GT-S engine more noisy than powerful at low revs.

  • What's New for 2001

    No changes this year to the 2001 Toyota Celica.

Full 2001 Toyota Celica Review

What's New for 2001

No changes this year to the 2001 Toyota Celica.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


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Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I got this as my first car. Love the styling! Very beautiful car. The styling is great but this car is quite slow. It is not very fast in a straight line at all, but when you get to some corners it really comes alive! This car handles extremely well! For me it makes up in handling for what it lacks in power. Great first car for anyone. Get the manual! Great gas milage. I love this car very much.

One of the best cars

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Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

I bought my 2001 Celica GTS back in 2004 or 05, cant remember. I bought it from the Toyota Dealership as a certified used car and had roughly 50K miles on it. Had the car for about 5 years. I always changed the oil at regular intervals as well as other routine maintenance. I used to drive over 100 miles a day to and from work for over 3 years. Also weekly trips for 4 years to visit my girlfriend on the weekends who lived over 100 miles each way. In the summer of 2010 the car was in an accident and totaled. I had over 240K miles on it and it still had the same power as the day i bought it. Only thing I ever had to do was replace the clutch at 185K miles but that happens on any manual.

Love this car!

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Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I got my 2001 Toyota Celica from my uncle with 180,000 miles on it. It now has 2,000 more miles since, and still runs the same as when I bought it, aside from a slight leak that started in one tire. There's a slight delay in the accelerator, the 'check engine' light is always on, and the left door doesn't lock automatically. Despite this, it starts perfectly in -15 F weather and has not had any engine problems since I got it. I love this car and, with a little TLC, it will continue to be reliable for years to come.

Love my celica!! so sad

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Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I bought from a private seller in 2005 and I could not be any happier with it. It had 27,000 miles then and has 117,000 miles now with absolutely no mechanical issues whatsoever. The only money spent on this car is oil changes, tires, and the fuel gage detector (wasn't expensive). Gets amazing gas mileage but definitely struggles to get up to speed and up hills which is to be expected from a 4-cylinder. Handling is perfect, could turn a U-turn on a dime, and super fun to drive. There is definitely a lack of space if you want to fit more than 2.5 people in there. I am 6' tall though and have had no issues besides ducking down due to it being so close to the ground. Great car!!!

Buy it...if you can fix

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Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

This vehicle looks and performs pretty well. But its a huge money pit. Big thumbs down. So much for the reliability for toyota. I bought mine brand new and before i had even hit 100k i had already replaced the clutch twice, tension pulley, water pump, and the sunroof leaks TERRIBLY. and i only drive it about 400 miles a month. I would never buy this car again.

Oil issues on this car

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Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car off a used car dealer. I had it 30 days. NO engine light ever came on, but the oil was dry and the engine is blown because of it. I checked on recalls and even though this seems to be a common problem (on the boards) there are not any recalls. I checked with the seller and they said I bought it as is, which I did. I am stuck with a loan for this car and the engine is blown. I'm very dissapointed and upset. I would never buy this car .....ever!

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Gas Mileage


  • 24
  • cty
  • 30
  • highway
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