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Toyota Celica Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 7600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/29 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (15 total reviews)


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.




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

There isn't enough space to say how much I love this car. Bought used with 43000 miles on it, it still felt brand new. After 7 years and pushing 170000 miles, it still has kick in the horsepower dept. and handling is stiff and reliable. If it weren't for my daughter and the lack of space in the back seat I would definitely by an '05. Why would they discontinue this sporty, affordable, and I think beautiful and originally styled car? After 7 years, I'm still in love with it.




Great in the beginning

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

I bought this car brand new in 2001. I loved it when I first bought it but after a while the car started acting up. One problem after another and there's a long list of problems but some of them are: trunk started rattling, the brake caliper on the rear driver side kept putting too much pressure on the pads and it would wear out more than the others. The DRL sensor also messed up. They also had a recall on the headlights. I'm not an aggressive driver or anything but I've put about 86,000 miles on it and the engine block cracked. I quickly trashed this car after that because I really hated it. So much for Toyota's reliability




Amazingly reliable!!

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

Bought the car in '04 with 19K and now have 64K. Only had to change a serpentine belt, tires, and oil. The hatchback lets me carry a 5 piece Pearl Export drum kit with ease. What other coupe can manage that? Fun to drive, very responsive and extremely tight turn radius. Great stock sound system!




Great and very reliable car!!

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

I bought this car new in 2001. I love the 6-speed manual transmission. It's now six years old and I never have any problem with this car nor any major repairs. I am however, diligent about routine maintenance and oil changes, and making sure my car stay fine tuned just like new. Prior to this car, I owned a 1987 white Celica GT-S brought new that served me for for 14 years with 112,000 miles under harsh Midwest weather condition. I love the reliability, performance, affordability and quality of Celica and Toyota in general. It is very sporty in looks and excellent handling. The only thing I hate is the cheap looking dashboard.




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

Since I have had this car it has been nothing but problems. It has been in the shop for about half the time that I owned it but with the time that it has been out of the shop it has been great. This car has out performed all the cars that I have had in the past with great gas economy.



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What's New for 2001

No changes this year to the 2001 Toyota Celica.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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