Fun Little Commuter Car
By Robert on
2001 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
I bought the car used to commute 40 miles a day. I loved the sporty looks on the exterior and the inside is a little cramped but good for one or two passengers. It is lousy as far as backseat space is concerned but it wasn't built to be a family car. The cockpit is nicely laid out. I had to have the transmission worked on after about 100k miles but I would write that off to normal wear and tear. Overall I'd give it high marks and it is a lot of fun to drive.
The manual transmission is easy to drive and the engine has a lot of pep for the size. Great gas mileage at an average of 34 MPG. The sporty looks were a major selling point for me combined with the great gas mileage.
The hatchback cover is a little loose and rattles a lot. Some squeaks and noise from the suspension and frame. A lot of road noise and pretty loud interior at highway speeds.