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2004 Toyota Celica - Consumer Reviews

2004 Toyota Celica

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Never Toyota Again
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By Never Toyota Again
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2004 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I have bought Toyota Celica 2004 GT in 2004. Not much but oil change for the first 2 years. After that the car becomes a money draining machine. Brake changes; Tire changes; Clutch changes; Now, Transmission change - burn out in the middle of no where after 5 years of driving (yes the transmission oil had been changed before). The car is reliable until the expiring mileage of 250000 km or 5 years. I guess Toyota has to make money and we have to buy a new car every five year to have reliable transportation means. Oh, forgot to mention that Check engine lights stay On and I still pass emission test in Ontario. The computer for emission in Celica is very tight.


Best Features

Body of the car and white color is beautiful to the eyes.


Worst Features

Remove Check Engine Lights and widen emission tolerance; Make more reliable Transmission (many friends of mine have also experience Transmission burn-out like me).


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Hail to the "Launch Ramp"...
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Azrael
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2004 Toyota Celica GTS 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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I originally wanted an RSX, but, after the test drive, it left something to be desired. It wasn't fast enough. I noticed this car across the lot, and I was immediately drawn to it. This car is so fun to drive! I am averaging around 30 mpg mixed, and the cabin is uber quiet. Freeway on-ramps are now known to me and my family as "launch ramps". One of the only things I don't like about it is the spoiler. Who thought that putting the spoiler across the CENTER of the field of vision was a good idea?!


Best Features

The high-end torque!!! It feels like I'm jumping to warp when the tach reads above 5800. The exterior styling is not something you see everyday.


Worst Features

First and foremost, the TRD spoiler (come on, right across the back window?). Second, the position of the cup holders in the Manual transmission model are too close to the gear lever. You can't shift without knocking your drink over. And you can forget about passengers in the rear seat.


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Great car
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By toyfan
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2004 Toyota Celica GTS 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Way better handling , performance than previous gen Celica, plus better fuel economy even though its driven enthusiastically. Great job by Toyota, was hard to locate one with ABS. So far has been trouble free, seems like it will go forever.


Best Features

Performance, economy (33 MPG), reliability, styling, HID headlights.


Worst Features

More torque, still waiting for TRD Supercharger.


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Last of a dying breed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Scotty
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2004 Toyota Celica GTS 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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2004 Celica GT-S with action package is an incredibly stylish and fun ride. The only downsides are that it requires 93 octane Premium gas and has a fairly utilitarian interior. As far as 4 cylinder nonturbo coupes go, you cant beat a Celica for fun driving and quick thrills. The prices that Toyotas go for always reflect their longer lifespan and higher resale value. GT-S models feature Lift, similar to Honda V-Tec system -- with a second head kicking in at 6800 rpm for a quick turbo like boost to redline.


Best Features

Low profile and tight steering. Several aftermarket body kits available for customizing look.


Worst Features

Optional supercharger would be nice, not much low end torque.


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This car rocks!
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By aznbearsf
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2004 Toyota Celica GTS 2dr Hatchback w/Action Package (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Review

The Toyota Celica is the pinnacle of
sport cars. For an avid tuner like
myself, this car has a lot of
potential. Even if you leave it all
stock, it still has a lot of punch to
run with those RSXs and Accords.


Best Features

The racing seats, stereo is okay, agressive lines, and the engine is great.


Worst Features

Bigger rims, shortshifter, and if it had turbo it would be sweet.


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