The car is still beautiful and drives better than many of the new cars I test drive in vain. I know I can't drive this forever, but once you have this car you will see nothing is good enough for you (that you can afford anyway). Still have original exhaust system, it passes emissions every year. All I have done is normal maintenence, and tune ups, except starter was rebuilt in year 10, just $8 in parts - big deal. If you can find one that was maintained like mine, you can't go wrong. A wonderful used car. I keep mine gleaming and it still turns heads after all these years. I won't ever sell it, even though I will buy another new car soon. Now, to find room to store this car...
Exterior design, reliability, turning circle, and gear ratio.
Radio display was hard to read from day 1- impossible in the bright sunlight. Now that it's old, a little too much road noise, could have more dampening, did they have that in '94?
this is a wonderful car, great design, quick enough, handles well, reliable, not too hard to work on and easy to find a place to do work when needed, bigger than it looks. I like this car and plan to keep it for a long long long time since I cannot find anything that matches up with it.
After living with my Celica for nearly six years, I still enjoy it in my daily commute of almost 75 miles! Highway mileage suffers slightly due to tall gear ratios in the manual transmission, but acceleration never requires a downshift. On the flip side, city MPG is excellent. I bought the car when it was 5 years old, and reliability is typical bullet-proof Toyota. My Celica has never failed to be a delight, whether engaged in heavy traffic or on the open highway. The rear seat is not for large adults, as you'd expect in this class, however the rear hatch and split-folding rear seats offer loads of cargo-hauling flexibilty. I'd strongly recommend the Celica to anyone considering buying one.
Mid-range torque from the 2.2 liter engine is great slicing through traffic.
The Celica GT has a tightly-tuned suspension, and nicely weighted steering, but for hard-core enthusiasts, the FWD configuration lends to less than ideal weight distribution. For the vast majority of drivers, FWD is safe and secure, but when pressed hard in corners, it's nose-heavy, like any FWD.
I first bought this car back in the
end of 1993. I got the sport package
on it which helped the handling alot.
When I bought the car it only had four
miles on it, now i am at 194,000 miles
10 years later. I have had no problems
with the car except for one clutch and
a timing belt (thats impressive to my
mechanics). The car drives the same
way it did when I first rolled her off
the lot, I will never sell her. The
car isnt as heavy as most people
think, lighter than Integra and
Prelude. The engine doesnt produce
much horsepower but it does give you a
kick off the line. To get more power I
was thinking about swapping engines
from a JDM turbo AWD Celica which
Styling, Supra resemblence, interior
is extremely well designed, very fun
to drive, sporty/cool feeling when
A little more horsepower stock or at
least some TRD after market parts to
improve chances with the competition
Unbelievable car. I bought it used
with 40,000 miles on it in 2000. I am
now over 260,000 miles and the
original timing belt finally gave
out. Last month I passed NJ emissions
inspection with the original exhaust
system. I have been in two front end
collisions and the car just won't quit.
great performace with fuel economy.