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.
I just got my first car last summer. It is a 1994 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback. It looks exactly like the picture of the red one they show on this page. Everyone comments that it looks new and the paint looks likes its just been "washed." It is so much fun to drive, filling it up at the gas station does not clean out my wallet, and I find that absolute strangers remember me by it. They walk right up to me and say, "Hey, aren't you the one that drives that sporty red car. It's really sharp." or "You own THAT car." It's a really good, straightforward, dependable car.
wonderful little car. I can fit my bike in the hatchback and all my camping gear. It's amazing what you can fit in this little car. Handles wonderfully. A joy to drive and never had any problems with it.
I just purchased this car and even though it needs some work, I still love it! I get so many head turns when I drive through town.The gas mileage is exceptional and I'm thinking of converting it to a manual to get even more mileage and fun out of it.