I have owned this car since new, body
#251. This has been an exceptional car
with the only mechanical problem being a
belt tensioner that squeals a bit on
cold wet days (Toyota has a Service
Bulletin, and I should have had this
replaced under warranty). This car
feels so tightly put together, I
honestly think I'll have it for another
decade. Its economical on gas and
insurance but delivers real sports car
fun. Handling and braking are
exceptional (corvette territory).
Acceleration could be better but 0-60 in
the low 7 sec range is just fine. Sixth
gear on a long highway trip is a
relaxing idle at 80mph. Highly stable
even at triple digit speeds (you'll
never hit top end... 155mph)
Six-speed manual, supportive seats,
great stereo, supererior fit & finish in
and out! Being able to 'play' with cars
of 3 times the price. Cornering is in
super-car territory, braking is unreal.
This car inspires confidence behind the
wheel. I feel very safe knowing I can
outmaneuver any trouble.
Handling is superb, and the engine pulls
hard, but only at very high rpms. The
engine has split personality, behaving
like the standard economy 1.8 liter
until you hit 6250rpms, and the big cam
engages... then hang on! The looks
inspire every boy-racer to challenge me
at every stop lite... tedious.
I just bought this car and I love it. Its def a head turner and for me it moves..i previously drove a Madza 626 and a Nissan Maxima. This is my first sporty car. I can't get enough of it. The interior hugs you and is very comfy and the moon roof is my favorite part! I'm happy the back seat is small..I never have to drive when we go out!
Moon roof, interior seating, small back seat (lol), auto lamps, center console window/lock controls
rear blind spots, auto antenna, better radio, heated seats.
My 2000 Celica now has 93,700 miles and
it still drives/rides like it's brand
new. It has had absolutely no problems
whatsoever. For the money, it cannot
be beat. The Celica combines good
looks, good performance, great gas
mileage and spectacular reliability.
Few cars can offer what the Celica
offers for the price. I have no plans
to get rid of this car until it falls
down in the road, which may take many
more years. I couldn't be more happy
with a car than I am with this one.
Looks, gas mileage and superb
It needs more power. It's a shame that
the car has such sleek looks, yet lacks
in power. I suppose Toyota wanted to
keep the car economical so they had to
sacrifice a bit of power.
I HAVE OWNED MY 2000 CELICA GTS SINCE
NEW IT HAS 67000 MILES ON IT NOW AND I
WOULDNT BUY ANOTHER CAR. I DRIVE IT HARD
EVERYDAY BUT ALSO RUN FULL SYNTHETIC IN
IT I HAD A BIT OF PROBLEMS AT THE
BEGINNING BUT AFTER THE WARRANTY EXPIRED
I STILL DRIVE IT HARD DO ALL THE
MAINTAINANCE AND IT STILL SOUNDS PRIME
ITS AS TOUGH AS IT LOOKS. TOYOTAS ROCK.