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Driving Blind
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By Waz
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I really enjoy the Celica for it's
style and performance, however the
visablity is very poor. Their are
several blind spots. The rear spoiler
is right in the line of sight for the
rear view mirror making it difficult to
see what's behind you.


Best Features

This car handles very well. The suspension is tight,and you can definatly feel the road under you.


Worst Features

Increase visability,and reduce interior noise level.


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HANDLING MONSTER
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By JonM
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST HANDLING
CARS THAT I HAVE EVER DRIVEN. YOU CAN
BANG AROUND TURNS LIKE ITS NOTHING AND
NOT SKID OUT!!!! IF TOURQUE WAS A
LITTLE BIT MORE THEN IT WOULD BE THE
ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE!!


Best Features

THE HANDLING!!!!!!!!!!


Worst Features

IMPROVE THE TOURQUE AND IT WOULD BE AWESOME


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Great car
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By Al003
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I think this is the best toyota, I have
a corola and camary as well


Best Features

Good pickup and very reliable


Worst Features

Cup holder needs to move. This is specially an issue for a bigger person, it becomes very difficult to change gear with a cup in the cup holder.


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My sweetheart
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By silvenshadow
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I've driven it HARD for 30,000 mi and it
runs flawlessly. Not a 0-60 or a 1/4mi
car, but with a skidpad of over .9g it
caresses the curves. Balence is
excellent. The difference between
oversteer, and understeer is only a blip
or brake away. Not scary-fast, and the
#1 reason I got it: It's the most
beautiful thing on the road IMO. Looking
for speed-thrills? look elsewhere. It's
just a pure experience. I don't need to
go past 135mph anyway.
And a note to anyone like me:
Considering buying one because she
shines like a diamond? The feel and
spirit of the car will make up for any
shortcomings. I've had mine for 10mo and
she still takes my breath away.


Best Features

Handling, Cockpit, storage, CARGO CAPACITY! Folding seats. Decent radio. Weighs almost nothing. Close-ratio transmission. Unique elegant gauges. Seats/lateral support. High red-line. Easy maintinance. Good gas milage. Great high-speed stability. It's beautiful!


Worst Features

ABS should be stock, as well as the short-throw shifter.. Stock antenna is ugly. Stock tires weren't so good. Some people complain about headroom, but I'm 6'0" and if I had my way I would drop the roof by about 2-3in and widen the car by 3-4 in.


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Glad I did it!
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By Stevio
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I was a little skeptical, but bought a
2002 Celica GT "certified used" with 6K
miles on it.
Without a lot of options, I got it
cheap for a commuter car to keep miles
off my more expensive and gas thirsty
Land Rovers. It's really a blast to
drive. Not too much power so you get
carried away, but still fun getting up
to the speed limit just a little faster
than most. Great little car. It's no
Bimmer or Benz, but adequate in all
respects.
It's been called a "chick car" but I
can think of worse things than having a
car that women appreciate.


Best Features

Great sounding engine. Functional scoop (should be a tad bigger). Great seats!


Worst Features

Stereo is terrible. ABS should be standard. Should tame down the headlight shape a bit and drop the rear deck height a bit. Cupholders are worthless when trying to shift.


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