2002 Toyota Celica Consumer Review: My sweetheart

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My sweetheart
By silvenshadow on


2002 Toyota Celica GT 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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