2003 Toyota Celica Consumer Review: Not enough low end torque

2003 Toyota Celica - Consumer Review

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GT-S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Not enough low end torque
By JWorrel on


2003 Toyota Celica GT-S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


This car takes to long to get going.
When you punch the gas pedal, nothing
happens until about 5 seconds later
(when you are at 7000 rpm). I know
that is sort of the point, and it does
corner great and can accelerate through
turns great, but I still feel that it
makes the car feel underpowered and
sluggish off the line. At least a 6cyl
Grand Am can bark the tires when you
floor it. Apparently a manual
transmission in this car is a must
since you probably have to rev it up to
about 7,000 rpm and drop the clutch to
have a good start off the line. I'm
just disappointed because I wanted
something sporty, but this car just
doesn't have any real oomph.

Best Features

Sporty brake pedals and gas pedals, good braking and handling

Worst Features

Needs more horsepower, low end torque, anything, a 91 geo metro can beat this car off the line, maybe not win but its embarassing
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