I have had my car for almost two years
and I can't seem to keep my hands off
of it. It is fun to drive, extremly
comfy, looks great, handles great, has
low gas miledge, and could be very
easy to "fix up" if thats what you're
I bought my 2004 Toyota Celica GT, automatic about 2 years ago. It was 11,000 grand. It was a certified pre owned vehicle, so defiantly worth it especially since I haven't spent a penny on it besides general upkeep and purchasing new stock Celica rims since the rims I got with it were low profiles. Which were HORRIBLE in the snow.since getting my new tires and rims this car is a beast in the snow. And we get a lot of it here in PA.
In general the car rocks. I've made a few upgrades, like the stereo and new tires. But the car is kept pretty stock. (Mostly because I don't trust any car shops around here to make it more sporty looking with a body kit).
I am a 5'11 female with really long legs. And i fit fairly comfortably in the driver seat, and the passenger seat. The bucket seats in back are a different story. My head hits the roof.
The front seats look and feel like that straight out of NASCAR. Thought it's only 143 HP, I believe, the cr has some kick and can accurate fairly well. The only time I have issues is going up hill. Even if it's at a slow grade, it takes a moment for my car to shift and sometimes gets stuck around 40 MPH as I slow everyone down behind me. (Oops!) Something I can look into though.
The interior of my car has held up wonderfully. And I honestly think that for an 04 vehicle, it stands the test of time. I'm pulling 104,000 miles and I've seen so many Celicas that have over 300,000 miles. This babies run. And they run for quite a while.
My only complaint?
THEY NEED TO BRING THEM BACK!
This car is the equivalent to
mechanical Viagra. It has so much
potential as a tuner car, and is a nice
breath of fresh air from the Eclipses
and Civics. It's also a fun, yet
smooth ride, with nice seats, low to
the ground, that give it a really racy
feel. As far as all-around performance
goes, it can dance around cars as good
as the RSX, and gives other sporty
compacts a run for their money. This
car is definitely worth owning, and the
fact that you know it will last you a
lifetime only makes it better.
Absolutely a beautiful car. The pick up
speed on the automatic is quite
disappointing though. It is a
more "look at me" car than it is
a "look at me goooo". I do feel like I
was somewhat ripped off on the price
because the performance isn't as great
as they make it out to be, Toyota's ad
is right "Looks Fast" and it
does "look" fast, but "drives fast" i
would have to disagree.