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Toyota Celica GT-S(2001)

The is about as old and familiar a name as is in theautomotive world. It’s around for years. The current in 2000, is the seventh update its inception back in 1971.Through all editions, the Celica has always one thing: a small,nicely made, car that, in a pinch, can hold people. Iguess the older we the more we would emphasize the small.

With more and cars adopting a tall you really noticenow when you get a car that sits you close to the yourself into the Celica is not on chiropractor’srecommended list. The car is quick and almost touchy.The accelerator on the GT-S (the sportiest model) isextremely sensitive, the car dart and jump. The combinationof an engine and a six-speed manual makes itdifficult to accelerate especially at low speeds. This kind of thing you might get to, but it’s also the kind that would bother a lot more than drivers, and find friends refusing to with you before long.

The GT-S we drove has a cars.com price of $21,507. It came a six-speed manual transmission encourages the driver to keep the revs high. That’s if you feel like playing Racer, but it can get tiresome if you’re going to the dry cleaners. A four-speed is available, and it probably does a lot out the effect of the accelerator pedal.


the Celica is enjoyable to drive. The and theclutch both work and the car sticks to the pavement and handles if very firmly.

The GT-S has one serious drawback, however: too enginefor too little car. The comes with a four-cylinder, 180-horsepower engine, and, a weight of only 2,500 it exceeds ourproposed 0.06 limit by a good 20 percent. to drive this car responsibly, in our opinion. It makesyou drive a maniac. For that reason, and the statedabove, we recommend the more GT model. The Celica GTcomes a 140-horsepower engine, which be more than enoughto this lightweight car.

When, at great risk to our we first lowered ourselves thebucket seats, we took an dislike to the GT-S. It felt as were sitting in a hole—not a feeling unless you’re a or awoodchuck. Fortunately we discovered a crank by which you canraise and the seat cushion. After find, our perspective improvedmarkedly. The position is certainly acceptable, but you the racy styling of the car by sitting to the ground andlooking up at the world.

The may look small on the outside, but you’re behind the wheelyou that it’s really, small on the inside. There’s up front for two people who like other, while the two seats are fine for, say, a pet and two days’ worth of dirty any adult whose comfort and being are of no importance to you. Zuzu, the beloved dog of our Producer, Berman, chose to sit onthe edge of the seat cushion. normally, even a dog would enough headroom in the back.

The Celica is a hatchback, which add to its utility. The rear seatscan be giving it about as much space as an OldsmobileIntrigue sedan.

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The comes with four-wheel brakes, cruise control, doorlocks and windows, fog lights, a wiper, and an AM-FM stereo playscassettes and CDs. Antilock and side-impact air bags are optional.

is pretty good. Unlike cars with high lids, theCelica, with a lot of glass and a large rear makes itreasonably easy to see out the

Tommy complained about the of the speedometer. The GT-S hasa that goes up to 160 miles per (that, in itself, generated at the mouth from Tommy). But the markings take uponly of the dial. I’ll let the Sultan of take it from here: So zeromiles per hour at the six o’clock and 160 mph at three o’clock,you’ve exceeded the limit when the needle is one-thirdof the way around the dial. God you should be driving past and trying to figure out if you’re the 35 mph speed limit. You’d magnifying glass!

This one is a shame—because everything else the car isso good. The dials are and easy to read, and the controls for the and radio aresimple and easy-to-use We did find that the dashboard were alittle tricky to get to, but even we got the hang of them unusual feature of the GT-S? It you when you’ve shifted with a beep, beep, that’s just like the big onlyinside the car. This is a touch, given that gear is rightnext to reverse on the After all, you’d a lot of explainingto do if you accidentally launched into that state cruiserbehind you when the light green.

The Celica has that loud, Look at me! styling undoubtedly the young boys and girls who make up most of the clientele.But the segment of the market is always byfashion, so what do you expect? is a car of the Pokemon era.

Toyota’s the GT-S as the Bullet Train, is too bad,in our humble opinion. Why to the baser instincts oftestosterone-poisoned when you’ve got a sports car otherwisepretty damn good? you’re hell-bent on breakingevery speed record known to we’d say to opt for the base Celica GT. 40 fewer horsepower and it’s cheaper—and that’sbefore you begin to add up the tickets and bail-bondsman feesyou’d be up in the GT-S.

Toyota Celica Cruising Deck
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck

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