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Toyota Celica

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Few cars can to have made it through 35 years on the scene, but the Toyota was such a survivor. Between its under Nixon and its … Dubya, the Celica underwent changes to powertrains, competitors and demographics but never wavered its mission as Toyota’s entry-level coupe.

Arriving fresh on shores in groovy 1971, the Celica was mostly memorable for rear-wheel drive — a that lasted three A major design shift when the fourth-generation Celica front-wheel-drive, Camry-based engineering in the Toyota diversified the Celica further in the ’90s by releasing it in convertible and hatchback body

Driving enthusiasts complained these Celicas weren’t sporty, however, so Toyota a different approach for the new millennium by a far racier machine. This recent Toyota Celica some bang-for-the-buck to the Celica but the appeal of this high-strung, tuned sport coupe was Ultimately, the company decided to a different tack in this by replacing the Celica with the athletic Scion tC, whose relaxed nature, roomier and high feature content are in line with mainstream tastes.

Someone interested in a used coupe or convertible will certainly want to take a at the Toyota Celica. But know the car’s virtues vary the time period. The most models were entertaining, good gas mileage and had decent for cargo (if not people). Excellent was another draw. On the downside, was always a bit experimental, and many weren’t nearly as fast as looked. In addition, high even on the used car market, the Celica a questionable value alongside less expensive, quicker, competitors.

Most Toyota Celica

The Toyota last lifetime was easily its Sold for the 2000-’05 model this hatchback sport when compared to older offered fresh engines, a chassis, a new double-wishbone rear for improved handling and a thousands-lower The new Celica debuted to tripled figures and much acclaim speed-crazed car critics.

The standard was the GT, whose 140-horsepower 1.8-liter engine moved this easily. A five-speed manual was standard and a four-speed automatic was Still, most of the praise upon the GT-S. Its 1.8-liter equipped with variable timing and lift (VVTL-i) gave a 180-hp kick in the albeit at a lofty 6,400 Other GT-S upgrades disc brakes all around and a manual transmission, plus the windows and locks, cruise alloy wheels and better that were optional on the GT.

Any Toyota Celica from time period was fun to toss thanks to highly responsive a well-sorted suspension and strong Ride quality was tolerable the car’s impressive handling but compared to rivals like the RSX, Mitsubishi Eclipse and VW it was less compliant over and expansion joints. In addition, as as the Celica GT-S could be running at high rpm, it a patient and motivated driver to get the out of it. Its minimal low-end torque pound-feet at 4,200 rpm) be a hassle in traffic, while the manual’s notchy shift and closely spaced gates it easy to grab the wrong

There were other in the Celica’s interior, which was to an inhospitable backseat, poor visibility and cheap-looking plastics on the Ergonomics were mostly at least, and the front bucket were well-shaped despite limited adjustability.

Toyota changed the Celica over the years. An all-cosmetic Package joined the options in 2002, and 2003 brought styling changes inside and plus a newly optional JBL and HID xenon headlights.

In any year, the is the Celica of choice for buyers a true sport coupe However, buyers merely an affordable, sporty-looking coupe find the standard Celica GT a performer.


Past Toyota Models

The sixth-generation Toyota of 1994-’99 was a decidedly tamer Compared to its successor, it was bigger, and less nimble, and got its propulsion two lazier engines borrowed the Corolla and Camry. This kicked off its first year coupe and hatchback body available in ST and GT trim; a GT convertible a power-operated top joined the party by two. A five-speed manual and automatic were the transmission for all Celicas.

Toyota made a few over the years, starting the addition of some styling and sound insulation in 1996. In the GT coupe variant went though it returned to life in when all ST models vanished. In Toyota … off all coupes, only the GT hatchback and GT convertible for the Celica’s last year.

Generally, we recommend that car buyers skip the Celica ST, 110-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder makes for one dull daily Attaining respectable acceleration a step up to the Celica GT and its 135-hp four, which also had of torque for around-town punch, disc brakes and more amenities such as power and a tilt steering wheel. the GT models, consumers should free to choose whichever style suits their though hatchbacks had exclusive to an optional sport-tuned suspension provided better handling.

In at the time, we commented favorably the car’s functional and comfortable and typically high Toyota quality. Still, no Celica of generation was long on sport. In to just-adequate power, the engine rough, the shifter had long and the steering offered little feel. Despite its tepid resale value has typically high for this generation of the making it pricey even as a car candidate. Unless you want a the equally reliable Acura offers better value.

It’s a similar story for the Celica of 1990-’93. Largely to its successor, this generation many of the same parts and as an ST coupe, GT coupe, GT hatchback and All-Trac Turbo hatchback. A GT was added for the second year. For Celica, a five-speed manual was and a four-speed automatic was optional on all except the All-Trac. Like Celicas, standard equipment was this was the last Celica to only a single airbag. were concentrated in 1992, all Celicas got a restyling and more equipment and many models got wheels and/or better

The ST coupe was powered by a 1.6-liter with meager 103 hp. More of the Celica’s sporting intentions the GT and GT-S, as each had a 2.2-liter with 130-135 ponies. Celica had obesity issues, the GT-S model weighing 3,000 pounds. As a result, the failed to break 9 seconds in the run, making it slower nearly every sport of its day, and slower than of the ’80s as well. Yes, it had high comfort, a stylish strong reliability and all that good Toyota stuff, but low hefty weight and a high were three strikes took it out of serious contention as a coupe/hatchback.

However, those looking for unique might want to for the rare Celica All-Trac As the name implies, this Celica used a turbocharged engine to send 200 hp to all four doing zero to 60 in about 7 and putting up a good fight the Mitsubishi Eclipse of the day. it never would have the final-generation Celica GT-S, the proved entertaining by virtue of its rush and all-wheel-drive traction.

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