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Toyota Celica (GT-Four)



Older 1999 or so, don’t be fooled by looks, because it won’t

GT-Four models the only worth tuning, so expect to be fiddled with – less so SX or ZR

Automatic versions easy to but don’t add much to the fun quotient

base models missed out on brakes and even basic

Overview, Look, and Feel of the Celica

The Toyota Celica’s as a model goes back 40 years, yet the styles always current, from the sexy of the 1970s, through the boxy and bubbly 1990s, to finish its run as a wedge in the 2000s. We were sad to see line dropped in 2006, and been missing a sporty ever since.

The Toyota was first introduced in 1971, a year after it was conceived in It has the looks of a sports car, in coupe and three-door hatchback but it never really had the power or of a sports car until switching to drive and adding a bigger in the late 1980s.

Still, the looks alone enough for fuel-conscious young who were looking for something to around in on weekends without the bank. When Celica’s and power finally matched its it was probably the perfect combination. It that advantage again engine sizes were in the early 1990s, except for the GT-Four, which kept of that sporty charm. Celica was a great car to look at, to drive, and fairly quiet for the The GT-Four Rallye model from some additional via turbocharged engine and all-wheel but not very many of these imported.

Probably the biggest came in 1999 with an new body style, engine, and which really upped the on this compact sports The power bump was worth the cash, and the new Celica handled as as it looked. Even though models were more a Camry in flashy clothes, 1999 onward Celica apart with a lighter and agile body and more engines. Keep in mind, that even though is a back seat, the Celica is essentially a two-seater, with rear passenger legroom and space in the boot.

Toyota Celica Engine and Performance

The standard Toyota SX and ZR models were equipped a 2.2L i4 generating just and 196Nm, which wasn’t special for a sporty-looking hatchback or It was also available in a 4-speed or 5-speed automatic. The turbocharged in the GT-Four variant delivered power at 153kW and 275Nm, only through the manual as it wasn’t available in an automatic. If you power, the GT-Four is really only option.

Special Toyota Celica GT-Four models, with a 2.0L i4 and all-wheel drive, were in limited quantities. The revised put out 178kW and just over which really added to the allure. The Rallye models by far, the most expensive in the line up.

By 1999, the old 2.2L was retired the old body style, and a completely new i4 with variable valve replaced it. The new engine produced and the car lost a significant amount of the resulting performance was closer to drivers would expect its sleek new look. The 6-speed was standard, but the optional 4-speed added steering wheel button shifting. This remained the same until the end of run in 2006.

Toyota Celica (GT-Four)

Standard Equipment and for the Toyota Celica

For the most the Toyota Celica has always offered in two basic variants, the SX and the upgraded ZR. Some special models were added a times in the timeline, including the and GT-Four Rallye. The Celica was available in two body styles, as a coupe, available until or three-door hatchback, which through the end of the Celica line in

The pre-1999 base SX models basically stripped of everything, only an engine, four wheels, and AM/FM/cassette audio. the pricing difference between SX and the next step up, the SX-R and ZR is negligible, you’re better off for one of those, especially if you are looking for or air-conditioning.

For example, the limited SX-R came standard front airbags, fog lights, wheels, black and red interior, and a instrument cluster. A manual roof was optional. Post-1999, with the new platform, body, and transmission, the SX started coming more standard features, four-wheel disc brakes, alloy wheels, AM/FM/CD/cassette aluminium pedals, and power and mirrors.

The Celica ZR came with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, front and side 16-inch alloy wheels, an CD-changer, fog lights, and aluminium Available optionally, for the automatic was steering wheel mounted button shifting. Other included air-conditioning, and, by a satnav system. Buyers for a little extra flair also opt for the imported Sportivo kit.

The GT-Four and GT-Four Rallye featured a turbocharged 2.0L i4 and 5- or manual transmission and a viscous-coupling drive system.

Toyota Competition

The Honda Prelude has been the biggest contender for Celica over the years. hotly contested battle back and forth, favouring at some times and favouring at others. Both products are built and reliable, but for the most the Celica was usually left in performance comparisons, in spite of in the looks department. Post-1999 really gave Prelude a run for its especially after its power and weight-saving measures with the new style.

Holden Calibra also the part but failed to deliver. The didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the even though it was available a turbocharged engine and all-wheel The euro styling was a little on the learning curve, but it was still quick and didn’t break the Calibra’s styling was never as modern as Celica. Stick the manual transmission for the best

Toyota Celica (GT-Four)
Toyota Celica (GT-Four)
Toyota Celica (GT-Four)

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