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1986 Toyota Celica Overview


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GT coupe
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GT liftback
GT-S convertible
GT-S coupe
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Avg. Price: $3,995
GT-S liftback
ST coupe

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Based on 6 reviews

Survivor With Heart Take It On Long Trips Over My Caddy! by caddymangold
 — Like the amenities the handling the reliability. Very fast little car amazingly reliable! At work sometimes I park it doing security the lumbar and side adjustments are comfy to sleep in! Love to pull... Read More
Loved It, If I Could I Would Buy It Back Rigth This Second. by Allen
 — I loved everything about this car except for the fact that it was FWD. It was quick, good gear ratio and light. It was purchased 8 years before it was given to me by my dad for $1500 and I sold it las... Read More
Great! by Ravanna123
 — I love my toyota celica! Speed of a sports car but the mpg of a nice sedan! Man oh man it can take sharp turns at high speed without a problem. Read More

1986 Toyota Celica Overview

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1986 Toyota Celica

The Toyota Celica was completely redesigned for 1986. The biggest change was that the Celica was now a front-wheel drive, much to the chagrin of drivers who loved how the rear-wheel drove. The body was also restyled as sleeker and rounder. The front-wheel drive did create more interior space, but the back seats were still cramped.

The 1986 Celica's engine was actually demoted to a 2.0-liter, but with 116 horses it was noticeably more powerful. The coupe and the hatchback were all available as the ST, GT, or GT-S models. The convertible came as a GT. The GT-S engine got an upgrade to 135-horsepower.

Although some found the new front-wheel-drive Celica not as much fun to operate, it was still a very popular car. Because of its quality Toyota engine, many are still driving theirs to this day. The 1986 Toyota Celica has excellent cornering ability, accelerates quickly off the line, and handles well even at high speeds, making it very popular for racing.


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