1988 Toyota Celica Overview


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All-Trac liftback
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GT coupe
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GT liftback
GT-S convertible
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GT-S coupe
GT-S liftback
ST coupe
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Bp_birminghams 1sick5 by John8023
 — Performance ~ once you take the boost over 16psi then it becomes fast. Handling ~ 4wd drifting is cool, better than kitcars and as good as evo9 on point to point stuff. 0-80mph 1-1.5sec quicker than ... Read More
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 — My first 4WD and turbo car, it equipped with a 3SGTE 2.0 L engine with CT26 turbo charger. This GT4 is running a water intercooler which is unique compare to most other turbo 4WD using air intercool... Read More
Not Enough Power But Other Performances Are Very Good by Dominic
 — I had it for 4 years or so and was very pleased to drive that car. This car had a great handling with original springs cutted 2 inches lower, damn it was stiff on the road but it was handling like a... Read More

1988 Toyota Celica Overview

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1988 Toyota Celica

In 1988, Toyota introduced the Celica All-Trac (all-wheel drive) to the lineup. Nicknamed the "Ultimate Celica," the car also included many high-end amenities such as a power driver's seat, sunroof, ten-speaker sound system, and leather interior.

The 1988 Celica offered a few different engine choices, depending on the trim levels. ST and GT coupe, the GT hatchback, and the GT convertible got a 116-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The GT-S coupe and hatchback had a 135 horsepower engine with 2.0 liters. The turbo-charged All-Trac got a 190 horsepower engine, which was the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the US at that time. Fuel economy was about 25 to 32 mpg, depending on the engine and transmission.

The 1988 All-Trac was very popular with drivers, who loved that they could get Toyota reliability, Celica style, and sports car power all in one package. Rally-car aficionados who like to add their own custom modifications also appreciate the 1988 Celica.


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