1988 Toyota Celica Overview


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All-Trac liftback
GT coupe
GT liftback
GT-S convertible
GT-S coupe
GT-S liftback
ST coupe
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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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Toyota Celica Questions


Does Anybody Know What Can Cause An 88 Celica St To Not Get Spark?

I replaced the spark plugs and plug wires and still no spark. Do I need to replace the ignition coil?

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What Is A 1988 Toyota Cellic Worth

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What Is The Easiest Way Too Replace A Water Pump On A 1988 Toyota Celica Gt...

Water pump shot.

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What Would Cause The Wheel To Get Stuck On Even When The Nuts Are Off?

trying to get wheel off so i can get at the power steering pump. car is making a terrible noise when turning

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How Much Should I Get For My 88 Toyota Celica Gt ?

It has cruise control,sunroof,new tires,no body damage,and it is a 5 spd. It does have some rust around the windows and sunroof. It runs good with a new engine with lower miles.. Car has over 200,000 ...

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