1989 Toyota Celica Overview


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All-Trac liftback
GT coupe
GT liftback
GT-S convertible
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GT-S coupe
GT-S liftback
ST coupe
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Major Repairs by KennethB
 — OK, here is the latest update on the maintenance of my Celica. In order to have my front-end aligned (after I bought new tires at PEP Boys) I was told I needed new tie-rod ends and a CV joint. This wa... Read More
Update On My Celica Experience by KennethB
 — Well, it is mid-summer and I have been putting a lot of miles on the Toyota. The rear brakes finally went metal to metal last month...in the middle of a rainstorm in rush-hour traffic. I pulled into t... Read More
Update From Anonymous by KennethB
 — I submitted my first review (the oldest one listed here) before I knew to do it under my login. The photos, however are mine. Here is an update: As of 03/30/2007 my 1989 Toyota Celica ST Coupe is sti... Read More

1989 Toyota Celica Overview

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1989 Toyota Celica

The 1989 Toyota Celica was virtually identical to the 1988 model, when the all-wheel drive model was introduced to the lineup.

The 1989 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 1989 Celica has many loyal fans, some who say it is the best car ever produced. Drivers of the 1989 Celica love its Toyota reliability combined with its sporty look and, particularly in the All-Trac, its power and performance. The car runs very smoothly at freeway speeds, and is popular for racing due to its excellent handling. Rust is a common problem among Celicas of this era, and many owners complain that the back seat is practically useless.


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Toyota Celica Questions


Looking For Cruise Control Fuse In My 1989 Toyota Celica Gts

cruise control light comes on but cruise control doesn't engage. also dash lights (lights on; brake and battery light won't shut off. dash lights constantly on after cruise control went out.

55 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 months ago)

Value Of A 1989 Celica Gt Convertible With 66,000 Miles

In family since new and well cared for. Black. Recent top and windows -- like new. Garaged and covered most of the time.

131 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 months ago)

Were Do I Fill Fluid For Convertable Top

107 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
Alexander Escobar

I Have A 1989 Toyota Celica Gts With A 2.0l 3s-ge Engine. The Head Gasket I...

1989 celica gts, Head gasket is about to go. Which other engines can be swapped into my car current engine has over 330k

147 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)
Aaron Demoret

What Size Engines Can I Fit Into The '89 Celica St

I was thinking of trying to put a better engine in my car and was wondering if there was a better 4 cylinder that would fit.

149 views with 4 answers (last answer about a year ago)