1996 Toyota Celica Overview


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GT 25th Anniversary Convertible
GT Convertible
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GT Coupe
GT Hatchback
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ST 25th Anniversary Hatchback
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ST Coupe
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ST Hatchback
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Best Car I've Ever Owned by sems
 — I bought this car on a trip w/ my daugher playing J.O. Basketball in Cincinatti, OH. Just goofing around test driving cars and ended up hauling it back to Colorado on car hauler. It had 67,000 mi th... Read More
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Small, Light, Fast. by Jim
 — Nice low feeling and handles well. Feels like a very light car, likes to coast along but jumps when you give it some juice. Great interior. Front wheel drive isn't for everyone. The GT-four (4WD Tu... Read More

1996 Toyota Celica Overview

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1996 Toyota Celica

The 1996 Toyota Celica got a few cosmetic changes for the model year. The coupe was available with larger, curvier rocker panels, intended to give the Celica a sportier look. In addition, the 1996 Celica received improved sound insulation in response to complaints that the car let in too much road noise.

The 1996 Toyota Celica came in three body styles: the convertible, the hatchback, and the coupe. The coupe was available as a base ST or the somewhat sportier GT. The liftback came as an ST and a GT with an optional sports package. The convertible was a GT. For 1996, Toyota also released a 25th Anniversary hatchback ST and convertible GT, which were limited edition, numbered models with commemorative badging. The ST had a 1.8-liter, 110-horsepower engine, and the GT stuck with the same fifth generation engine at 2.2 liters and 130 horsepower. Fuel economy was about 21 to 34 mpg.

*Owners* of the 1996 Celica like the style of the car and find it looks current even today. Drivers also appreciate that they can get a reliable Toyota in a sporty package. Complaints include a backseat that is too small for even average-sized adults, and a lack of power.


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Car Shakes When Ac Is On

Whenever I turn the ac on while in drive it starts to shake really bad but only when it is in drive.

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Cooling fan won't turn on unless The a/c is on or the switch is unplugged. do I need a new switch? Or relay fuse?

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The gauges dont work and im stock with this for over 5 months. What would be the cause of it for not to start.

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