1996 Toyota Celica Overview

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GT 25th Anniversary Convertible
GT Convertible
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GT Coupe
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ST 25th Anniversary Hatchback
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ST Coupe
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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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What Is The Value Of My 1996 Toyota Celica 2 Dr St 25th Anniversary Hatchba...

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How Well Do The Frame And Axles Of A 96 Celica Gt Convertible Hold Up?

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What Sort Of Engine Oil Should I Use For A 1996 Toyota Celica Which Has Don...

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Where Is The Thermostat Located On A 1996 Toyota Celica St With A 1.8 Liter...

The thermostat seems to be located on the lower hose, is this correct? It is definitely not on the upper hose.

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High Rpm And Smoke After Head Gasket Replaced

Hi, I have a 1995 Toyota Celica (1.8L - 108 cu in) with 250,000 miles. I recently replaced head gasket, valve seals, timing belt, throttle body, water pump and etc. I reseated the valves and there is ...

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