1996 Toyota Celica User Reviews

1996 Toyota Celica Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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kinglew02 writes:
1996 Toyota Celica ST Coupe Review
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5

Pros

I was able to drive this car to Lexington, North Carolina on one full tank of gas.
I was able to drive this car to Conyers,GA on one full tank of gas.

Cons

The Left Head light housing is busted from a previous owner.

kinglew02
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I Didn't Want To Let It Go — The only thing I don't like about my car is I can't afford a ratchet set to repair my engine. It's built to be fast. I won in a legal race against a brand new right off the lot Challenger. SO when I say it's built for racing, I'm not kidding. I was told by a previous owner that it was a sprint car in an old NASCAR Event and I was shown videos, I don't remember the year though, sorry.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Albert writes:
1996 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback Review
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4

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Looks, reliability, cheap

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Numb steering and slightly lethargic character

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Good Although Definitely Not The Best In Class — By the way uploaded the wrong photo, tht's the 1999-2005 model Anyway yeah it accelerates quite well....don't be a leadfoot though or ur asking for trouble....in terms of fun well truth be told there are better cars, I think the steering is a little numb and could have more feel, but is easy enough to stow.....appearance faultless, especially in black.....and build quality is definitely solid, no squeaks/rattles to report and no need for repairs

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mackenzie writes:
1996 Toyota Celica ST 25th Anniversary Hatchback Review
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4

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Quick, cheap to maintain, good looking, all around a pretty fun car to own.

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A tad underpowered, could use some more torque for low-end acceleration. As this is a sports car and is very light, does not do well in snow or ice

55

Sweet Little Car — This is a very zippy, quick little car. Handles like a go-cart. Good looking, excellent build quality. Great gas mileage, drivetrain still going strong at 12 years old with 102,000 miles.

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sems writes:
1996 Toyota Celica ST 25th Anniversary Hatchback Review
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5

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Good Gas mileage/sporty/got guts/handles well/i like it.

Cons

Interior Armrests

sems
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Best Car I've Ever Owned — 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 then. I now have 173,000. and still going strong. When it dies, I'll get another engine. This car will remain in the family forever. Good Gas mileage, good speed, has always shifted well. This car I have kept longer than anything else in my life. Both my kids have learned to drive a standard shift using this vehicle because it's easy. I wish I owned another.............

Owner for 10 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:14,000

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Craig writes:
1996 Toyota Celica Review
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Handling, Sheer Power, Gorgeous Looks, The girls love them!! www.gt4oc.net is by far the best site for anything to do with these cars, (if you have one,,, make sure you become a member!! its well worth it!!)

Cons

Can be expensive to replace certain parts, Very good chance of killing yourself if not driven correctly, not for the faint hearted

65

Toyota Celica Gt-four Jap Import — Toyota Celica GT-FOUR Jap Import. These cars are beasts!!, 255bhp as standard, amazing reliability as long as its looked after and maintained, If buying one watch out for worn diffs, fig 8's and high boost settings etc. The performance is staggering and with the 4wd handles like its on rails!, Not the best mpg but to be fair, you dont buy one of these if you consious about over spending as these need to be maintained and serviced with the highest quality parts. Everytime i drive the car it still to this day puts a smile on my face!!

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Francis writes:
1996 Toyota Celica ST Coupe Review
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5

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2.0L engines, economical yet fast

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cant think of any, except 2 door only so kind of restricted ...

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Must Drive It To Find Out The Value Of This Car... — Absolutely awesome car, my 3rd Celica now...this ones first one to be automatic and to be used for daily use..standard 3sfe motor, no modifications as yet done.. work in progress :)... however with Power/Maunal ECTs and Overdrive options, can still perform exceptionally well for a automatic car in street race etc

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Adam writes:
1996 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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4

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by far the best car iv ever owned and have no intentions of selling it!

Cons

running costs as repairs are expensive and at best gets 25mpg and has to be run on super unleaded

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Toyota Celica Gt-four — not the kind of car you buy with your head as it very expensive to run, insure and repair but all of those down sides are a distant memory when you get it on a country road and really let it free the 2L Turbo petrol with AWD makes it a hell of a lot of fun!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ryan writes:
1996 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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2

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mid range power 60mph and above

Cons

its loud

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220bhp — the car is a belter for a 2.0l non turbo, 157mph and 0-60 in about 7 secs lol, but main power range is between 60-145 when the vvti comes in, nice looking car , real head turner and never let me down mechanically,

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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ryda writes:
1996 Toyota Celica ST 25th Anniversary Hatchback Review
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5
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I Have No Clue I Just Got The Car — Good on gas, and I like the way it handles. I love the way it looks.

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Thomas writes:
1996 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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5

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amazing handling and decent stock power

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try to get the GT-4 trac turbo model. so much better

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Amazing — I use to own a 91 GT and it was the funnest car i have owned. It was reliable low cost to maintain, and harldy anything went wrong with it. its worth every dollar, but if you afford it, try for a supra or anything with a 2JZGTE swap ability

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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