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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1996 Toyota Celica ST Coupe Review
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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.

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

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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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1996 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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by far the best car iv ever owned and have no intentions of selling it!

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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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1996 Toyota Celica ST Coupe Review
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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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1996 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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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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1996 Toyota Celica ST Coupe Review
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reliabillity

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comfort

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Beauty Well Built But Avoid If You Drive A Lot On Bad Concrete Roads — have had this car for 50 000 miles owner before me also added 50 000 miles a beauty every day fuel consumtion is very good fun to drive low costs in maintenance just a bit of a harsh ride overall a great car and a real looker at the time

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1996 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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mid range power 60mph and above

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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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1996 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback Review
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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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1996 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Beats anyone off the lights

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Costs a lot to fix if break down

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The Most Beautiful Sexy Car, Fast And Furious — Awesome when the turbo is working lol. Fantastic acceleration and handling is superb. Costs a lot to run and a hell ova lot when it breaks down. One little turbo hose about 4 inches long cost me $450 and then had to wait 3 months for it to come from Japan. Rear diff mounts were $1200 each side for the parts, then the labour on top. So pretty expensive to maintain. But oh so sexy and sleek

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Needs a bit more power

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Celica Gt 1996 — Performance is ok, decent handling but needs more power. Build quality is excellent, I really like the appearance, some people hate the headlamps. Does around 30-35mpg, main problems were ABS sensors, engine was bullet proof. They are getting old now though.

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

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its a small speedy thing

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it can get cramped in the back seat

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My Favorite Car Yet — be4 i start i have a curren not a celica but it wasnt an option but pretty much the same thing. it goes quick would be better if i had a 3sge not a 3sfe. runs perfectly. does about 500kms to the tank driving nicely

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Toyota Celica Reviews

Great Vehicle, Though I Reccomend Making The Step Up To A Gt-s Variant. By Anthony

Great Acceleration though spotty at times, 1.8 Liter Inline 4, 140 HP/125 lbs. of Torque, Nice build quality, durable for sure, Great exterior styling, very sleek vehicle, Gas Mileage was decent on lo... Read More

The Dog's By Ben

0-62...6.6 !!! top end... limited 155mph !!!! wat more is there to say. But very greedy on the petrol and super unleaded racks up the pounds!! Great bit of fun, but keeps you pooor, 7months on it stil... Read More

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2004 Toyota Celica Reviews

Awesome Look, Low Operation Cost, Low Power By Frédéric

Really reliable car. Great on fuel economy, good brakes and handling. Fun to drive and this car is definetly a head turner... But for those who quantify performance only by horsepower, this car is... Read More

Best Sport Car For The Money By GTS_Bruce31

The Celica GTS is one of the best made sport cars of old. It is no longer in prodduction and is very much in demand. A great fun car to drive that turns everyones head when you pass by. Hate to have t... Read More

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2003 Toyota Celica Reviews

Sporty Ride. By Caliman73

I really like how it handles. You never feel like you can't take that curve. Acceleration is crisp and responsive. Braking is good. The Toyota Celica is a great car for a fun spin around town and surp... Read More

Celica Gt Is Acceptable By Azereza

For a relatively inexpensive used car, it is a good buy. I broke the manual transmission when I was younger because of stupid driving, and replacement was 1600 dollars (paid a dealer. Stupid on me). A... Read More

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2002 Toyota Celica Reviews

Love It By Fem_I_am

Overall great car. Good first car or second car. Great fuel economy. Love this car. The power at 140+/- HP for a small car is great but could be better. The handling is great along with the styling. W... Read More

Fast And Furious By Fastandfurious

Fantastic car. Great gas miliage. Acceleration is there. Braking, you can stop on a dime. Handles like a BMW. Definately in control while driving it. It's a blast to drive. Never raced it, but I woul... Read More

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2001 Toyota Celica Reviews

Its Amazing By spider72012

I liked the sporty feel without the high price of a high end sports car. it really made me a happy camper to show off my car to friends and family. I really recommend this car to any safe and responsi... Read More

The Best Celica Ever By Kieth

fun car to drive, great performance and gas mileage. This is one car Toyota never should've stopped making. Scion TC is a very poor replacement, especially since the Supra died along with the Celica... Read More

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