1997 Toyota Celica Overview


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GT Convertible
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GT Hatchback
1 national listing
GT Limited Edition Convertible
1 national listing
ST Coupe
1 national listing
ST Hatchback
3 national listings
ST Limited Edition Hatchback
2 national listings

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4.65 stars

Based on 16 reviews

A Fun Car To Cruise In... by Jack
 — Everyone always has that first car that they love... This is my '97 Toyota Celica 2 Dr ST Limited Edition Hatchback. I purchased this car in spring of 2007 for $4,500. It had 91,000 miles on it and ... Read More
97 Toyota Celica by Kevin
 — Performance- limited, needs a bigger engine, and an update on suspension and breaks. but for its engine size it preforms well. Build Quality- little wrong with the body. engine and tranny need to be... Read More
It Rocks - Get The Five Speed by Stephen
 — This car is built for a small person no doubt but that's one thing that I love about it. The dashboard wraps into the middle console and the backseat really requires the top to be down to really use ... Read More

1997 Toyota Celica Overview

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1997 Toyota Celica

For 1997, Toyota dropped the GT version of the coupe. The GT hatchback got a small boost in engine power.

The 1997 Toyota Celica was available as a coupe, hatchback, and convertible. The coupe was available only as a base-level ST. The hatchback came as an ST and the slightly sportier GT, with an available sports package option. The convertible came only as a GT. The 25th Anniversary models from the previous year were renamed the ST Limited Edition hatchback the GT limited Edition convertible. The ST had a 1.8-liter, 110-horsepower engine, and the GT had a 2.2-liter engine, with an upgrade of five horsepower to 135. Fuel economy was about 21 to 34 mpg.

Drivers of the 1997 Toyota Celica like that they can get an attractive car that still has Toyota's reliable engine and quality construction. Owners of the 1997 Celica also appreciate the car's cornering and handling ability, but many complain that the car doesn't have as much power as its sporty looks would lead one to believe.


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Toyota Celica Questions


Why Can't I Retrieve My Buyer Emails?

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Can The Security Alarm Be Replaced In A 1997 Toyota Celica Gt

The alarm on my '97 Celica GT would sound off at odd hours, so I just turned it off, but would really like having this system working, as I love my car, which is in good condition and I plan on keepin...

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I Ran Up Onto A Curb. The Car Ran Fine On The Way Back Home. Theven Next A...

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Oil Leak

Dear Sir, we have a 1997 Celica with a 2.2 motor. It is dropping Jet Black oil on our garage floor. It does not seem to be losing oil when we check the stick (and it's a different colour) and the ...

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Gas Mileage

How many miles to a gallon on a 1997 toyota celica

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