1997 Toyota Celica User Reviews

1997 Toyota Celica Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"style" 2 reviews

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eddykmx writes:
1997 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

fun to drive and cheap to maintain

Cons

little room, sits low

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It's A Blast ! — The 1997 Celica GT is a blast to drive daily, great fuel economy, looks sharp. But the driver seat is a bit low, not comfortable for someone with lower back problem. Overall a great car that offers a lot for the cost...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
1997 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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4

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all round fun and sticks to the road

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window and head light seals are a night mare

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Celica Gt — the car is very good and drives exceptionally well, the interior is very nice and the exterior has great lines to it. economy is good gor a 2.0 and the performance is pretty rapid, however i wouldnt go for it if your used to driving bigger engines. doesnt matter if the car has high mileage as mine has done 190k and still running beautifully

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celica02 writes:
1997 Toyota Celica ST Limited Edition Hatchback Review
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5

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Engineering, practicality with sportyness

Cons

could be a little more HP

celica02
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Best Care I Ever Had — Nothing to dislike. Over 200,000 miles and runs great. Minimal upkeep for a car with this many miles. Hatchback is very practical, sporty but still seats 4. Great MPG. Classic lines. Unique interior, esp the dashboard. Instead of buying a new car I am going to invest in this one., its worth it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marty writes:
1997 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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5

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looks

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transmission - it's old

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Sharp On The Outside, Sad On The Inside — Well the key thing is it is hard to go anywhere without someone saying how great the car is and how they wnated one when they were younger. It has the Celica classic style. After 214000 miles it is starting to wear a bit

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Edward writes:
1997 Toyota Celica GT Convertible Review
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4

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great handling, good show off car.

Cons

small idling problem

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Very Good Car — it was an amazing handling car that had enough muscle to get off the line fast. the convertable top was amazing the only thing that was bad was there was a slight idling problem and the speakers wernt great. other than that it was one amazing car that i loved.

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Zach writes:
1997 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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4

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rare, fun to drive, you have to custom build your performance

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4 cylinder, you have to custom build your performance

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The 6th Gen Celica — Awesome because you never see them and when you do they are never in good shape, unless if you see mine or Tranter's. I am slowly building up my car to look and perform better. I love to drive it, especially since its a 5 speed. All in all, its a fun car to have but you have to go almost completely custom when it comes to building it.

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Rani writes:
1997 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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Everything! :)

Cons

No boost...one day will be superfast tho. V8 Power styles

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Its My Baby — It was love at first sight... mainly because of its stylish curves but also cannot beat the Toyota brand :)

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Stephen writes:
1997 Toyota Celica GT Convertible Review
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The looks I get

Cons

If you need backseat companions to be comfortable

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It Rocks - Get The Five Speed — 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 it, but you can fit three golf bags in the trunk with the top down. My car has 205000 on it. Just replaced a CV shaft, but it's all regular maintenance for a foreign care this old. And that's right it's a toyota which means top down you get 25 mpg after a year without a tune up. I love my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
1997 Toyota Celica ST Limited Edition Hatchback Review
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Fun, reliable car.

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its not a fast competitive car

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97 Toyota Celica — 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 replaced. Appearance- Needs new paint job! besides that its a beauty. Cost of Ownership- MPG: 29 city, 35 hwy. the cat hold together well so maintenance is low. Fun Factor- I love driving this car! it handles great, and you feel like you are apart of it. and an amazing drive. I would most defiantly recommend this car to a friend!

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Jason writes:
1997 Toyota Celica ST Coupe Review
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comfy, easy to drive.

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None

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I Like My Car — The performance is brilliant, it handles really well. There is nothing wrong with the build quality, no rattles or squeaks. I have cream leather interior, which is very comfy, the exterior is good looking. It doeant cost to much to keep on the road. Its fun to drive, i drive a long distance to work and enjoy the drive every time :)

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2004 Toyota Celica Reviews

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2003 Toyota Celica Reviews

Fantastically Fun By sharzilla86

I love this car. I love the looks, the ride, the fuel economy, and the reliability. Toyota has had a bad rep recently, but my '03 Celica has never had a major problem. She's always been able to safely... Read More

Fun To Drive As Far As Handeling But Not As Fast As I Would Like By helpchris513

the car is a good reliable car or atleast it was been acting weird since 100,000 hit but I'm sure it will pass handles great not very fast and gets aweful gas milage for not being so fast but other th... 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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