1998 Toyota Celica User Reviews

1998 Toyota Celica Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 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:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"handling" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Christos writes:
1998 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Breaking and Handling

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2 Doors

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Very Nice Car — Performance 220 - acceleration Good , braking Verry Good, handling Verry Good Build Quality Verry Good - No repairs needed both interior and exterior styling Cost of Ownership About 20 000 euros This Car its Fun to drive gas 50 euros 550 mileage, maintenance Good

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

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Tryfan writes:
1998 Toyota Celica Review
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Performance, handling, build quality, reliability and styling

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Insurance cost

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Class Without Spending Too Much Brass — A beautiful car for very little money. Acceleration puts a smile on your face! Mine was an import which wasn't a big problem apart from the Japanese stereo that insisted that I listen to nothing but Radio 2 - I never want to hear Terry Wogan again! Extremely reliable and very practical for a car in its class. I replaced it with a Toyota Aygo and always had a yearning to buy another one (but a GT4)..... Eventually I sold the Aygo and bought an MR2 Roadster ... Now I have an even bigger smile on my face!!

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core3ta writes:
1998 Toyota Celica GT Convertible Review
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This car handles like  dream in the city and on the highway.  Very peppy and turns on  dime!  Used only in the summer months and then wrapped like a baby in the winter garage.

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Trunk lid doesn't always stay up when you want it to.

core3ta
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A Dream Car With Lots Of Fun On Wheels — The top is very easy to put up and down. Car still smells new. It handles very nicely in the city and surprisingly well on the highway when driving out to the lake. Trunk is a little tight but roomy enough for two sets of golf clubs.

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Lee writes:
1998 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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5

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I love the styling, the handling, the comfort & acceleration!

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I've not got air-con, even though it does come on most GT models

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Maybe It's Not The Most Powerful & Quickest Out There, But It's Quick Enough & Fun To Drive! — This is the second gen6 Celica I've owned, the first being a 1.8 ST, now I've gone up to the 2ltr Gt. Both cars a fantastic, mechanically they are solid! The ST I hit a fully grown deer at 50mph, & it cracked the number plate & split the weathershild underneath, that was it! The GT obviously has better acceleration, it's very quick off the mark, with the rev range going up to 9000rpm, you really get a chance to push it to it's fully potential (redlines at 7500rpm so I don't like to push it further than that!). They do stick to the road like glue, the braking isn't great, however I do need to replace the brakes so time will tell. As already said, these cars are solid, built to last. Some parts aren't cheap, being Japanese, but they aren't as expensive as Mercedes/BMW for instance. If well looked after, these can run for 250/300k miles! The styling of the gen6 Celica is still as good as any current car in my eyes. I think if you don't have to worry about size & space, coupe is the best style of car you can get, similar to the Jaguar XK series, or Hyundai Coupe, they all look fantastic. The Celica still has 2 back seats that can take adults (maybe not for long distances though!) And the boot could probably fit 3 or 4 dead bodies (sorry, it's how i gauge boot size!). Tax isn't bad for the UK as it's pre-2001, so it costs the same as anything over a 1600cc engine. You're looking at around 32mpg so not bad at all for the engine size/power, it runs at about 160bhp, and it's now 16years old with 136k on the clock!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
1998 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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4

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Looks good and drives good. can be fast with a few grand under the hood

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Hard to find parts for this car

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Loves It — the performance on this car isnt too bad stock but can be better once you can find some parts for it. cost of ownership isnt to bad. 20 bucks in the tank and you can go for a week or two. the appearance is great cause this is the model that girls didnt give a bad rep. put on a body kit and it can look like a supra too. thats what im aiming for. this car is great to just hop in and take it for a little joy ride.

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

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kukla writes:
1998 Toyota Celica GT Convertible Review
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great reliable car

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none

kukla
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Great Well Made Car — cant say enough about this car ... reliable, good looks, good mpg,low maintanence...great well made car. also since its a toyota it hold its value..love love it..other then typical maintance this car should last along time considering i just hit 60000

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Charlie writes:
1998 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Unmatched handling, very good sound

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Looks are not the best, 11 years old now

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Celica I Drove — This model of the Celica is the definition of fast and acceleration-ful. The braking is great and the handling...I don't need to tell you for something rally-bred. The car is so fun to drive I felt like actually jumping out of the seat of the thing. The appearance is not the greatest but it still excellently modest. The rear spoiler has plenty of curves especially. The sound it makes is better than perfect: not even an RX-7 sounds better.

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

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Sean writes:
1998 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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Handles well, good gas milage, nice looks

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Keeping It For As Long As Possible — I gotta say I seriously like my 98' Celica. It handles very well, gets great gas milage and has nice lines (at least for me better than the last model Celicas imported into the US). The only drawback I have is that it is an automatic, but when ever I'm in ATL traffic it becomes a good thing.

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Chris writes:
1998 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Excellent looker, excellent performance, excellent reliablility.

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Excellent, Totally Reliable, Fantastic Performer — Wasn't in the best shape when purchased. But the engine was always a fantasic runner, and never had a moments trouble with the clutch or gearbox. In fact this car still feels tight. Since completly replacing front and rear brakes and suspension it's one of the nicest cars i've ever driven. Handles brilliantly.

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Jess writes:
1998 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Bloody awesome, all celicas are from 1979 to present

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stickly have been maketed for women, they're a girl's car. And there's nothing wrong with that!

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Friggin Awesome! — A good friend of mine had one and she let me drive it! I nearly died! I thought i would break it but these are actually tougher than you would think! One good thing about this car, which I think is a standard with newer model toyotas is that the steering gets heavier the faster you go. So if its a fairly light car, like the celica, it handles so much better at a faster speed! Mel punched me when she realised I was doing 120kmph!

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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

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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

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

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

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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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