2000 Toyota Celica User Reviews

2000 Toyota Celica Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 60 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:4.6 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:4.3 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
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 26 reviews
"handling" 20 reviews
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"speed" 16 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"space" 5 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Jared writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GTS Hatchback Review
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quick, great handling, very comfortable

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very complicated and smart engine, horrible winter traction

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Super Fun Car — Performance - (0-60 in 7secs) 180hp, 130tq, GReddy exhaust, Injen CAI Quality - no repairs, only mods Appearance - jet fighter (interior), small sports car (exterior) Cost of ownership - 25 mpg Fun factor - tons of fun in the summer, not so much in winter

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GTS Hatchback Review
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AWESUM!

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Dont have one?

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Awesum! — Although Toyota has some issues at the moment it is still a very trustworthy car! I wouldn't hesitate buying another after this one! Very low maintenance since I've owned it, and look forward to driving it every day:-)! Forgot to mention that its great on gas, bout 26 miles/gal. I recieve lots of compliments and questions bout it and its pretty much stock. If ya get the chance to drive one, i say go for it!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MacGarver writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GTS Hatchback Review
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Fast, fun to drive, looks great, roomy for a sports car. Storage room

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Head room, but other than that nothing.

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I Loved This Car. — I loved this car. There were two reasons it had to go. 1) wife was pregnant and 2) couldn't afford, nor had the space to keep 3 cars I bought this car new in Feb 2000. Got all the extras (leather, moonroof, etc). This was my first sports/sporty car. Me and the missus loved jsut going for drives in it, even though the suspension was quite rough for everyday cruising. However, having said that, the tight suspension meant that cornering was insanely good, like it was on rails. The acceleration was decent, there was a noticeable "bump" in the power around 5500Rpm (almost like a turbo, but way too late in the power band to be useful) This is the only car I've driven that I've ever felt comfortable going 200Km+. Very stable, no speed wobbles. Braking was great. She was really good on gas, despite needing premium fuel. The back seats are more of a suggestion than a reality. Head room is a bit iffy with the moonroof if you're taller. However teh room in the trunk area was phenomenal, especially witht he rear seats folded down. Build quality was great. No real repair issues. some computer part was replaced undera recall, but other than that, just oil changes for the 4 years i owned her. I did get toyota to install hooks to keep the floor mats in place. They kept riding up and bunching under the accelerator. Somewhat dnagerous. I noticed in later models it became a standard feature. Also, the leather along the side of the driver seat cushion split. Toyota replaced it without question. I loved the looks of this car. When it first came out it was quite a head turner. I would often smile to myself as I noticed pedestrians turn their heads and mouth "nice car" as drove by. Every now and again I miss it. except in the winter, when it was frightening to drive her. Probably partly my own fault for never investing in snow tires. Every year I said I would, but never did.

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Austin writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GT Review
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4

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30 mpg hell yes.

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i not a GTS :(

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Sporty While Saving Gas While Stiil Having Alot Of Horse Power. — good acceleration, great breaking, handles really well, no repairs so far, great appearance cloth interrior,paid 6,900, easy matenance, a fun car to drive, limited space for seating, large trunk space , great modified sound system, easy aoutmatic shifting. love the car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GT Review
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4

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speed.....baby

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that its small on the inside...

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Celica — i think its a good car cause its stylish and is good on gas...also its performance is great...it takes me places and it doesnt cost much to fix it i think...

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Barrie writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GT Review
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5

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Brilliant engine - 2 different cam profiles depending on revs give it a real "Jeckel and Hyde" persona.
Bomb proof engineering and realiability.
Looks great and sounds brilliant

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Very little space in the back for passengers.
Doesn't have a true "rally spec" like the Gen 6 ST205 in the line up
Handling could have a little less understeer - bit slippery in the wet

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A Shame That Toyota Stopped Making The Celica Because This Really Is A Gem. — The Gen 7 Celica is the last decent sports coupe that Toyota made. The engine is something else with it's cam profiles. Drive it normally and it's quiet, smooth and delivers a good MPG, but take the rev counter to the top quarter and it starts to snarl and wail like a banshee. 140 BHP squeezed from a NA 1800cc engine is pretty good. The cabin is a bit dull, but doesn't offend. Everything is well screwed together with no squeeks or rattles coming from the trims. This car does look the part as long as it has the rear spoiler and optional side skirts (which mine does) and they set the style really well. Modern yet subtle. It's not a shouty car unless of course, you plant your foot down onto the throttle pedal. It's sharp and responsive normally in stock form but there's plenty of potential for springs and engine parts to be replaced with uprated parts (if that's your thing) Big boot so getting a large load transported isn't a problem and up front, there is loads of space. Just don't get in the back unless you're shorter than 5ft tall. Believe me, you are not going to fit!

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Rob writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GTS Hatchback Review
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4

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I love the handling and the looks most of all.

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I hate the fact it's FWD.

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Definitely A Buy For Me, Happy I Bought It. — Aside from the problems that plagued early build Celicas (mainly transmission issues) I have nothing but love for my Celica. It may not be the most powerful car in the world, but when lift kicks in at 6000 rpm, it just feels awesome. This is the first FWD car that I've owned and as much as I dislike the feeling of the front wheels doing all the work, I must say that it handles very well. I love the feel of the turn in, it grabs the road really well. Also, being so light, it's very easy to toss around. Soon it will be torn down and rebuild as mainly a track car and will be removing the problem of FWD for good :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GT Review
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Great gas miliage

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very small

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Sporty — The car is very small and not meant to have people in the small back seats but gets really good highway gas miliage and the 5-speed just makes the car more enjoyable. The car, like the supra, has a lot of custom features which is a plus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Frank writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GTS Hatchback Review
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Screaming engine.  Cat like reflexs

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shoddy build quality.  

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A Blast To Drive, Just Don't Look To Carefully At The Interior Materials — A really fun car with great heart. The interior was cheaply made and the plexiglass sunroof was not holding up well to weather. The paint was too soft and nicked from rocks too easily. The Engine in the little beast is amazing. 9000 RPMs is awsome. The transmission was great and the suspension was the best I've ever experienced in a FWD car. I would have kept it longer had it not gotten t-Boned by a Dodge 3500

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

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Richard writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GT Review
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4

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sporty faster than your regular taurus neon or caviler

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havent really had any serious problems with it and havent heard about any

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I Wanted A Car That Looks Good And That Has Potential To Be Very Fast And Thats What I Got — its fast stock it looks great it can handle high mileage but its not easy to work on and it has several other flaws including chipping paint but its very fun to drive you feel good driving it it makes you feel like you have a really fast car even though its really not that fast my car needs to be tuned because the gear ratio is off bad which cuts down on my acceleration very good brakes and tight steering it needs repairs but the damages were done by the previous owner it rattles but thats because i have two 12 inch mtx jackhammers in the trunk the car looks great inside and out the interior is small yet it is still very comfortable i get great gas mileage when im not raw hiding it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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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