2000 Toyota Celica User Reviews

2000 Toyota Celica Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 61 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" 27 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"fuel economy" 21 reviews
"power" 20 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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4

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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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raybgd writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GTS Hatchback Review
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4

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Accelleration, handling, comfort, MPG

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Premium gasoline required, clear coat peeling off

raybgd
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It's Been A Good Ride... — I had owned this car over 7 years and have no complaints. This car had been getting better gas mileage than reported by the manufacturer. I have never seen my MPG lower than 27 and was recording 32MPG on mainly highway trips (have seen it as high as 34!). Since it's a GT-S, I had ALWAYS filled her up with premium unleaded gasoline. This model was a BLAST to drive with it's "sport-shift" transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wesley writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GTS Hatchback Review
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performace, comfortable etc

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cabin noise little loud, blind spots, gearbox

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Celica Gt-s — VVTL is unique and only some cars have that valvetrain system nothing like it i love the car very tight steering ratio projector lights 6 speed only bad thing is how they made the design on the gearbox gets very tricky

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Acadia_22221 writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GT Review
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4

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looks, sweet bodykit, hid's, wire tuck, lowered

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im not driving it

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With The Right Mods The Car Can Be Very Good Looking — performance- good low end torque, struggles after 3rd, but for city driving i got all i need build quality- you cant get any better then toyota, sturdy yet very light car makes for great low end acceleration fun factor- very fun especially cuz of some of the appearence mods on it, damn sexy....

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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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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Michael writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GT Review
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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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MacGarver writes:
2000 Toyota Celica GTS Hatchback Review
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5

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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.

MacGarver
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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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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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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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