2001 Toyota Celica Overview


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My Celica by Mokhtar
 — 1)performance: The GT celica looks fast but don't be fooled it has the same 1zz engine in your mom's corolla so don't push it, messing ABS but the braking is pretty decent "don't lock your wheels will... Read More
Nothing Short Of Great Japanese Engineering by Jarvis
 — Even purchasing it used, I've had nothing but fun with it! The 1ZZ-FE is a small 1.8 liter engine, but you save on gas, and the VVT-i lets it go pretty quick for 140hp. It's very light, so it handles ... Read More
Celica by Mike
 — Acceleration is good at high rpms especially after lift kicks in but is sluggish at lower rpm. braking and cornering are a breeze, once car was lowered and chassis was strengthened it stuck to turns... Read More

2001 Toyota Celica Overview

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2001 Toyota Celica

The 2001 Toyota Celica was did not see any changes, as it was redesigned the year before.

The 2001 Toyota Celica was available only as a hatchback, which came as a GT or sportier GT-S. The GT came with a 1.8 liter, 140 horsepower engine. The sportier GT-S, which had distinctive exterior and interior styling, came with a 1.8-liter, 180 horsepower engine. This generation was also the first Celica to come available with a six-speed manual transmission. The GT engine got about 27/34 mpg, and the GT-S engine got about 23/30 mpg.

Drivers love the look of the 2001 Celica, some even comparing it to a Ferrari. Owners of the car also love that they can get a sporty-looking vehicle that comes with Toyota reliability. Many complain that the back seat is too small, and some say that visibility is poor to the rear.


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Toyota Celica Questions

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Replaced Coils/spark Plugs Now Car Dies Within Seconds Of Starting. Help!...

I had two bad coils so I went ahead and replaced them all along with new spark plugs. Now when I fire it up, it sounds great for 2-3 seconds than dies. If I try to rev it up, it dies quicker....

39 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

Problems Installing 1zzfe Transmission

I have a 2001 celica, I bought a transmission from a website that inports from japan. I was told it would fit with no problems but now my mechanic is telling me that my orignal has a speed sensor ...

9 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Kevin Raimer

What Other Motors Will Replace A 2001 Toyota Cellica Motor ?

I need to replace the motor in my 2001 Toyota cellica

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Engine No Spark

is crnk sensor problem or cam sensor ?

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How To Replace Toyota Celica 2001 Passenger Power Window Motor And Regulato...

The passenger window stopped lifting with an inch gap from the top window frame. I tried to push it up but it won't go, it appears that the motor or the regulator froze on its present position. Don't ...

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