2002 Toyota Celica User Reviews

2002 Toyota Celica Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 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:4.7 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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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Jason writes:
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Lots of fun at a bargain

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Looks faster than it really is

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If Your On A Budget And Need Reliable Transportation Thats Also Fun, Here In The Answer. — Always starts, never hesitates, utterly reliable, great on gas 37 mpg, fun to drive, rev happy, asks to be driven hard and very cheap to maintain. Has never needed any mechanical repairs, just routine maintenance. Very spacious trunk makes it pretty practical too.

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Sherrie writes:
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Fun to drive and great on gas

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Slow pick up

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Great Little Car — I love this car! I've had it for years and its still running strong. It has also been in an accident and held up very well!! I was very surprised! It doesn't pick up very fast from a dead stop, but its quick once it gets going. Also, I get great gas mileage. The celica is a great looking car with the action package and I get compliments on it all the time. It now has over 150k miles and I have no complaints.

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Fem_I_am writes:
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5

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Great car daily driver car

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No longer made by Toyota

Fem_I_am
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Love It — 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. Which Toyota still makes this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fastandfurious writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GTS Review
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RARE CUSTOM CAR

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NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR 3 LARGE DOGS

Fastandfurious
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Fast And Furious — 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 would love too. Hate to sell it but I just bought a new Ford Escape XLT because I needed more room!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GTS Review
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4

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styling, handling, brakes, reliability, mileage, cargo capacity, fun to drive

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uses premium gas, seats uncomfortable on long drives, shifter not as precise as it should be

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Blue Celica — reliable yet stylish, good responses, solid feel, 6-speed manual, solid braking power, stiff and responsive handling, interior and exterior styling is great still to this day, good mileage but uses premium which stinks in this day and age, very few repairs needed, the biggest was the water pump needed to be replaced, the gas lifters on the liftgate don't hold it up anymore along with some other small signs of wear

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Matthew writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GT Review
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Good sound for 1.8, low-ish insurance, not a hatchback

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Can be lacking power, front wheel drive, small alloys as standard

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Pretty Good. — 140hp for a lightweight car which is OK. Could do with a little more power at times but it is a front wheel drive vehicle so more and more power will only create different problems. Good low, coupe looks with a surprisingly spacious boot. Has a fairly good soundtrack for just a 1.8ltr and given the right conditions the exhaust has been known to make a rather cool crackling noise. 6 geared box which I love but in all honestly only the 1st and 2nd are any fun. I'm not sure if it's just the cheap crappy tyres I have on or if the car just handles like this in general but the car doesn't tend to let you control where you want to go in a slide and sliding by mistake is as a simple as going 40mph+ and turning the wheel a tad too far too quickly. Good driving position and amazing standard bucket seats make it a very comforting place to be and help you feel secure enough to try stupid things on a regular basis. All round a good starters car for someone coming out of their one point nothing baby hatch but after nearly two years of ownership the appeals starting to wear off a bit and I'm craving a bit of none front wheel drive now with a bit more power to it.

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

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Joel writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GT Review
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Transmission, Engine, Interior, Performance

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Front Wheel drive

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Best Performance For The Money — Car handles great in the rain and the dry. seats are comfortable and a little bit race inspired cause they grip you during high speed cornering. performance is very good for a 1.8L four cylinder , great gas mileage. car is very reliable it has never broke down on me. I would buy again if they still made them!!!!!!

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Scott writes:
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Styling, handling

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Replacing the engine over a manufacturer's problem.

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Ideal Car For The Twisties. — I love this car even though it is totally impractical....I'd buy another one in a heartbeat. Horsepower is a little low, but the throttle response is pretty good. Replacing the engine SUCKED, but at least I won't have that problem anymore.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stefani writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GTS Review
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gas milage, performance, apperance inside and out of it, and fun to drive

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insurance and not as much space as a sporty sedan

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Great Sports Car — I like it's performance, looks, and is built very well. It has great gas mileage and is a blast to drive and for being a sports car has a reasonable amount of space in the back and in the trunk.

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Calypso — I love everything about my car except that, after 1993 Toyota cut down the size of the engine, took out the turbo, and Killed the AWD! But I think that the 7th generation is the best looking of all, and I cant wiat to see if Toyota decides to re-launch the Celica in the next few years

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