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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Matthew writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GT Review
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3

Pros

Good sound for 1.8, low-ish insurance, not a hatchback

Cons

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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Jason writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GT Review
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Lots of fun at a bargain

Cons

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:
2002 Toyota Celica GT Review
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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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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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Fem_I_am writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GT Review
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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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Scott writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GT Review
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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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Vik writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GTS Review
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Apart from turning heads, it feels like you're in NFS

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nothing

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Performance/looks/fun All In One!!! — hp:200+ 0-100km/h: 6.2s Handling: Stiff with low body roll and good road feedback Appearance: Supercar Gas mileage: 25+ mpg Loads of fun and adrenaline boost above 6000 rpm... The Yamaha 2zzge screams while the rpm needle goes up to 8200

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derek writes:
2002 Toyota Celica GT Review
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4

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light and fun to drive car

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only reason might be fwd

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Good Car But Not What Im Interested In — it has a great build quality good performance from a 4 banger the exterior looks great with the action body kit that was available from dealer very light car only around 2600-2700 pounds fun car only downfall is that its fwd

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Grant writes:
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Getting in and out

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2002 Toyota Celica Vvti — Good performance, not blistering but steady away. Great build quailty, its a toyota, Apperance, bit girly unless you have the body kit on & 17s Cheep to run, unless your in the VVTi Great to drive, you can fling it into any corner you want.

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2004 Toyota Celica Reviews

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2003 Toyota Celica Reviews

Love This Car, Will Never Sell It. By mswale

This car is unlike the cars they make today. It is very stylish, it gets great gas mileage for being a sporty car, and has a good amount of cargo space (love the hatchback). Although it lacks a back s... Read More

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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

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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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2000 Toyota Celica Reviews

It's Been A Good Ride... By raybgd

I have owned this car since October 2007 and have no complaints. This car has been getting better gas mileage than reported by the manufacturer. I have never seen my MPG lower than 27 and recently tra... Read More

Great Little Auto By tshorse

i like the stereo system the best. the moon roof is cool but hard to find a replacement. wheels are easily damaged by hitting a hole or berm. too much road noise. the car is very responsive when dr... Read More

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