2003 Toyota Celica User Reviews

2003 Toyota Celica Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.6 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
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews

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2003 Toyota Celica GTS Review
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Sporty, good handling. Solid build.

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It is basically a two seater with 4 seats.

Caliman73
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Sporty Ride. — I really like how it handles. You never feel like you can't take that curve. Acceleration is crisp and responsive. Braking is good. The Toyota Celica is a great car for a fun spin around town and surprisingly, it is good on fuel. You can use it to commute without breaking the bank.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It looks nice for the price, and can be mistaken for a pricier car for the untrained eye

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Loud at high speeds, or in general. Lots of road noise, and stock sound system is not strong enough to cope.

Azereza
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Celica Gt Is Acceptable — 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). Aside from that, maintenance has been gratefully inexpensive and have had the pleasure of owning this car for 6 years with little issues. Strong engine, strong brakes and currently at 150k miles. Getting older so the loud, small, show offy car may be out of my style now, but I still love her nonetheless and when she goes caput, its gonna be hard to say goodbye.

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This is an incredibly fun car to drive, handles well, is small, and can make quick maneuvers.

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It's not exactly family friendly or friendly towards very tall people....

sharzilla86
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Fantastically Fun — 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 get me from point A to point B. I highly recommend this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fun to drive handles well

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It's an automatic and it's been acting weird right after 100,000 miles

helpchris513
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Fun To Drive As Far As Handeling But Not As Fast As I Would Like — the car is a good reliable car or atleast it was been acting weird since 100,000 hit but I'm sure it will pass handles great not very fast and gets aweful gas milage for not being so fast but other then that good car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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great gas mileage, for a 1.8L engine gets 180 horsepower

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small, very low to the ground,

ozzy1990
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Good — The feeling you get when your driving this car so low to the ground is pretty awesome. Knowing you get great gas mileage makes you step on the gas pedal a little harder getting that VVT-I engine work for the speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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i love the ride, its smooth and fast

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not fast enough

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Fun To Drive — performance- quick but definately needs a turbo Build quality- definately done right Appearance- celica is a good looking car to begin with but it helps to have a TRD body kit and engine in it Cost of ownership- really doesnt cost that much to repair anything, i have blown out the clutch once and had to replace it and it wasnt quite as bad as i thought Fun Factor- i like having ppl ride in the car and grab the side bc of how scared they are and how they didnt think the car would be that fast

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fun, Sexy. Quick

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Coupe, no room

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Great Car — Love, Love, Love it...Great MPG, alot of fun. Its a coupe for a reason though, no more then 2 people. Quick as hell but not much high end power. Handling is tight and she hauls ass. Great Car Everyone

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

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responsive, good lookin, an a proper sports car

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Its low lol

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A Proper Good Car — Like its responsiveness, its economical. Would definately go out an buy another one. Good lookin car my best yet. Its very fast being only the 140 bhp apposed to the 180. Still nippy an leave everythin standing even BM's at lights.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Your Bottom-line On This Car — The exterior is sporty looking and the interior is very spacious for being such a small car. The gas mileage is outstanding with 29 mpg city. The car is not the fastest in the world but it has enough to pass people however the handling is superb making the car very fun to drive.

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Fun Fun Fun

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I Love The Celica Gt-s. Never Get The Gt Unless Boosted (vvt-i (no L)) (lift) — If you like Honda's VTEC system, You'll love the Celica's VVTL-i. I have outrun countless B18 Honda Civic SI's With My Celica. It not only kicks in harder, but is also a better looking car. I used to have a honda, sadly, it was a D17 Engine without VTEC. But on to the next one......Fun

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

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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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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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2000 Toyota Celica Reviews

It's Been A Good Ride... By raybgd

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... 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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