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1976 Toyota Celica ST coupe Review
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My First Car — There's nothing like your first car. It was sporty and fun to drive. Also very reliable and good on gas. I loved the way those raised white letter Goodyear's looked! I still think of it and miss it to this day.

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

Pros: Just a cool little car.  Great styling and had a lot of standard equipment that was optional on other cars.  Very sturdy and reliable.

Cons: Black vinyl interior with no A/C, but what did I care? I was young.

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1976 Toyota Celica GT coupe Review
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Good Car — I was 20 years old on January 29, 1976, when I bought Car, a brand new red Celica GT for $5,400, including tax. I'm now 53 and in the ensuing 33 years have moved 14 times, had 9 jobs, owned 4 Volvos, lived with 3 meaningful men and had 1 baby girl who came home from UCSF in Car 17 years ago. Three of my houses burned, almost all of my employers went out of business, 2 men left and my husband died January 29, 2005, on Cars' 29th birthday. My daughter, my red 2006 Volvo T5 and Car are all that is left and are still going strong. They say you don't plant a chestnut tree for yourself, but for your grandchildren. I think I bought Car for mine.

Pros: After 33 years, it always starts and is still beautiful

Cons: People steal the hub covers

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1976 Toyota Celica ST coupe Review
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I Have Always Liked The Celica. — This one belonged to two of my friends before me. It was undewr a grand, $800 I think. It had high mileage, and would have kept going I think, And then there was this telephone pole. Bad driving, really bad that day.

Pros: It performed well.

Cons: By the time I got it, the paint was fading, that's about it.

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1976 Toyota Celica Review
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My First Car, And Truly Deserving Of Staying In The Memory Forever — My blue 1976 Celica LT2000 coupe was my first car and never let me down once. Built back in the day when style wasn't a dirty word at Toyota, "Eva" was a beauty whose performance didn't quite live up to her appearance (like most Celicas) but was still able to get me up to 170 km/h on 1 or 2 occasions. Survived being rear-ended at low speed thanks to chrome bumpers. 5 speed manual gearbox was pretty good for a car bult in the mid-70s - it's still as many gears as you need. Ah, you never forget your first.

Pros: Great metallic blue respray mean she looked great, especially with all side windows wound down to reveal B-pillarless profile.  Toyota reliability - without the brain-numbing boringness of Toyota's current design philosophy.

Cons: No air conditining, original "stereo" was a radio only, vinyl upholstery got a bit toasty during summer.

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1976 Toyota Celica GT coupe Review
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Great First Car — solid, reliable first car that was easy to work on regarding repairs. Susceptable to rust in the pillars. Sports exhaust system made her sound good and a bit more economical.

Pros: Easy to maintain

Cons: Slow as a wet week.

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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

2003 Toyota Celica Reviews

Sporty Ride. By Caliman73

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 surp... Read More

Celica Gt Is Acceptable By Azereza

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

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

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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