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1978 Toyota Celica GT liftbackReview
turtle7 writes:

It Served Well For Years — loved the car, with studded rear tires, it could climb the mountain i lived on all winter, even after the previous owners used it to haul clay mud up from the river bottom (the trunk area was rusted out) it was fun to drive, even though the rough treatment caused hoses and wires to come loose, the interior was trashed when i got it, but some decent seats and floor mats made it good enough for me, absolutely loved the styling of the car

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fun, good gas mileage, body held up through fences

Cons: engine could not hold up to a 400 lb. ex

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1978 Toyota Celica GT coupeReview
Carlie writes:

My 1978 Celica — My 1978 Celica started out life with white paint. The 20R engine was solid as a rock and provided enough performance with the 5 speed manual transmission to make the car fun to drive. With over 200K miles on the odometer the car proved it's reliability and build quality. It got fairly good gas mileage and with a few modifications handled superbly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun, Comfortable, sporty

Cons: Expensive parts, hard to find

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1978 Toyota Celica ST coupe Review
José says:
I learned to drive a stick in this car, which I bought brand new. I had always wanted a TR6 but opted for the practicality of the Celicas back seat and loved everything about it. The handling was excellent but what really stands out in my memory is the torque and smoothness of the transmission. In comparison to my 6-speed 2011 MX5, the 5-speed Celicas shifts were buttery smooth and its torque was better matched to each speed. Wish I still had the car but I got t-boned in 83 by a Buick tank and that was that, but it was still a joy to have owned it!
vs2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
1978 Toyota Celica ST coupe winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata better.
"The MX5 is a truer sports car than the Celica."
Family Car Ranked 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata worse.
"The backseat."
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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Toyota Celica Reviews

Review By Surfdb

Valued to high for this particular car it better be in perfect condition and stock Read More

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

2004 Toyota Celica Reviews

Review By kurt

Has a beautiful and graceful body(aerodynamics) Vents in the right places. Great gas mileage and engine life. Very sporty. Read More

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

2003 Toyota Celica Reviews

Sporty Ride. By Gabriel

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 Syed

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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