1983 Toyota Celica User Reviews

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    1983 Toyota Celica GT HatchbackReview
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    The Hangerbanger — in all i love my 83 celica, got it super cheap off craigslist. runs great dont leak any fluids great on gas thanks to the 22re. perfect project car i was wanting. nice canvas for my inner car guy to play with an learn from. when i bought the car its was ugly... fadded white an rust every where from poor maintanice of the previous owner... lol but all in all i couldnt have found a better replacement for the gas hog 87 cuttlus supream i had.(even if it was in mint coniton) an its always nice to make my dad mad when his 82 yota pick up wont start due to its hard life, i can walk out an start my car frist try. lol

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

    Pros: baught it for $600, dont leak anythin starts instantly runs strong solid body. head turner  super cheap on gas goes 300+ miles on $25 worth of gas

    Cons: needs some body work to fix its long life, e-brake is disconnected from axel has a short in dash wireing. call it a personal con.. dont have the 2jz supra drivetrain yet. lol

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    1983 Toyota Celica GT-S HatchbackReview
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    Good Classic, Easy To Fix Up, Handle And Well Old Sports Car. — Aside from the fact that it got hit, and that's why I say it's build like a rock took out a BMW.... expensive. the look of the car is really what got me. Rear-wheel drive cornored ...well beautifully. Slick,smooth and little---> the perfect import for that year.

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

    Pros: it's a futuristic design and differant.

    Cons: the age, everything no matter how beautiful ages.

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    1983 Toyota Celica GT-S HatchbackReview
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    Toyota Celica — 22rec engine with RWD power everything, come with stock old school toyota 14'' supra rim, last year made of toyota celica supra, stock with about 130hp but i added a t3/t4 turbo with 18pis, brand new megasquirt standalone unit, blowoff valve, 3'' downpipe,external wastegate, and many more...

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

    Pros: lite weight rwd with a award wining engine

    Cons: can alway use more HP.

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    1983 Toyota Celica GT-S HatchbackReview
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    First "real" Car Was Awesome — This was my first "real" car. It had the best stereo I think I've ever had and every option available. The guages and controls wrapped around the driver like an airplane cockpit. The tires were very wide with molding that made them look ever bigger - very sport car like.

    Pros: Great looking, great everything.

    Cons: Insurance rated this a "sport" car and I couldn't afford to keep it and insure it for too long.

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    1983 Toyota Celica GT-S HatchbackReview
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    My 2nd Car — After crashing Impulse, I bought this Celica. I couldn't find the picture online that was exact representation of what I had, which looked pretty close to the convertible one (the wheel, the exposed retractable light a la 928, extened wheel arch) but with the liftback (hatchback) roof. GT-S had independent rear suspension and blister fenders with larger, lower profile tires, all of which are pretty much all taken from Toyota Supra (whose handling was supposedly tued by Lotus, which was 25% owned by Toyota at the time). So one could say GT-S was a Supra without the Supra engine, which of course was a big deal, because in the place of Supra's in-line 6 DOHC 2.8L engine, GT-S had 2.4L in-line 4 which was taken directly from Toyota pick-up truck.

    Pros: Good handling.  Great seat.

    Cons: Truck-like engine.  (Well, it was in fact a truck engine.)

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    Great, Reliable Car. Fun To Drice, Especially In Turns. — The 3rd generation celica's are really fun to drive. They are decently quick, and can handle with the best of them.

    Pros: Looks, Handling, Acceleration

    Cons: NoTopEnd

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    1983 Toyota Celica GT CoupeReview
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    Handles Great In Curves — I got my 83 in Washington State new in 83 I still have it. It's a great car I love it handles Great. I love that it's a stick I can grab all the power when I need it.I worked constuction and took this vehicle places that a backhoe wouldn't go everyone said, "that I should of put in on video and made Toyota a commercial". I've "rebuilt" the engine pulles out all the stops now (Got NOS?)and It's getting ready for a paint job. Love my 83 coupe.

    Pros: Great gas miliage,love the way it handles.

    Cons: The rearend is to light for driving in the snow but is the easiest car I ever driven to get un-stuck in the snow just put your hand on the quarter panel and let someone tap the gas and your on your way.

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    1983 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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    This is the car that began my love of sports cars. I had the 6’ wall posters, of course, but after learning to drive on a full size Ford/Mercury Grand Marquis and then falling in love with a manual transmission in my White 1980 Ford Fiesta...I bought my Celica. Complete with blue on blue coloring, white centered chrome wheels, a nose bra and that oh so 80’s rear louvre and spoiler. The 22-RE motor was super tourqey and channeled through a 5 speed manual to its rear wheels, I thought I had a super car. It was so futuristic in its interior and switchgear. The display binnacle with the two round selectors at the outermost edges are something I’ve looked for in modern cars with no success. I pray the new 2019 Supra brings them back! In fact, I loved my Celica so much that my next car was its big brother. I bought a 1985 1/2 Celica Supra L (I now know it was likely a P model as those were the only trim level Toyota was importing in its last year, but the paperwork said L) and it had not only the torque down low, but now the top end horsepower the Celica was lacking. Those two cars are why I have owned six BMW 3 series to date. No one else makes 4 or 6 cylinder cars mounted longitudinally sending power to the rear wheels with a proper manual gearbox. That’s driving nirvana! Aston Martin DB4’s & 5’s, Mercedes 300SL gull wings; these are the cars that perfected that setup and I am so lucky to have driven Toyota’s super reliable and fuel efficient models that embraced the idea. I still see them on the roads in New England! What a testimony to the brand. It’s why I am in 100% support of Toyota working with BMW to bring back the Supra for 2019 on a shared but promising to be “unique to each model’s character” chassis with the next BMW Z4 or new (since it’s bigger) Z5. If you find one of these 80’s Celicas (I-4 engine) or Celica Supras (I-6 engine) and your kid needs a first car? Don’t hesitate! Easy to work on (lots of room around the engine...not like today’s!), cheap to own, heck you might even get cheaper “classic” insurance on it if it’s not being driven all over. I’d trade my ‘00 BMW 323iT wagon for one right now if the new one was available. I’ll just have to wait a little longer.
    vs1983 BMW 3 Series
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    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1983 BMW 3 Series worse.
    "Much larger trunk. Just like what BMW is doing now with their not-too-well executed GT liftback models"
    Value Ranked 1983 BMW 3 Series better.
    "Older BMW’s will retain their value over the older Toyota’s for one simple reason. The metal. Toyota was using very thin and (I believe) untreated sheet metal. Thus the rust problem with older Japanese cars. BMW and American manufacturers were using thicker gauge, galvanized steel. They were heavier, yes. But they last!"
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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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