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1984 Toyota Celica GT-S CoupeReview
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Toyota`s Are Like The Ramblers Of Old — The drivability with the 22re is driver friendly , steel crank forged pistons and Toyota reliability kicks that German engineering they thought up in the bathroom. snow and ice are no problem its heavy. I made a quick shifter, changed the steering wheel, bored the motor and made a cold air intake, save for a starter motor, fuel pump and crank seal in 10 years of driving

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: these are rock solid dependable and fun to drive

Cons: they have big ugly bumpers, just cut em short

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1984 Toyota Celica GT HatchbackReview
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My Baby — The performance of this car has been great i previously had the 22 re engine in it until the rod snapped. We replaced it with a 22 r. Acceleration, handling and brakes have been flawless. i have had a bit of trouble recently decelerating, a bit of a stutter going from 3rd to 2nd. We have had the heater core replaced and there are a few leaks that need to be taken care of. the exterior is a little bit rusty but still looking good considering its an 84. interior is still intact and no real blemishes. Gas is super cheap i can go a month without filling. This has been one of the best cars that i have driven, so fun and picks up quickly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cheap gas, and super sexy

Cons: Not for tall/ Big people

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1984 Toyota Celica GT HatchbackReview
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Awesome Mustage Killer — leaks oil but not bad given the age. could use some paint close to 300k on the OD i like it fast i like it loud. before i put new coil springs in it was a rail rider. great gas miliage

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

Pros: rwd 5speed

Cons: viberation

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1984 Toyota Celica GT HatchbackReview
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My 84 Celica — Beautiful car except for the angle of the lights (prefer the supra style) but other than that looked good, excellent gas consumption, worked wonders till the computer went on it, didn't have the money for that so sat for a while in a farm yard.. last I've seen of it. Would really like to own one again :)

Pros: Everything

Cons: Cost of Parts when it broke

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1984 Toyota Celica GT HatchbackReview
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The Only Car I've Ever Had That Fixed Itself! —

By the age of 23, I had spent most of my disposable income since beginning work on cars. With 3 already making my parent’s place look untidy, it was time, I felt, for a project car. So, relieving my pocket of the Princely sum of $350, I drove half-way across the State to pick up a 1984 Celica – the last of the rear-wheel drive models. Known for their bullet-proof 5 speed manual transmissions, Celica’s are often stripped by drag-racers just for the gearbox. I had a different thought – why not leave the gearbox in it, and stuff a bigger engine under the bonnet? First thoughts turned to the Audi 5 cylinder, but mating the two became an issue. Then a V8 Rover came my way. The engine needed rebuilding, but the V8 would fit nicely in the engine bay of the Celica. I drove my still-registered Celica home from Lilydale, and on the advice of the owner, was very careful. “It must have a crack in the head or something, as it tends to overheat on a long trip” said the now-previous owner. I responded by pulling around the corner, and with a mate following me should the Celica take a turn for the worse, I floored the throttle. All 20 years of built-up carbon deposits were launched out the exhaust like an old black-powder gun firing. For a few moments, I couldn’t see through the red cloud behind me. I proceeded to the first servo, put fuel in it, and checked the water – all looked fine, so we continued on. I drove it for another 6 months without having to touch it, and without a hiccup. I knew the engine would be scrap one day in any case, so I just thrashed it everywhere I went. It loved it! It didn’t want to die. One day, with my father driving it (ironically!) it did a head-gasket. A cirrus-cloud followed him home and we gave it its last rights. Being brave, I thought I would struggle on with it and drive it the 20 kms to my friend’s place – where he would pull the old engine out and shoe-horn in the freshly rebuilt Rover V8. I took the back roads, and she coughed and spluttered along at a snail’s pace, stopping every couple of kms (literally stopping!). It would grind to a halt, I would give it 2 minutes for the steam to dissipate from the spark plugs, and set off again. Then it came time to join highway traffic. I managed a couple of kilometres, then bottled-out as the engine started stalling. Pulling over into a servo, I let it sit for a few minutes. I decided it must have nearly used all its water, so filled it up. I also poured the litre or so of oil I had in the boot into the engine, and went on my way. Another few kilometres passed and she started coughing again. I couldn’t be bothered pulling over this time - dropped a few gears and nailed my foot to the floor. To my amazement, after a few hundred metres, the engine smoothed out and the temperature gauge dropped back to the ‘normal’ position. When I arrived at my mate’s place, grinning ear-to-ear at having made it – we surveyed the damage. Expecting to find water in the oil and vice-versa, I was amazed to see clean oil and green water. The first car to have fixed itself! The most likely explanation is that a piece of floating muck had lodged itself in the crack in the head and stopped the water getting through. I condemned it in any case, and it was torn out within hours. The story of disappointment as the Rover’s starter motor hit the Celica’s steering arm and caused an insolvable problem is too painful to repeat. I will simply say that the V8 went to another owner, and the Celica went to the caryard in the sky. (PS - In another rare twist, I sold the 5 speed gearbox for more than I paid for the car!)

Pros: Cheap, reliable, economical.  Even the air-con worked!

Cons: It deserved an owner that would care for it!

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1984 Toyota Celica GT CoupeReview
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Would Buy Another In A Heartbeat If I Could Find One In Minty Condition. — Bought this car for $500 bucks and it was my "learn how to fix things" car. Engine work, body work, seals, electronics. Drove for 2 years, then sold for more than I paid for it. Was my daily commuter for work while my 88 Legend (Gold) stayed in the garage.

Pros: Engine kept going and going and going

Cons: RUST

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1984 Toyota Celica GT HatchbackReview
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Nice To Have Cuz Its Old And Rare, Super Fun Cuz Its Rwd And Farely Fast. — for what it is its pretty great, but just not enough power, 105 hp just doesnt cut it for me. 200 would be nice. handles like a charm, can still leave sunfires and cavs in the dust. looks nice enough not to complain, is pretty damn fuel efficient and reliable (when the motor isnt blown) all in all i will never get rid of this car cuz its special, lol.

Pros: rear wheel drive (rare among 4 bangers these days) standart tranny (fun) fuel efficient, turns heads around town (beleive it or not)

Cons: its a toyota. and very hard to find some parts for.

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A Faithful Friend... — Typicall Toyota quality for its time. Strong, peppy engine. Good gas mileage. Plenty fast. Fun to drive.

Pros: Plenty fast.  Very reliable.

Cons: Can't remember any..

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Bitchin Car! — I love my Celica! No matter what problem it develops I can always rely on it to make it back home. That car won't even die with a dead radiator, bad thermostat, and cracked head. How many cars can that honestly be said about.

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1984 Toyota Celica GT HatchbackReview
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Its A Quick, Fun Car To Drive. — Well its my first car and its the car that i learned stick on and i love it. Its fast, rear wheel drive, power everything. Its exactly what i wanted and I really like it.

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

Pros: Fast
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decent gas mileage

Cons: Very little interior space

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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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