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1987 Toyota Celica GT-S HatchbackReview
13_sec_gts writes:
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Its One Of The Cars Ive Wanted Since I Was About 12, And Its The Exact One That I Wanted. — Ex NOPI show car. Has venom injectors, polished block bored .40 over, new yamaha head, full custom exhaust, cold air intake, forged engine internals, short throw shift kit, racing clutch, sparco harness, chamilion paint inside and out, custom carbon fibre vinyl, carbon fibre inlet interior, nitrous hook ups and more. Its pretty quick. When it had the bottle it ran mid 11s now it runs 13s. Its good on gas as long as you don't get on it. Takes around 35 to fill it up. It handles good, has full kyb suspension kit. Its fun taking turns in it a lot faster than anyone else can. It spanks new camaros but not the ss models

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

Pros: its quick

Cons: its quick

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1987 Toyota Celica GT HatchbackReview
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If You Don't Mind The Looks, And Find One In Good Shape - Its A Great Car To Own... — Very easy to drive - parts are inexpensive and vehicle is easy to maintain. Appearance: Comments by my friends are that this is one of the ugliest cars they have ever seen. The GT-S had the accents that really made the car look complete - and so was the better looking of the two. But for the trend of terrible designs that most cars manufacturers suffered through in the late 80's this car looked just fine for what it is. Performance is average - its faster than the larger sedans of its time, slower than the higher end of the mid level performance cars if the time. It has enough get up and go that if your not looking for a road racer than you will do just fine. Fuel Economy: I experienced mid to high 30's (MPG) on average - which is not what I expected from the 2.0 engine. So 5 stars for gas mileage. If you don't mind the looks, and find one in good shape - its a great car to own...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfortable, economical, and fun to drive.

Cons: If your looking to own one - I can think of nothing in particular to watch for other than common problems found in cars from the 80's... age.

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1987 Toyota Celica GT-S HatchbackReview
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Best $500 Dollars I Ever Spent — Bought it for $500. has 104,000 miles. Acceleraiton lacking in 1 and 2 gear, great in 3. handles great. a little squeaking in rear. no rust in california. interior in great shape. all original. great gas miliage, a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fast and fun to drive

Cons: hard to get out of

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1987 Toyota Celica GT CoupeReview
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This Is A Great Car — This is an excellent car that is in great condition with only 80000 miles. it has good handling and acceleration. nothing needs to be repaired. it is a very fun car to drive. it has rarely been used in the past five years

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: excellent condition

Cons: 80000 miles

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1987 Toyota Celica GT-S HatchbackReview
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Celica — the sound of when the vtec kicks in bra is just awesome. also when i come off boost my mad dose pipe gets all the ladies lookin. awesome in the twisty stuff . but not as good as a gt4 lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: sound

Cons: old

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1987 Toyota CelicaReview
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I've Owned One For 22 Years —

I have owned this car since 1987. It was my first new car, and I have never tired of it. Mine is a well-tended hanger queen with just over 100,000 miles. I get 35 miles/gallon and it is a zippy little thing that still turns heads. The transverse mounted four is an engineering masterpiece. I easily still keep up with the big boys.(I have the five speed with overdrive). It's not going to snap your head back like a V-8, but it's not a gas sucker, either. I was driving a car with a 402 V-8 and a four barrel carb when I bought the Toyota. it had to be a going car or I never would have bought it. It gives a great feeling of acceleration and has good road feel. I really liked it when I had speed rated radials on it. The interior is still in excellent shape. Doors close well, there are a few small rattles, but not bad for a 22 year old car I thought I would trade in after five years. Why didn't I trade it? Never got tired of it, and it stil grabs my eye when I drive past a window and catch the reflection. Age-related issues: I have had to work on the power windows in the last year, and replaced the power antenna. Neither was difficult, and guys...I'm a girl. Heck - I'm 48 and I still work on my own cars... The tape player has died - I need a CD player any way. Considering the years on it, it is in fabulous shape. We replaced the windshield because of a rock chip that walked. It's still a headturner - looks great with a coat of Meguire's. We have other cars with bigger engines. The Toyota is still the one that makes me smile the widest when I am winding up that four banger and am rocketing past something newer. Braking is good - handling good for a front wheel drive - not too much fishtail. We just replaced the original shocks on it last month. The downsides. 1. Parts are expensive, so don't break anything vital, and it's hard to work on yourself on many things. It's a complex power plant and can be screwed up royally by someone who doesn't know what they're doing. 2. My 14 year old son has eyes on it. I'll have to hide the keys in a year or so. 3.Not great for tall dudes. 4. Everything else has gotten big, so don't get in an accident...you'll lose. 5. Never liked the standard wheel that came with it - make sure you use the trim rings if you still have the OEM wheels - the GTS wheels were much nicer, (mine is a GT). 6. MAny out there have been really abused, so if you buy a used one, be careful. They will take a beating and keep on ticking, but try to find a clean one. All in all, a fabulous little car - fun to drive, economical, nicely styled, solidly built.

Pros: Economy, Engineering, Fun-factor, Styling

Cons: Not many, really - parts getting harder to find, I suppose

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1987 Toyota CelicaReview
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Great Car! — My first car was an 87' Celica ST. I absolutely LOVED that car! It had so much spunk and get up and go. Although the outwardley appearance wasn't amazing, what it lacked in that department it made up for in performance. Anyway, I moved to the east coast from WA and had to leave my dear old celica behind because it lacked something quite necessary for S. Florida...A/C. =[ I miss my celica and in the future hope to own an 87' again!

Pros: Perky, good gas mileage, reliable

Cons: hard to find one that looks great!

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1987 Toyota Celica GT-S CoupeReview
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Quick — quick little car. good on fuel, had all the power options that you could want except a/c

Pros: power windows, mirriors, brakes, sun roof, antenna, driver seat

Cons: parts are a little expensive and getting hard to find

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1987 Toyota Celica GT-S ConvertibleReview
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Good For A Dd =/ But That's About It — as a daily driver, it did the job, but the wiring shorted the electrical in the dash and it went up.

Pros: it's a toyota!

Cons: fwd

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1987 Toyota Celica GT-S CoupeReview
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Would Be Better With Turbos! — this car is hella fun to drive... corners like its on rails and can be modded to hell

Pros: corners like its on rails - modded out its a head turner - high top end for what it is

Cons: pop-up lights always break - without mods its acceleration sucks

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2005 Toyota Celica Reviews

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2004 Toyota Celica Reviews

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2003 Toyota Celica Reviews

Review By Guru9SCXGS

Its a nice car as for gas mileage and when its a Manuel shift that makes it more fun to drive. Its a Toyota on top of that which spells dependability. Would love to have one of these myself. Great c... Read More

Review By Michael

One of the best cars I’ve ever owned. Sold it with 275,000 miles, minimal work done to it. Extremely reliable car, fun to drive with a great look! Read More

2002 Toyota Celica Reviews

Review By Marco

The car us super clean and nice. Rust here and there but its not that bad. It drives smooth and was a great price for it. No complaints. Read More

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

2001 Toyota Celica Reviews

Review By Guru9SCXGS

Its a nice dependable, fun car, especially the manual stick shift, that gets great gas mileage to boot. Read More

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I enjoy driving this type of car I’m very interested in buying it Read More

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