1988 Toyota Celica Overview


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1988 Toyota Celica Overview

In 1988, Toyota introduced the Celica All-Trac (all-wheel drive) to the lineup. Nicknamed the "Ultimate Celica," the car also included many high-end amenities such as a power driver's seat, sunroof, ten-speaker sound system, and leather interior.

The 1988 Celica offered a few different engine choices, depending on the trim levels. ST and GT coupe, the GT hatchback, and the GT convertible got a 116-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The GT-S coupe and hatchback had a 135 horsepower engine with 2.0 liters. The turbo-charged All-Trac got a 190 horsepower engine, which was the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the US at that time. Fuel economy was about 25 to 32 mpg, depending on the engine and transmission.

The 1988 All-Trac was very popular with drivers, who loved that they could get Toyota reliability, Celica style, and sports car power all in one package. Rally-car aficionados who like to add their own custom modifications also appreciate the 1988 Celica.


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1988 Celica Convertible Gt

Hi I found a '88 Celica with 207193 miles for 1,200. I haven't seen it yet but the body doesn't have any dings and everything works from what the seller has said. Is this a good deal?

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Im looking for good information to assist me in selling or fixing my 88 Celica.

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There's been a knocking noise for a few months but suddenly its gotten a lot worse and louder

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88' St No Fuel Pressure . Where Is "b1" And "fp"?

fuel pump not working. Relay? or pump?

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I there, I just purchased a 1988 celica GT and I was wondering what couses the steering to be really really hard. Like, you got o put some muscle to turn the steering wheel. can you help?

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