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1988 Toyota Celica GT-S Hatchback Review
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The Celica Is An All Around Great Car — Lots of fun to drive around corners. things really start moving when the turbo kicks in. It has a suprising amount of room and the lift back makes it easy to access the trunk. It has plenty of technology for being from 88

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: zippy and fun to drive

Cons: constanly under the hood and there is very little info about the onboard diagnostics

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1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac Hatchback Review
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All About Celi — all wheel drive turbo. she has a 3sgte engine (MR2) the only hin that is wrong with her is the oil feed line has cracked. Have not driven her For a while.But she will be out on the road soon enough.

Pros: i love her

Cons: she is high maintenance

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1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac Hatchback Review
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Celica Gt4 St165 — My first 4WD and turbo car, it equipped with a 3SGTE 2.0 L engine with CT26 turbo charger. This GT4 is running a water intercooler which is unique compare to most other turbo 4WD using air intercooler, the handling is exceptional, acceleration is good but not fast compare to other 4WD turbo during that era due to heavy weight. The build quality is good (usual Toyota standard), exterior styling is very unique with two large fog light in the middle grille, interior is ok consider it is a 2 doors, the gas mileage is ok as it got turbo and 4WD. The car is very fun to drive, only draw back is the heavy weight. Really wanted to drive this car again!!!

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

Pros: The first Japanese car to won the WRC

Cons: Nothing

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1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac Hatchback Review
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Great Fun, But For A Price... — Performance: Power from the turbo engine is good but could be better as demonstrated by the second and third generations. Handling could also be better but was probably much better when new. Build Quality: Its a toyota enough said Appearance: one of the best looking cars from the period. The Alltrac body kit really completes the look. Interior is nice as long as you don't the red one. Cost of Ownership: fairly high since this is a fairly complex and rare vehicle but that is to be expected with a car of this type. Fun Factor: this car is alot of fun to drive. when the turbo kicks in you are pushed back in your seat. A good set of rubber under the car allows it to use the AWD to handle more than you would think.

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

Pros: Ultra rare, no others like it in Winnipeg.

Cons: hard to find parts sometimes.

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1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac Hatchback Review
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Awesome Peice Of Machinery — this car rocks in the snow why because its all wheel drive and turbo but it also shines on dry ground. Its an oldie but a goodie. Did i also mention it won a few wrc championships when the car was created yea i love it specifics 190 hp very solid not to boxy so it looks a bit sporty gas is fairly good maintenance is hard because parts are scarce super fun to drive if you have the money

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

Pros: turbo awd and its a toyota leather interior fun to drive

Cons: hard to find parts very tempermental

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1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac Hatchback Review
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Ye Old Car — Even though the car was 17 years old when i bought it, it had no problems with it. yes it did have some rust problem but the engine and tranny where in exellent condition. there are many upgrades that can me done to the car to make it even faster.all in all it was a goodcar and worth every penny i paid for it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: cheap, gas milage, good ride, and its a toyota

Cons: that i dont drive anymore

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1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac Hatchback Review
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Great — it got stolen!! but i have nothing bad to say about this car ..its was fast,allwheel drive,turbo, and it hade one hell of a good look..in side and out.. so all in all I would buy it agian if i could find one

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

Pros: Its fast

Cons: none

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1988 Toyota Celica GT-S Coupe Review
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Mediocrity At Its Worst — I actually have a mental block about this car. I had owned a 1979 Celica GT, so when I ran across this car at a very reasonable price I jumped all over it hoping that the engine problems I experienced with the 1979 Celica were just an anomaly. Unfortunately this car was just as bad, and it's not as handsome as the 1979 Celica.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel economy over 30 MPG

Cons: Everything else

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1988 Toyota Celica GT-S Hatchback Review
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Toyaot Had Cheap, Good Vehicles In The 80's. — Another great, cheap car I got. I bought it as a winterbeater, and realized it was worthy of much more. The 4 cylinder had a prehistoric version of VVT. It had about 190,00 mile on it, went through no oil, went to red line with no problem. Cool, hard car to find, and cheap. Money well spent

Pros: Reliable, sporty, and fun for really cheap

Cons: Rust, paint, thats about it.

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1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac Hatchback Review
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Bp_birminghams 1sick5 — Performance ~ once you take the boost over 16psi then it becomes fast. Handling ~ 4wd drifting is cool, better than kitcars and as good as evo9 on point to point stuff. 0-80mph 1-1.5sec quicker than GTi-R. cant say no bad things about performance for a almost standard car. handling get coilovers on them. bigger wheels i had 17in. strip the insides bare bone. 100mile trip costs £5 more than a NA Supra. As its an old car service every part to check bearings. rear diff swoop to st205. rebuild turbo. swoop bolts in most places or clean up. On this car rust on outer sill, rear wheel arches, under driver foot well are realy the only issue. Me i love the car, but would keep it for club meets or special moments. id have 185 as striped lighter, got that nice look in rally clothes, rust not a problem on body. fuel pipes is a must check on both models as rust is a problem.

Pros: lots

Cons: Rust as stated

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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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