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1989 Toyota Celica GT-S Convertible Review
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I Love It! — I love this car! I purchased it myself for 1200 dollars, but since then Ive went through 4 tires on the right front end. So I took it to get aligned hoping that was the only problem. NOPE! They had a new problem I HAD TO HAVE FIXED before they would do the alignment. I took it in 3 times. I replaced the half shafts, ball joints, brakes, calipers, struts, sway bar endlinks, bearings and seals, new tires all matching tread, and my rack and pinion. This weekend I am getting her aligned and in a few weeks, replacing the back struts and brakes. All in all it has cost me 1800 dollars to replace the front end. I have put ALL of my paychecks for the past 4 months into this car. I even broke down and bought for sale signs. But i drove her after the whole front end was replaced and i put the signs away. This car is my project car and all around my pride and joy. I adore her (:

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good Gas Mileage, fun to drive!!

Cons: Maintenance, seals and top.

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1989 Toyota Celica GT-S Convertible Review
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Great Car To Go For A Drive On A Nice Day In Or Commute To Work. — I had this car in my early twenties and it was a great vehicle to drive around in on a nice sunny day with the top down. It was great not having to fill up more than once a month. Runs great, and will make someone else very happy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great summer car, awesome gas mileage, cheap to maintain.

Cons: no room for a car seat.  Rear seat is good for stuff only.

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1989 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Perfect First Or Second Car. — Great little car that is perfect for a first car or a weekend driver. Picks up very nicely and still manages to get high 20's in M.P.G despite being twenty one years old. I've had it for a year and haven't had to replace anything! Its fun to drive and whip around corners and can accelerate and decelerate faster than alot of other coupes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Pretty much everything

Cons: Some bigger blind spots

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1989 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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Sure Miss That Celica — fun to drive had 200k miles on it came from california was rust free and did not leak any fluids. should have never got rid of it. not as quick as my civic but was just as much of a blast to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun

Cons: none

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1989 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback Review
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The Best! — i love my car beause it goes hard and corners well and sounds nice.. its the best build quality and i thinks its the best sparts car ever made. the car is awesome to drive i live for my car!

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

Pros: cornering

Cons: power steer

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1989 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Buy A Celica, But A Later Gen 5 Or Even An Early Gen 6 — Speed was fantastic. The Japanese are always ahead of the times, so you did have some luxary extras. Costs are usualy low for Toyotas but I had a bad run with mine, hence I don't own one anymore. They are still beatutiful cars.

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

Pros: Handling. Speed

Cons: Reliability of engine in this age of Celica.

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1989 Toyota Celica GT-S Coupe Review
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1989 Toyota Celica Gt-s — Performance - Definitely not a true performance oriented car, more like an economy version of a sports car. Not a bad car for day to day commute. Build Quality - Very sturdy car at speeds below 150km/h, which is all you'll ever need in this car. Appearance - Not the best designed car, though I personally liked mine a lot. Cost of ownership - So long as everything is in good shape, cost of ownership is very affordable for a student like I was when I had one. Fun Factor - This was a good car to mess around in. The 2.0L DOHC 135hp gave it a good kick for a car that's supposed to be used for the commute to school and work.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good student car

Cons: Everything else

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1989 Toyota Celica GT-S Coupe Review
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Celica — performance - right now it has a 3s-ge with a spun rod bearing and the block only has 100,000 on it so it went through a beating , but once i have the money im hoping to put a 3s-gte mr2 turbo engine in, the car recently got a new rack and pinion and axles so im hoping i wont have to buy stronger axles. new tires build quality - strong car verry reliable but old celicas are known for rusting so i have the usual quarter panel rust but i know auto body so i can rebuild the 1/4 panel appearance - red with gt-s spoiler and lips and such , no damage ugly 2 tip exhaust .allmost mint interior cost of ownership - well because i am doing the swap im doing some reinforcement so the car can handle the power . fun factor - ive driven it once and i barely made it to third gear and the clutch is gone so it took a couple second to get into gear ...... but hey i only payed 200$ for the car so its money well spent

Pros: the body

Cons: the knocking engine

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1989 Toyota Celica GT-S Coupe Review
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They Just Dont Make Um This Good Anymore. — Love this baby. They dont make um this good anymore. Very solid car overall. The performance is still astounding and it still beats those 'new' cars off the line and at 40 rolls. Toyota just doesnt make um like thye did, this thing is built to last for the long run.

Pros: Built so well that its still beating new cars off the line.

Cons: the paint... it is 19yr old paint though...

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1989 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Celica Gt-4 — Unbelieveable car, the Celica GT-4 is no longer made (shame because it dominated the WRC until it stopped production) was fantastic, 2 litre turbo engine with 4 wheel drive system kept it on the road, it was extremely fast but you had to keep the revs up to keep the turbo in which meant that the mpg wasn't too high ;-)

Pros: Everything

Cons: Not a lot

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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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