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1989 Toyota Celica Review
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Fun Well Engineered Sports Car For The Young At Heart — Enjoyable to drive. Head turner. Pop up headlights. Plenty of acceleration and excellent handling. McPherson struts. Twin cam 2.0L engine.

Pros: Not too much power for the young driver. Excellent handling. Quick and reliable. Economical.

Cons: A little heavy.

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1989 Toyota Celica ST coupe Review
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Celica — The celica is overall a good car... haha my looks like crap... but runs good...

Pros: small, fat, sporty

Cons: small backseat, old

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1989 Toyota Celica GT-S Convertible Review
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Not Bad For A Hundred Dollar Car — I bought the car for a hundred bucks, it has 251,000 miles on it and still runs, needs alot of work and some tlc but it gets me around, total life saver!!

Pros: almost everything still works and it has a hella lot o miles on it, and its a manual!!!

Cons: Something is seriously wrong with it, it wont go above 50 and it doesnt accelerate at all and has an 11amp parasitic draw and the covertible top doesnt work :(  and the other day it magically made three quarts of oil dissapear

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1989 Toyota Celica GT Coupe Review
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Great Fun. — An exciting car to drive. Light and fast. Cloth interior and alloys as standard. They come with sunroof and/or AC. FWD so traction's good. Lots of fun if you can find one now.

Pros: Comfy and fast

Cons: None come to mind.

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1989 Toyota Celica GT-S Coupe Review
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The Mean Machine — fun to drift, loves to pull and make noise, sneaky car because the headlights turn off while driving at night

Pros: good stereo system, good handling

Cons: old and drafty

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1989 Toyota Celica GT-S Coupe Review
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Rice Rocket — Imported GTR 4WS. didn't break down much but when it did i had to import parts - expensive. Not fastest car ever but handled amazing.

Pros: Amazing handling for money. sounded good

Cons: Finding parts, £1400 insurance premium (20 yr old)

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1989 Toyota Celica ST coupe Review
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Update On My Celica Experience — Well, it is mid-summer and I have been putting a lot of miles on the Toyota. The rear brakes finally went metal to metal last month...in the middle of a rainstorm in rush-hour traffic. I pulled into the nearby Firestone and they did a bang-up job in only one hour. I got new shoes and drums and life is good once more. I was caught in a hailstorm and suffered some slight dents in the roof and trunk lid. The rain leak around the tail light assemblies was fixed with some silicone. The cassette player stopped working. But the engine still pulls strongly and I still get 28 MPG despite frequent stop & go driving and lots of 80 MPH sprints on the interstate. The car still looks good when it is washed and shined up. I still love it, and even though I will probably get a new car soon I hesitate to trade the Celica in. It is fun to drive, it scoots through traffic like a go-cart

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:6,000

Pros: Runs Forever. Beautiful body lines

Cons: Harsh ride on rough pavement. A/C is R-12 and will cost a fortune to properly convert to modern refrigerant.

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1989 Toyota Celica ST coupe Review
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Major Repairs — OK, here is the latest update on the maintenance of my Celica. In order to have my front-end aligned (after I bought new tires at PEP Boys) I was told I needed new tie-rod ends and a CV joint. This was more money than I had at the time so I waited a couple of months and had a second opinion at Firestone. The news was even worse there. I also needed new motor mounts and disk brake pads! I had to drive the car to Oklahoma the next day, so I bit the bullet and had the work done. I also had the alignment done and oil changed and a new air filter installed. It cost me $970.00 But they did it in one day and with minimal complications. It is hard to believe how differently the car drives. The drivetrain noise is gone. The drivetrain snatch is gone. The clutch engagement is smoother and overall the ride is much quieter and the handling is tighter. On smooth roads you might think it had an electric motor. Those repairs took 20 years off the car, and I am very pleased with the results (despite the high cost). Since the engine is in great shape and the interior and body are in good condition, I plan to hold on to the car for a long time. I will have more work done as I can afford it and continue to drive it on into my geezer years. I suspect that it will prove to be a rare model and a worthy investment over time.

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1989 Toyota Celica ST coupe Review
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Update From Anonymous — I submitted my first review (the oldest one listed here) before I knew to do it under my login. The photos, however are mine. Here is an update: As of 03/30/2007 my 1989 Toyota Celica ST Coupe is still humming along! I put new tires on it and it needs a CV joint and tie-rod ends. I also found out that the trunk has a rain leak but I don't know where exactly. I had to pull the rubber drain plugs out to keep it dry. The water drips on the driver's side taillight bulbs and causes them to blow out. I covered the tail light assembly with plastic and I think that will be a temporary fix. The engine runs as strong as ever at 203K miles! Toyota builds a great engine. The cruise control is jerky when it cuts in at highway speeds. I still love the car and I am surprised that there are so few on the road. If I ever save enough money I would like to do a complete restoration

Owner for 0 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:16,000

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1989 Toyota Celica Review
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This Is A Great Car That Has Great Gas Mileage And Performance. — I was given this car in 2002 and since then I have done many things to it. I blew the engine in 2004 and have replaced it with a JDM engine out of LA. The newer engine was much more powerful and runs smooother. I have replaced the entire cooling system, igniton system, clutch, tires,cv axles, and the car runs great. I drive on average about 75 miles a day and the car runs reliably. The only problems are the body has some body damage from the previous owner and the paint is beginning to fade.

Owner for 5 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:3,000

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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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