1996 Toyota Celica Overview


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1996 Toyota Celica Overview

The 1996 Toyota Celica got a few cosmetic changes for the model year. The coupe was available with larger, curvier rocker panels, intended to give the Celica a sportier look. In addition, the 1996 Celica received improved sound insulation in response to complaints that the car let in too much road noise.

The 1996 Toyota Celica came in three body styles: the convertible, the hatchback, and the coupe. The coupe was available as a base ST or the somewhat sportier GT. The liftback came as an ST and a GT with an optional sports package. The convertible was a GT. For 1996, Toyota also released a 25th Anniversary hatchback ST and convertible GT, which were limited edition, numbered models with commemorative badging. The ST had a 1.8-liter, 110-horsepower engine, and the GT stuck with the same fifth generation engine at 2.2 liters and 130 horsepower. Fuel economy was about 21 to 34 mpg.

Owners of the 1996 Celica like the style of the car and find it looks current even today. Drivers also appreciate that they can get a reliable Toyota in a sporty package. Complaints include a backseat that is too small for even average-sized adults, and a lack of power.


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Remove Hatchback On 1996 Celica

There's one bolt I cannot get to to release the hatchback for transfer to my other Celica. The bolt appears to y encased on the body panels. This is one of three bolts on the side hinges. The ot...

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Top Speed?

So I was out today and I thought to try out my celica. I got her to about 110 and i had to slow down. My question is, what is the fastest you have ever gotten your celica to go? Also, what cars have y...

2,166 views with 11 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

Have 1996 Celica. Will Body Parts From A 1995 Or 1997 Work?

I need rear driver side fender, hood, passenger side front fender and door.

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How Many Gt Convertible Models Were Manufactured In The Us?

I have a 1996 toyota celica GT convertible anniversary edition. How many of this model were manufactured in the US. Also is this car worth fixing up? (ie, paint and body work-No Rust)

849 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

High Rpm And Smoke After Head Gasket Replaced

Hi, I have a 1995 Toyota Celica (1.8L - 108 cu in) with 250,000 miles. I recently replaced head gasket, valve seals, timing belt, throttle body, water pump and etc. I reseated the valves and there is ...

2,989 views with 21 answers (last answer 6 months ago)