2003 Toyota Celica User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 23 2003 Toyota Celica reviews.

    2003 Toyota Celica GT Review
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    35

    Check For Service History — great car to drive cornering is fun at all speeds take my advice get the turbo . just watch the oil these babys use a litre of oil every 600 miles expensive repair if its not checked ie big end bearings con rods etc etc

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

    Pros: cornering

    Cons: oil consumption

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    2003 Toyota Celica GTS Review
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    Very Quick For A 4 Cylinder — extremly fun to drive 6spd minor modificatons, nothin extreme beats mustangs. (i think ive only seen like 12 today) i like the look but thats my opinion. another bulletproof toyota with no mechanical problems 32mpg highway which is very good considering how quick it is. very lightweight too.

    Pros: simply fun to drive

    Cons: front wheel drive.

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    2003 Toyota Celica GTS Review
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    Looks Fast And Is Fast. Wat Can I Say. — the valve drop system is amazing. u definately feel a good punch around 6000 rpm. also its a 4 banger so i can save gas and be very fast at the same time. very light weight allowing the 4 banger to carry it deep into the 100 mph range.

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

    Pros: The VVTLi engine is a must have experience

    Cons: cant find a reason

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    2003 Toyota Celica GTS Review
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    My Sweet Sexy Car. — I wanted one for years, and I LOVE it. 180 horse out of a 1.8L engine, even if I rarely use the last 40. The only thing that bugs me is that in the summer I can hear my shifter linkage squeak when my windows are down and I just haven't gotten around to lubing it yet. I've only changed the oil and the tires so maintenance costs are very low. I love winding it up to 140 in fourth gear. No governor either, LOL.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Hot car. Low KM's. Leather seats. Manual 6 speed transmission. Great mileage, even with A/C blasting all summer.

    Cons: Orange dash lights

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    2003 Toyota Celica GTS Review
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    Great Car For Daily Driver And Then Some — Fun car to drive. I love the look inside and out. Mileage is above average about 30 mpg. Has a great engine but would like to do upgrades. Braking and handling is great. Off the line it's a lil slow but great for freeway racing.

    Pros: Nice look and quick.

    Cons: Inside raod noise is kinda loud.

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    2003 Toyota Celica GT Review
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    A Aggressive Toyota That Mostly Acts The Way It Looks. — I've always wanted to drive one of these cars primarily because I always wanted to see whether Toyota made a great looking car but ruined it with disappointing driving dynamics. I finally had a drive in one of these cars, for once I have driven a 21st century Toyota that wasn't boring. This is the GT model so it does make do with a ho hum Corolla engine. Despite this, the Corolla engine is tuned so that its slightly more aggressive while being slightly less fuel efficient. Acceleration-wise it seemed to pick up quicker than a Corolla. Braking is pretty good. The steering is extremely well weighted, I loved how it was heavy without going overboard. It handled great and the ride comfort was a lot better than an Acura RSX. I didn't give it a full score because, I've yet to try a GT-S which has better brakes, tires, engine and transmission. As a car made in Japan, I didn't find any build quality defects and many Celicas have made it to 200,000 kms so there's no denying its reliability. Ergonomics is where the shape of this car might be troublesome for some drivers. If the size of your body is relatively small you shouldn't have any issues fitting inside, if your body is tall proportionally then your head might touch the roof. Its rather low to the ground, so if your used to normal sedans the low driving position is unique. It has some extra blind spots I'm not used to along with a not very big rear window made smaller by the spoiler. The hatch is quite practical so its a great looking car capable of daily driving chores. Since it is a GT, its actually fuel friendly, reliable and it looks great. Its only flaw...since I haven't driven a GT-S which I heard was even better...it means for only a bit more money you could have an even better experience. Another flaw is resale value...Celicas are expensive even used. Last flaw, FWD...if it had AWD or RWD who knows how amazing this car would go. Absolutely nothing Toyota makes today feels as good as a last gen Celica. Why did Toyota stop making this beautifully engineered car? Why hasn't this car's amazing driving dynamics get put onto the rest of the lineup? Truthfully now that I've driven this car, every other 21st century Toyota I've driven has inferior driving dynamics. Only the Yaris gets somewhat close.

    Pros: Amazing styling, very good driving dynamics, surprisingly practical

    Cons: Lacks GT-S bits that improve performance, spoiler spoils some of the rear window, very expensive for a used car, FWD

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    2003 Toyota Celica GT Review
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    Celicas Are Great — The Celica is my first ever car, and i abslutely love it. It handles amazingly, has a lot of power, and gets 33 MPG. I havn't had any problems with it this year other than just normal brake pad replacement or soemthing like that. My only real disatisfaction is that i wish i got a stick shift instead of automatic.

    Pros: all

    Cons: none

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    2003 Toyota Celica GT Review
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    Celica Gt - Its Sexy. — Performance - Handles great, really tight cornering. Could use more power, especially down low. Quality - Toyota, that's all you need to know. Appearance - 18"'s, CF hood, TRD wing and kit. gets glances. Cost of ownership - minimal maintenance. Gas mileage is as good as you can expect from a 1.8L engine. Fun factor - extreme.

    Pros: Fun daily driver, great looks.

    Cons: needs a wider powerband.

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    2003 Toyota Celica GT Review
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    Celica — Beautiful car, I love the build, it's got fuel efficiency for the current gas situation. It's a stick so it moves depending on its driver. Very affordable car absolutely love it. The balance rods in the car makes winding roads easy. The resale value of the car is completely off the scale, it almost sells for how much it's worth. With a little work, this car makes a really nice 4 cylinder racer.

    Pros: Almost everything

    Cons: Blind spot

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    2003 Toyota Celica GT Review
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    Stassia's Celi. =] — My car runs like a champ. I havent had any problems with it, but its only got 40,000 miles on it. Best car ive ever had. LOVE it. Not sure if id ever have another car that wasnt a celica. =] I bought it back in June of 2007 with 32,000 miles on it. It was completely stock then, I got the kit put on in March and just got the new set of rims a week or so ago. Yes, she was built not bought. Its slow, I admit that. I dont feel the need to lie and say its fast just to look cool. Its all show, no go. =]

    Pros: It looks good....

    Cons: Its slow.....for now.   =]

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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

    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

    2000 Toyota Celica Reviews

    It's Been A Good Ride... By raybgd

    I had owned this car over 7 years and have no complaints. This car had been getting better gas mileage than reported by the manufacturer. I have never seen my MPG lower than 27 and was recording 32MPG... Read More

    Great Little Auto By tshorse

    i like the stereo system the best. the moon roof is cool but hard to find a replacement. wheels are easily damaged by hitting a hole or berm. too much road noise. the car is very responsive when dr... Read More

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