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Pros: Handling, smooth shifting close ratio tranny, Sleek high perf looks!
Advice: Test drive it..try the GTS and the GT before you decide..HAGGLE over priceJust bought the 2003 Celica..Handling is tight and awesome!!Whipping around corners is no problem..got mine with 17' 215 45 wheels and man was it worth it...probably paid too much but I'm having fun!!!Performance is good with a peppy 140 hp engine..close ratio 5 speed is not bad either...Kinda wish I had bought the GTS but, none available and a bit pricey..Seat are comfortable, but rear seats are a joke..those 6feet and over may have trouble getting into car..Stereo is great 6spker JBL . Only pet peeve is position of cupholders (interferes with the shifting). on the plus side lots of features for the money..(mine is loaded do the same if you can). Lastly you got Toyota Quality..4th toyota I've had and none have ever given me any trouble...Had a 1979 celica in High School so I know the car well.Highly recommend test drive it! You may end up driving one home!!Also considered VW Beetle Turbo S and Mini Cooper S but I still came home to toyota..( I Don't trust those damn Europeans with Electronics in automobiles yet).
Pros: The bucket seats and how low they were.
Advice: Go buy one now.It is great car, th handling is great, it looks great and the sound of the engine is sweet.
Cons: No power seat accessory( cause I wouldve gotten it..trust me!)
Advice: BUY IT!! that is ...if you have the big bucks it will cost ya!Well,... let me start off by simply saying that I am a HUGE Toyota fan...I love all of their cars/trucks and SUVs ....with the exception of the Echo...Anyways,..I just bought a brand new 2002' Toyota Celica GT-S 6-Speed!!!! And let me tell you...this car is totally SWEET!!! I love the appearence,..the performance,..and the girls it attracts! LOL..But I am a very LUCKY 16 year old..(my mom and dad signed for me..'co-signers')..But anyways..I am like the talk of the WHOLE school because of my car..Its totally Awesome! Especially if you get one like mine...The GT-S with the new Action Package!! This package is great.. It makes the Celica look alot better than just stock GT-S without it..BUt..it can, however, get very pricy in the MSRP..so be very careful! For example,...my total MSRP was 27,340.00 with tax and everything but this INCLUDED the Action Package...Now..one CElica I found that was the same car just WITHOUT the Action Package and that MSRP was a total of 25,450.00 so..it can get very expensive but,..its VERY VERY worth it..ANd totally forget the competition..cause..the Eclipse and the Acura just simply CANT touch the Celica..especially MINE!!!HA HA HA..suckers..Plus,..my car is soo sweet that almost everyone wants to see it after school when I get in it...HA..I LOVE the ATTENTION!! It is a beautiful..blue with Black leather...and another feature it has that I love?..the security system..the RS3200..well it cost me another $515.00 but it was worth it also... THANKS MOM AND DAD..(ohh yeah...almost forgot to tell ya'll something...I PAY FOR IT MYSELF NOt MOM AND DAD...and if you are really curious...my note for 60 months with 2000 down is a whopping $473.92 a month..PLUS----$230 a month for my insurance...soo WATCH OUT..But its very worth it...PEACE OUT!
Pros: Appearance and gas mileage
Advice: You cannot go wrongI purchased this vehicle 6 months ago. It has the action package on it and 5 speed transmission. I have driven it both locally and long distance. Quality is perfect and reliability is well known. There is no other vehicle that I would own. I get approx 28 mpg in the city and have gotten 44 mpg on the highway.
Pros: potential horses/stylin/performance
Advice: buy it!!!for those of you who are just looking for a fun ride or on the racing industry, you'll love this fine machinery.well, what can i say. it,s my dream car and i have nothing against it. i guess you could say i adore it. it,s not built to replace the high revvin, turbo chargin supra which i've read in one of the articles. its ment to be driven by people like me. people who are wanting to experince what it's like to be inside a sport car but the same time afford it. i'm sure most of you missed the supra coz i am. so what? it's not like its the end of the world for all yo street race fanatics. i'm teelin you, this car has a lot of potential if you know how to fix it like a true dragg racer.(specially it's big bro the gt-s). and don't even compaire it to the honda civic. their lousy, almost every one i know drives one, all they have is good looks but has nothing against a celica. even the 1997 honda civic si's have no match to the gt-s. you just have to see for your self. the only thing i dont like is the plastic stuff...c'mon toyota you have to represent this fine piece of machinery. all you have to do is invest a couple of $ and you'll see the results. i'm tellin you, thers a lot of potential buyers out there just waiting for a change on your current trims...
Cons: Insuring the thing, seeing others pulled up next to you
Advice: Try one out, you will like it.It didn't cost as much as a BMW or lexus, but definielty drives like one! I tested many cars this time around, but the Celica GT-S took the cake. The car sounds, handles, and looks like a sports car, and turns heads on the road like one too.
Advice: If you want something sporty that handles the road nice; then the Toyota Celica is for you! All your friends will envy you!I own a 2001 Celica and it is my first car! I love the handling and sporty looks of the car! It holds the road very nicely and the braking and acceleration are very precise. I know that in the future when I am looking to buying a newer car, I will definitly consider buying another Toyota Celica!