1988 Toyota Celica SX 2.0 petrol
Great first car!
Remember this is an OLD car now!
- Oil leaks.
- Interior rattles.
- Boot struts.
- Gasket seals.
- Rear seat belt won't release.
- Rust is starting to appear.
The list does go on...
Firstly this is a great car for a younger person on a budget. The performance is surprising for a car of this age and engine capacity, although that said, it won't surprise anyone at the lights.
Even though it is getting on in life, decent examples can still be found for a reasonable price if you look hard.
Looks wise, well it's really the ugly duckling when compared to cars of similar ilk, however a set of simple 5 spoke rims can go along way to improving this, as well as lowering the front and rear a tad.
Finally, I have noticed that fuel economy is average if you have a heavy right foot, even though it is only a 2.0, the 60L fuel tank seems to just vanish under continuous heavy driving, REDBOOK rates this at ~ 10L/100KM. I would not even average 400KM per tank, even with 98 octane fuel...
All in all though, for a tiny amount of money (2010) this is a great car, Not blindingly fast, economic or beautiful. But a solid everyday driver that won't let you down, regardless of its age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd February, 2010