1998 Toyota Celica Review from Australia and New Zealand

1998 Toyota Celica 2.0 EFI

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 EFI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance144000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pulsar


Tidy and satisfying little package


Clutch wore out after owning the car 2 months, this cost about $200 for the part and $600 in labor to replace.

General Comments:

For the brief time I owned my '88 Celica, I very much enjoyed driving it everywhere & anywhere. The gearbox was smooth and tight and did exactly what you told it to. The handling was superb and it took corners as if the car was on metaphorical rails. It also accelerated as if it had a motor bigger than the 2.0 it had in it.

The stock stereo was what i would class as "average" which was soon replaced.

I'd still own this car if it was not for the fact I wrote it off in an accident by running it up the back of a Camry after owning it for 3 months!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th January, 2004

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review