1999 Toyota Celica SXR 2.0 litre


Reliable and economical, a pleasure to drive


I have only had one fault, the CD player began skipping, this occurred within weeks of buying the car. This was replaced under warranty. No problems have been encountered since then.

General Comments:

I have found the Celica to be an excellent, if not outstanding vehicle. I have owned numerous vehicles. Having acquired this vehicle brand new, I have had no mechanical faults at all. A faulty CD, which was replaced under warranty being the only fault I have encountered.

The vehicle handles extremely well, very sure footed, especially in the wet.

I constantly obtain 7-8 litres per hundred kilometers around town, 6 on a country trip.

Driver position, seats and controls all comfortable and practical.

Highly recommend this model to all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2003

25th Sep 2008, 19:30

The review is great - I am thinking of buying the 1999 Toyota Celica SXR. This review has greatly increased my will to buy this fantastic car. 10/10.

1999 Toyota Celica GS 2.2 DOHC injected


Best looking car Toyota ever made



General Comments:

This car has 100kW of power and 196Nm of torque, but only weighs about 1150kg. It's serious performance - always divide the power by the weight when comparing other cars.

I call 3rd gear "the afterburner".

The handling is as good as it gets and noticeably better than my wife's Integra VTEC. I also used to have an Integra, a great car, but don't regret the change at all.

The Celica's styling is timeless and beautiful. Even Porsche drivers always give it a second look. Compare it to the weird looking replacement Toyota came up with in 2000.

Interior is great. It has a wrap around cockpit, unlike the new model in which the centre console actually faces away from the driver!

Features include dual airbags, ABS brakes, air conditioning, 15" alloy wheels (including the spare), cruise control, 6 speaker CD stereo, etc.

Toyota should have stuck with this Celica. The only changes I would make would be a 3.0 litre engine (it has a 2.2), 17" alloys (one day...) and leather seats (ditto).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2001