Toyota Celica Reviews from Lebanon

2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 1.8 VVTL-i

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 VVTL-i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles


Indeed a well performing entry level sports car


Check engine light kept lighting up because of the poor quality of the fuel available where I live.

Two separate bumps in the fuselage, one on the front right bumper, and one on the back left bumper, due to poor handling in the port (I had the car shipped from the USA to where I live).

Since the first day I got it, it seems that the back-left woofer is suffering from some kind of defect, since it would start distorting bass sounds on the higher volumes (While the other woofer doesn't seem to have any problem).

No major problems however.

General Comments:

Very precise pedals and handling make the car feel like it's on rails (Quick brakes and steering, short and quick transmission lever), however they make you dread any mistakes as a less experienced driver will risk stalling the car.

Excellent acceleration, but sometimes brutal enough to make you lose traction on the first 2 gears if you're using crappy wheels.

Comfortable front seats, comparable to gaming seats, but awful back seats, more suitable for torture than for seating.

Automatic headlights, front and back wipers, and locks make life easier for people like me who have trouble remembering stuff.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2009

1986 Toyota Celica CT 2.0 GTI DOHC

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 GTI DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance600000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla


If it can handle me it will handle anyone


Well the roads are so bad I had to change the shocks every six month till I put in new springs and Koni Shocks. I had to change my motor at 450,000km but its my fault, no oil in the motor and I always race the car.

General Comments:

I love this car, I think I will keep it as long as I live. My dream would be if the car can have some value years ahead. I would say it's the best one I've had. I will die for it my wife says, when I drive it I try to kill it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2000

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews