Toyota Celica Review from Malta

2001 Toyota Celica VVT-i 1.8

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carHonda del Sol




Absolutely nothing that was the car's fault. However after an oil and filter change (filter was not original Toyota part) oil leaked out in large amounts. Lesson - only use genuine Toyota parts!

General Comments:

The Celica has excellent ride and handling.

Performance for the 140bhp model is decent, but torque is lacking.

Economy is quite good with over 30mpg in everyday use.

The coupe shape is both striking and surprisingly practical with good interior and boot space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2005

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review