1977 Toyota Celica Reviews from North America

1977 Toyota Celica GT 20R

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 20R Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

They sure don't make them like this anymore

Faults:

Not one thing was wrong with this car, except it was a little low on R12 freon. My buddy has 3 30 pound cylinders of it, so I went over there and charged it up. Ice cold now!!!

General Comments:

I used to drive a pickup truck before the $4.00 gas thing in 2008. I bought a Honda Civic and I hated that car. I was driving down the road one day, and saw this 1977 Liftback for sale for $800. It ran perfect and the body was in great shape.

The interior was in bad shape. Torn seats, worn carpet, and no headliner. I fixed all that for under $500, and now I have a car worth $5,000.

I think it's a great car that is getting rarer by the day. I miss the legroom and roomy feeling of my old truck, but this car is a great way to save gas and ride in style at the same time. Extremely reliable car!!!

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

Review Date: 23rd May, 2011

1977 Toyota Celica GT 20R

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 20R Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Summary:

Great sporty car with a beautiful body

Faults:

The cars carburetor wasn't very well plumbed and will frequently change the way the car runs by itself. Slight leak in the head gasket, but not much oil loss. Seats came very badly worn. The headliner glue was becoming weak and so it was starting to fall. Electro sensor isn't very accurate and usually gives false data.

General Comments:

I spent only $375 on this car and it ran just great. The U-joints were very worn, but were replaced for only $25 dollars. I put new paint to cover some rust threatening spots. The car handles extremely well with a tight suspension and still pulls $130 MPH without any modifications (could probably go faster on a track). Is really a very beautiful car with great lines and with a good coat of paint, quite the babe magnet. For a 1st car I would recommend this car to anyone in the market.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2006

22nd May 2007, 17:16

My sister (who I was living with for several years at the time) owned a 77 Celica Hatchback. At the time, it was quite a stylish car. However, even back in the late 70's and early 80s, she had several problems with this car, including the data display that always indicated something was wrong, even though there was no problem.

It was fun to drive, but I would hardly call it reliable at any point in it's life span.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews