1986 Toyota Celica GTS 2.0 gas


Best designed car ever


Alternator needed a rebuild at 198,000kms.

Slightly rusting fenders since owned.

General Comments:

I have concluded that this is the best car on the market today. It is economical, reliable, sporty, and it handles like nobody's business.

The options compare to a late 90's vehicle and it is so versatile. I managed to fit two full size mountain bikes into the back of it with the seats folded down.

Sure it's old, but it last forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2001

27th Jan 2002, 02:29

I've got a car the same and was wondering how much more power it's got than your old CRX, and what your CRX was eg. its engine.

24th Feb 2004, 14:28

I am a tall person and cars with enough room for me are rare, I love this car, my dad got it for free from a yard sale and it didn't run. However with some work I found out what was wrong with it. It wasn't taken care of by it's last owner. I plan to keep this car for years to come.

20th Jan 2006, 14:44

I recently bought my 15 year old son an "86 GT-S for $1,000.00 from the original owner. Has every available factory option, was dealer maintained, and had only 179,000 miles (60,000 miles on a rebuuilt). My son and I have had a blast "building" this car, let me tell you! Performance header, new ignition, performance fuel-rail, new front/rear suspension, and new Toyo radials (keeping the stock wheels). This is the funnest, best handling car I have ever driven. Currently, I am trying to buy an "86 Celica GT from a local garage, who just doesn't want to let it go. Who could blame him?

1986 Toyota Celica GT 2.5


A good deal


Battery died.

Passenger-side windshield wiper fell off.

Passenger door stuck shut upon purchase.

General Comments:

For a 15 year old car, it doesn't have too many problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2001

7th Jun 2001, 01:23

A FWD Celica with a 2.5L engine? Where did this car come from? Was it cobbled together? How does it handle? If that is a custom built, I want one!

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13th Jun 2001, 13:11

I think the 86 Celica GT came with the 3S-FE engine, which is 2 liters.

14th Jan 2002, 15:38

He's right, it was the first year of the Front Wheel Drive 2.0L engines.

10th May 2003, 07:26

I bought my 86 gt for $270.00 with 215000 miles on it. This is my 7th celica and my favorite so far. I have to say that it is true you just can't kill the celica motor. But one question for you where can I get a distributor cap for under $45.00??? so far not in Oregon


21st Feb 2005, 11:12

I bought an 86 Celica GTS for $500, and it is was a great buy. I had to install an alternator, put a new muffler on and get a new bellows. I do need to work on the overdrive though and no one seems to know where the computer is located.

6th May 2005, 13:22

Hey guys I have an 86 Celica GT Coupe with the 2.0L SOHC engine. The ECM or ECU is located under the ashtray, under the carpet and below some foam. This message is for the person wondering about where the computer is for the O/D tranny. I replaced the ECM on my car and corrected the stalling and bad behavior it was causing. I hope this helps!

One more thing - Celica's rock! It is often more pleasing to drive than my 2002 Honda Civic. Weird, but true. Peace Toyota-heads!

1986 Toyota Celica GT 2.0


A reliable, good quality, sporty car


Normal repairs for a car of its age, such as battery, struts, brakes, and timing belt.

Oil leak, valve seals, and coolant leak were costly repairs to make but reasonable for its age.

General Comments:

The Celica has been a reliable car which has started every day for the last 6 years.

It is sporty and has good performance.

I have a 2 door lift-back and it is very small.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2000

1986 Toyota Celica ST 2.0 4 cyl


Sporty, fast, fun and reliable!!


The blinker when turning left sometimes doesn't work unless I hold it down.

General Comments:

I love this car to death!! It has been my pampered little baby. I've only gotten it a timing belt and added a sunroof, CD, great wheels, and got the bumpers painted to match the car. I drive this car every day and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I am selling it now because I am upgrading to a 1993 Celica - these are the only cars I will ever own!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2000