1991 Toyota Celica Reviews from North America

1991 Toyota Celica ST 1.6

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired242000 miles
Most recent distance310000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Reliable, sporty looking slow car, with good gas mileage

Faults:

Brakes lost pressure at 310,000 miles.

Started running rough at 310,000 miles.

Oil leaking into spark plug tube at 310,000 miles.

General Comments:

Seat still comfy at 310,000 miles.

Slower than a snail with a parachute.

37 MPG until the day I sold it for $400.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2011

1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Terrific

Faults:

Oil leaking from the distributor.

Leaking power steering somewhere, and transmission pan leaking oil.

General Comments:

Handles like a charm. Treat it like a Toyota and not a Honda, and it runs great.

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

Review Date: 28th June, 2010

1991 Toyota Celica GT-FOUR RC 2.0L 16v turbo AWD

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0L 16v turbo AWD Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired111500 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Wicked car to drive, and awesome looking car

Faults:

Coil and distributor cap went.

Timing belt shredded.

Radiator blew open.

Clutch went.

Firewall cracked where the steering rack was bolted onto it.

Head gasket and valve cover gasket are weak, need replacing, they leak some oil.

General Comments:

The car is an amazing rally machine, pulls real hard for being 18 years old. The AWD helps so much in the snow, and in the rain; it's a blast to drive in both conditions as well.

It gives a solid feeling like it's bolted to the ground. Exhaust note is so low and awesome sounding, sounds like a after market exhaust at idle, but 4k rpm and over, all you hear is the engine noise.

The head gasket is getting weak, the car is losing its compression, so it doesn't pull as hard anymore. Overall great car to look at and to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2009

1991 Toyota Celica GT-S 2.2

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Great car so far

Faults:

I haven't had any large issues with my Celica yet.

Stereo messed up. CD player stopped working, then the cassette messed up.

Leather is slightly worn, but in good condition.

General Comments:

Lots of trunk space for a sports car. Especially with the back seats down.

Would like more back seat room. Front seat space is decent. Not TOO small, but could use more.

Have logbook & receipts of maintenance since the original owner.

Has only 78000 ORIGINAL miles. Owner took real good care of it and sold me it in great condition.

Its the complete opposite of the 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo I sold to get it. Both cars were great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2009

1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9304 miles
Most recent distance207000 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

Highly recommended

Faults:

4 new tires at 42,000 miles.

Battery at 44,000 miles.

Brakes at 51,000 miles (front).

63,000 miles - rear brakes, timing belt, tensioner, water pump, & idler.

79,000 miles, 99,000 miles serpentine belt.

111,000 miles radiator and hoses.

137,000 miles - new clutch.

151,000 miles - brake hoses.

155,000 miles - A/C evaporator, receiver drier, condensor, expansion valve.

162,000 miles - valve cover gasket.

165,000 miles - distributor, cap, wires, spark plugs.

169,000 miles - new starter.

General Comments:

My 1991 Celica GT now has 207,000 miles on it, and is still running OK except it only gets 11 miles to a gallon, and power is very weak. This car never really had much power from day one, but now it seems to be getting worse.

But after 207,000 miles, what can I say, it has been very dependable and reliable for the 17 years I've owned it.

It is a very sporty looking car that really looks fast, but it only looks that way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2008

27th Nov 2008, 03:20

I had the same problem with mine and replaced the O2 sensor to fix it. Approx. $42 Also check your MAP sensor for proper resistance with a volt/ohm meter. Now I get 25-30 again. The change is obvious and immediate.

21st Jan 2011, 15:57

Yup, I agree, O2 sensor helps. It makes a difference.

Also try replacing your coolant temperature sensors; if those are bad, it gives a signal to your PCM, thus giving it more fuel and lowering your MPG.

Also changing the fuel filter and air filter, spark plugs, and cleaning the throttle body with a throttle body spray and a toothbrush takes care of deposits, and also pumping at Shell or other good brand gas stations.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 19 reviews