1986 Chevrolet Celebrity Base 2.5L 4 cylinder from North America
It's a piece of junk, never American cars again, worst experience ever!
Intake gasket leaks, fuel injection problems, rusted our brake lines, AC weak, exhaust manifold leaks, JUNK JUNK JUNK.
I had so much problems owning this car, I went back to Toyota. Bought a 1993 Camry LE, still runs now with 450,000kms. The Celebrity died at 168,000kms... JUNK.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd July, 2009
3rd Jul 2009, 13:00
What do you expect from a 23 year old car, to have no problems?
3rd Jul 2009, 16:46
Thanks for the review - I was thinking of buying a 20+ yr old American made car.
4th Jul 2009, 06:13
Yeah most people have good luck with old Celebrities, but keep in mind they're so old now you'd need to find a very unusually well preserved one. Most are long since gone to the crusher or the junkyard, just like '86 Toyotas or any other make.
But I'd also like to point out that a used '86 Camry would cost several times as much as a used '86 Celebrity - the same is true of your '93 Camry. A '93 Lumina would be much cheaper. So you do pay a lot more for your perceived Toyota reliability.
4th Aug 2012, 22:20
How is almost 3x as many miles "perceived"?
7th Aug 2012, 17:19
Actually, late 80's Camrys (if you could find one) would sell for about the same in our area as a Ford, Chevy or Dodge, if not for less. I see older Toyotas and Hondas advertised here for less than their domestic counterparts all the time. They are ugly and have zero value as classics. I see a lot of late 70's and early to mid 80's GM and Ford cars here. There are several Chevettes and Pintos, and tons of the big Olds, Buicks and Cadillacs. I haven't seen any 80's Camrys here. I don't think even the bodies last that long on them.