1980 Toyota Celica Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1980 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L 20-R from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2L 20-R Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired435000 kilometres
Most recent distance512000 kilometres
Previous carGMC S-15

Summary:

Good quality for a good price

Faults:

Replaced fuel pump when purchased.

Needed to lubricate ignition cylinder, was sticking.

Clutch cylinder leaks.

General Comments:

Extremely reliable vehicle once I got it on the road, nothing major has gone wrong.

Has quite the pick-up for a 4-cylinder engine as I have beaten Mustangs and Camaro's in a 1 KM. drag. Unfortunately, without modifications, top speed is too low.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2003

1980 Toyota Celica GT 2.2 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carFord LTD

Summary:

I love it and plan to buy another one

Faults:

1. Alternator

2. Starter

3. Burned battery cable

4. Carburetor problem

5. Brake booster

Everything listed above was either damaged, worn out, or in non-working progress at about 92,000 miles.

General Comments:

Considering my 1980 Toyota Celica, I am proud to say that this car have been a outstanding vehicle, fewer problems than my recent vehicle...

My Celica is quick and also powerful. Handles wonderfully, although it does not have power steering.

As far as the cabin, comfortable for my height, vehicle features are within reach, and overall smooth ride...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2003

1980 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance253000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Awesome 4-6cyl domestic and rice eater, still a little trouble taking down the big V8s though

Faults:

Not much has went wrong with the car.

Break Light Bulb around 70,000.

Master Cylinder around 120,000 (good thing for the e-brake)

The paint was bad because of the salt on the roads, got it repainted around 170,000 miles.

Replaced Fuel Pump at 85,000 miles.

Water pump at 110,000.

Replaced clutch at 150,000 (didn't really need it)

Besides that, just changed the oil every 3,000 miles and new brakes, tires, and clutch fluid.

General Comments:

First of all my car isn't completely stock. I did some modifications a few years after I got it. I put a higher performance exhaust on it, headers, cold air intake, and a peltier. But even without those, the car has a lot of torque, is a very quick and agile 1/8 runner. I never raced anybody when it was in stock form, but with the less than $450 I put in it for performance parts, I've beaten new Civic Si's, Integra GSRs, V6 Mustangs and Camaros, and even my nephews Neon which has some serious mods done to it. Only thing that I've lost to are V8 Firebirds, Mach 1 Stang, and BMW 5 series.

There is no power steering, but you get use to it.

I wouldn't mind an air conditioner.

The front seats are real comfortable, only children can fit in the back seats though.

Wish there was a mirror on the right side.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2003

1980 Toyota Celica LT2000 2.0 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Kingswood

Summary:

Worth every cent

Faults:

Flat battery.

Right headlight blew.

Clutch (pressure plate and thrust bearing) changed.

Tires replaced with re-alignment.

Front brakes replaced - discs and pads.

Rocker cover gasket replaced.

General Comments:

Outstanding reliability and economy. I rate the performance and handling as satisfactory: the 2 Lt engine yields 75 KW of power and the turning circle is around 10 meters with direct and comfortable steering.

Very comfortable interior with a "cockpit" type dash and sleek low mounted seats. Not considered a "sports car" of its time, but certainly well presented and stylish.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 7 reviews