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The thermostat was replaced around 100k. I bought one at Pep Boys and replaced the bad one in five minutes.
I think I replaced the alternator or fuel pump around 150k; don't remember which, but those things go when the car gets up there.
Rear louver broke in the middle. I think that was due to a big bump.
The sunroof leaked but was tolerable.
Spent $400 on struts around 150k.
This car ran great! I gave it an "8" for performance because I was comparing it to a BMW 320i which I liked too.
I never had any major problems with my Celica in the (roughly) 200 thousand miles I drove it. I changed the oil and rotated the tires. But I loved to drive it on back roads. A rear seat passenger once exclaimed as we banked this sweet curve; "it feels like we're in a Porsche". The car hugs nicely, and the rack and pinion was accurate and stable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st December, 2009