1982 Toyota Celica Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1982 Toyota Celica GT-s 2.4ltr 2bll carb from North America

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4ltr 2bll carb Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance112900 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

The classic import rodder

Faults:

The carburetor is running too rich resulting in poor idling during cold start up (could be timing?). It has small pockets of rust around the hood, and the badges on the hatch door. It is flawless other than those problems. Remember it only has 100k miles :)

General Comments:

This car is classic!! I bought it for 400 bucks in its flawless condition a year ago. It even has the original paint gloss to it!! I also have a exhaust tip for it and it sounds even more classic!! I haven't done much to it, but when I'm done it's going to be ripping the quarter in 13 seconds. There is nothing that I don't like about this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2002

1982 Toyota Celica GT 22R 2.4 L Carburated from North America

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 22R 2.4 L Carburated Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired205000 miles
Most recent distance217650 miles

Summary:

Good to the last

Faults:

I totaled the car shortly after getting it from my father as a loner first car. I was 16 at the time, and a person ran a stop sign in a 92 Saturn 4 Door. Totaled their car, and just bent the front end up. On the way home, the original hood folded back up on me. I put a 85 hood on it for 20 bucks, and bent the front end back down.

I totaled it again in September. I was going too fast and the darn road stopped and led into a ditch.

Reverse and first grind like heck.

The rear wheel wells rusted out, allowing water to enter the trunk (at large volume) The rear trunk hatch also rusted badly around the emblem.

It tried to overheat if I went over 90 :)

General Comments:

I loved this car. My dad took it back when I got my 91 Mazda Protege, and it is going to be sold. It was a great first car, with excellent gas milage and great reliability. Unfortunately, the drive-shaft came off on the last day I drove it, but that wasn't the car's fault.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2002

2nd Jun 2002, 03:27

I own an 82 Celica, an awesome car with a few modifications of course...

After 3 months of thrashing and clocking speeds over 200km/h my engine blew.

I'm currently in the process of fitting a 3.8lt v6 Holden in her which will be able to handle my heavy foot.

Because of the small cabin space inside the car it allows for awesome audio capabilities.

I've installed

*Sony head unit

*pioneer splits

*kicker 6x9's

*2x 12" 1000w sub woofers

*2 amps to run the woofers

*1 amp to run splits and 6x9's.

My system is capable of pulling 160db and makes my roof pulse about an inch up and down.

A very sweet car 11 out of 10.

1st Feb 2004, 18:50

My mom has an absolutely beautiful 1983 Toyota Celica GT lift back that was recently repainted. I have been looking high and low for a replacement hood emblem as the original has lost the center insert. Suggestions would be most appreciated concerning possible leads to locate an emblem. Thanks.

Dave.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 10 reviews