1987 Toyota Celica SX 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Good to look at
Head gasket blew at 107,000 km.
Head was warped and needed replacing.
Sump gasket replaced at 136,000 km.
Oil leak at the back of the motor; rear main seal replaced at 156,000 km.
Welch plugs perished and leaked.
Electrics kept playing up.
Sunroof motor broke.
New ECU at 180,000 km.
Exhaust kept blowing and leaking from 120,000 km, and kept blowing roughly every 15,000 km.
Brake lines splitting.
New CV joints at 185,000.
Air con compressor seized at 160,000 km.
Radiator failed and kept overheating; replaced at 110,000 km.
Nothing went wrong from 185,000 ks to 200,000 km.
Replaced timing belt at 200,000 km, fine, then at 201,000 km the
main bearing went.
Fully rebuilt engine at 201,000 km.
Ran like a Swiss watch for 50,000 km.
250,000 km, alternator went and was replaced.
267,000 km, power steering went, as well as pin and rack, and steering box.
270,000 km, master cylinder blew.
I bought the car off a Toyota dealer, and it was the manager's car.
Really nice looking white car; he had it slightly lowered with nice tinted windows.
Bought it thinking of Toyota reliability. How wrong I was.
The car's engine has been a nightmare ever since I have had it. The only good thing is the gearbox. Replaced the clutch at 180,000, but no problem, they're expecting it at this age.
I always hoped I would get from work to home every morning in it. It just didn't give me confidence.
I was really disappointed with the car's power and performance, but it was still zippy to drive.
The handling was fantastic for a FWD; just fling it into corners and it stuck to the road.
The only reliable thing is you always know that it will guzzle your petrol.
A beautiful car to look at. The cabin is very cramped as well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th June, 2013