1987 Toyota Celica Reviews - Page 7 of 8

1987 Toyota Celica GTS 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired216000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin Mini 1000

Summary:

Killer looks and the driving characteristics to go with it!

Faults:

Driver's side front mud flap is missing, costs $125 to buy one from Toyota.

Right side headlight needed to be replaced.

Aerial antenna did not work when I bought it, but I fixed it.

Left rear speaker is blown.

Aluminum rims are badly pitted and need to be replaced or restored.

Had a new clutch installed before I bought it.

General Comments:

I just bought this car earlier this month. I came across it by sheer luck, and I was astounded by the condition it was in. There was so rust on it anywhere, the interior looked as if it had never been sat in, and the car was well cared for, although it had 216000 km on it.

So far, I have had a great deal of fun with the car. It is very fast, although I have only had it up to 165 kph, there is a ton of speed left in it.

The interior is quite comfortable once you get positioned correctly, and the lumbar support is great, especially on the sides, it pulls you right into the seat, which is great for spirited driving. Rear seating is very tight, I haven't had anyone back there yet, and don't know if I will!

The transmission is great, but 5th gear was awkward to find the first time I drove it. Once you get used to it, it's lots of fun. Just be careful when shifting into first, as sometimes you'll put it in 3rd due to the way neutral is set up. A very race car-like gearbox.

I wish the car had a cassette player in it, as it only has am am/fm radio, but I can live with that as the car itself sounds so great!

Air con is ice cold and always works, as does the heat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2002

1987 Toyota Celica GT 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Longest lasting car on the road if maintained properly

Faults:

Struts blew out at 110,000 miles.

Leaks oil regularly, always have to top it off.

Front skirt hard to keep in good condition.

Seats showing wear.

Rear side widows leaked water until I fixed it.

General Comments:

The car starts EVERY time I turn the key.

It runs very smooth and idles quietly.

Because struts are blown the ride is a little jerky, but was great when they were OK.

Very quick little car.

Fantastic gas mileage. 420 miles to a tank!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2002

1987 Toyota Celica GTS 16v DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 16v DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Rabbit

Summary:

A fun, fast reliable little car!

Faults:

Alternator went at 150000 miles bought rebuilt for 300.00 Canadian.

Front brakes went at 152000 miles very expensive had to replace rotors and calipers cost 900.00 Canadian.

Car is starting to rust badly due too bad Canadian winters.. wash your car regularly! (my fault)

Relpaced heater blower (used) myself for 60.00. Heater not very good for Canadian winters though. Car tends to fog up during weather changes.

Generally maintenance is low.

General Comments:

Other than the large break job, this car is a gem!

Very fast, fun to drive lots of power for a four banger!. Has cost me a few dimes in speeding tickets.

Love this car just wish it sounded a little more hearty.

Always starts in winter. Has command start love it!. Very reliable Toyota is DA bomb!

I am looking for newer car, but for the teenager that wants to have a lot of fun at a low price.. go for it! nothing but fun and handling.

Once you get used to the tricky gear shift, you can make this baby fly!.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2002

14th Apr 2003, 11:11

I have a Toyota celica gts I Have 155 000 km and I must change my back rotor and my brake the car is very good.

1987 Toyota Celica st 2.0 3SFE from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 3SFE Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired130920 miles
Most recent distance143210 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A good bang for the buck

Faults:

Oil leak on the oil pan at 121000 miles.

Axles broke and tore the power steering pump.

Hard to change transmission fluid.

The transmission gears wore out too early.

After markets parts are hard to find for it.

General Comments:

The car handles exeptionally well and brakes are sufficient.

This model however is pretty good car to race at a road course because of its torque if you put after markets performance parts.

Its performance is well enough to compete with sport compact cars.

The engine performance is great for its class it has a lot of toque.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 28 reviews