1987 Toyota Celica GTS 2.0 from North America
Killer looks and the driving characteristics to go with it!
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.
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