Alternator needed replacing 183000km.
Replaced cam belt at 188000km.
1 Outer CV joint snapped at 185000.
Sunroof has come off rollers and can't fix.
Air con has leaked all gas and doesn't go (to be expected at car this age)
Obvious knocking sound in front suspension (anyone heard of this?)
This car is a japanese import. It's the ST183 3SGE DOHC 16v, putting out 165HP at the flywheel. It's not bad for a 2.0L. But who buys a Celica for power?
It has loads of torque especially for a non-turbo 4 cylinder. The majority of its power is between 3000-5000rpm, which is great because you don't need to red line for a bit of power. Not exactly neck snapping power, but enough.
Top speed wise, I have no idea. I took it well off the clock once. I'd say we were going about 205km/hr. I'd say it would reach 220km/hr, but I'm not keen to find out.
It's okay on gas. Not great for NZ standards as we don't drive thirsty bathtubs like the US. If you drive it nicely it is economical. Especially on 100km/hr roads.
I love the four wheel steering. It's great for parking.
Adjustable suspension stays on hard because soft makes me feel seasick.
The seats rock. The electric sides and lumber support are awesome. The seat can hug you. How many cars hug the driver.
Like all Toyotas, it's a piece of cake to change the oil and filter. Filter is mounted on front of engine.
Nothing much else to say about it. I like the car, I'm not in love with it. But I payed $2300NZ for it which is stuff all. So for the price I feel it's a great car.