This has been absolutely the best car EVER!
Had to replace the front Driver side brake at 170K.
OEM Muffler went at 160K.
Rear Hydraulics on Hatch went and won't hold hatch up unless its scorching hot outside.
I didn't plan on getting this car, but my last car was stolen and I ended up picking this one up from a friend. I am the second owner and I'll tell you that this has been the dream vehicle. The Celica still has great pickup, all the electronics work (including cruise control & AC) well, it is comfortable for a six footer, has no rust and sthe paint looks like it was done last week.
This car has handled like a dream on the hilly Streets of San Francisco, performed like a sleddog in the mountains of Colorado and taken on the bitter Lake effect winters and blistering summers of the Midwest. It has crossed the US 3 times and continues to perform like a champ. It cannot be beat! I've put about 70K on this car to take it to 181K and can easily see her going to 250. Just put oil (Lots and lots of oil- about a quart every 2 weeks- this can be fixed pretty easily) in and its all set. God Bless Toyota for making this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2004