Excellent handling + high rev speeds
Alternator went, and alternator connection needed to be replaced.
Leaked power-steering fluid, and oil (head gasket)
Steering pin clunks.
CV boot ripped.
Despite the various mechanical problems I had with the car, I could tell by its overall performance and amazing handling that it was an excellent design. I purchased the car after it had already been in an accident and wasn't in immaculate condition so the resulting problems are likely from that accident as well as heavy driving. Its very quick off the line (not so much uphill -typical of in-line) I would definitely recommend buying a Celica.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th January, 2004