1991 Toyota Celica Reviews

1991 Toyota Celica ST 1.6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired242000 miles
Most recent distance310000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Reliable, sporty looking slow car, with good gas mileage

Faults:

Brakes lost pressure at 310,000 miles.

Started running rough at 310,000 miles.

Oil leaking into spark plug tube at 310,000 miles.

General Comments:

Seat still comfy at 310,000 miles.

Slower than a snail with a parachute.

37 MPG until the day I sold it for $400.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2011

1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Terrific

Faults:

Oil leaking from the distributor.

Leaking power steering somewhere, and transmission pan leaking oil.

General Comments:

Handles like a charm. Treat it like a Toyota and not a Honda, and it runs great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th June, 2010

1991 Toyota Celica GT-Four RC 2.0 turbo water cooled from Uruguay

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo water cooled Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 kilometres
Most recent distance99000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Skyline

Summary:

Pure sang Rally Car for fortunate ones

Faults:

Maintenance issues only.

Nothing has gone wrong, items had reached their design life.

General Comments:

After reading some of the reviews on the GT-Four and GT-Four RC (CS), I wanted to give my opinion on the matter.

The GT-Four is an amazing machine. Over-engineered and extremely reliable. Radiators, rubber parts and items that take punishment because of the performance extracted from the car, will wear out. Therefore the need for maintenance. Just like any other performance machine.

The RC (CS for Carlos Sainz) model is the homologated vehicle for rallying, that was sold in limited numbers (5000 ever produced) and now found in the streets of UK/Germany, Canada (imported from Japan), Australia and other lucky countries. Parts are not that available given the special purpose of the car and the age, but if you are lucky enough to get your hands around one and maintain it, you should enjoy countless hours of racing performance, good Toyota reliability and excellent comfort for a performance coupe. Yes, it will consume gas and wear out the tires being a 4WD, but tell me which performance car driven to its limit does not...

The looks are unique. Most love them, some have different ideas...

I personally think it is one of the most beautiful cars ever made, I would recommend anybody to look at some videos online of this car rallying...

Something to fall in love with.

I had mine for 2 yrs and I take care of it. I enjoy it and take it to races and such, but mostly it is something to have fun in and appreciate, as one of the most beautiful engineering marvels from the 90's.

Tomorrow's classic/collectible under 50 grand...

If you see one for sale, BUY IT on the spot!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2010

11th Apr 2010, 04:18

Definitely agree!!! The GT-Four ST185 is the best Toyota ever. It's still beautiful after 20 years, & keeps going.

5th Feb 2011, 10:22

Excellent review. True to the car and its pedigree.

We should filter more reviews that do not make sense and allow people like this gentleman to input their contributing opinions.

Toyota Celica GT-Four RC, a collectible car, a super car, a rally legend, a dream car.

1991 Toyota Celica GT-FOUR RC 2.0L 16v turbo AWD from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0L 16v turbo AWD Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired111500 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Wicked car to drive, and awesome looking car

Faults:

Coil and distributor cap went.

Timing belt shredded.

Radiator blew open.

Clutch went.

Firewall cracked where the steering rack was bolted onto it.

Head gasket and valve cover gasket are weak, need replacing, they leak some oil.

General Comments:

The car is an amazing rally machine, pulls real hard for being 18 years old. The AWD helps so much in the snow, and in the rain; it's a blast to drive in both conditions as well.

It gives a solid feeling like it's bolted to the ground. Exhaust note is so low and awesome sounding, sounds like a after market exhaust at idle, but 4k rpm and over, all you hear is the engine noise.

The head gasket is getting weak, the car is losing its compression, so it doesn't pull as hard anymore. Overall great car to look at and to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2009

1991 Toyota Celica GT-S 2.2 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Great car so far

Faults:

I haven't had any large issues with my Celica yet.

Stereo messed up. CD player stopped working, then the cassette messed up.

Leather is slightly worn, but in good condition.

General Comments:

Lots of trunk space for a sports car. Especially with the back seats down.

Would like more back seat room. Front seat space is decent. Not TOO small, but could use more.

Have logbook & receipts of maintenance since the original owner.

Has only 78000 ORIGINAL miles. Owner took real good care of it and sold me it in great condition.

Its the complete opposite of the 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo I sold to get it. Both cars were great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2009

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