1991 Toyota Celica Reviews - Page 2 of 8

1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9304 miles
Most recent distance207000 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

Highly recommended

Faults:

4 new tires at 42,000 miles.

Battery at 44,000 miles.

Brakes at 51,000 miles (front).

63,000 miles - rear brakes, timing belt, tensioner, water pump, & idler.

79,000 miles, 99,000 miles serpentine belt.

111,000 miles radiator and hoses.

137,000 miles - new clutch.

151,000 miles - brake hoses.

155,000 miles - A/C evaporator, receiver drier, condensor, expansion valve.

162,000 miles - valve cover gasket.

165,000 miles - distributor, cap, wires, spark plugs.

169,000 miles - new starter.

General Comments:

My 1991 Celica GT now has 207,000 miles on it, and is still running OK except it only gets 11 miles to a gallon, and power is very weak. This car never really had much power from day one, but now it seems to be getting worse.

But after 207,000 miles, what can I say, it has been very dependable and reliable for the 17 years I've owned it.

It is a very sporty looking car that really looks fast, but it only looks that way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2008

27th Nov 2008, 03:20

I had the same problem with mine and replaced the O2 sensor to fix it. Approx. $42 Also check your MAP sensor for proper resistance with a volt/ohm meter. Now I get 25-30 again. The change is obvious and immediate.

21st Jan 2011, 15:57

Yup, I agree, O2 sensor helps. It makes a difference.

Also try replacing your coolant temperature sensors; if those are bad, it gives a signal to your PCM, thus giving it more fuel and lowering your MPG.

Also changing the fuel filter and air filter, spark plugs, and cleaning the throttle body with a throttle body spray and a toothbrush takes care of deposits, and also pumping at Shell or other good brand gas stations.

1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance208000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Faults:

Great car, no major problems. Have been driving this car since 01/91 and now have 208,000 miles on it.

This car has great take off, its fast and the engine is quiet.

Oil leaks.

Power steering fluid leaks.

Air conditioner does not works.

Replaced starter and alternator once, both with more than 100,000 miles on car.

Wheel bearings had to be replace at about 180,000 miles.

Had a hole in the floor on the driver's side.

Front seat arm rest and cup-holder are broke.

The trunk hinge had to be replaced twice and is broke now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2008

1991 Toyota Celica GTi 16v 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Previous carRenault Laguna

Summary:

Great sporty little car

Faults:

Number plate bulb.

2 new wiper blades.

Central locking only works from passenger side.

Windows rattle sometimes and sound fragile when they are fully wound down.

New back box required.

Oil change/filter and spark plug change has improved fuel economy.

General Comments:

I purchased this car for £500 without a lot of knowledge or background info, but I took the chance as I've always thought it's a nice looking car, the 2.0 twin cam engine is very responsive and really goes some when you put your foot down. I recently purchased some 7th gen alloys which gives it a much more sporty look. Handling is also very good in all types of weather.

The Cabin is in good condition and everything works as it should, it's a very comfortable drive, even on long journeys where there it just seems to glide along effortlessly, the fuel consumption I am greatly impressed with, careful driving or booting it a bit still returns very good MPG.

I've now had this car for just coming up to 7 months and I have had no repairs that have needed doing, its only been to a garage when they carried out the MoT where it passed fine with a couple of minor advisories such as a slightly bold tyre and a chip in the windscreen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2007

1991 Toyota Celica ST 2.2 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired121400 miles
Most recent distance122439 miles

Summary:

Incredible

General Comments:

This car is amazing. It was my first car, and I love it. It runs great and if anyone is looking for a great vehicle this would definitely be it. My parents had a Corolla and a Mustang, but they cannot be compared to this wonderful car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2006

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