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1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2 5SFE from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 5SFE Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired87750 miles
Most recent distance104376 miles
Previous carDaihatsu Charade

Summary:

Hard to beat a Toyota

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong since ownership. It does however suffer from some faults common to older Celicas. 1: Replaced one broken trunk hinge. This is a common problem with the coupes. 2: The door windows rattle when partially open. 3: The car had/has multiple oil leaks. One was a bad power steering hose. Leak #2 was coming from the distributor. Another common problem of the 5SFE. Toyota would like for you to buy another distributor, but one can rebuild the distributor as I did for under $10.00. Info on this rebuild can be found on the web. My distributor still leaks, but not NEARLY as bad. 3: My last leak appears to be coming from the transmission where the left half shaft goes in the tranny. I have yet to tackle this leak. 4: Replaced the alternator around the 100K mark. $168.00 plus tax. 5: The air condtioner still doesn't work.

General Comments:

This review is a follow up to my original review now that I have my car almost 2 years. The convertible top has given me no problems although the windows must be kept up when raining otherwise water will fall on your leg. I enjoy my Celica a lot and plan to keep it for quite a while longer. I find replacement parts (e.g. front/rear brakes $12.99 a set) to be quite cheap. The 5SFE engine delivers adequate peformance, but definitely no powerhouse. My gas mileage is 29 to 30 mpg around town if I baby it. With gas at $2.12 a gallon in Hampton, Va., I baby it a lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2005

4th Aug 2008, 11:05

I'd kill for $2.12 right now. Dang, have gas prices really changed that much in 3 years???

5th Aug 2008, 19:48

I have a 91 celica gt, and like you guys I have had no trouble out of it, at 212,000 it still runs good although I have found a oil leak coming from the lower seal around the timing belt, but other than that its been great, handles great and has decent power, but still nothing like a 3sgte.

1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance175689 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Dependable and Beautiful

Faults:

Both front CV joint boots had to be replaced, but not a big deal. My husband was able to do that himself.

Transmission fluid is currently leaking.

Small oil leak somewhere in the engine.

General Comments:

This car has over 175,000 miles on it and has had no major problems.

Very dependable and great looking.

Paint still looks like a new car, no one believes it is almost 15 years old.

Would like the car to be a little faster.

One disadvantage to any small 2-door car is it's not baby car seat friendly, it's almost impossible to hold baby in one arm while pushing the front seat forward and squeeze in a rear facing infant seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2004

1991 Toyota Celica from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance278000 miles

Summary:

Fast, sexy, and dependable

Faults:

In the whole time I have had my car the only thing I have had to do was put a timing belt on it. This was just recently. I spent $15.00 on fixing it.

General Comments:

My car couldn't be a better car. I have been hard on it since I was 11. I had my hardship license since then. It has traveled from T.N. to Texas over 20 times. It's an awesome car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2004

1991 Toyota Celica gtfour RC 2.0 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 kilometres
Most recent distance1001000 kilometres
Previous carLeyland Mini

Summary:

High performance bargain

Faults:

I blew a tire not long ago, not a fault of the car though.

Thermostat needed replacing.

General Comments:

Very fast, reliable, awesome traction thanks to the 4wd.

Looks good, especially for its age.

Performance of a wrx in a better looking and faster car, should do 230 km/h.

Quarter mile in the mid 14's.

Fuel economy is not bad for a turbo car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2004

1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles

Summary:

A dream come true

Faults:

When I received my car when I turned 16 most of the problems were superficial.

It does have an oil leak in which I am in the process of fixing.

I have also had problems with the power steering.

Most of the problems were cause by the past owners not servicing the car and because it was almost ten years old.

General Comments:

This car is still a beauty, it handles like a dream and has a very powerful take off.

I still love this car and even thought I'm going to have to put some serious money into it to get the look and performance I'm going for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2003

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