Looks great, goes even better!
Nothing has gone wrong yet, and being a Toyota hopefully nothing will go wrong!
So far I've changed the oil and filter, air filter etc.
I bought this car from an auction simply because it stood out from all the other cars on the lot waiting to go through. I never intended to buy a Celica as I thought the running costs and insurance would be too high. I was wrong, I'm paying only £86 per year over what my Nissan Sunny was, and the economy from the DOHC engine seems great. The ride is quite hard, but I never expected it to be like a Jag in that respect, but handles great.
This is the 158bhp version which seems more than capable of hauling the car along at a swift pace.
My only gripe, is that its not really ideal for a DIY mechanic, serviceable items could be better located, and theres not a lot of room under the bonnet. The parts are not readily available in motor factors, and usually need to be ordered, or obtained from the dealer. Being a Toyota however should mean that parts won't need replacing that often!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2003