1992 Toyota Celica GT-S 2.2 5sfe from Bermuda
My car has had nothing wrong with it since day one. All I needed was a clutch, and these aren't too bad to do yourself if you have a heated garage and also a decent amount of time (like a weekend). This was easy.
I've been doing a lot of research on trying to find a turbo for this engine, but it's hard to find one. If anyone knows, let me know, I'm looking to bore the 5sfe out to about a 2.8 if it's safe... still doing the research, then I'd like to get it set up on that turbo and some other additions.
P.s my dad has a 1985 Celica GT-S; this thing's crazy, rear wheel drive, and has 398 thousand miles, and is running strong.
This car is VERY quick. The GT-S has a few more things than the GT, and also a lot more than the 1.8 liter ST (which Yoyota shouldn't have bothered with; however it is a gas saver and reliable).
The GT-S model has a couple more horses than the GT, only like 10-15, nothing huge, and it has the all wheel ABS disk brakes, unlike the GT that only has the front 2 rotors and rear drums, so braking on the GT-S is a lot better... I know because I drive my buddy's GT all the time.
My Celica has a short ram air intake that you can find on ebay; it's just the intake for a Honda Civic 1.6 lt. You need to do a TAD bit of modding, but it works and YOU don't GET A CHECK ENGINE Light, which on the newer GT-S you do if you don't do it correctly.
Anyways, the car's interior is amazing, no rips or anything. I intend to redo it though once I get the engine and body really up to where I want it.
The Celica Alltrac is amazing if you can find one at a reasonable cost (good luck), other wise like I stated before, there is a turbo set up for the 5sfe engines; you need to do a decent amount of work and I still need to find where it is.
One more small thing on the GT-S; THE SPEEDO goes to 150 mph and I've topped out and have on it video racing a Ferrari; he destroyed me, but I topped out at 145, I have a vid on my speedo, I'll get that link up here soon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th November, 2007
Actually the GT is faster than the GT-S. Both have the same engine, the 5SFE but the GTS weighs about 100 pounds more due to the liftback and a couple of other cosmetic details like wider fenders. My GT has disk brakes on both axles, I think the earlier ones may have had drums on the back.
This car is great though, it looks good, it's fast, it's reliable and it gets great gas mileage especially on the freeway, it gets better MPG on the freeway than my 1.6L engined Civic that weighs some 400lbs less. That's a win.
I'll never get rid of this car.