1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L from North America




My transmission blew to pieces at 190000 miles.

General Comments:

I love this car and all's I can say is Yota Power Baby!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2007

1992 Toyota Celica GT-S 2.2L 16v 4 cylinder from North America


Perfect daily driver with looks and kick, but buy the All-Trac if you want speed


Have only owned the car three weeks, these are the things I know are wrong with it:

Valve cover gasket causing a bad oil leak... fixed this on my last Celica so no problem.

Dent in rear right quarter panel. Not the end of the world.

Chip in windshield, could happen to any car.

Crack in air filter hose. Duct tape holding up well until pick up a replacement hose from junker.

General Comments:

There was no question when my first Celica, a 93, was a write off that I would be buying another of the same generation. None at all.

This car can be beaten down and take a beating like no other. Reliability flat out.

Comfortable for me at 5'7", not so much for my boyfriend at 6'4" unfortunately. Bucket seats are supportive and cushioning.

Having owned both automatic and manual transmission cars, they are both reliable transmissions. Both propel the car decently, although the manual is superior due to having two more gears. The ECT button on the automatic is great when you need a little extra from the car.

The engine is quick, but I'd like to dispel the notion that people have that the 5SFE engine is going to be fast. The car is heavy, and the engine is built for economy. You're not going to go like a rocket, but the car is pretty quick considering. My boss compared it to his 2003 Protege 5 and believes the Celica has a bit of an edge on his car, to give you an example.

The body is ahead of its time. I get compliments all the time, though I have recently had it repainted and new rims put on it, that only enhances things. The car is great looking by itself, and the body stands the test of time. Some people don't believe me when I say this car is 17 years old.

All in all, excellent car. I owned my 93 for 9 months and this 92 for three weeks. Both cars have served well, and it says something when the 92 has 70000 more kms and still runs as well as the 93.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2007

1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2 from North America


The car is as close to perfect as a car can be


Oil Pump Seals

Steering Rack Seals

Power Steering Hose

Clutch Hydraulics

Radiator (twice)

A/C Evaporator valve.

General Comments:

This car is ultra-reliable. The things that have gone wrong are simply rubber deteriorating over time. I consider this normal, expected maintenance. About the only complaint I have is it's needed two radiator replacements. The Evaporator valve is a recall item.

The driver comfort and fit are impeccable.

The handling is perfectly balanced. I don't push it to its limit, but under all driving conditions it's solid on the road and a dream to drive long distances. It's very hard to get into trouble with this car.

After all this time and all those miles, it still runs like brand-new. And looks close to brand-new.

Dealer service is outstanding. Toyota service department know how to find problems and fix them right before the cause a real problem. And, at least the dearer I go to will deal with repair prices.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2007

1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2 DOHC 5SFE from North America


The celica is a smaller version of the 93-98 supra to me


THE AXLES always go out the worst part about the car and the third gear on manual transmission come out bad.

General Comments:

The celica lift back in particular looks great its pretty quick for stock its compact sports light and quick and has a lot of potential of being more of what it has.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2006

1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L DOHC from North America


Every night feels like Christmas, because the next day I get to drive this car. Its that damn good


Nothing severely wrong has gone with it, so far this car has been mechanically perfect. Only things I should mention is that the brake pads are worn to nothing and shocks in the back are bad... but those are normal maintenance issues.

General Comments:

So far (Though I haven't had this car TOO long), this car is treating me like a king. Its never had any problems, knock on wood. (Complete opposite than the sunbird I had owned previously, but lets just ignore that one)

For a 4 Cyl car with DECENT (Good for the year) power, it gets decent gas mileage. I've seen worse, but I've also seen a lot better. I find that if I keep it down to 2.500 RPM's its not too bad.

I find that the stock seats in it aren't that comfortable, especially if you have neck problems. I'm 6'1" and I can't really drive for too long of a period of time (too bad, too, because this car is SO fun to drive!).

I know this isn't a high powered sports car, but it's got enough kick to get me going 50 KM/H or 110KM/H quickly.

I love my little Celica.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2006