1994 Toyota Celica Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1994 Toyota Celica ST 1.8 lt from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 lt Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Style and performance for cheap

Faults:

First thing to go wrong with my car was the engine which broke a piston skirt and cost $1000 to have fixed (U.S. dollars).

Second was the clutch which I got replaced for $450.

Both of these problems happened back to back around 98,000 miles.

Another problem that happened which I am in the process of fixing is the motor mounts, but they are easy to replace.

General Comments:

Great car with very serious style.

Cabin and seats are comfortable and roomy, but snug and tight in turns.

Car is a real street car and parts are easy to find to upgrade, just takes some looking.

I am actually about to put a Erebuni body kit and 17in rims on mine within a couple of weeks.

This car accelerates faster than the eclipse and civic and some lancers that are just stock.

Great in turns as well, and even in rainy conditions its glued to the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2003

1994 Toyota Celica GT-S 5SFE from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5SFE Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired172000 kilometres
Most recent distance185000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

This car is a all around good bargain

Faults:

Emergency pads seem to wear down quick.

Battery performs badly in cold snaps.

General Comments:

This car has a lot of acceleration and handles the corners like its glued to the road.

Love the aggressive look of the front end.

The only bad comment I have is, it seems to be a lot of trouble to find any performance parts for this car.

The seats are great, I love the bucket seats, very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2003

1994 Toyota Celica GT 5sfe 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5sfe 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance142000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Very addictive

Faults:

During winter, where I live, its quite cold (below -10 deg Celsius) and I hear a lot of noise from the struts (they have been changed recently) and from inside moldings. The tires are also making a lot of noise and the ride is very harsh on bumpy roads.

All of the exhaust need to be changed at 140 000 KM for me; even if it was still good looking (stainless steel) the flange (links between pipes) are very worn out.

The bottom inside of both front doors tend to rust after 5-6 years (i noticed it on other 94-96 celicas too), especially if your car has to deal with snow/salt.

At 120 000 KM, I had all the 4 rotors and pads changed and they are still doing noises and wear out quite fast, even if I go really easy on breaking.

General Comments:

Repair cost on this car is very expensive, especially collision parts because there is not much of them out here.

But in the end, I would say I like my car very much because of its special look and impressive handling. Its very pleasant to drive on nice roads in the summer. The performance on the GT aren't outstanding, but usually you get enough of power to enjoy tour ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2003

1994 Toyota Celica GTS ST 1.8L from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8L Don't Know
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles

Summary:

I love this car so much!

Faults:

Nothing besides the fact that people like to back into it when I'm parked.

General Comments:

This is my first car. It is the best first car. It's a four banger and it runs like a V6. All my friends that ride or drive it think it's a V6.

I love this car so much, I never want to sell it. And one more thing I must add; it beats the crap out of all the little Honda Civics driving around. Every time I race a Civic, before we start they look at me like I'm crazy; racing a decked out Civic vs. a standard model Celica, nothing done to it. But afterwards all they see are my tail lights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2001

30th Mar 2004, 16:13

I totally agree about the 1994 Celica. I too own a `94 Celica and am extremely pleased with both it's reliability and it's incredible performance. Without any mods done, the Celica will outrun any manual Honda Civic and stun all other drivers watching. The Celica delivers performance where it's needed and definitely compliments each turn and curve of the road. A great car to own, a better car to drive, one of the best 4 cylinders to race. Amazing car.

21st Mar 2007, 22:11

( (Lughing) ) oh yeah this is sexy car ever.. I fell in love with that, oh I love it baby..

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 19 reviews