2000 Toyota Celica Reviews - Page 12 of 13

2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8 VVTL-i from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 VVTL-i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85 miles
Most recent distance3900 miles
Previous carHonda Civic Si

Summary:

It is a wicked machine

Faults:

Nothing, I am very happy with it.

In heavy rain I have noticed I cannot drive fast into a low puddle of water, maybe just me, have to see how it does in the snow. I am changing my tyres for the snow, I have stock Yokohama tyres on it for now...

General Comments:

I have a Civic Si 2000, I like this better, can't wait for variety of aftermarket parts...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2000

2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 1.8 liter from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35 miles
Most recent distance6700 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima GLE

Summary:

Excellent styling - enjoyable to drive

Faults:

No major complaints so far. I have noticed that the engine seems to undergo a sluggish hesitation sometimes when first starting out. Toyota assures me that the car is performing at specification so for now I will ignore this unless it worsens.

General Comments:

Excellent styling and fit/finish. The car has been enjoyable to drive. I've had more positive comments about this car than any other one I've ever owned. People who don't even know me comment on how wonderful they think it looks! =)

It's comfortable to drive on short or intermediate trips, but as expected with a sports coupe.. better left at home on trips > 300 miles.

The power band produced by the variably timed engine is a bit high for city driving (6,000 rpm is the magic number).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th September, 2000

8th Jun 2003, 17:37

Similar to a comment I read, I also have no major complaints so far. The engine is extremely sluggish and hesitates when first starting out. This problem is worsening. Can anyone offer some advise. It is a 2000 Celica GT-S with about 32,000 miles. HELP!

22nd Feb 2004, 22:33

Hello...I just noticed the same problem with my car. I have an appointment to bring it in to be checked out. Thought it may be because of the winter and possible gas line problems. Tried Dry Gas and Fuel Injection Fluid, but no luck. Problem is very bad. Backing out of the driveway tonight was questionable the car was sputtering with the gas floored. Driving down the road no matter what speed the engine seems to lose compression. Yet again the gas gets floored with no response by the car. Other occasions the car gives a bucking reaction which if the clutch is pressed and released usually resolves the issue for the time being. Please let me know if anyone else is having this problem or has had the problem and had it resolved. Thanks!!

2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80 miles
Most recent distance360 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

It does my body good

Faults:

Too new for anything to have gone wrong.

Blind spot to the rear side.

I would like the moonroof to open wider so my German Shepherd can more easily stick his head out.

General Comments:

I had an RX7 and missed it and it's performance. This car is almost as good and I'm expecting the engine to last longer before it needs a rebuild. I love the way it handles and moves.

The reviews say it's designed for the young. I'm a 48 year old woman. My mom's 78 and was also considering one. I think she's going to get a Miata. My Celica has all the safety options so I was glad to hear it faired well after a major accident.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2000

2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance2800 miles

Summary:

GT is still nice.. same interior and exterior as the GTS

Faults:

Nothing.. well, after redlining a few times, I noticed the clutch making a slight noise when I shift. It comes and goes.

General Comments:

This is my first car. I think it's great as a teen.

140hp is really low for a sporty car.

Exterior styling really kicks butt. Interior is beautiful too. Everybody seems to love the front of the car but dislike the back. The interior styling is really nice/different.

Get the GTS though. 6 speed, 40hp, better brakes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2000

2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140 miles
Most recent distance189 miles
Previous carBMW 325i

Summary:

Sporty, head turning marvel!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great car. Too bad I haven't had the chance to break it in and really let it rip! Got a good deal, the Toyota people were great. A must buy!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 46 reviews