2000 Toyota Celica GT-s VVTLI from North America
I love it; just a few minor things that need work
Well, this car does have a problem; when I get in the car and try and go, it is very sluggish. But once I had replaced the 02 sensor, it was better. This car has low end power, but if you change the 02 sensor and put an air intake on it, it will give it some more low end power and it won't be as sluggish. Also make sure the car is fully warmed up before you drive it. Because of the way the motor is built, the computer in it makes the car sluggish unless it is fully warmed up. Besides, it will save your car so much more if you warm it up, rather than driving it cold.
Hey, I have a 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 6 speed. I let my boyfriend drive it and he went to a race; he went to throw it into 3rd gear, but he threw it into 1st gear at 65 mph and it went right into gear. Usually the syncros won't allow it to go into first gear, but when they are starting to get bad, they will go right into first gear like it was no problem. Unfortunately, this car has a bad transmission; its just not strong. If you throw it into the wrong gear, it will blow the motor. Luckily mine didn't blow; all I had to do was throw a new clutch on it, and to change the transmission oil and it was a lot better. My check engine light kept coming on, and all I had to do was change the 02 sensors and it was better. The 02 sensors get dirty a lot from changing the intake. But after all that, the car is running great (except for when I come to a stop--the car has a rumble like the idling isn't right, but the idle stays at 1 and it will just shake for a second and then its all better). If anyone has experienced this problem, please help me to fix the idling problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st January, 2008
19th May 2008, 22:44
To the post above- Your car is idling weird because you bent your valves when you mechanically over revved the motor. And you burnt out the clutch.
1st May 2009, 10:33
Check your Throttle Positioning Sensor, that could be why it idles rough for a min. My Celi does it too. I cleaned it and it went away.