Not the ultimate driving machine, but a thoroughly capable coupe with performance to spare
Front tyres are starting to show wear after only 1800 miles.
This car can be driven sedately and smoothly, but it's a real tiger once you reach the 6200rpm mark. I'd imagine once I get to grips with keeping her `on the boil' she'll leave most things behind.
However this car is not for everybody; the driving position is semi-horizontal, the rear seats are cramped, and the 17" alloys mean you feel every bump on the road.
There is also a lot of road noise from the Pirelli P0s that came on the car.
The Celica 190 turns heads everywhere it goes and handles great for a FWD, just be prepared for the torque steer every time you approach the power band.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th November, 2001