After seeing so many comments, I figure I'd give a quick follow up on my Celica convertible now that I've had it 5 years and 145,000km, with no problems.
Original water pump, clutch. 2nd set of tires (215 60 14). Previous set lasted 44k.
I replaced the rear struts at 126k, front struts are hanging in there.
My top is showing some age though, not so much the top itself but the rear plastic window. I've got it fixed to last me through the winter and then I plan to replace the window come Spring. The price of owning a convertible.
My axle still leaks; and so does the distributor (a little).
I find it amazing that except for one that I can think of, every '90-'93 Celica, mine included, that I see still has its original muffler.
Not 145,000 kilometers. Let's make it 142,915 miles to be exact. 25-29 mpg 'round town. 35+ highway.
I have a 91 Celica GT 2.2 (hatchback), and like all you guys, have had same leaks, nothing major. Just replaced the alternator 2 days ago. I just replaced the carbon parts that make contact and voila (saved me $145 bucks LOL).
My GT is at 230,560 miles and still runs strong, having problems with 3rd gear, but I just double clutch 3rd gear and it goes in smooth. Think I have a motor mount or one mount that's bad; whenever I launch the GT, it bounces a bit, then takes off.
Installed HID fog lights and HALO headlights.
My GT is fast, no major engine mods, just a few. But gas prices in CA are way HI, think I'll downgrade to regular unleaded GAS. You know what also helps guys, pumping @ shell, I've noticed the difference on all my cars.
I have a 1992 Celica GT with the same distributor issue. It's sitting outside unable to start at the moment; I don't have a tiny screwdriver that I can reach the two bottom screws on the cap to remove it :(.
As soon as I removed the first two at the top though, it started dripping oil, so I'm sure this is why I can crank but not start. Other than that, the car has been a fun ride; it's at 219k miles at the moment.