2003 Toyota Celica
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Fun, reliable & Gas effecient

by from Santa Clarita, CA on September 13, 2017

I've had my 2003 GTS for 12 years now. It's taken me everywhere I've needed to go with no problems. Don't expect to carry any passengers in the rear, that's only for show. The two front seats are comf...
I've had my 2003 GTS for 12 years now. It's taken me everywhere I've needed to go with no problems. Don't expect to carry any passengers in the rear, that's only for show. The two front seats are comfortable enough to get me and a passenger from LA to Vegas and back without complaints. Each way left me with a little less than half a tank. It's very responsive. I've avoided more accidents than I can count moving out of the way. It handles like it's on rails with a tight steering wheel and manual transmission combination, you can get in and out of tight spots.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Fun Daily Driver

by on July 24, 2017

Sporty coupe that is fun to drive with great gas mileage and is reliable. It may be a two door, but this hatchback has a lot more space in the back than it appears. Took it on many road trips and with...
Sporty coupe that is fun to drive with great gas mileage and is reliable. It may be a two door, but this hatchback has a lot more space in the back than it appears. Took it on many road trips and with great gas mileage and its comfy seats in the front it is more than just a looker.
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Fun to Drive & Reliable

by from Toronto ON on August 11, 2014

Had it 11 years now. This car is fun to drive especially in corners and winding roads. Power output has been just fine for me, but I am beginning to lust after a modern turbo screamer. It can get tiri...
Had it 11 years now. This car is fun to drive especially in corners and winding roads. Power output has been just fine for me, but I am beginning to lust after a modern turbo screamer. It can get tiring on long trips due to engine and road noise and lack of thigh support in the drivers seat (I am 6ft -180) Reliability is 5++. Maintenance has been Lube - oil - filter - break pads and rotors. Starts well at -30 and handles very well in the snow (with snow tires). With the rear seats down, I can load it up at home depot. The double DIN sized radio can be easily replaced with a modern NAVI/phone/M3 etc unit.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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The seller is a liar

by from on October 13, 2013

He sold me a car claiming the car is good. Then i found the check engine light is on and will be fix over 2000 dollars.
He sold me a car claiming the car is good. Then i found the check engine light is on and will be fix over 2000 dollars.
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Does not recommend this car

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Super awesome car

by from California on September 24, 2012

This car is super duper amazing, I have had my celica for about 6 months now and definitely donor regret it. I used to have a V6 coupe 4 speed with overdrive and this celica feels just as quick with i...
This car is super duper amazing, I have had my celica for about 6 months now and definitely donor regret it. I used to have a V6 coupe 4 speed with overdrive and this celica feels just as quick with it's easy to shift 5 speed manual transmission and being super light. Stock the car is awesome but the power not to much, like I said the car is pretty light and makes the car feel less sluggish. Since I have had my car, I have put all my time and most my money in to it, it was a cold air intake, custom exhaust, lowering springs, tinted windows, turbo, sway bar kit, etc etc. I'm pushing around 248 horsepower on the stock engine/internals and the car feels amazing. Definitely has good potential, stock on stock I would say go for the gts but if you plan on doing modifications to the car, hands down the GT. Either car you pick (GT or GTS) the car is amazing , the gas milage is still awesome how i have it and I definitely super highly recommend it for an affordable sport coupe.
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Uses car for Having fun

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Fast & The Furious!!

by from Atlanta, GA on September 1, 2012

I bought this car 3 months ago. It's 2003 Toyota Celica GT I have wanted it for some years now. It has a special 4 cylinder engine. Which makes it very good on gas and has 150mph on the speed meter. A...
I bought this car 3 months ago. It's 2003 Toyota Celica GT I have wanted it for some years now. It has a special 4 cylinder engine. Which makes it very good on gas and has 150mph on the speed meter. Also accelerate quickly from 0mph to 60mph (it's kinda hard not to speed in this car because it's so fun to drive and honestly I feel like I'm driving a big go-kart or like a NASCAR driver everytime I step in it. They don't make these beautiful machines anymore. But long story short if you want a rich 2 door sports car feel & speed. But not the big sports car price and gas. Then this is the car for you. Only bad thing I can say about this car is the comfort a little bit. But I guess that's understandable because I'm 5'11. It's more for those that's a little shorter and not too big in size. I highly recommend giving it a test drive. Thank You & God Bless!
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Love It

by from Cleveland, OH on August 31, 2011

Im 17 and this was my first car and let me tell you, i get compliments lefts and right everywhere i go and this car turns heads like no other. I got an aftermarket bumper and aftermarket headlights wi...
Im 17 and this was my first car and let me tell you, i get compliments lefts and right everywhere i go and this car turns heads like no other. I got an aftermarket bumper and aftermarket headlights with blue led lights to match the color blue of my car and they look sick. Gas mileage is awesome. Cruise control awesome. My GT is awesome period. Id love to do work on the engine but its only a 1.8 and not worth the time. Overall A+.
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Does recommend this car!!

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A reward for my hardwork

by from Baltimore, MD on December 13, 2010

I have owned this great car for 8 months. I am particularly enthused by the special features; such as A/C, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Bucket Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger,...
I have owned this great car for 8 months. I am particularly enthused by the special features; such as A/C, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Bucket Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Airbag: Side, Cassette Radio, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Rear Window Wiper, Tinted Glass, sunroof etc, etc
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Does recommend this car!!

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awesome

by from on September 29, 2010

Very light and maneuverable, looks cool. There's not much room in the backseat but there is plenty in the front. I'm 6'2'' and I have plenty of room in the driver's seat
Very light and maneuverable, looks cool. There's not much room in the backseat but there is plenty in the front. I'm 6'2'' and I have plenty of room in the driver's seat
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Does recommend this car!!

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by from Indianola, IA on April 19, 2010

weak car weak engine.... does not have much potential.... better of with a honda k20a engine or even a b18-b16 series engine.....
weak car weak engine.... does not have much potential.... better of with a honda k20a engine or even a b18-b16 series engine.....
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Does not recommend this car

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