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1997 Toyota Celica

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 25/Hwy 32/Comb 28 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1997 Toyota Celica Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 196 Ratings for the 1994 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

All service kept up

By on Monday, March 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great shape for 18"

Cons: "Need speakers. Driver's seat has a small tear."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Tires new. Timing belt new. Engine seal new. Boots and axials new. Struts new. Oil change new. Using some oil for 18 years old! One owner car, purchased brand new in Florida. Limited edition Celica 1996, it is numbered although decals on the outside are worn off. It has had some new paint. Never in any major collisions, just stratch or dent type. People still want to buy it!"

2 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I've loved this car from the start

By on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great price, low maintenance, fun, cheap repairs"

Cons: "seat too low for short people"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I like sporty cars and this definitely fit the bill. Maintenance is low just maintain oil changes and periodic check ups. I've never had major repairs done except minor body work due to operator error not the car's. I have a lower back issue now so the front seats are a little low, plenty of room in the hatch area especially when you lay the back seats down. My son even carried his surf board there once with no problem. I'm thinking of parting ways with it just due to the low seat issue but I have to convince myself first. :-)"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Love this car!!

By on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 260,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"My dad bought it used for me 7 years ago and I still have it and its been very reliable :) Its only been in the shop 3 times in the 7 years (nothing major) I'll never get anything but a Toyota now. They only complaint it the convertible top, I love it but it leaks in heavy rain and if the wind blows hard its really loud while driving."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

great car

By on Sunday, November 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive, good amount of power, looks cool"

Cons: "oem parts are hard to find"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Probably one of the coolest cars I've ever owned. Its also one of the most reliable. It has 249K and still runs like a champ. Its not necessarily a rare car but ive only seen 4 in person including mine. so when i drive around town and park older people tell me all the time how awesome celicas are and how they used to have one. Also, alot of import guys always say something about it. Its not a car thats so fast that it can get away from you but its by no means slow. downsides: when you want to replace something such as foglights. you can try and go find the oem US version of them, which is hard to do, so you have to go on ebay and find the jdm version and then have it shipped from japan. whats bad about is, is its usually a used part and who knows what its been through. and this is the case for all the parts. But overall, one of the best cars ive ever owned"

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

awesome car!!

By on Saturday, October 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"very nice 95 celica. runs great very sleek smooth ride. brand new rims and tires. brand new clutch transmission. only 78000 miles. excellent condtion. 2 owners. ive only put 5000 miles on car. ac radio everything works power windows."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best car I ever owned!

By on Friday, September 19, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Son totalled it

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Inexpensive, looked great and fun to drive"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought the car new in 1995 and drove it for 13 years. My son received it as a hand-me-down. Celly was still going strong when he totalled it with 209,000 miles on it. It still had the original muffler and other than routine maintenance required only a new clutch. It was a pretty sad day when we had to put her down. PS: My son was not injured, just the car."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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