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2003 Toyota Celica

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 23/Hwy 30/Comb 26 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Toyota Celica Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 460 Ratings for the 2000 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.6/10

Amazing Car

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

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
10/10

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

"It's the best car I have ever owned. Expect maintenance, I have never spent not even a penny for fixing this car for 5 years so far... Free of any problems...Highly recommend it..."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Great car. Would definitely buy another if made.

By on Sunday, September 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,600

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "good looks, fun to drive, comfortable"

Cons: "needs snow tires to drive in snow"

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

"Very sporty, good-looking car. Quick acceleration, handles well, and gets good gas mileage (approx. 27 mpg) on regular gas (although premium is recommended by Toyota). Good trunk space (easily handles a set of golf clubs) and comfortable head, shoulder and leg-room for the driver (I'm 6" 2") and passenger. Very cramped for back seat passengers."

8 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Best car we've ever owned.

By on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "slot car. great mpg. looks cool."

Cons: "they don't make them anymore :("

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

"Handles like a slot car. Over 30+ mpg always. 230,00 mi. on original clutch (lots of freeway miles), but it's starting to burn oil (valves). Put on snow tires and it will go anywhere in the snow."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I love my car. I was hit by a car unable to drive

By on Sunday, July 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Cons: "none"

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

Best Car Ever!

"I would keep my car but cannot drive anymore due to an accident, Best car I ever had. Now it belongs to my son ."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Best Car Ever!

Perfect car for a first time enthusiast

By on Monday, June 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, best bang for the buck"

Cons: "Noisy interior, short trips recommended"

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

"My 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S always put a smile to my face. It's a ton of fun to drive around, but you'll also get the sense that it's got the build quality of Toyota, and the surprising everyday practicality for such a stylish car inside and out. You got a high-revving engine pushing 100/hp per liter (1.8L/180hp) that revs to 8300rpm, and short throwing six-speed manual, aluminum pedals that are PERFECT for heel-toe shifting. The car is ridiculously light; it has a pretty noticeably long wheelbase, but its still much lighter than ford fiesta. Leather bucket seats and leather steering wheel. This is a very good driver's car. One thing to note, it does get a bit weary for long trips, as cabin noise is awful. That can be fixed with some music though. The seats, though comfortable, aren't plush enough to help you through long trips. Overall, this car is surprisingly pratical. The trunk is huge, you could fit two adults inside it. For a peppy engine, the MPG is more than moderate, getting 27mpg combined, the best I got was 33mpg on the highway. If you need a car for a teen wanting to learn how to drive a sporty car without breaking the bank, this car is the one you should take a look at. Don't spend your money on the Scion tC, it's slower, heavier, not as good looking, subpar interior quality than the Celica GT-S."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Timeless Aesthetics

By on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "MPG, engine, tight handling, looks"

Cons: "premium fuel only, noisy hatch,"

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

"The car is 14 years old and still looks unique compared to the cars of today. At a naturally aspirated 100hp/liter, this 1.8 is impressive even for today's standards. It's quite peppy due to the lightness of the vehicle when paired with a 6 speed manual. I'm pretty sure it weighs in at less than 2500lbs and it's like a Go-Kart with air condition in the corners. It gets great gas mileage even with spirited driving. I average about 28 mpg with a heavy foot. Unfortunately, with 11.5:1 compression ratio, you're paying for premium fuel at the pump. It will not run as smooth as it should when filled with regular. The engine has no bottom end grunt which may make some cringe while slipping the clutch in stop-and-go traffic. Like most other hatchbacks, the hatch gets noisy with age. This is fixed with about $40 of stealership parts (price was years ago). Unlike the stereotypical Honda, this engine is not forgiving of maintenance-complacent owners. If you do take care of it, it will last many years. With a driver's seat and dash that looks cockpit inspired and an urge to go fast, this car will put a smile on your face when going through the gears. The moment you hit lift and feel the additional 40hp, you'll momentarily forget about the bad day you may have had. The 7th generation Celica is by far one of my most favorite cars I've had the pleasure to own and drive. I recommend this car to anyone who wants great gas mileage and still be able to pass a few cars with ease on your way home from work."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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