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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 453 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

Great ride! Quiet, comfortable & responsive.

By on Friday, April 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 384,500

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: "I call it the sleek, sexy, silver Celica"

Cons: "No cruise control. But don't need it on Guam."

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

"I bought this car new & have never had a problem with anything mechanical. No engine, transmission,(& I'm rough on a clutch) brake or drive train problems. Had a leak in the power steering cooling pipe, the only problem ever. That has been repaired. I'd keep this car till it becomes a classic except I need a truck. Hate to sell it but it could give me a down payment on a truck."

The Best Car I've Ever Owned

By on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 184,000

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: "Reliable, Fuel Efficient, Sporty"

Cons: "None"

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

"I have loved this car ever since I was little. My sister has an 02 GT, the same year and model as mine. I loved hers so much I bought one. The design still triumphs ugly two door cars of our modern day auto market. My celica consistently averages 38mpg. I have maxed out a tank of gas to get 458 miles on just one tank. I love mine have taken very good care of it. I plan on keeping it forever and keeping it as genuine and prime to Toyota. It has never broken down or had any mechanical problems. If you change the brakes, oil, and tires it will run for forever. It handles better than any car I've ever driven. I lend to a few close friends here and there and they have all asked me to sell it to them. These were discontinued by Toyota in 05. Although they still hold their value and will only continue to go up, they are a highly sought after import tuner. As for space, I have a dead body trunk, it's huge. The backseat space is good, but remember if you're buying a small two door car, space obviously isn't a priority to you. I love this car and hope I can drive it for the rest of my life."

Stylish

By on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, low center of gravity, scoots!"

Cons: "No padded arm rests, ergonomics need refining"

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

"The Celica has style and very good fuel economy but lacks in comfort on long trips. No padding for arms and the Over Drive button gets hit when changing the radio settings. Cup holders are in the way when being used. Fresh air enters via the door panels so on cold days you'll feel it on the leg closest to the door by the speaker louver panel. As far as the back seat goes, well, not for grown folks that's for sure! But the kiddos love it! No problems with engine or transmission. Kept oil changed and serviced by dealer and local shop so maintained every 3 months at least. No problems seeing when backing. Just use the mirrors and turn head. At night, I lower the drivers door mirror to keep the headlights from blinding me. This vehicle has a nice set of high beams. Just saying. I run a highway tire for quite rides but an aggressive performance tire would definitely come in handy for those corners when getting onto the interstate. I also installed dynamat sound deadening all through out the vehicle just to keep any road noise to a minimum. Have owned the vehicle since September 2005 and never regretted the purchase."

I love this car!

By on Monday, December 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, great gas mileage"

Cons: "hard to get into, small back seat"

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

"I bought this car new in 2003 and have had no problems with it. It is fun to drive with lots of moxie. You just shift and it GOES! It hugs the road like it's a part of it and can stop on a dime. I have consistently gotten 32 MPG in town and 35+ on the highway. The fold down back seats reveal a huge space. I once brought home a small (2X2X4 foot) freezer in it with 6-8" to spare on each side and front to back. This car can do anything."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Awesome Vehicle Recommended for everyone

By on Saturday, November 23, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 213,000

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
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great price- fun to drive- great on gas- sporty"

Cons: "small rear seats"

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

"This car has been the most reliable car i've had. It's cheap to fix easy to diagnose, hardly ever has problems and when it does they are just normal everyday problems unlike some models have factory known issues etc- great on gas handles amazing, fast , compact, comfortable everything the only thing I would change is the size of the back seats but if you dont need to have anyone in the back this is an all around awesome car, with good snow tires the car handles like a champ! I love the car so sad that the miles are getting up there and I will have to buy a new car.."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My second Celica

By on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,000

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

Pros: "reliable, sexy, fun, quality product"

Cons: "rear seat"

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

"I owned a 1987 and now own a 2004. NEVER had a repair on either one. It's bright red and in super condition with a larger spoiler - everyone wants to buy it. Heads turn. I get compliments on it still - several times a month. Wish they still made and imported them from Japan. So much fun to drive."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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