"My first choice of cars was a Saab so I would buy them "very used". Family history led me to Saabs with parents that were both of Swedish descent.
Expensive to maintain and that was not so much fun!
So, a co-worker had a Celica and gave me a ride to the garage to pick up my Saab that was being repaired (naturally).
I had to have one! Found my Celica with 23K miles at a dealer in Boston and I have owned the car from the 23K to the current 111K.
Fun to drive? Awesome! Five speed manual transmission - close to the ground... handles the tight curves! No mechanical issues that were not normal wear.
I love this car! The mileage is moving up so I have to consider options. Still great car - no complaints, ever!
They don't make them anymore... why?"
"Value- Holds value pretty good compared to other vehicles
Reliability- Never Had one problem always starts right up and Is ready to go!
Quality- I think quality is great! would have got a 10/10 but the cardboard looking headliner kind of ruins it
Driving Dynamics- Great!!! takes corners beautifully has good pick up speed and for a sporty car it is surprisingly comfy.
Design- 9/10 mostly because of the headliner I enjoy the feel I get when I sit in mine. The seats hug you very well when going around a corner. The vents and the way the dashboard has a V in it makes it feel very sporty! I also put a 7" screen in and you can hardly tell its a 2001!!! I was told many times it looks amazing! Now to get to the outside, body fetchers to me are great. Its very unique.
Comfort and Convenience- 9/10 if your looking to buy this car you already no that your not going mudding and in crazy places I gave it a 9 because back seats are 100% useless.
Overall Rating- 9/10 Nothing is perfect!!!"
Pros: "Fun to drive, great mileage, hatchback easy."
Cons: "Hatchback is heavy to lift."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Purchased in red, on my mid life crisis, 50th Birthday and Best Car Ever! Zero maintenance cost except for one battery. Oh, and for leaving the sunroof open in a poring rain-- which cost plenty for dealership to suck it out about two weeks after it was mine. I hope someday it will be the best, FIRST car ever for some lucky teen-- as I have yet to drive though McDonald's without a teen complimenting, "Cool Car!"
2005 RED GTS TOYOTA CELICA, with spoiler and 45,000 Grammy miles. Some kid is going to be lucky real soon-- cause it's getting harder each day to get in and out my LOW, sporty "cool car!" Get up and go, power, speed-- more than any kid needs-- including me. So, why don't they make them still? Too, reliable I suppose."
"Bought this car 4 1/2 years ago with 47,000 miles on it. Had my mechanic service it and all it needed to pass inspection was a new set of Michelin tires. Runs well and regularly gets 27 mpg with my foot into it. Replaced the factory stereo with a Pioneer double deck that included Ipod capability, aux input, CD and DVD, bluetooth, plus AM FM stereo and added a Back-up camera. I only drive it about 4000 miles a year. Its fun to drive and shift through the gears. Besides oil changes and other routine work, Cannot complain."