Sporty, sexy and yes reliable!
By Sterling750 on Thursday, February 02, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,000
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "comphy front seats, mpg, handling, styling,"
Cons: "cop magnet, road noise, blind spot"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought my 2001 Toyota Celica GT nearly a year ago, and I have to say, I'm loving it! The dark blue(almost black) paint has held up well(only minor scratches, and paint is just starting to wear a little but not bad), and out of any coupe I have laid eyes upon, this car out sexes them all! I mean literally the car is sexy! I go to UO and many of my fellow students and friends have complimented me on the cars styling, by far the best looking car of that era, and the looks still hold up today, even compared to modern vehicles. I also have not had a problem with the car mechanically, she purrs like a kitten and gives superior performance. My step dad is a mechanic and after inspecting the car has informed me that she still has many years to go, atleast 10 or more. One thing I recommend is the boost you can buy that keeps the cars insides clean and efficient, you just put it in the gas tank every 5-7 fill ups and your good to go, really helps since this car has a tight engine. Also it is recommended,(even if you have the GT) that every 10 fill ups you put premium in the car, GT does not normally require but it enhances the VVTI engine. Other than that just normal maintenance, oil changes etc.(synthetic is also recommended past 120k for these cars). One last note is that if you go over rough road,(pot holes, back country) you may want to rotate and align the car every 6-9 months, it really enhances the handling. All these are optional but I really baby my car, lover her! The pro's include: handling, gas millege(31-33 average), comphy front seats/controls(feels like cockpit!), rear hatchback space, moonroof, ipodhook up, spunky, amazing styling,realiable and tons more! Cons are few but present: blind spot over shoulder(not bad, use mirrors), rear seats are really only made for small children/dogs, the engine has been said to be underpowered but unless you nascar racing it should be fine, most def is spunky, and last is the road noise which is average for a coupe, again not horrible but a good stereo fixes that! Overal 9/10, an amazing car love it!"
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