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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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38 reader reviews for Toyota Celica Coupe.
  • 1.8 VVT-i T-Sport 3dr

    J Cusack , lincolnshire . Date: 09/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I do not believe that there is a better looking, better performing, better value car on the market.

    My previous car was a BMW 3-series coupe and frankly the Celica knocks spots off of it.

    I have had 3 BMWs 2 Peugeots and a four-wheel-drive in the last five years, changing them yearly mainly due to boredom.

    This is the only car I have owned in this time that I will be sad to let go.

    Nuff said.

  • 1.8 VVT-i 190 3dr

    Stuart O'Brien , Warks . Date: 02/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car is a superb drive. Performance is excellent when pushed but fuel economy does not suffer as a result.

    The seats are very comfortable (choose the leather option) with an excellent driving position.

    The car still turns heads everywhere I go and appears to more expensive than it actually is. Residuals are also good.

    Reliability is fine with an overall good build quality. The interior plastics could be better but overall I am pleased with the interior.

    Rear space is cramped but is still useable for passengers under 5ft 6in!

    This is the best car I have ever owned and would certainly consider buying another. Must go for T-Sport or 190 to ensure good performance.

  • 1.8 VVT-i 190 3dr

    John Diehl Date: 04/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have owned a T-Sport 190 for about 18 months from new. For the money, I doubt there is a better coupe available in the UK.

    The handling is great for a front-wheel-drive car and whilst it is a little noisy at speed from the tyres, it is a sports model after all, so this must be an accepted part of owning this type of car.

    Running costs are incredibly low and I average about 31 mpg - and I have been known to utilise all of the performance from time to time. Service from my Toyota dealership is always of the highest standard and having never owned one before, I will certainly look to Toyota again for my next car.

    The only niggle about this car is having to reach 6000rpm before the additional BHP kicks in over the standard model. If the next version of the Celica brings it in earlier in the power band, whilst retaining the good features of the current model, then I would certainly be ordering one. And if they introduce a convertible with a folding metal roof (like the SLK) then I'd order it today!

  • 1.8 VVT-i 3dr

    Chris Birbeck , Cumbria . Date: 15/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had one of these for about a year now. Great car for going round corners - it never once feels like it's about to let go even in the wet (make sure tyres are the best you can buy).

    The only disappointment is the straight line bit - it never feels like it wants to go anywhere in a hurry. The engine feels gutless and you have to really rev it to get any urgency out of it.

    The interior is good with plenty of toys and an excellent driving position. On a long motorway run (550 miles) I never felt like stopping as much as I have with previous cars.

    The girlfriend isn't too keen on the driving position because of the resricted vision and low-down driving position.

    The Toyota dealer was very good and I have no complaints about their service/standards.

    Overall, it's a good drivers car, which could do with a liitle bit more oomph.

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