Used Toyota Celica Coupe 1999 - 2006 review

Category: Coupé

Section: What is it like?

1999 - 2006 review
Toyota Celica Coupe (99 - 06)
  • Toyota Celica Coupe (99 - 06)
  • Toyota Celica Coupe (99 - 06)
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What's the used Toyota Celica coupe like?

If you're after a coupe, the likelihood is that you want something with great looks and a drive to match. The Celica scores highly on both counts.

It was designed as a coupe from the outset, so there's no chance it will be confused with a similar-looking hatchback, such as the Vauxhall Astra and Citroen Xsara.

It's every bit as good to drive as it is to look at, too. You sit in a suitably sporting low driving position and, in traffic, its typically light Toyota controls make it easy to get around. Then, on the open road, you can really enjoy the crisp steering, slick gearchange and sharp handling. In many ways, it's the best of both worlds.

The trouble is, it's really a car for a couple only. Although there's plenty of space up front, the two seats in the back are incredibly cramped. The Astra coupe, for example, is far more accommodating.