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Used Toyota Celica Coupe 1999 - 2006 review

(1999 - 2006)
Toyota Celica Coupe (99 - 06)
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What used Toyota Celica coupe will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Toyota Celica coupe?

Compared to its contemporary rivals, the Celica looks pretty expensive. A Honda Prelude, Hyundai Coupe or Alfa GTV will cost you less to buy.

However, all except the Hyundai suffer problems more frequently, according to Warranty Direct, which adds to the costs of running one.

Sadly, when things do go wrong on the Celica, they tend to cost a lot to fix. True, average Celica repair costs are no worse to the GTV's or Prelude's, but they're high, too.

Otherwise, the Celica shouldn't be dear to run. The 140bhp engine returns 36.7mpg on the combined cycle, and even the 190bhp gets 33.6mpg. That's much better than the Alfa GTV or Ford Cougar.

Most Celicas fall into group 13 insurance, the only exception being the 190bhp, which is group 15. By class standards, that's pretty good - well ahead of the GTV, and on a par with the Ford Cougar and Vauxhall Astra coupe.