Get A Cheap Used Sports Car - Toyota Celica 2000-2005 (Review)

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Written on: 05-15-2012 01:57am    Title: Get A Cheap Used Sports Car - Toyota Celica 2000-2005 (Review)
The latest generation of the Celica was undoubtedly the best. Sold in the market between the years 2000 and 2005, this sports coupe, when compared with other Celica's, offered new engines, a lighter chassis, a new rear suspension that had better handling, and a more affordable price. The new Celica debuted with a large number of sales and the approval of automakers' critics.

Toyota Celica GT-S 2005. The GT-S model is the most coveted by its fans

The model input was the GT, whose 1.8L engine with 140 horsepower moved its 2500 pounds without problems. The SE offered a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard equipment and a 4-speed automatic 4 as an option. Even so, most of the compliments were for the GT-S model. Its 1.8L engine had variable valve timing, which reached 180 horsepower. Other improvements of the GT-S included a 6-speed manual gearbox, disc brakes on all 4 wheels, windows and power locks, cruise control, aluminum wheels, and an upgraded sound system.

Any Celica from 2000 to 2005 granted fun handling thanks to its highly responsive steering, good tuning suspension, and powerful brakes. The bearing was tolerable due to the handling of the car, but compared to the Acura RSX, Mitsubishi Eclipse, and VW GTI was harder and a little more uncomfortable.

The Toyota Celica is a superior car in its class. The GT version comes equipped with front disc brakes and a rear drum. This model, on its seventh generation, had one of the best suspensions on the market.

Besides, although it was super fun to drive at high speeds, sometimes it required some patience to get the most from the engine. It has a low torque at the bottom of the tachometer, which could be a nuisance in traffic, while the short shifts of the gearbox could cause someone to make a mistake while doing it.

There were also details inside the Celica as the back seat was practically unusable, you couldn't see anything backward, and with the plastics in-dash, you could feel their cheap quality. The ergonomics were well made, and the front seats were comfortable despite their limited capacity for adjustment.

Interior. The driver seat of the Toyota Celica 2005 is a real delight as the driving position is very sporty and comfortable.

Toyota changed this Celica generation very little during its lifetime. An "action pack" completely cosmetic joined the list of options in 2002. For 2003, Toyota made design changes both inside and outside, also offered a new JBL sound system, and included Xenon headlights.

If you want a Toyota Celica from 2000 to 2005, the GT-S is the best choice for buyers who seek to live the experience of a sports coupe with excellent design. If you like to buy an older Celica model for a more affordable price, just use the search tools of this page.


1971 The first vehicle was sold in the summer.
1975 The GT model is sold.
1976 It won the Motor Trend Import of the Year and is named the official car of the Long Beach Grand Prix.
1982 The GT-S model is put on sale.
1985 The GT-S Convertible went on sale, becoming the first convertible from Toyota.
1991 The GT Convertible model went on sale.
2004 Toyota announced that would stop the production of the Celica after the 2005 model.
2005 This was the final year of the Toyota Celica's production.


My experience with the Toyota Celica has been 100% positive. I bought it about six months ago and I can say that its behavior is optimal; its silhouette is aggressive, and is a car that does not go unnoticed. It presents a stunning front and a highly stylized lateral line. Although in the Coupes of this style, one of its weaker points is the trunk, the Toyota Celica has one with enough space above many of its class. Its brake system 4-wheel disc responds very well thanks to the ABS. gearbox The 6-speed close timing relations have been exceptional on the road fuel consumption. It comes with four standard airbags, two in front and two on the front side. Other standard equipment is the steering wheel with height adjustment, knob leather, electric mirrors, light in the glove compartment, etc., but it has no electronic stability control. The front seats are sporty and very comfortable and the driver's seat has an adjustable height, but they don't come with memory. Its back seats are comfortable but are not recommended for very tall people.

One of the things that you will enjoy about any Toyota Celica 2000-2005, is its stunning grip when cornering. The Celica has a sporty MacPherson suspension in the front, a roll bar, and cross support in the rear suspension. Its engine moves fluently with its 2.425 lbs achieving, accelerating from 0 to 60 in about 8.7 seconds, although once passed, the 3000 - 3500rpm is lazy, but generally has a very good response. In conclusion, the Toyota Celica is a good sports car with fuel consumption acceptable for the power it has, provides good comfort and good stability.

I bought a beautiful black Toyota Celica two years ago, which is spotless. I've been lucky because I haven't made it any scratch, besides that, I keep it scrupulously clean. One of the most important things for me that should offer me this kind of sport (which love) is safety. I must feel safe while driving; I must feel that the car is an extension of my body that reacts to what it takes me to react. On several occasions of imminent danger, with little time to brake, it has responded as the best. Its braking system is excellent and has such excellent proportions that it has personified stability.

On the other hand, there is much to mention. It's exciting when you feel like a step on the accelerator, and goes away. I have a feeling of having no limits with this Celica and I've never felt that it lacks power or that I can not accelerate it more. The maximum speed I have reached with my Celica has been up to 110mph but it seems I'm going at 60mph.

The few things I dislike are the finishes of the dashboard, since they are a little outdated. It comes with a digital clock that should be on a mini TFT display. These are inexpensive details that Toyota could have improved. Its gasoline consumption, keeping in mind that its power is consistent, seems a bit high. Approximately, I fill the fuel tank once a week. In any case, I live in the suburbs of the city and I walk along the road in my car, but I still think its consumption is a little high. I would also like to comment on the comfort of their seats. They aren't tourist seats, they are sports seats and in this way, you feel them from the first time you ride in the car. It seems that you were anchored to the seat, and that feeling spreads to the back seat because they are very ergonomic. If you're high, you may touch your head against the ceiling. Seat belts are very comfortable; also, the rear part has the seat's shape, which is great. In conclusion, I have only good words for this sports car, because I feel safe and enjoy driving it. It is my most sincere and humble opinion.

This silver year 2000, is being sold in Virginia by East Coast Auto Source dealer, and they are asking $3,300 for it. It has 220,000 miles on it.


This red one is a GT model, year 2001, and is also actually being sold in Virginia by East Coast Auto Source dealership, and they are asking $3,300 for it and only has 124,000 miles on it, but it seems it needs some repairs. Get in contact with them for more info at 888-409-3293.


This blue one is a GT model, year 2002, and is being sold in Virginia by East Coast Auto Source dealer. They are asking $2,900 for it and has 172,000 miles . Get in contact with them for more info at 888-409-3293.


This silver one is a GT model, year 2003, and is being sold in New York by Riggs Auto dealer, and they are asking $5,995 for it and only has 107,000 miles on it. Get in contact with them for more info at 888-336-1350.


This blue one is a GT model, year 2004, and is being sold in North Carolina by Classic Performance Auto Inc dealer, and they are asking $5,995 for it and has 124,925 miles. What a great deal!. Get in contact with them for more info at 888-859-1368.


This black one is a GT model, year 2005, and is being sold in North Carolina too by Sport Durst Automotive Group dealer and they are asking $8,594 for it and has 108,000 miles. What a great deal!. Get in contact with them for more info at 888-711-6242.


If you are thinking about buying a cheap sports car, you already know that the Toyota Celica is a great choice. I hope this review helps you to make a decision now that you know where to find the cheapest Celic0'as for sale. Please, bear in mind that these prices could be outdated if you are reading this article after one week after being written (5/15/12). If you are a Celica owner or ex-owner and want to share your personal review about this vehicle, your opinion is more than welcome. This article will also give you an idea of the lowest price for a used Toyota Celica from 2000 to 2005.
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Written on: 05-15-2012 03:13pm    Title: Get A Cheap Used Sports Car | Toyota Celica 2000-2005 (Review)  
Fortunately, Toyota was smart and re-launched this model in 2012, have you already seen it? it is beautifully sports.


The exterior has changed completely, and now comes with a very modern design. A very interesting mix of lines and curves that result in a sporty well proportioned, clean lines with personality and details of the last generation, as the optical front fairings.
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Written on: 05-16-2012 01:20am    Title: Get A Cheap Used Sports Car | Toyota Celica 2000-2005 (Review)  
Hi everyone, I'm new around here. I was looking for some information I need to know about my car which is a Toyota Celica GT 2001 and I found this site. I just want to share with you my personal review about it.

I have a Celica 10 years ago and since then everything has been joy. It is a very reliable car, mine for example, has 150k miles and abusing every day of this, it hasn't given me any trouble so far, no mechanical or electrical. The design of this car is fantastic, if I put it next to another car of its time, my Celica doesn't look yet old or outdated in terms of design and appearance.

It is ideal for one or two people and you can put everything in the trunk as this one and the gate and are large. Regarding fuel consumption is very good. My Toyota Celica reaches up to 400 miles with a tank of fuel highway running on. The only flaw it has, that almost all Celica’s have, are the trunk cushions that are damaged very easy and the catalyst lambda probe that causes it to turn on the check engine light. Oh, and it also consumes some oil, but on these engines is normal.

Overall, this Celica is a very reliable sports car with low fuel consumption and excellent design. Greetings smiley cool
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Written on: 05-28-2012 11:20pm    Title: Get A Cheap Used Sports Car | Toyota Celica 2000-2005 (Review)  
The Silver one for sale in New York for $5,995 and 107k miles looks good!! What I most love of this Celicas is they still look really good on the streets, even if they are 10 years old.
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