Toyota Celica – last model as a mid life crisis motor?
I’ve had one for 14 odd years now and have recently rebuilt it. Pop up headlight one (the best one).
Love it 🙂 cheap and easy to fix and in my opinion still looks good and comfy to drive.
If your going to go GT4 route watch out for blown head gaskets. Best bet is to head into the uk forum. Friendly bunch and will help you with any questions you might have 🙂Posted 4 years agomcmoonterMember
The Shrew’s dad found a one owner, 70000 mile, full service historied Boxter that had been garaged from new in a smart part of Edinburgh. The paint was flat and needed a polish and the interior a quick valet.
It was super tight and handled really well.
Price was somewhere around £5000. There are bargains out there. 😀
Posted 4 years agohonkiebikedudeMember
Ok , here’s another pic of mine , best shape imo . 😀
Op is talking about gen 7 celica , actually a really nice car to drive . Go for the 190 bhp , lesser models are a bit under powered . Be carfull if buying an early one , up too about 2003 i think , the piston design caused the rings to gum up or wear causing excesive oil consumption . Not really an issue untill you forget to check the oil one day and it all goes horibly wrong .Posted 4 years ago
The dreaming goes on.
Anyone got one of the last celicas as a fun car?
I know it’s not exactly quick, but Toyota reliability, 2+2 seats, seats and cheap prices, make them look quite attractive.
I’ll have a look on Toyota forums, but any experiences / advice would be welcome.
And didn’t coffeeking used to be into them?Posted 4 years agoKing-ocelotMember
I’ve got a gen7 T-sport too. Mildly modified to just over 200bhp. Not terribly quick but I didn’t buy it for that. I love it, I’ve had mx5’s and MR2s but this suits my current needs better. If you buy wisely you can get a real bargain, the facelift models are the ones to go for . Most other drivers seem to be early 20s with baseball caps or quite old.Posted 4 years agochewkwMember
Even my boy racer mates’ Toyota Corolla managed to boost up to a minimum of 150bhp in the far east in the 80s. Now over 200bhp is common with boy racers over there. As far as I know none of the boy racers could afford a Porsche 911 Targa (somehow they lover Targa) in those days so Toyota Corolla would do … then in late 80s Turbo appeared and everyone became turbo freaks … I remember seeing the first ABS braking system there too.
Over there Celica is too expensive to mess with so nobody buy new Celica to modify but most would have Celica Engine under the bonnet of Corolla … 😆 All Celica engines come direct from Japan …
Toyota AE86 is also a popular choice over there. Rear wheel drive btw.
honkiebikedude’s Celica wins hands down …Posted 4 years agochocolatehobdobsMember
i used to have a gen 6 one in my younger days. It wasn’t the fastest, but it was the best all-round car i’ve owned, reasonably frugal, reliable, fun enough, could fit a complete bike in with seats down. With the wheels off, a bike would even in the boot with the seats in place (out of sight).
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