Product Type: Toyota cars
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love the engin, love the body, love the seats! love it all!
Toyota Celica Premium
Member Name: blondnotdumb
Toyota Celica Premium
Date: 20/11/10, updated on 20/11/10 (102 review reads)
Advantages: chain driven engine
Disadvantages: not as cute as the last body shape
Do you want to turn heads without looking like your having a midlife crisis?
Wanting performance and comfort without breaking the bank?
Do you like to 'play' with your car as well as have a luxurious ride on motorways?
Look no further you need the Toyota Celica T-sport!
I personally own the previous body shape to this (round headlights 1998 ) and when my boyfriend was in the market for a new car he looked around at the new updated shape. I must admit when this shape came out I wasn't overly keen on it but now knowing the car intimately it has most defiantly grown on me. My Celica is most defiantly a girlie car especially as mine is purple, but you couldn't call this little beast girly even if it was purple.
The styling is defiantly masculine and the leather interior is very high end with the finish. the one he has is in black a 2005 model.
Toyota have spent a good long time refining and designing ever detail, I especially like the air vents on the interior and the TT logo on the wheel caps all though I was surprised to se the seatbelt fitting at the base of the chair was identical to mine but I suppose if it isn't broke why fix it ?
If you look for this car and I would only advise the TT version and don't trust the dealers or badge on the back to find a TT, (we had one particular dealer trying to pull a fast one )if you ever want to play with it then there are a few things you should look for.
* the Speedo should have a max speed at 180
* the red on the revomiter should only be marked from 7000 rpm
*the engine block should have TT marked on it
* will have the spoiler as standard
Keep an eye out for Celica with just the updated badges not the performance!
eaven though this is a performance car as it has six drive gears you can get good fuel mialage from it and if i drive carefully, keeping my revs under 2,000 wherever i can and not being heavy on set off i can achive around 45 mpg. however WARNING! play at your peril i can get as little as 20 mpg if i thrash it!
As for the drive experience I love it. Simply put you are hard pushed to find more bang for your buck and in such a pretty package ( in the most manly way) you wont find better!
so far touch wood no repairs to speak of but i did have an issue with wiper blades. a small anoyance but one is bigger than the other so i had to buy two sets. at least i have another set of spares now, but seriously this was a bit of a pain.
the engine has a different noise that i was worried about so a took it to see my friend the mechanic and he told me the reason it made tthat noise was due to there being no cam belt but a chain instead that will last the life of the engine. what a great inovation and a major improvement to the previous Celica, whoo! no cam belt! no big expense every 20,000 miles as this great engine has a chain instead...............well done Toyota.
however this is in the highist road tax bracket, a small sacrifice for what you get.
I only need one question answered by Toyota, why have you stopped making performance cars???? Yes I know economical downturn and all that but just a little note for you engineers and business honchos at Toyota. When you get it right and my dears you have here how can you take it off the market??? Business boo boo from you you!
Think on Toyota I want to see this engine in the last body shape please I would if I could have one in every colour!
Summary: a male version Celica, now boys play nice!