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2002 Celica

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.5

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2002 Toyota Celica

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Feb 18, 2008 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: fuel economy, fun to drive, trunk room
Cons: interior lighting, cant turn off headlights at night, rear view
The Bottom Line: I would recommend this car for those looking for a sporty fuel efficient car. High school and college kids would especially like this car

I have a 2002 Toyota Celica GT with 107,000 miles on it. If you are considering buying a celica I would highly recommend it if you are in the market for a small, sporty, gas efficient car. The celica GT has a 1.8 liter 140hp engine that gets 28 city 33 ... read more

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Know all the facts first

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Jul 19, 2004 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: This car has great gas mileage, priced decent, has a lot of great standard features.
Cons: Has a recall on the fuel system and gasoline.
The Bottom Line: This is a vehicle that is good for some people but not others. Toyota is a great vehicle just this model is not always the best for most people.

This car has had a recall on it. So if thinking about buying this car you need to know if this problem has been fixed on this car yet. the recall stated "ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK CHECK VALVE, LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK INLET PIPE, MAY ... read more

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Celica GT-S = One of the best FWD Cars

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May 27, 2004 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Nice styling, excellent handling, good gas mileage, fun to drive
Cons: Low on torque, interior could be considered cheap
The Bottom Line: Great car for a great price. An absolute thrill to drive.

Exterior: The looks of the car has a nice sleek and futuristic look about it with nice sporty look to it. The 16" wheels nicely compliment the exterior and the Action Package offered by TRD is also very nice addition to the appearance of the ... read more

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Dec 25, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Seats, Engine, style, unique, price/value, gas mileage, transmission
Cons: road noise and space??? rear vision/blind spots, engine, Friends wanting rides
The Bottom Line: YES!!

PROS I recently got a 2002 Toyota Celica used from a private seller. after putting nearly 100 miles on it the first few days mainly from people wanting to ride in it, i learned the engine gets great gas mileage and still makes enough power to get ... read more

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2002 Celica GT

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Aug 14, 2003 - Updated Apr 24, 2005 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Stylish, economical, reliable.
Cons: Grasshopper quick, but lack of serious muscle (GT).
The Bottom Line: Worth taking a look at if you're in the market for a reliable and economical car that doesn't look/feel boring.

UPDATE: 20,000 miles. I ended up getting another "beater" car, so I've been able to skimp on the mileage driven on the Celica. Here are a few additional observations since I authored this review 10,000 miles ago. The hazard lights (blinkers) ... read more

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Looks fast, but is it??

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Mar 20, 2003 - Updated Mar 30, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Sporty n quick
Cons: interior and price
The Bottom Line: Get only the GT-S model if considering to buy. GT model is horrible!

This car first came out for the model year 2000. I was deciding to either get the Celica GTS or the Honda Prelude. I ended up getting the Honda Prelude. Yes, I love my Prelude but thats a different story. Lets talk bout the Celica. My brother ... read more

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2002 Manual GT

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Nov 10, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Peppy enough for daily drivers. Great Interior design.
Cons: Low visibility out of back.
The Bottom Line: If you can afford the GT-S, get it, however if you just want the looks and comfort or can't afford the GT-S, get the GT, its the next best thing.

After coming from a 93 Mitsubishi Mirage the 140 hp and 125 torque was plenty for me. I tried not to take the car over 4500 rpm for the first few hundred miles, however it was hard considering the car feels like it needs to be driven. I did notice a ... read more

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Straight from the owner - 2002 GT

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Sep 18, 2002 - Updated Sep 19, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Affordable, sporty, and handles well.
Cons: Can't see out the back very well.
The Bottom Line: After TONS of research on my own, this was the car I've decided on for a price under $30,000.

IntelliChoice Rating In 2002, The Complete Car Cost Guide rated the Celica as: Lowest Ownership Costs in its Class Lowest Depreciation Costs in its Class Highest retained Value in its Class Non-Technical ... read more

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2002 Toyota Celica GT-S with Action Package

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Jul 9, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Unique Styling, comfortable seats, attention getter
Cons: Noisy engine and steering, can get a little pricey with added features
The Bottom Line: I am very satisfied with the performance and look of the car. Be sure to haggle your way to a good fair price!

The Toyota Celica 2002 GT-S is a great all around sporty coupe with nice upgrades as an option. My white Celica came with the Action Pakage which comes with a rear spoiler and a body kit called "rocker panels". The rear spoiler is adjustable and you have ... read more

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Toyota doesn't back their product!

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Apr 24, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: pretty car
Cons: service after purchasing car stinks!
The Bottom Line: Do not buy it because they treat you like a queen to get you to sign the deal, but when you need their services they treat you like dirt!

My 2 month old car got a flat tire the other day. So i got someone to put the donut on it. When I began to drive, I noticed that I had hardly any brakes. I thought that this was normal when putting on a small tire. When I got to the auto center, they ... read more

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Great car for fast, flat Florida!

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Apr 19, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Beautiful Car,good balance of power and control,Relaxed position in cockpit. Fair price.
Cons: Low to the ground,stiff shocks let you know about every bump in the road.
The Bottom Line: If you are in the market for a sport coupe that you will love to drive. The 2002 Celica should be on your list of cars to test drive.

After realizing I was running my Jeep Grand Cherokee to its death driving on the South west Florida Interstate. 600 miles a week. 70-75 mph(speed limit 70). With 15-16 mpg average. I started looking for a quick economical sports car. I wanted something ... read more

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New look for the Celica.

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Mar 31, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Nice looks, good sounding engine.
Cons: Shift throws could be made shorter, lack of torque. Quite common now on the roads.
The Bottom Line: A good first-car for anyone. Looks faster than it actually is.

Overall, a good ride w/ decent engine. Forget about having anyone in the backseat because there is no room. Unfortunately, Toyota did some cut-downs to save on money and it's quite evident in the lack-lustre paint job and interior. If you are a ... read more

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The Little Engine that Could

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Jan 20, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Looks awesome, great pick-up, absolutely fun to drive!
Cons: It's a little to low to the ground and easy to scrape the front underside.
The Bottom Line: If you're looking for a speedy, reliable, sexy car, look no further. I'd highly recommend owning a new Celica once in your life!

I had previously owned a 2000 Celica GT and it was a fantastic little car. If I hadn't know it only had four cylinders under that hood, I never would have guessed it. It performed like I always thought a sports car should. Great pick-up at the go and ... read more

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Epinions Express Reviews
2002 Celica GT-Action Package
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Jan 25, 2009 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Reliable Toyota, fun to drive, sporty, good mpg.
Cons: GT needs the GTS engine as standard equipment, road noise, back seats for kids only.
After much research, I bought this car because it looks great, especially with the action package, Toyota reliability, and great on gas-33 mpg highway.  This car is a real attention getter, with its rear spoiler and aggresive front end, that comes ... read more
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