The Truth About Cars » toyota celica http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 15:30:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1978 Toyota Celica GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1978-toyota-celica-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1978-toyota-celica-gt/#comments Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=742825 The first- and second-generation Toyota Celica was to my generation of freshly-minted California drivers (I got my license in 1982) what the early Ford Mustang was to those born a decade earlier: fairly inexpensive and sensible, but still sporty enough to make you feel cool. I drove a ’69 Corona four-door, possibly the uncoolest car […]

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The first- and second-generation Toyota Celica was to my generation of freshly-minted California drivers (I got my license in 1982) what the early Ford Mustang was to those born a decade earlier: fairly inexpensive and sensible, but still sporty enough to make you feel cool. I drove a ’69 Corona four-door, possibly the uncoolest car […]

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Capsule Review: Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 WRC Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/capsule-review-toyota-celica-gt-four-st205-wrc-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/capsule-review-toyota-celica-gt-four-st205-wrc-edition/#comments Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498945 As America’s favorite pastime grapples with a cheating scandal involving its biggest stars, I can’t help but imagine motorsports devotees are looking on with jaded amusement. Cheating, along with exorbitant costs and tobacco sponsorships, is part and parcel of the fabric of motorsports, no matter the geographic location or formula. But few have cheated like […]

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As America’s favorite pastime grapples with a cheating scandal involving its biggest stars, I can’t help but imagine motorsports devotees are looking on with jaded amusement. Cheating, along with exorbitant costs and tobacco sponsorships, is part and parcel of the fabric of motorsports, no matter the geographic location or formula. But few have cheated like […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 Toyota Celica GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1983-toyota-celica-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1983-toyota-celica-gt/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435790 During my last trip to California, I found this ’80 Celica coupe and this ’81 Celica liftback side-by-side at an Oakland self-service yard. A few rows away was another Celica. Apparently the old 22R-powered Celicas aren’t worth enough to keep on the street. I’ve always thought the R engine was way too truck-ish for a […]

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During my last trip to California, I found this ’80 Celica coupe and this ’81 Celica liftback side-by-side at an Oakland self-service yard. A few rows away was another Celica. Apparently the old 22R-powered Celicas aren’t worth enough to keep on the street. I’ve always thought the R engine was way too truck-ish for a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Toyota Celica Liftback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1981-toyota-celica-liftback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1981-toyota-celica-liftback/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:30:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430110 We saw a fairly solid junked ’80 Celica coupe yesterday, and a good example of its liftback sibling was located in the same California self-service wrecking yard. It’s like a history lesson in Sporty Malaise Era Commuter Cars With Truck Engines! In fact, these two Celicas are parked side-by-side as they await The Crusher’s jaws. […]

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We saw a fairly solid junked ’80 Celica coupe yesterday, and a good example of its liftback sibling was located in the same California self-service wrecking yard. It’s like a history lesson in Sporty Malaise Era Commuter Cars With Truck Engines! In fact, these two Celicas are parked side-by-side as they await The Crusher’s jaws. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Toyota Celica Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-celica-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-celica-coupe/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2012 01:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429902 The Malaise Era Celica sold very well in the United States as a fuel-efficient-yet-reasonably-sporty commuter vehicle. They were very reliable (by the not-very-high standards of the time), cheap, and easy to repair. Even so, nearly all of them are gone now, save for a few survivors that hung on long enough to stay out of […]

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The Malaise Era Celica sold very well in the United States as a fuel-efficient-yet-reasonably-sporty commuter vehicle. They were very reliable (by the not-very-high standards of the time), cheap, and easy to repair. Even so, nearly all of them are gone now, save for a few survivors that hung on long enough to stay out of […]

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Gator-O-Rama LeMons Day One One: Celica, 280ZX, J30, SHO, E30 Make Up Top Five http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/gator-o-rama-lemons-day-one-one-celica-280zx-j30-sho-e30-make-up-top-five/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/gator-o-rama-lemons-day-one-one-celica-280zx-j30-sho-e30-make-up-top-five/#comments Sun, 27 Feb 2011 03:40:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385428 As is typical for races at MSR Houston, the mechanical carnage has been quite extreme. We saw sheared axles, blown head gaskets, thrown rods, and a Jetta with its engine dragging on the pavement (the last one is a first in my experience). Still, some cars haven’t broken, and the battle for the win on […]

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As is typical for races at MSR Houston, the mechanical carnage has been quite extreme. We saw sheared axles, blown head gaskets, thrown rods, and a Jetta with its engine dragging on the pavement (the last one is a first in my experience). Still, some cars haven’t broken, and the battle for the win on […]

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Window Louvers Aren’t Enough To Save This 1976 Toyota Celica ST http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/window-louvers-arent-enough-to-save-this-1976-toyota-celica-st/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/window-louvers-arent-enough-to-save-this-1976-toyota-celica-st/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378898 Remember window louvers? They were sort of terrible, yet it’s still interesting to see them on a quasi-sporty Malaise Era car. This Celica ST’s louvers will soon be ground up and digested by The Crusher. It’s sad to see another 20R about to get crushed. These engines should be immortal!

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Remember window louvers? They were sort of terrible, yet it’s still interesting to see them on a quasi-sporty Malaise Era car. This Celica ST’s louvers will soon be ground up and digested by The Crusher. It’s sad to see another 20R about to get crushed. These engines should be immortal!

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Curbside Classic: 1974 Toyota Celica http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/curbside-classic-1974-toyota-celica/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/curbside-classic-1974-toyota-celica/#comments Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:23:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363810 Today’s Curbside Classic is a precautionary tale; a lesson in how difficult it is to predict the future, and how humbling it can be to bet on the wrong pony (car). In 1972, I worked briefly on a small construction crew in Iowa City. Two of the young guys had just bought brand new cars. […]

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Today’s Curbside Classic is a precautionary tale; a lesson in how difficult it is to predict the future, and how humbling it can be to bet on the wrong pony (car). In 1972, I worked briefly on a small construction crew in Iowa City. Two of the young guys had just bought brand new cars. […]

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