The model that brought Japanese cars to the rally stage, the Toyota Celica is a legend in some circuits. A car that looks good, feels good and is loaded with tech, the Celica adds some loveable charm to the coupe segment. Although the seventh-generation iteration wasn’t built for rallying, it’s still a roaring fire-breather if you want it to be. It’s been around since the ’70s, so you’ll find several variants in the used market, but they all stand for the same values: good looks, decent practicality and great fun.
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What we think about the Toyota Celica
Few cars feel as good as they look, which makes the Toyota Celica a rare find.
Well-built and reliable
Rear seats are tight
Mileage drops after significant use
The Toyota Celica was in production from 1970 to 2006. It has always been sold in coupe form but the fourth-generation Celica from 1986 made the headlines with its sleek styling. The fifth generation launched in 1989 and was again a big hit, with the Carlos Sainz edition being the most popular. Finally, the seventh-generation iteration was launched in VVT-i form and wasn’t marketed for rallying – but still delivers on styling and performance.
Our verdict of the Toyota Celica
4.5 / 5 Gumtree rating
If you want to get your hands on a rally legend, the Toyota Celica is one of your best bets.