2001 Toyota Celica consumer reviews

$16,985–$17,785 MSRP range
side view of 2001 Celica Toyota
89% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
Explore the 2001 Toyota Celica

200,000 miles and going strong crossing USA

I'm the 3rd owner of this 2000 Celica GTS. I purchased it from my son 10 years ago at the time he lived in NC and I lived in Iowa. Since then I have put over 150,000 miles on it driving from the East Coast to Iowa several times. It handled like a dream then and still does. The only problems I have had is the paint clear coat has pealed from the East Coast weather. No problems from thee Iowa snow when driving I was even able to make it up my steep drive once it was plowed out when sometimes it took my husband several tries in his SUV. Regardless if the weather was 100* or -35* it started every time. We have live in a 5th wheel for a few years now and I love the power this little car has jumping on and off the freeways in front of the 5th wheel so he has a clear lane change. Starting in Georgia where we spent the last 3 winters then going to SC to visit our son who gave the car a complete check over at almost 200.000 miles before we left for Iowa for the summer then down to New Mexico and across to Arizona. It has been so nice not worrying about car problems unlike 2 new SUVs we have owned in the past. While in Arizona I did have to put a screen over the entrance to the carburator because we found a stowaway had filled the air filter full of acorns and sunflowers and had left her two little babies in some napkins under the seat that was folded down for the dog. Yes, my gentle Flat Coat Retriever found them and momma Chipmunk and babies are fine and now free.


20 year old

Owned it new from 2001 (now:2021). Never had any problems with if. I intend to.use it for another 10 years more. Great car and highly recmendef.


Super Pocket Friendly 😁👍

I’ve had a Lexus 300, a 4runner and an Explorer, nothing comes closes to my CELICA. Whenever you hear Celica, just think about cost effective, reliability, crazy fancy build and custom friendly 😁


A great commuter car that is a joy to drive!

It’s a Toyota for starters! They are made to last for hundreds of thousands of miles. This vehicle is almost 19 and still purrs when I drive it. It gets excellent gas mileage, is fun to drive, is nimble and responsive and looks good too!


Most reliable car I have yet owned

Car is amazingly reliable, I’ve had no issues with mine! I’ve owned 4 cars and this was my favorite of them all. It’s a small car and gets great gas mileage.


Very reliable and super fun to drive!

It's everything expected! It moves and it handles and gets decent gas mileage! I have owned other Toyota and this is clearly better then the sporty Carola and the Nissan Sentra spec v. I have had a Supra and this is a great runner up!


most stylish

the Toyota celica gt was probably the most stylish of all autos owned by my family. They should've kept this car in production.


Best car I have ever owned

My Toyota Celica was the best car I have ever owned. It got the best gas millage and still had power.


Outstanding classic Japanese sports car.

My 2001 Celica gt-s has almost 200k on it and it runs and drives great. It rides like a sports car from the 20th century but it has more style then anything being made today. Although it's not for everyone, I wouldn't trade it for a brand new Lexus even if you through in your mommy's BMW.


Reliable Car Still Going!

This compact car is fun and has a spacious trunk. Bought it new and still running at about 325,000 after 16 years. Never had any major work done on it. Very reliable and efficient. Low maintenance car! Going to see how far it can go.