This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Toyota Celica Coupe (99-06) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

From behind the wheel, you could be in any of Toyota’s mid-nineties’ hatchbacks. It just doesn’t feel special. However, the seats are good – as is the driving position – and the controls and instruments are logically and clearly laid out. Some of the seat fabrics are of questionable taste.

The Celica may not be much of a sports car anymore, but it certainly knows how to look after its passengers. The interior though is Toyota hatchback drab, but never mind, the seats are very comfortable indeed. There is even room for two more (small) passengers in the back. Noise levels are kept to a minimum. Relaxing, roomy and comfy.