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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Running costs

4 out of 5 4.0

Residual values hold up well thanks to Toyota reliability and economy is pretty good with long service intervals. The 140bhp model offers the cheapest fuel and insurance costs.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,616 - £1,763 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 20,000 miles.
Warranty Three years mechanical, six years bodywork.
Road tax (12 months) £260 - £300
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 27 - 33
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5 2.5

Celica performs reasonably on the eco front. With an average of 189 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for a sports coupe. It's worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is not particularly economical, averaging 35 mpg.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.8 VVT-i Petrol 185 g/km (Min) £260 - £265
1.8 VVT-i (190ps) Petrol,
1.8 VVTL-i Petrol
200 g/km (Max) £265 - £300


4.5 out of 5 4.5

Toyota's reputation is based upon excellent reliability so you shouldn't have much trouble from a Celica. Owners report only the smallest of problems but that is no reason to neglect servicing schedules.

Car checklist problem points

Body Beware respraying or other signs of crash damage.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported so far.
Other Check for signs of hard driving - scrubbed tyres, suspension wear. Needs service history.

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