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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1796
Engine size 1.79
Look back over the previous iterations of the Toyota Celica and it's easy to pick out the highs and lows. The fourth generation ST165 (1985-1990), brought Toyota into world rallying with the GT4, the fifth generation Celica ST185 (1990-1994) had odd looks but was otherwise the best of the 'old' bunch. The sixth generation ST205 (1994-1999) was a bit chubby and overblown. This latest seventh generation Celica goes back to what made the Celica name popular in the first place, namely light weight and razor sharp reflexes. Although notions of practicality sometimes take a cramped back seat when buying a used sports coupe, Toyota's reliability record and engineering qualities help to keep the Celica near the top of most buyer's wish lists.
Mixing the ingredients for the ultimate affordable coupe would probably throw quite a few of the Celica's qualities into the pot. Metronomic reliability is a definite plus, as is styling that's as edgy as anything else out there. A lightweight, agile chassis and engines that will betray their Yamaha roots by revving like race bikes certainly create a good impression. Only the Toyota badge, a slightly plasticky interior and the omission of rear wheel drive prevent the Celica from touching greatness. It really is that good, and a nearly new example will deliver the goods week in, week out without costing the earth to run. If you value sensibility without being boring, this is one coupe that needs no excuses.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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