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Old 01-24-2009, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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5th Generation Celica

Well, I've been looking at getting another 90-93 celica as a commuter car. I had one a while ago and it seemed relatively fuel efficient (2003ish). Does anyone have gas mileage mods or specifics for these cars? I am most likely looking for a 2.2 manual car.

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Old 01-29-2009, 12:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No one has modified one of these as a sporty gas mileage car? Or am I in the wrong forum?
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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They might not be active posters. check the garage tab, sort by model, then use Ctrl +F to search for celica. There are 2 from that gen, I think.
Also Fuel Economy dot gov has user entered data.
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I'd recommend going with a newer model, or at least the one with the 1.6L. The 2.2L gets a solid 3 mpg less according to the EPA. Also, that generation was a fairly heavy car, and IMO the 94+ is just a better car. My sister has had both, and I do the work on her cars. In her 95 celica I EASILY got 41 mpg when I had it for a week. Although, I'd really try to stick with 96+ for OBDII and it looks like they scored higher on EPA ratings as the years went on.

As far as mods go, you can do the same thing to any vehicle. I definitely wouldn't get a car based on what mods you can do to it. Start with the best you can get and work from there.

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