I don't know how many people here have owned 1st generation Celicas. At the time they were very unique, pretty plentiful as they caught on after the first couple years, and then the 1st generation disappeared quite quickly. Though, I still had mine at that time.
I like some of the consecutive generations, but most of the newer ones seem to have very low view around the car. I find that true of most models of cars, as most cars look alike now.
That is what was unique about the 1st generation Celica. They looked familiar, but not really sure why. They had that sporty look to them, but maybe not like a true sports car.
And yet there was a significant market for them.
I never did get into the various engine type and hardware that was on various models, so I'm at a disadvantage there.
However, asking questions is always a good thing that helps me to get to know what I want to know.
I've very impressed how many people know so much about the cars, and then I realize that maybe most on these forums are auto mechanics. Not sure yet.