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wizzards581
06-09-2008, 10:46 PM
i was looking at the 86-89 celica gts w/ the 3sge. i was wondering about the differences between the early models and later models. interior/exterior...

Futant3
06-10-2008, 12:57 AM
Most of the differences are on the 86-87 versus 88-89.

I know the front grill is very different as well as the turn signals. I believe the tail lights and seats are also different.

tekstep01
06-14-2008, 09:44 AM
prob suttle body styling for sure.....my 87 dont look like a 90 thats 4 sure LOL!

Rick89GTS
06-15-2008, 07:38 AM
- 86-87 are known as "pre-face lift" b/c in 88-89, they updated to the full-length grill, restyled the front and rear corner lights and tailights.
- 86-87 interiors were medium grey in colour, 88-89 were black.
- 86-87 heater control panels have slightly different layout than the 88-89 ones and are NOT interchangeable.
- 86-87 O2 sensors are on the exhaust manifold; 88-89 have it underneath the front pipe.
- 89 models have a vertical wiper and rear shoulder belts; 86-88 have a horizontal wiper and no rear shoulder belts
- 86-87 and some 88s have adjustable camber; 89s and some 88s do not.
- 88-89 have cup holder in the arm rest console; 86-87 do not.
- some minor cosmetic changes to interior fabric styling and wheels but seats are the same.
- "skinny" rocker panel trim on 86-87; wide ones on the 88-89
- cruise control buttons placed differently between the 86-87 and 88-89 models

There's probably a few more but those are the major ones.
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