it keeps going because i take care of it, change the clutch three times. celica engines are really strong, i say this becasue it still holds up in l.a. traffic and anyone knows l.a. traffic and a deadline means you gotta drive fast and hard. dont think that the car is perfect, i have been in many accidents none of my fault all the oither drivers, i got rear eneded three times by a bronco, a cadillac and a jeep cherookke. the guy in the cherokke thought was trafdficing was moving and he hit my car at a stop light
thats only the tip of the ice berg. i love this car and thats why its is good still, if you treat the car good it will treat you good. remember cars are like women!
the only prob\lem i had was that i need to replace the alternator at 220k i think and i had to replace the heat sheild ofr the header at around 70k i think other than that it still runs with a bit of valve chatter but i still love it