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Feb 23, 2:48am - #109676 
GTS or RX-8?

I'm thinking about trading my 03 GTS for a RX-8 and what you guys think about? Go or no?

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Feb 23, 3:06am - #109677 
you do know that you will need more money even if you trade in your gts, right?

I love the Celica, but if its what you really want to do, then do it.


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Feb 23, 3:49am - #109678 
Same answer as in the other thread. Keep the Celi.

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Feb 23, 5:34am - #109679 
if you need for speed ill say go for it...


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Feb 23, 7:11am - #109680 
If I could afford it, I would go for it

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Feb 23, 7:23am - #109681 
Originally Posted by aspen
if you need for speed ill say go for it...


except, it's not much faster than a GTS... wtf


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Feb 23, 10:17am - #109682 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by aspen
if you need for speed ill say go for it...


except, it's not much faster than a GTS... wtf


Trus that...I'd keep the Celi wink

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Feb 23, 1:20pm - #109683 
ive actually heard that mazda is reimbursing customers with performance parts because of their lack of power. Im sure a gts with a few mods can take a stock rx8.


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Feb 23, 3:17pm - #109684 
keep the celica! thumbsup rx8= puke


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Feb 23, 3:25pm - #109685 
keep...the...celi thumbsup thumbsup tongue

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Feb 23, 4:20pm - #109686 
RX-8 I would say.


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Feb 23, 5:09pm - #109687 
for the price of an rx-8 you can get a Z with better performance and looks IMO... thumbsup


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Feb 23, 5:58pm - #109688 
Rotary sucks.


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Feb 23, 7:11pm - #109689 
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Rotary sucks.


Why do you say that? Give me another engine that can produce over 183hp per Liter. (Motorcycle engines don't count)

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Feb 23, 7:16pm - #109690 
RX-8, if ya got the money. hellz yeah


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Feb 23, 7:20pm - #109691 
I rather take a RX-7

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Feb 23, 7:22pm - #109692 
RX-8 is ugly, and the engine will die before the celica is middle aged. and with the difference in money between the trade you could modify the celica a lot


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Feb 23, 7:22pm - #109693 
Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Rotary sucks.


Why do you say that? Give me another engine that can produce over 183hp per Liter. (Motorcycle engines don't count)
Jet engines. happywink rofl


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Feb 23, 7:23pm - #109694 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by aspen
if you need for speed ill say go for it...


except, it's not much faster than a GTS... wtf
The RX-8 is highly overrated. Why not trade for an STI?


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Feb 23, 7:24pm - #109695 
Well i heard the Rx-8 is faster than the GTS and then i heard it won't so which is it? and you can add f/i to the rotary so there is an aftermarket right?


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Feb 23, 7:27pm - #109696 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Rotary sucks.


Why do you say that? Give me another engine that can produce over 183hp per Liter. (Motorcycle engines don't count)
Jet engines. happywink rofl


As a daily driver? tongue

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Feb 23, 7:29pm - #109697 
Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Rotary sucks.


Why do you say that? Give me another engine that can produce over 183hp per Liter. (Motorcycle engines don't count)
Jet engines. happywink rofl


As a daily driver? tongue

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Feb 23, 7:29pm - #109698 
I'd keep the Celica...or if you MUST...get a 350z...has much more power for around the same price.

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Feb 23, 8:02pm - #109699 
id get the RX-8 over 350Z anyday...
or get G35C...
dont judge a car by it's performance only...

do you really think the Z looks good? well...i dont. i think it's ugly. grin


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Feb 23, 8:19pm - #109700 
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
id get the RX-8 over 350Z anyday...
or get G35C...
dont judge a car by it's performance only...

do you really think the Z looks good? well...i dont. i think it's ugly. grin

I myself would just keep the celica due to me not being overly fond of the z nor rx8. I was mearly suggesting if he is in it for power, for around the same price he could get the z.

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Feb 23, 8:25pm - #109701 
Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
id get the RX-8 over 350Z anyday...
or get G35C...
dont judge a car by it's performance only...

do you really think the Z looks good? well...i dont. i think it's ugly. grin

I myself would just keep the celica due to me not being overly fond of the z nor rx8. I was mearly suggesting if he is in it for power, for around the same price he could get the z.

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and i really love the RX-8 grin grin grin

hey, daekyu1974, dont ask others about suggestion unless you really have no clue about the two cars you are deciding. cos everyone will have a different opinion.

for me, if i really want RX-8, id go for it, i dont care wut others say about the celi more reliable or stuff... grin grin



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Feb 23, 8:28pm - #109702 
Maintenence would be much more difficult to obtain, well compared to the Celica. I don't like the shape of the RX-8 but, it's entirely up to you.


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Feb 23, 8:44pm - #109703 
how about a vette?

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Feb 23, 8:52pm - #109704 
Originally Posted by beans
how about a vette?

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but that'd be too much $$ i guess?


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Feb 23, 9:17pm - #109705 
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
id get the RX-8 over 350Z anyday...
or get G35C...
dont judge a car by it's performance only...

do you really think the Z looks good? well...i dont. i think it's ugly. grin


I'm right there with you. I think the G35C looks a lot better than the Z.

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Feb 24, 2:10am - #109706 
I did some researching...I'm trying to get rid of my GTS cause it's giving me a lot of trouble with mine. Can you believe car is only year old and it's been in Toyota service for 7 times. All for Check Engine Light. They've already replace most of sensors and spark plugs and etc. I'm just tired of taking my car to service every few weeks. They just can't figure out why CEL is keep coming back. I know Toyota's are very reliable car but not mine. I drove RX-8 and it drive very differently than celica. Drove STI, EVO, 350Z, etc. and I didn't like them. Evo and STi, good engine but crappy finishing touches to the car. 350Z, good car but felt really heavy and crappy transmission. RX-8 was smooth lightweight. Styling wasn't my top choice but I felt very comfortable with the car. Ain't gonna stay stock RX-8 mods will be done and YES I can afford the car. My 1st choice was G35 coupe but kinda like for a mid life crises type car. So I will get RX-8 and start modify the car. Thanks for all you opinin on this!!

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Feb 24, 3:57am - #109707 
you might be better off with a new s2k, the improved torque makes the rx-8 look bad, the horsepower is already higher, and it looks a lot better for close to the same price give or take a couple thousand. just my two cents.

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Feb 24, 7:20am - #109708 
Originally Posted by daekyu1974
I did some researching...I'm trying to get rid of my GTS cause it's giving me a lot of trouble with mine. Can you believe car is only year old and it's been in Toyota service for 7 times. All for Check Engine Light. They've already replace most of sensors and spark plugs and etc. I'm just tired of taking my car to service every few weeks. They just can't figure out why CEL is keep coming back. I know Toyota's are very reliable car but not mine. I drove RX-8 and it drive very differently than celica. Drove STI, EVO, 350Z, etc. and I didn't like them. Evo and STi, good engine but crappy finishing touches to the car. 350Z, good car but felt really heavy and crappy transmission. RX-8 was smooth lightweight. Styling wasn't my top choice but I felt very comfortable with the car. Ain't gonna stay stock RX-8 mods will be done and YES I can afford the car. My 1st choice was G35 coupe but kinda like for a mid life crises type car. So I will get RX-8 and start modify the car. Thanks for all you opinin on this!!


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Feb 24, 12:24pm - #109709 
Originally Posted by poncho13
you might be better off with a new s2k, the improved torque makes the rx-8 look bad, the horsepower is already higher, and it looks a lot better for close to the same price give or take a couple thousand. just my two cents.

oh well...the old S2K already performed better than RX-8...

so...wut you expect?


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Feb 24, 12:36pm - #109710 
I love the RX8, if I could afford one I'd get one, or look into a BMW, I love those cars.

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