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LinkTallica Feb 27, 5:39am - #113103 

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350z or Celica GT?

well you guys my dad gave me a chioce of getting a new 2004 celica gt or lease a 350z for 3 years what do you guys think
i wouls leanign towards the celi wave
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carbon_blue_gt Feb 27, 5:43am - #113104 
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if your options are to own a celica, or just lease a 350z, get the celica. At least then you can work on it.

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LostAngel Feb 27, 5:43am - #113105 
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I'd get the celica because you will be able to actually own it instead of lease. And you wont be able to mod the z if its leased..
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RedSunCelica Feb 27, 5:45am - #113106 

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performance wise the 350z kicks the celicas ass up and down the track.
but it all depends on what you want. id go for the 350z but since your dads getting the car for you im pretty sure your a new driver and will probably kill your self in a 350z

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LinkTallica Feb 27, 5:48am - #113107 

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Originally Posted by RedSunCelica
performance wise the 350z kicks the celicas ass up and down the track.
but it all depends on what you want. id go for the 350z but since your dads getting the car for you im pretty sure your a new driver and will probably kill your self in a 350z

rofl rofl
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hephaestus Feb 27, 6:04am - #113108 
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Get the Z you and you and your dad will thank me for it. Don't like the lease do you? Limited miles and all that. Screw it up and let Nissan fix it for free. That sounds good. A 350 isn't even in the same class as a Celica. That sounds good. A Celica GT... you'll wish you took the lease or had a GTS. You'll spend every spare penny trying to make it a GTS or customized it to your liking only to get killed by the Z (the looks aren't bad either). Then when your 19 or 20 you will try to sell it and wish you didn't have those problems with losing your investments or seeing newer cars that come out rape the performance and looks of the Celica. Just lease the Z and forget it in a couple of years, and then buy a new car. You are lucky to even have the opportunity.
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se7enmodgt20 Feb 27, 6:10am - #113109 
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Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
if your options are to own a celica, or just lease a 350z, get the celica. At least then you can work on it.
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shox Feb 27, 6:19am - #113110 

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Who said you can't work on a leased vehicle? You can, just buy it out in the end or face the charges
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Elec-FuYu Feb 27, 6:37am - #113111 
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er...350Z is a nono~ rofl rofl rofl rofl
if you want to lease, get G35C!
or just buy the celica GT~

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Donegan Feb 27, 6:43am - #113112 

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There's no comparison unless you're really into the Celica.

No offence, but I'd pick the Z over a Celica any day...especially a GT.

You already drive a Celica...try out the Z and see how you feel.

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forget the 2004 gt, grab an early model GTS which is pretty affordable now...i dont really like the idea of leasing a car and isnt the 350 a 2 seater???
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DJ_NorthStar Feb 27, 7:12am - #113114 
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Like everyone else said, if you're looking to mod, get an older Celica, and then...go hog wild. If you're just looking for straight performance / luxury, go for the 350. Oh, and like elec said, I'd take a gander at the G35C too!
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PnOyGtS Feb 27, 7:14am - #113115 

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Not a fan of leasing go for the GT and call it your own!
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Steven Feb 27, 7:45am - #113116 
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stefanoc Feb 27, 8:28am - #113117 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
er...350Z is a nono~ rofl rofl rofl rofl
if you want to lease, get G35C!
or just buy the celica GT~


seriously, i would get g35 over a 350z anytime. but i think a g35 is better for a 20yr old guy. in ur case, make the gt to a gts. and then think and see if you want to be in a long commitment of paying ur car. do you want to pay for the car for a lease and then just give it back? or do you want to buy the car after the lease is done? Im my opinion, i would get a gts over a 350z! why?
1. for gts you dont have to pay monthly if you buy a used one. anything from 10,000-14,000$ depending where you buying it from. as for the 350z, they have awesome deals on lease, but hey the car costs over 22,000$.
2. 4 cyl. vs. v6. yea v6 certainly has more power, but are you willing for the extra gas its gonna burn? especially the gas is going upto $3/gal.
3. im not sure about this, but a 350z maybe more expensive on the insurance maybe cz its 2 seater and more sportier.
4. get experienced with ur first car, cz you want to get a better one as soon as you gonna start making more money. but buy a manual.

just think about it urself. it is awesome to own a 350z at ur age right now, almost a dream come true, it is possible, but think about everything ur gonna get, or make is gonna go mostly on ur car and ur not gonna have enough money to enjoy ur life. oh yea, if money is not an issue, delete my post happywink
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Elec-FuYu Feb 27, 8:31am - #113118 
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i changed my mind~
get the GT~
the gas price is homoing now...
and do get the GT with HID~ thumbsup

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csulbkid Feb 27, 9:43am - #113119 

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um. seriously . . . if he offered you a 350z or a celica gt . . . why are you even thinking about it? even if it is leave vs. buy??

the celica is an awesome car and i have tons of fun in mine, but it just doesnt compare to the z.

350z

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gtstrdstyle Feb 27, 2:56pm - #113120 

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Well 350Z, but no modding
sorry guys...

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CeLlYgT04 Feb 27, 4:30pm - #113121 

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I'd get the Z grin
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Evan Feb 27, 4:51pm - #113122 

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Look at it this way, if "daddy" is going to pay for all this now, odds are he'll pay for it in a few years, too. So go with the Z, it's a more expensive and much faster car.

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celicatalbot Feb 27, 5:13pm - #113123 
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New teenage driver = Totalled 350z in a week rofl rofl

My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
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QuickChick03gt Feb 27, 6:05pm - #113124 
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I would get the Z! thumbsup You can always buy out the lease at the end if you wanna keep it.

I leased my celica, but that just becuase i know i dont keep cars more then 2 years. wave

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Speed4TheNeed Feb 27, 6:23pm - #113125 

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i always prefer owning something instead of leasing it (at least it's more of an investment--if you can consider a car an investment).

however, the z would be VERY tempting. i know this doesnt help..but i can't offer you any recommendation. the owning a celica vs leasing a z is about as close a call as you can get.
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Evan Feb 27, 6:40pm - #113126 

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Originally Posted by celicatalbot
New teenage driver = Totalled 350z in a week rofl rofl


Reminds me of that poor enzo frown

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Blue Batmobile Feb 27, 10:07pm - #113127 
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Let's see, 140hp vs 287hp rofl

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CeLlYgT04 Feb 27, 10:37pm - #113128 

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Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
Let's see, 140hp vs 287hp rofl

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Hey, horsepower isn't EVERYTHING laughsilly
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Evan Feb 27, 11:20pm - #113129 

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Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
Let's see, 140hp vs 287hp rofl

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No kidding.

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Striker Feb 27, 11:51pm - #113130 

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Leasing is not the way to go thumbsdown If I were you I would forget the Celica GT and 350Z and buy yourself an RX-8!!!
1869849391-MazdaSpeed RX-8.jpg

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beans Feb 27, 11:52pm - #113131 
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Evan Feb 27, 11:58pm - #113132 

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Originally Posted by Striker
Leasing is not the way to go thumbsdown If I were you I would forget the Celica GT and 350Z and buy yourself an RX-8!!!


That's a nice RX-8, but it's also been heavily modded (kit, rims, drop, etc.)

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Striker Feb 28, 12:26am - #113133 

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That's the MazdaSpeed RX-8. That's what getting a car is all about...mod, mod, mod... thumbsup

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Evan Feb 28, 12:28am - #113134 

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Originally Posted by Striker
That's the MazdaSpeed RX-8. That's what getting a car is all about...mod, mod, mod... thumbsup


My point was that you can't compare a heavily modded car to a stock other one.

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TRDCelica01 Feb 28, 12:38am - #113135 

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Get an 00 or 01 GTS
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Striker Feb 28, 12:42am - #113136 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Striker
That's the MazdaSpeed RX-8. That's what getting a car is all about...mod, mod, mod... thumbsup


My point was that you can't compare a heavily modded car to a stock other one.


The stock RX-8 is still a killer car!

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Evan Feb 28, 12:42am - #113137 

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Originally Posted by Striker
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Striker
That's the MazdaSpeed RX-8. That's what getting a car is all about...mod, mod, mod... thumbsup


My point was that you can't compare a heavily modded car to a stock other one.


The stock RX-8 is still a killer car!


No doubt.

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Veilside Feb 28, 1:57am - #113138 
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350 z is faster wink

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Mad_Game Feb 28, 2:40am - #113139 
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u can find a great gts on autotrader.com for the same price as a new gt with just around 10-20kmiles on it, buy that, and mod it up urself, you can make a gts as fast a Z. (make sure you get stick of course)

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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
u can find a great gts on autotrader.com for the same price as a new gt with just around 10-20kmiles on it, buy that, and mod it up urself, you can make a gts as fast a Z. (make sure you get stick of course)

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dennis_dup1 Feb 28, 5:29am - #113141 

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NCcelica Feb 28, 6:45pm - #113142 

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hands down...get the Z

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Warlord786 Feb 28, 10:24pm - #113143 
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It all depends on what you wanna do own or lease, heh if it was owning the Z, then no doubt the Z all the way. But im not too much for the whole lease thing, your call man...

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LinkTallica Feb 28, 10:42pm - #113144 

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wow this thread got pretty long i am kinda leaning towards the gt but im ight vhange my mind spineyes
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Donegan Feb 28, 11:01pm - #113145 

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Originally Posted by LinkTallica
wow this thread got pretty long i am kinda leaning towards the gt but im ight vhange my mind spineyes


You must really love the Celica...
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Striker Feb 28, 11:41pm - #113146 

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I like the look of the RX-8 much better than the Z. I'm sure the Z probably has more hp and torque. But I'd rather my car look nicer grin

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Speed4TheNeed Feb 29, 12:04am - #113147 

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Originally Posted by Striker
I like the look of the RX-8 much better than the Z. I'm sure the Z probably has more hp and torque. But I'd rather my car look nicer grin


the rx-8 and z have very similar horsepoer and torque figures (the z has a slight advantage in both categories)

although the performance of the z is much better due to being lighter (2 seater vs 4 seater).

personally though, i can't stand the rx-8 styling. it's just plain weird looking and it doesnt look like anything flows. wheel wells bulge out too much.
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Sara Mar 1, 12:56pm - #113148 

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Originally Posted by Donegan
There's no comparison unless you're really into the Celica.

No offence, but I'd pick the Z over a Celica any day...especially a GT.

You already drive a Celica...try out the Z and see how you feel.


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DiabloGTS Mar 1, 3:48pm - #113149 

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