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Buying a new Celica #121326 Mar 10, 12:00am Mar 10, 12:00am
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Buying a new Celica
Hi guys.

My mama gave me an option of a new Camry / Celica. I'm pushing for the Celica. I don't think I can afford the GTS so I'm leaning towards GT.

I hate the 2004 new front end:

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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121327 Mar 10, 12:04am Mar 10, 12:04am
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'Action Package" on toyota's website even worse:




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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121328 Mar 10, 12:06am Mar 10, 12:06am
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stock Altezza?


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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121329 Mar 10, 12:07am Mar 10, 12:07am
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that front end are on '03 celicas also.

why not just switch the front bumper when you get the car?


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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: csulbkid] #121330 Mar 10, 12:09am Mar 10, 12:09am
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why not just get a used gts? it's cheaper than a brand spankin new celica.


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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121331 Mar 10, 12:14am Mar 10, 12:14am
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this is the front end i want, is THIS the 2004 Action Package?

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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: element_celica] #121332 Mar 10, 12:17am Mar 10, 12:17am
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Originally Posted by element_celica
why not just get a used gts? it's cheaper than a brand spankin new celica.


My family has a thing about not buying used cars. Yeah, I know it costs a whole lot more... I'd prefer a used 2002-2003 GTS, but my mom assumes if someone's selling their car... there 'must' be something wrong with it.

Anyone else see the Front end on the toyota dealership? I was like WTF? Those are my choices of bumpers?

Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121333 Mar 10, 12:53am Mar 10, 12:53am
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new > used.

the front isn't that bad. the lower part
is more aggressive looking than the older
versions but of the slants. you can always
just get a body kit later on anyway.


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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121334 Mar 10, 1:12am Mar 10, 1:12am
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the body kit that you like is the old action package made by TRD. it costs about 2000$ and i dont think you can install them on the 04 bodies, but im not sure about that. convince ur mom to get a used gts, ull enjoy it more. get a frickin certified, they have the same warranties on them, and its from toyota dealer!

Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121335 Mar 10, 1:56am Mar 10, 1:56am
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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: isaac] #121336 Mar 10, 2:03am Mar 10, 2:03am
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yeah thats the thing. I went to the toyota website and they have some crazy 360 render of a Celica 'action package' that I have never seen on the streets and cannot find a picture of on the internet.

I found this pic. It's of a 2004 w/ action package and it looks like the same as my pictures above and the 2001-2003 action packages. I hope its the same.

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The headlights look like the pic above too 'black housing.' I hope so, I'll shell out an extra $2000.

Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121337 Mar 10, 2:49am Mar 10, 2:49am
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If you can afford an extra $2000 for a TRD bodykit, I'd put that into the actual car instead and spring for a GTS instead of a GT. BIIIIG difference if you plan to get a manual. Mucho faster, a few interrior goodies, plus the cool GTS logo on back. spineyes


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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: RevMonster] #121338 Mar 10, 1:38pm Mar 10, 1:38pm
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im pretty sure that body kit (TRD) is gone at is now replaced with the tsunami... not sure though idunno

Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121339 Mar 10, 1:45pm Mar 10, 1:45pm
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i probably wouldnt have got my celica if it woulndt of had the action package on it. I dont like the new front ends either.


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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121340 Mar 10, 2:09pm Mar 10, 2:09pm
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Originally Posted by donkeylipz
yeah thats the thing. I went to the toyota website and they have some crazy 360 render of a Celica 'action package' that I have never seen on the streets and cannot find a picture of on the internet.

I found this pic. It's of a 2004 w/ action package and it looks like the same as my pictures above and the 2001-2003 action packages. I hope its the same.

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The headlights look like the pic above too 'black housing.' I hope so, I'll shell out an extra $2000.


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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121341 Mar 10, 2:48pm Mar 10, 2:48pm
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hehe, i sat in that exact celica grin Linked Image

Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #121342 Mar 10, 8:11pm Mar 10, 8:11pm
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if thats from the la auto show...then i did too so hahhh rofl


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Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #451174 May 10, 2:41am May 10, 2:41am
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Originally Posted by donkeylipz
yeah thats the thing. I went to the toyota website and they have some crazy 360 render of a Celica 'action package' that I have never seen on the streets and cannot find a picture of on the internet.

I found this pic. It's of a 2004 w/ action package and it looks like the same as my pictures above and the 2001-2003 action packages. I hope its the same.

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The headlights look like the pic above too 'black housing.' I hope so, I'll shell out an extra $2000.


This is my car in my driveway! LOL! The van is gone, and the driveway is now concrete. It's been a few years. The Celica is now my weekend car. :-)

What do you want to know about the car? The lights are stock. Any shadow you see is just that- a shadow. No black housing, just the angle of the photo.

Cheers!

Re: Buying a new Celica [Re: donkeylipz] #451254 Jul 6, 5:40am Jul 6, 5:40am
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The '03 to me was the worse front end they ever offered. The 00 - 02 were bland and in those years it was the "Aggressive Action Package", which were okay, but everyone hated on the "ricer" spoiler. Then '04 came the shortened Action Package which is also known as the "Tsunami" and some officially have that badge until they pulled it after the Tsunami hit.

Then sales started to drop so all the rest of the stock that was left were re-dated to be '04-'05. '04 was really the last year they made any "new" body styles, anything with a different body style was just stock left over they needed to get rid of before sales stopped in the U.S. in '05 and then in '06 in the EUDM market.

I used to work at a Toyota dealership when the last Celica model rolled out and the new Scion brand was coming to our dealership.


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