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tempest Mar 15, 7:18pm - #125722 

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giving up the Celica

i gave it to my fiance and she i going to trade it in for the matrix. she needed a car so i am giving mine up for her plus she is always with my son so that would be the family car now. now the fun part is that i get any car i want which i am thinking of getting the Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 since it is something you don't see everyday. i saw it once fixed up and it looked pretty sweet. i'm going to miss the celica but i'm giving it up for my family. bye bye celica.
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spaztikid Mar 15, 7:20pm - #125723 
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dont get a tib...

get an evo or STi or 350 or G35 or anything... hundai = puke
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CeLlYgT04 Mar 15, 7:22pm - #125724 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
dont get a tib...

get an evo or STi or 350 or G35 or anything... hundai = puke


Yea, the resale and reliability of Hyundai just sucks dude thumbsdown

Maybe not an evo or sti cause they're so expensive...Look into an RSX-S thumbsup
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Vampyre Mar 15, 7:22pm - #125725 

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What a shame.. which Matrix model, if you got the XR-S you'd have the 2zz-ge engine back again! wink

But yeah, Tiburon I don't know.. they look nice, but the power isn't all that and their reliability well who knows. Why not keep to the toyota family and get a early - mid 90's MR2 or a MR-S? Or even a MKIV if you can find a well priced and good condition one.

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tempest Mar 15, 7:26pm - #125726 

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the RSX is another of my options i will see which one. she is getting an auto XR since she doesn't care for Performance and doesn't know how to drive stick.
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Mad_Game Mar 15, 7:35pm - #125727 
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dam dawg ur whipped! grin jk, get an evo fixed up those things are sick and they're pretty cheap
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Elec-FuYu Mar 15, 7:50pm - #125728 
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YAY~!! rid of celi!! YAY!!

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LostAngel Mar 15, 7:53pm - #125729 
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If your not gonna buy another celica, id suggest a rsx-s...350z...or g35. Those are sweet ass cars. Like many have said, dont get a tiburon. They may look nice but the V6's are crap. thumbsup
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Vampyre Mar 15, 8:00pm - #125730 

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What about a late gen. Integra instead, perhaps the Type-R? I had one and they are pretty damn good little cars. I guess it boils down to what you like best and what cars feel best when you go take multiple test drives.

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Mizery_Machine Mar 15, 8:11pm - #125731 
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There is a guy in my neighborhood that dives a silver Tib. Never met him. He eyes me every time I pass him in my silver Celi. I wonder if he thinks he is better then me or something?

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Skyla Mar 15, 8:15pm - #125732 
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go for a nice colored RSX-S...a buddy has one, and it's absolutly an awesome ride!!! thumbsup

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Elec-FuYu Mar 15, 8:16pm - #125733 
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by the way...dont get the Tib...

the celi's interior is already crappy noisy enough and rattles everywhere all around! ...imagine that the Tib is 10x worse...

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se7enmodgt20 Mar 15, 9:16pm - #125734 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
dont get a tib...

get an evo or STi or 350 or G35 or anything... hundai = puke
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tempest Mar 15, 9:25pm - #125735 

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i want the 350 but its not in my range i can't get something expensive. i would get a integra but too many have them its played out i want something not to many have or have fixed up. i might go with the rsx-s only starts in the low 20's so that is cool. i need to go test drive it to see how it drives.
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CeLlYgT04 Mar 15, 9:31pm - #125736 

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Originally Posted by tempest
i want the 350 but its not in my range i can't get something expensive. i would get a integra but too many have them its played out i want something not to many have or have fixed up. i might go with the rsx-s only starts in the low 20's so that is cool. i need to go test drive it to see how it drives.


Go for it dude...I've heard it's a real smooth and easy car to drive thumbsup
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JAIMEJAMES Mar 16, 12:17am - #125737 

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tib (moded by Injen) got so-so reviews by the super street editors. the v6 didn't have "punch" like you'd think. it looks nice all tricked out but based on your info (price range) the rsx-s would be a way to go and it's tuner friendly. thumbsup

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AZZKIKR Mar 16, 12:19am - #125738 

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go RSX-S bro...I've driven one and they're pretty smooth
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RevMonster Mar 16, 12:50am - #125739 

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If it were me, I'd look at the MR2 Spyder or the new Mazdaspeed Miata. No sense in trading your Celi for a RSX-S that's almost the same car by adifferent company. If you really need a 4 seater, why not look at the WRX? Those start in the lower 20s.

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eLiTeViEtBoI Mar 16, 1:05am - #125740 

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What about a Supra?

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CeLlYgT04 Mar 16, 1:15am - #125741 

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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
tib (moded by Injen) got so-so reviews by the super street editors. the v6 didn't have "punch" like you'd think. it looks nice all tricked out but based on your info (price range) the rsx-s would be a way to go and it's tuner friendly. thumbsup


yea, I just read that article last night in bed grin
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supra_celica Mar 16, 2:17am - #125742 

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Desent?

Well, Tibs are nice looking ON THE OUTSIDE if done right. I hear the interior is crap. Test drive an RSX and Tiburon. What about the Neon SRT-4? Just some thoughts.
Looks... Tiburon, then RSX, lastly SRT4
Factory Performance per dollar ... SRT4, RSX, Tiburon
Price... Varies by model and if you want new or used. I'd get a newly used... Less than 20,000 miles should do you good.

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RevMonster Mar 16, 2:28am - #125743 

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Yeah... I forgot the SRT-4, if you are okay with the looks and domestics. Can't go wrong with that much HP for so little money.

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tempest Mar 16, 2:33am - #125744 

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damn i forgot about the srt-4 i have to look into it.thanks
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RedSunCelica Mar 16, 2:39am - #125745 

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the majority of the people on this board will say no on the SRT bla bla but i say go for it its more bang for the buck and can kick a celicas ass smile (flaming begin smile )

but if you want to go for the sleeper look i say get the tiburon or you can get a mustang.

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Elec-FuYu Mar 16, 3:22am - #125746 
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ya~ get the SRT-4 man~
it looks god damn mean with HIDs~
and they are hella fast~

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RetroJ84 Mar 16, 3:54am - #125747 
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
by the way...dont get the Tib...

the celi's interior is already crappy noisy enough and rattles everywhere all around! ...imagine that the Tib is 10x worse...



my interioe isnt crappy and noisy... frown

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tempest Mar 16, 5:22am - #125748 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
ya~ get the SRT-4 man~
it looks god damn mean with HIDs~
and they are hella fast~


they look cool and all but the 4 door kind of throws me off a bit but other than that is cool man 0-60 in 5.9 secs in pretty good. i need to test drive the cars
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Vampyre Mar 16, 8:00am - #125749 

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..I still can't really see the attraction to the RSX, they are just as common as the 3rd gen. Integra's but not as good, and the ITR has been a superior machine, even to the Type-S, and the RSX styling is a little bubble-like I had thought, but they can look pretty good with a kit.

How about a 3rd gen. RX-7 TT? They go for pretty reasonable, but you just have to watch out for that nortorious rotary engine.. or even the RX-8? A bit more expensive than the listed price range but since they are a new vehicle there is probably a good promotion at your local Mazda dealer, around here there is a $0 down and lease price of $400 Canadian (so what, $250 or so US) which I thought was really good.

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Elec-FuYu Mar 16, 8:30am - #125750 
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Originally Posted by Racer_X
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
by the way...dont get the Tib...

the celi's interior is already crappy noisy enough and rattles everywhere all around! ...imagine that the Tib is 10x worse...



my interioe isnt crappy and noisy... frown

not crappy "and" noisy..but crappy-noise (if that clears anything..)..
it makes annoyin sounds from the front (fan aread) to the roof to the back (trunk area..)... it's a known issue~

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mikalous Mar 16, 9:05am - #125751 

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Sucks that you gave up the Celi, you've been warned about Tibs, might as weel get a Kia if you want something thats gonna break when you take it off the lot.
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RevMonster Mar 16, 9:37am - #125752 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
Originally Posted by Racer_X
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
by the way...dont get the Tib...

the celi's interior is already crappy noisy enough and rattles everywhere all around! ...imagine that the Tib is 10x worse...



my interioe isnt crappy and noisy... frown

not crappy "and" noisy..but crappy-noise (if that clears anything..)..
it makes annoyin sounds from the front (fan aread) to the roof to the back (trunk area..)... it's a known issue~


I only have two noise problems. The first is the sunroof shade when it's not totally open or totally closed. Second is the rattling from the doors... but I think that's what I get for adding a big stereo system.

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RevMonster Mar 16, 9:39am - #125753 

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BTW... forgot earlier...

IF you can still SOMEHOW find a 2003 Mazdaspeed Protege, jump on it. Dealers had them marked down to around 16k last time I saw, and now there is a 0% financing or $2500 cashback deal on top of that. They might be gone from the dealers floors now, but check into it. It's been proven possible to push the car over 200whp for less than 2k. Gotta dig the factory Turbo.

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csulbkid Mar 16, 10:14am - #125754 

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http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=77419
http://www.turbochargers.com/forumuploads/500hp.wmv
check out that thread for info on a srt4 on major steroids.


have you looked into a 300zxTT? what about mazda3?

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Elec-FuYu Mar 16, 10:18am - #125755 
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now i dont agree with you all that says the SRT-4 lookin ugly... i think it looks nice and mean!
and i mean... i like that car... despite it's dodge..

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Mizery_Machine Mar 16, 5:27pm - #125756 
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Yeah... I forgot the SRT-4, if you are okay with the looks and domestics. Can't go wrong with that much HP for so little money.


I agree... the headlights look like a cross-eyed cartoon, but they make great sleepers. Nothing like blasting past a riced out civic in "just a neon." rice

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DiabloGTS Mar 16, 5:29pm - #125757 

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Don't bother with Hyundai, its a waste of money.

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ragingpaseo Mar 16, 5:43pm - #125758 
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Originally Posted by tempest
the RSX is another of my options i will see which one. she is getting an auto XR since she doesn't care for Performance and doesn't know how to drive stick.

what about like VW GTI 1.8T for yourself? for that matrix, you can slap on the TRD superchager...
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fastceli2001 Mar 16, 6:04pm - #125759 

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what about a used S2000 grin

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VSGTS14 Mar 16, 6:24pm - #125760 

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no hyundai's.

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tempest Mar 16, 7:22pm - #125761 

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i am looking more toward the rsx or i can just get a integra or civic hb and use the money that i saved from not buying a rsx and slap on mad parts and make it a sleeper.
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Elec-FuYu Mar 16, 7:56pm - #125762 
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Originally Posted by tempest
i am looking more toward the rsx or i can just get a integra or civic hb and use the money that i saved from not buying a rsx and slap on mad parts and make it a sleeper.

is there anyway you can get a old civic type R?
that car is sweet, especially with white~

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VSGTS14 Mar 16, 8:43pm - #125763 

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get the RSX type S.

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way hyundai suck?
i tryed a getz a couple of months ago and i liked it very mutch it was not feeling cheap or anyfhing it was just a 1.1 engien and auto so i cuddent put it on a test but it feeled great smile
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Veilside Mar 25, 1:28pm - #125765 
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tiburon would be a good choice but they are slow man think about it wink

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