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Mar 16, 1:04pm - #126882 
Celica for everyday driving.

I have already decided to get a celica gts and it will be my everyday car. I have to drive through traffic everyday to work and home but the weekend is free and clear. I was wondering if the manual is enjoyable for traffic driving or should i just get the auto. I know the auto is slower thats why im very heavily leaning towards the manual. So any suggestions as to which one to get would be helpful i am also going to be fixing the car up i/h/e limited slip and new suspension and Kaminari body kit.

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Mar 16, 1:06pm - #126883 
traffic sucks in any manual...but its not too bad...i love my manual thumbsup

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Mar 16, 1:08pm - #126884 
just get them manual, auto's don't yeild as good results w/ mods as manuals do.


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Mar 16, 1:10pm - #126885 
get 2 transmission, and replace them during weekend.

rent a car for a few days(stick), and drive it in traffic. if you dont mind then buy the celica. remember celica will be funner to drive than the rent, but you still cant do much if you stuck.

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Mar 16, 1:12pm - #126886 
get stick...u will enjoy it much better tongue


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Mar 16, 1:14pm - #126887 
just get the 6 spd...

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Mar 16, 1:43pm - #126888 
in traffic, manual isn't that bad...get what you want, not what traffic wants you to get. grin


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Mar 16, 2:05pm - #126889 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
in traffic, manual isn't that bad...get what you want, not what traffic wants you to get. grin


well put, and yeah its not really that bad in traffic. the thing i get sick of the most in traffic is my exhaust blaring constantly, but i still love it..


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Mar 16, 2:42pm - #126890 
get manual thumbsup thumbsup

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Mar 16, 2:49pm - #126891 
Manual!!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Mar 16, 2:50pm - #126892 
manual
Auto is slooow and boring!!!IMO
and i fhink you shudd test drive one befor you buy it its a little noisy.
but i use my car to work and every were and i fhink its ok just turn your stero on and then you forgett the nois but after all it is a coupe so the noisy follows as standar grin

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Mar 16, 2:59pm - #126893 
get the manual. 6 speed is a lot more fun and faster

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Mar 16, 3:04pm - #126894 
manual bro. GTS it no fun in auto thumbsup


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Mar 16, 3:09pm - #126895 
I have a GT MT... and I love it.. I drove my girlfriends Mitsu Mirage on a trip with her not too long ago...It was so boring.. My left foot kept wanting to work the brake like a clutch. MT all the way thumbsup thumbsup


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Mar 16, 4:16pm - #126896 
definitly manual!

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Mar 16, 5:11pm - #126897 
Manual is fun, and it's a really good transmission too, pretty smooth, even the shift gates.

But as said, driving in city traffic with a manual is a pain, but it's a small sacrifice to get that Performance on the weekend, and having six-speeds is great.


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Mar 16, 5:35pm - #126898 
get the manual and get a short shifter, its a lot more convienent when you dont have to move your whole arm to shift


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Mar 16, 6:09pm - #126899 
ManuaL! thumbsup If you really want an auto though might as well get a GT because the GTS manual is SLOW.

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Mar 16, 6:14pm - #126900 
Traffic sucks whether you have a manual or auto.

Just get a manual.

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Mar 16, 6:28pm - #126901 
yea...manual is any car is a pain...but it doesn't bother me keeps me occupied...and stick in general is more fun i love it

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Mar 16, 6:34pm - #126902 
take it from me, i just recently bought my auto 03 GTS and totally regret not getting manual, its seriously so boring and slow compared to the 6 spd. so please i HIGHLY RECOMMEND you get the 6spd

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Mar 16, 6:49pm - #126903 
Originally Posted by Mad_Game
take it from me, i just recently bought my auto 03 GTS and totally regret not getting manual, its seriously so boring and slow compared to the 6 spd. so please i HIGHLY RECOMMEND you get the 6spd


Word. Same situation with me. I got the auto GTS, and now I'm planning in trading it this summer.


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Mar 16, 6:51pm - #126904 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
get stick...u will enjoy it much better tongue


Yea, I hate autos thumbsdown

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Mar 16, 6:52pm - #126905 
Originally Posted by CelicaTC
Traffic sucks whether you have a manual or auto.

Just get a manual.

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Mar 16, 7:44pm - #126906 
Thanks for the info Manual it is

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Mar 16, 10:31pm - #126907 
GO FOR THE MANUAL!!!

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Mar 17, 12:20am - #126908 
Manual thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Mar 17, 1:15am - #126909 
get the manual samual

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Mar 17, 2:22am - #126910 
get the manual dude...

unsatisfied auto GTS owner here~ grin grin


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Mar 17, 9:05am - #126911 
Featured Articles >> Re: Transmissions: Manual vs Automatic (Pros & Cons)
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Mar 17, 9:39am - #126912 
I can't drive manual, smile but I have the sport shifting so if I wanted my car could be auto or man!!!! grin

Traffic sucks...do what you think would be best thumbsup

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Mar 17, 10:30am - #126913 
get a stick you wont be sorry
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Mar 17, 11:44am - #126914 
Originally Posted by LUNATIC13
I can't drive manual, smile but I have the sport shifting so if I wanted my car could be auto or man!!!! grin

Traffic sucks...do what you think would be best thumbsup


well...in fact... the manual mode doesnt get you anywhere faster...
and in fact, the auto just simply sucks at accelerating..


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Mar 17, 11:56am - #126915 
Manual! thumbsup

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Mar 17, 12:32pm - #126916 
Originally Posted by gtscelica05
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Mar 17, 12:37pm - #126917 
whatever you do...stay away fronm the 101/405 if you livbe in la. i have to pass through that crap everyday!!! it's the worst botleneck traffic in the world. going on the sidestreet is not much fun either...


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Mar 17, 12:40pm - #126918 
i drive my Celi everyday and I have an auto..
suits me just fine tongue


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Mar 17, 12:40pm - #126919 
the club has spoken...go for a manual.


this is no longer a guys hobbie.





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Mar 17, 12:51pm - #126920 
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
Originally Posted by LUNATIC13
I can't drive manual, smile but I have the sport shifting so if I wanted my car could be auto or man!!!! grin

Traffic sucks...do what you think would be best thumbsup


well...in fact... the manual mode doesnt get you anywhere faster...
and in fact, the auto just simply sucks at accelerating..


Well...duh! i don't use it anyway grin

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Mar 17, 1:45pm - #126921 
Originally Posted by LUNATIC13
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
Originally Posted by LUNATIC13
I can't drive manual, smile but I have the sport shifting so if I wanted my car could be auto or man!!!! grin

Traffic sucks...do what you think would be best thumbsup


well...in fact... the manual mode doesnt get you anywhere faster...
and in fact, the auto just simply sucks at accelerating..


Well...duh! i don't use it anyway grin

laughsilly laughsilly i use it to get higher mileage.


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