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HipHopFan99
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HipHopFan99 Mar 16, 8:04pm - #126882 
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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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trog2233 Mar 16, 8:06pm - #126883 

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traffic sucks in any manual...but its not too bad...i love my manual thumbsup
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Kim Mar 16, 8:08pm - #126884 
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just get them manual, auto's don't yeild as good results w/ mods as manuals do.

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stefanoc Mar 16, 8:10pm - #126885 

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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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celicaTRDgts Mar 16, 8:12pm - #126886 

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get stick...u will enjoy it much better tongue

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spaztikid Mar 16, 8:14pm - #126887 
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just get the 6 spd...
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VSGTS14 Mar 16, 8:43pm - #126888 

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in traffic, manual isn't that bad...get what you want, not what traffic wants you to get. grin

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thE_laW
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thE_laW Mar 16, 9:05pm - #126889 

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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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Bakablo1 Mar 16, 9:42pm - #126890 
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get manual thumbsup thumbsup
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Virgilson Mar 16, 9:49pm - #126891 

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Manual!!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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oas Mar 16, 9:50pm - #126892 
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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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00GTShope Mar 16, 9:59pm - #126893 

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get the manual. 6 speed is a lot more fun and faster
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CELIBORGY Mar 16, 10:04pm - #126894 
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manual bro. GTS it no fun in auto thumbsup

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Mizery_Machine Mar 16, 10:09pm - #126895 
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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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celgts6spdgirl Mar 16, 11:16pm - #126896 
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definitly manual!
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Vampyre Mar 17, 12:11am - #126897 

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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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eric_h Mar 17, 12:35am - #126898 

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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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BaTMaN_4 Mar 17, 1:09am - #126899 

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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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CelicaTC Mar 17, 1:14am - #126900 
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Traffic sucks whether you have a manual or auto.

Just get a manual.
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Blue_Jaggon Mar 17, 1:28am - #126901 

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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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Mad_Game Mar 17, 1:34am - #126902 
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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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RevMonster Mar 17, 1:49am - #126903 

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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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CeLlYgT04 Mar 17, 1:51am - #126904 

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Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
get stick...u will enjoy it much better tongue


Yea, I hate autos thumbsdown
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PnOyGtS Mar 17, 1:52am - #126905 

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Originally Posted by CelicaTC
Traffic sucks whether you have a manual or auto.

Just get a manual.
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HipHopFan99 Mar 17, 2:44am - #126906 
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Thanks for the info Manual it is
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Rocketman Mar 17, 5:31am - #126907 

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GO FOR THE MANUAL!!!

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gtscelica05 Mar 17, 7:20am - #126908 
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Manual thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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2003cbgts Mar 17, 8:15am - #126909 

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get the manual samual
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Elec-FuYu Mar 17, 9:22am - #126910 
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get the manual dude...

unsatisfied auto GTS owner here~ grin grin

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isaac Mar 17, 4:05pm - #126911 
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Featured Articles >> Re: Transmissions: Manual vs Automatic (Pros & Cons)
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869777157_0_collapsed_5__1.html

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LUNATIC13 Mar 17, 4:39pm - #126912 

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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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VarneyTrd Mar 17, 5:30pm - #126913 
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get a stick you wont be sorry
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Elec-FuYu Mar 17, 6:44pm - #126914 
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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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LostAngel Mar 17, 6:56pm - #126915 
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Manual! thumbsup
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QuickChick03gt Mar 17, 7:32pm - #126916 
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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
Manual thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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so you might as well make it interesting.*
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ct Mar 17, 7:37pm - #126917 

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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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CelicaGTGirl09 Mar 17, 7:40pm - #126918 

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i drive my Celi everyday and I have an auto..
suits me just fine tongue

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Skyla Mar 17, 7:40pm - #126919 
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the club has spoken...go for a manual.

this is no longer a guys hobbie.





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LUNATIC13 Mar 17, 7:51pm - #126920 

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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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Elec-FuYu Mar 17, 8:45pm - #126921 
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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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