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Mar 21, 9:13pm - #131445 
conversions!?

do you think its pointless for an auto trans. to convert to manual


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Mar 21, 9:14pm - #131446 
Yes. It would cost you the same or less to just trade in your car for a manual.


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Mar 21, 9:15pm - #131447 
Originally Posted by slidr
Yes. It would cost you the same or less to just trade in your car for a manual.


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Mar 21, 9:21pm - #131448 
Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by slidr
Yes. It would cost you the same or less to just trade in your car for a manual.


exactly
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Mar 21, 9:27pm - #131449 
Originally Posted by se7enmodgt20
Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by slidr
Yes. It would cost you the same or less to just trade in your car for a manual.


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Mar 21, 9:28pm - #131450 
its pointless if you havent done much to the car, but if ur car is ur baby den.. it aint pointless

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Mar 21, 9:30pm - #131451 
i guess it would be worth it if its sentimental, but whilst trading you could upgrade to a gts thumbsup


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Mar 21, 9:35pm - #131452 
An auto Celica is fine for normal driving unless into real driving. The conversion is pointless. You want a sports car get a manual even if you can't drive one at the time. Trade it in for a manual. I will always opt for a manual regardless of car. Crack a beer, twist a joint, drive in traffic, or snow covered streets. It doesn't matter. A manual is all you need to know and your best friend. Be one with your car.

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Mar 21, 9:35pm - #131453 
Originally Posted by eric_h
i guess it would be worth it if its sentimental, but whilst trading you could upgrade to a gts thumbsup
ooo i was thinking if you had a gts, ya if you have a gt get a gts instead of a manual

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Mar 21, 11:20pm - #131454 
Originally Posted by gtscelica05
Originally Posted by se7enmodgt20
Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by slidr
Yes. It would cost you the same or less to just trade in your car for a manual.


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Mar 21, 11:22pm - #131455 
DEPENDS.

if you have a stock auto then yes it would be impractical to convert to a manual..because it would be cheaper to just buy a manual.

HOWEVER, some auto users have invested a LOT of $$ into their cars and if they decide they want a manual later on..it doesnt make sense to trade it in and just buy a manual (all the custom work will be lost..along with their time & effort). for these people, it's better to do the conversion thumbsup

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Mar 21, 11:32pm - #131456 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
DEPENDS.

if you have a stock auto then yes it would be impractical to convert to a manual..because it would be cheaper to just buy a manual.

HOWEVER, some auto users have invested a LOT of $$ into their cars and if they decide they want a manual later on..it doesnt make sense to trade it in and just buy a manual (all the custom work will be lost..along with their time & effort). for these people, it's better to do the conversion thumbsup


That about sums it up. To me, manual is more fun!


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Mar 21, 11:35pm - #131457 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
DEPENDS.

if you have a stock auto then yes it would be impractical to convert to a manual..because it would be cheaper to just buy a manual.

HOWEVER, some auto users have invested a LOT of $$ into their cars and if they decide they want a manual later on..it doesnt make sense to trade it in and just buy a manual (all the custom work will be lost..along with their time & effort). for these people, it's better to do the conversion thumbsup

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Mar 21, 11:38pm - #131458 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
DEPENDS.

if you have a stock auto then yes it would be impractical to convert to a manual..because it would be cheaper to just buy a manual.

HOWEVER, some auto users have invested a LOT of $$ into their cars and if they decide they want a manual later on..it doesnt make sense to trade it in and just buy a manual (all the custom work will be lost..along with their time & effort). for these people, it's better to do the conversion thumbsup


very true. thats my situation. i kinda want a touchshift. would that be less practical as a manual? is it slower than manual?

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Mar 21, 11:41pm - #131459 
Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
DEPENDS.

if you have a stock auto then yes it would be impractical to convert to a manual..because it would be cheaper to just buy a manual.

HOWEVER, some auto users have invested a LOT of $$ into their cars and if they decide they want a manual later on..it doesnt make sense to trade it in and just buy a manual (all the custom work will be lost..along with their time & effort). for these people, it's better to do the conversion thumbsup


very true. thats my situation. i kinda want a touchshift. would that be less practical as a manual? is it slower than manual?


something similar to tiptronic? it would be slower than a manual. i had seen something probably a year ago that supposedly did this. it was a universal kit though (not celica-specific), so how good the quality is/was i do not know.

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Mar 22, 12:34am - #131460 
yea i went all looks for my car first. and i'm about to start Performance. i'm a lazy driver -_-

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