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Celica help? #155182 Apr 14, 9:09pm Apr 14, 9:09pm
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Celica help?
I'm looking to buy a Celica this weekend.
So far I'm requiring a GTS 6-spd (used).

Anything else I should be looking for? Difference in years? (looking for 2000 or later of course)

I wanna make sure I get the right one the first time, so I don't have to trade it later wink

I don't have a lot of cash, maybe like 15 grand, lower is better though!

Thanks!


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Re: Celica help? [Re: ArumnDark] #155183 Apr 15, 6:05am Apr 15, 6:05am
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Dont get 2002 due to its rev limiter!

Re: Celica help? [Re: ArumnDark] #155184 Apr 15, 6:15am Apr 15, 6:15am
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2000 - early 01 has a different transmission
late 01 is the best, IMO better tranny, no rev limiter, throttle cable
02 has rev limiter
03-04 have no rev limiter, different gauges (look stupid, IMO) and drive by wire (problems for Turbo's, etc)

However, the 03+ has a black interior with better leather, and amber center console to match the gauges, and a different hatch garnish.

Also, the 03+ has a new front end that looks like a cat fish.


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Re: Celica help? [Re: DiabloGTS] #155185 Apr 15, 6:19am Apr 15, 6:19am
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^03+ also has TWO hooks on the driver's floor mat so it won't move around grin


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Re: Celica help? [Re: ArumnDark] #155186 Apr 15, 6:27am Apr 15, 6:27am
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must be nice, mine goes all over. thumbsdown


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Re: Celica help? [Re: ArumnDark] #155187 Apr 15, 6:34am Apr 15, 6:34am
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i just bought a 00 gts last week and i'm very happy, make sure you go with the gts tho, in my opinion, that VVTL-I is amazing. also you might want to ask if the belt tensioner or engine lift bolts were ever repaired b/c i think those two things are a common problem.

Re: Celica help? [Re: ArumnDark] #155188 Apr 15, 8:21am Apr 15, 8:21am
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Ok, thank you folks.

I think I'll be looking for a 2000-2001 then! (Unless I can find an 03+ I can afford tongue )

GTS and 6-spd are an absolute must, I'm not gonna settle for anything less than that! (I want LIFT!) grin


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Re: Celica help? [Re: ArumnDark] #155189 Apr 15, 9:24am Apr 15, 9:24am
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get an '01 with relatively low miles wink

Re: Celica help? [Re: DiabloGTS] #155190 Apr 15, 9:29am Apr 15, 9:29am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
2000 - early 01 has a different transmission
late 01 is the best, IMO better tranny, no rev limiter, throttle cable
02 has rev limiter
03-04 have no rev limiter, different gauges (look stupid, IMO) and drive by wire (problems for Turbo's, etc)

However, the 03+ has a black interior with better leather, and amber center console to match the gauges, and a different hatch garnish.

Also, the 03+ has a new front end that looks like a cat fish.


What was the tranny change in late 01?

Re: Celica help? [Re: joshilling] #155191 Apr 15, 9:29am Apr 15, 9:29am
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Originally Posted by joshilling
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
2000 - early 01 has a different transmission
late 01 is the best, IMO better tranny, no rev limiter, throttle cable
02 has rev limiter
03-04 have no rev limiter, different gauges (look stupid, IMO) and drive by wire (problems for Turbo's, etc)

However, the 03+ has a black interior with better leather, and amber center console to match the gauges, and a different hatch garnish.

Also, the 03+ has a new front end that looks like a cat fish.


What was the tranny change in late 01?

shift gates are different


was....5speed with i/h/e
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Re: Celica help? [Re: ArumnDark] #155192 Apr 15, 11:38am Apr 15, 11:38am
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I'll try for an '01, but we'll see. Not sure what kind of selection they're gonna have out in Lancaster, or how much it's gonna cost!


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Re: Celica help? [Re: Evan] #155193 Apr 15, 12:32pm Apr 15, 12:32pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
^03+ also has TWO hooks on the driver's floor mat so it won't move around grin


wasn't aware of that... that's one thing that's really annoying with mine - mats move around like crazy

Re: Celica help? [Re: Sultan] #155194 Apr 15, 1:02pm Apr 15, 1:02pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by Evan
^03+ also has TWO hooks on the driver's floor mat so it won't move around grin


wasn't aware of that... that's one thing that's really annoying with mine - mats move around like crazy


All of the interior lighting is also amber on the '03+ (instead of having some amber and some green).


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Re: Celica help? [Re: ArumnDark] #155195 Apr 15, 1:03pm Apr 15, 1:03pm
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nice touches... should have waited one year

Re: Celica help? [Re: Evan] #155196 Apr 15, 3:01pm Apr 15, 3:01pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
^03+ also has TWO hooks on the driver's floor mat so it won't move around grin


Could have fooled me.. my driver side mat gives me a lot of problems, even with the hooks it still manages to find it's way up and over the pedals. So I keep on taking it out and trying again later hoping it will some how stop doing that lol.


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Re: Celica help? [Re: mxsuperfly25] #155197 Apr 15, 4:13pm Apr 15, 4:13pm
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Originally Posted by mxsuperfly25
i just bought a 00 gts last week and i'm very happy, make sure you go with the gts tho, in my opinion, that VVTL-I is amazing. also you might want to ask if the belt tensioner or engine lift bolts were ever repaired b/c i think those two things are a common problem.


last sentence is probobally the most important one to know


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Re: Celica help? [Re: ArumnDark] #155198 Apr 16, 1:31am Apr 16, 1:31am
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