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ArumnDark
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ArumnDark Apr 15, 5:09am - #155182 
2004 Silver Streak Toyota Celica
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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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PnOyGtS Apr 15, 2:05pm - #155183 

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Dont get 2002 due to its rev limiter!
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DiabloGTS Apr 15, 2:15pm - #155184 

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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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Evan Apr 15, 2:19pm - #155185 

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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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DiabloGTS Apr 15, 2:27pm - #155186 

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must be nice, mine goes all over. thumbsdown

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mxsuperfly25 Apr 15, 2:34pm - #155187 
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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.
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ArumnDark Apr 15, 4:21pm - #155188 
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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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5280vvti Apr 15, 5:24pm - #155189 

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get an '01 with relatively low miles wink
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joshilling Apr 15, 5:29pm - #155190 
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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?
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NorwayGT Apr 15, 5:29pm - #155191 

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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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ArumnDark Apr 15, 7:38pm - #155192 
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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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Sultan Apr 15, 8:32pm - #155193 

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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
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Evan Apr 15, 9:02pm - #155194 

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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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Sultan Apr 15, 9:03pm - #155195 

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nice touches... should have waited one year
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Vampyre Apr 15, 11:01pm - #155196 

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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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eric_h Apr 16, 12:13am - #155197 

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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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xmangt1 Apr 16, 9:31am - #155198 

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