The is the history of my celica and I.
It's was a birthday gift I bought to myself. I went down to a car auction at Philly a week before my birthday (two months ago). Nasty weather. It was raining at around 32 degree and the whole site was covered in snow (snowed the day before). Out of the twelves GTS, only six showed up because of the bad weather. I was soaky wet for six hours out there in the lot waiting for the car to pull up. The first one, missed because I showed up late due to traffic . Second one, mileage too high
. Third one, '02 model and low mileage (price + ECU replacement out of my budget)
. Forth one, 01' at 29,000 in perfect condition. Perfect match but my dealer friend was nowhere to be found and I cannot bid without a dealer license
. Fifth, auto. Sixth, great match but no moonroof, wtf
Then how did I get my car? Just when I was about to give up, I saw an unlisted new arrival celica. No information about this car (GTS?color?mileage?year?manual/auto?) I had to walk in the rain/snow mixed (3inch) for ten minutes to find the physical car in lot and dig it out of the snow with bare hand. First, found the GTS embelm
. Then, stick shift.
Interior, not too clean but I can care less at this point (half frozen). Checked year in door label to be 00'.
The final thing to check is the milleage, 54000. Acceptable. Thank you, God.
The mileage was high and doesn't seem as new when compare to the third one I saw but I went for it anyway. 54k mileage 00' silver Manual GTS at $11500 (before tax, destination charge, cleaning, paper work and fee to close the aucton). I was unable to check for dent because of the snow but I was surprise to find that it has been well taken care of both interior, exterior and mechanically. I can see that all replacement part are from toyota (clutch, timing beat and even tire.)
Over all, it has been good to me. Sorry, if I am unable to provide the history on the car. This is only my history with my car. I just tells the story because I always feel faith arrange me with this car that somehow I will end up with this car no matter what I did that day.
As the the previous owner, I think I have some hints. All radio channels are preseted to some spanish channels or otherwise Hiphop. Then there are traces of purple nail polish around the stick. I will buy a car fax report to find out whether it's a hispanic lady
or a drag queen