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Apr 23, 11:49am - #162702 
Thinking about getting this Celi

I'm thinking about purchasing this '01 Celica GTS 6-speed manual in a little while. I've been told that the late '01 models were the better ones to get since they don't use DBW and are better for Turboing in the future. I am asking everybody's opinion if this is a good deal. The CARFAX is clean and good. Thanks for the input. Celica


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Apr 23, 11:53am - #162703 
Go for an 00 or 01 model if you plan to Turbo. The 2002 has the stupid lower rev limiter, and the 03+ cars have DBW.


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Apr 23, 12:00pm - #162704 
Go for it! thumbsup

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Apr 23, 12:51pm - #162705 
i think thats a good deal since its from a lexus dealer. but its not certified?
ur gonna need to change the ecu for better rev limit probably if you a racer type

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Apr 23, 12:59pm - #162706 
get a late model 01, it's the best IMO. thumbsup


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Apr 23, 1:06pm - #162707 
Hey Im a car dummie.. whats a lower rev limiter do?

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Apr 23, 1:11pm - #162708 
Originally Posted by psychomunkie

Hey Im a car dummie.. whats a lower rev limiter do?


On the 2002 GTS, the car cannot rev past redline. On other model years, you can rev past redline, to 8350 RPM.

This makes it easier to "land lift," meaning when you change from 1st to 2nd gear, the revs stay above 6500 RPM, meaning the car never drops out of the powerband.

the 2002 GTS is like .5 or .6 seconds slower because of this limiter. wave


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Apr 23, 1:30pm - #162709 
good choice thumbsup


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Apr 23, 1:31pm - #162710 
What is DBW?? Is it just an American thing or was it also with the Canadian '03s?


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Apr 23, 1:32pm - #162711 
Talk him down in price. He should go lower. Never pay the original asking price for a used car. The dealer probably gave 2K lower on the trade and has room to work. Check to bluebook and look for a private party to buy from.
The 02 rev limiter really has nothing to do with Turboing the car. If you Turbo'd it the entire torque curve would change and "lift" wouldn't matter like it does for NA.

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Apr 23, 1:36pm - #162712 
I have a 2001 GTS with the automatic and manual trans...I LOVE IT...GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!! thumbsup

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Apr 23, 1:39pm - #162713 
Originally Posted by Vampyre
What is DBW?? Is it just an American thing or was it also with the Canadian '03s?


DBW = drive by wire. IE no throttle cable

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Apr 23, 2:56pm - #162714 
How can I tell if that particular Celi is a late '01 model by the VIN? What numbers should I be looking for?


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Apr 23, 3:12pm - #162715 
whys everyone saying not to get an 02, hes lookin at an 01... spineyes


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Apr 23, 4:47pm - #162716 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by psychomunkie
Hey Im a car dummie.. whats a lower rev limiter do?


On the 2002 GTS, the car cannot rev past redline. On other model years, you can rev past redline, to 8350 RPM.

This makes it easier to "land lift," meaning when you change from 1st to 2nd gear, the revs stay above 6500 RPM, meaning the car never drops out of the powerband.

the 2002 GTS is like .5 or .6 seconds slower because of this limiter. wave


Thank you for clarifying.

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Apr 23, 4:56pm - #162717 
Originally Posted by LUNATIC13
I have a 2001 GTS with the automatic and manual trans...I LOVE IT...GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!! thumbsup
You mean that you have an auto that you can sorta drive like a manual?


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Apr 23, 5:24pm - #162718 
Cool! 01' has proven to be the best!

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Apr 23, 9:45pm - #162719 
Make sure to contact 'em and ask for pictures! Especially if you don't live close by.

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Apr 23, 10:21pm - #162720 
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Apr 24, 9:58am - #162721 
Originally Posted by faran325
Cool! 01' has proven to be the best!


hey my 2000 is holding up really well...

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Apr 24, 11:07am - #162722 
the 00 and 01 are the best model celicas you can get

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Apr 24, 11:21am - #162723 
get an 03 GTS 6spd... Stafford has already solved the DBW problem and the interiors on the later models look nicer...

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Apr 24, 11:51am - #162724 
Seems like a good buy. You should try to test drive it and then move from there.


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