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Thinking about getting this Celi #162702 Apr 23, 10:49am Apr 23, 10:49am
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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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Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: eLiTeViEtBoI] #162703 Apr 23, 10:53am Apr 23, 10:53am
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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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Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: RevMonster] #162704 Apr 23, 11:00am Apr 23, 11:00am
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Go for it! thumbsup

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: SiLvErGt2001] #162705 Apr 23, 11:51am Apr 23, 11:51am
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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

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: stefanoc] #162706 Apr 23, 11:59am Apr 23, 11:59am
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get a late model 01, it's the best IMO. thumbsup


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Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: DiabloGTS] #162707 Apr 23, 12:06pm Apr 23, 12:06pm
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Hey Im a car dummie.. whats a lower rev limiter do?

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: psychomunkie] #162708 Apr 23, 12:11pm Apr 23, 12:11pm
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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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Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: DiabloGTS] #162709 Apr 23, 12:30pm Apr 23, 12:30pm
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Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: DiabloGTS] #162710 Apr 23, 12:31pm Apr 23, 12:31pm
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What is DBW?? Is it just an American thing or was it also with the Canadian '03s?


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Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: DiabloGTS] #162711 Apr 23, 12:32pm Apr 23, 12:32pm
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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.

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: joshilling] #162712 Apr 23, 12:36pm Apr 23, 12:36pm
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I have a 2001 GTS with the automatic and manual trans...I LOVE IT...GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!! thumbsup

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: Vampyre] #162713 Apr 23, 12:39pm Apr 23, 12:39pm
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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

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: joshilling] #162714 Apr 23, 1:56pm Apr 23, 1:56pm
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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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Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: eLiTeViEtBoI] #162715 Apr 23, 2:12pm Apr 23, 2:12pm
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whys everyone saying not to get an 02, hes lookin at an 01... spineyes


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Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: DiabloGTS] #162716 Apr 23, 3:47pm Apr 23, 3:47pm
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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.

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: LUNATIC13] #162717 Apr 23, 3:56pm Apr 23, 3:56pm
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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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Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: slidr] #162718 Apr 23, 4:24pm Apr 23, 4:24pm
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Cool! 01' has proven to be the best!

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: eLiTeViEtBoI] #162719 Apr 23, 8:45pm Apr 23, 8:45pm
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Make sure to contact 'em and ask for pictures! Especially if you don't live close by.

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: Veilside] #162720 Apr 23, 9:21pm Apr 23, 9:21pm
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Originally Posted by Veilside
good choice thumbsup

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: faran325] #162721 Apr 24, 8:58am Apr 24, 8:58am
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Originally Posted by faran325
Cool! 01' has proven to be the best!


hey my 2000 is holding up really well...

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: CelicaRacer05] #162722 Apr 24, 10:07am Apr 24, 10:07am
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the 00 and 01 are the best model celicas you can get

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: darksidecelica] #162723 Apr 24, 10:21am Apr 24, 10:21am
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get an 03 GTS 6spd... Stafford has already solved the DBW problem and the interiors on the later models look nicer...

Re: Thinking about getting this Celi [Re: spaztikid] #162724 Apr 24, 10:51am Apr 24, 10:51am
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Seems like a good buy. You should try to test drive it and then move from there.


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