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eLiTeViEtBoI
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eLiTeViEtBoI Apr 23, 6:49pm - #162702 

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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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RevMonster Apr 23, 6:53pm - #162703 

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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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SiLvErGt2001 Apr 23, 7:00pm - #162704 

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stefanoc Apr 23, 7:51pm - #162705 

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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
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DiabloGTS Apr 23, 7:59pm - #162706 

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get a late model 01, it's the best IMO. thumbsup

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psychomunkie Apr 23, 8:06pm - #162707 

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Hey Im a car dummie.. whats a lower rev limiter do?
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DiabloGTS Apr 23, 8:11pm - #162708 

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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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Veilside Apr 23, 8:30pm - #162709 
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Vampyre Apr 23, 8:31pm - #162710 

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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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joshilling Apr 23, 8:32pm - #162711 
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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.
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LUNATIC13 Apr 23, 8:36pm - #162712 

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I have a 2001 GTS with the automatic and manual trans...I LOVE IT...GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!! thumbsup
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joshilling Apr 23, 8:39pm - #162713 
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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
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eLiTeViEtBoI Apr 23, 9:56pm - #162714 

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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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eric_h Apr 23, 10:12pm - #162715 

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whys everyone saying not to get an 02, hes lookin at an 01... spineyes

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psychomunkie Apr 23, 11:47pm - #162716 

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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.
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slidr Apr 23, 11:56pm - #162717 

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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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faran325 Apr 24, 12:24am - #162718 

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Cool! 01' has proven to be the best!
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ArumnDark Apr 24, 4:45am - #162719 
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ToiletPaper Apr 24, 5:21am - #162720 
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CelicaRacer05 Apr 24, 4:58pm - #162721 

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Originally Posted by faran325
Cool! 01' has proven to be the best!


hey my 2000 is holding up really well...
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darksidecelica Apr 24, 6:07pm - #162722 

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the 00 and 01 are the best model celicas you can get
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spaztikid Apr 24, 6:21pm - #162723 
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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...
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theretiredpimp Apr 24, 6:51pm - #162724 

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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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