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May 9, 7:29am - #174906 
Nice Celica for sale on ebay

just lookin' around at cars today and found this:

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if only i had $21k lying around eh? makes you wonder why they did it to an auto, plus the white hoodscoop isn't the coolest either

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May 9, 8:34am - #174907 
thats a damn nice celi thumbsup

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May 9, 8:46am - #174908 
I was lookin at that thinking that was the tighest thing ever (minus a few things) and then i read auto and then I was just mad, haha!

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May 9, 9:15am - #174909 
thumbsup thumbsdown but still its a celica thumbsup


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May 9, 9:29am - #174910 
hehe... its owned by a member at NC.O named "Jersey Jay." Don't worry about it being an auto because it is still quick.

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May 9, 9:59am - #174911 
248 hp huh?

hmmm...maybe not. but anyway.

plus it's an auto--there's no point to it.

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May 9, 11:59pm - #174912 
Looks like the White Trial SC Celica, but not...hahaha!

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May 10, 12:42am - #174913 
No way it's that powerfull auto thumbsdown

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May 10, 1:21am - #174914 
If that thing actually dyno's at 248, it'd be insanely fast for an auto. Woudln't be "slow" at all. That being said, I somehow doubt it puts down that much HP to the wheels.


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May 10, 4:11am - #174915 
even if it did (questionable--but quite possible)...it'd still be a lot slower than a 6-spd with the same setup.

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May 10, 4:13am - #174916 
wow a GTS auto with a Turbo...

Maybe that will run 14's finally. rofl I find it hard to believe that HP figure, that's a lot of boost on a GTS, and an auto no doubt confused


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May 10, 4:17am - #174917 
^^ haha. i agree.

i could be wrong...but i think the guy 'magazine raced' except in horsepower form.

wonder if he really got it dynoed that high. confused

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May 10, 4:28am - #174918 
He has posted dynos of it before on NC. org. That is one of the first Turbo celis, it is all custom. The car is quick.

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May 10, 4:31am - #174919 
^^ well if that's the case -- more power to him thumbsup

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May 10, 4:34am - #174920 
Originally Posted by Jamey
He has posted dynos of it before on NC. org. That is one of the first Turbo celis, it is all custom. The car is quick.


He's a douche for buying an auto, even if it had 400HP, it's still a 4spd thatsfunny


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May 10, 4:39am - #174921 
^^^ Yeah but it will run circles around your car.

Now he owns a new vette. eek

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May 10, 4:40am - #174922 
that bastard! hahaha, well that certainly is an upgrade for sure thumbsup

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May 10, 4:45am - #174923 
I don't care if it will run circles around me when I'm walking.

An automatic GTS is a joke for Performance shocked

And I doubt it would run circles around me, because that thing will just spin it's tires on an autox track :P


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May 10, 4:50am - #174924 
thats nice eek

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May 10, 4:58am - #174925 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
I don't care if it will run circles around me when I'm walking.

An automatic GTS is a joke for Performance

And I doubt it would run circles around me, because that thing will just spin it's tires on an autox track tongue


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May 10, 5:39am - #174926 
If you don't believe me Caleb, then you've never driven an automatic in a high demand traction situation


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May 10, 6:03am - #174927 
^^ guess not.

but i do know that in order to downshift, you must firt upshift.

i would think that during times of acceleration (upshifting) a car with 248 whp would more than catch up and still be ahead of you for the time it took to slow down for the turn.

but anyway, thats just for the sake of argument..it really doesnt matter thumbsup

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May 10, 6:52am - #174928 
hmmm...it's only in philly...pondering this idea? smile

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May 10, 9:10am - #174929 
that is a nice car but it's an auto thumbsdown wink


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May 10, 9:16am - #174930 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
^^ guess not.

but i do know that in order to downshift, you must firt upshift.

i would think that during times of acceleration (upshifting) a car with 248 whp would more than catch up and still be ahead of you for the time it took to slow down for the turn.

but anyway, thats just for the sake of argument..it really doesnt matter thumbsup


running an automatic on an autox track would be interesting, because you wouldn't be able to control the location of the power as well.

I'd love to see a 240WHP FWD car take a turn after just changing into "1" and watch the tires go eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee thatsfunny


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May 10, 11:26am - #174931 
whats so wrong with an auto?


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May 10, 11:31am - #174932 
auto is thumbsdown but nice in morning trafickk thumbsup
but the celica is a "sport car" auto is for benzes

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May 10, 12:28pm - #174933 
Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
whats so wrong with an auto?


because an auto GTS is slower than a 5 speed GT.

If you intend to mod a car for Performance, as this person obviously did, then you are a moron if you buy an automatic. Some auto's are faster than manuals, but it kills the spirit of the driving experience.


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May 10, 12:38pm - #174934 
i will never understand why people look down on auto's. some of the fastest cars in the world are automatics. an example is the AMG E55, it's the fastest production based sedan in the world & it's got a 5 speed automatic transmission. or how about Porsche's new Chayenne, it's the fastest production based SUV in the world & it's got an auto in it too. plus in an auto you never hear guys bitch & complain about mis-shifting on the freeway & blowing their tranny and/or their engine.

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May 10, 12:42pm - #174935 
The reason that we bitch about auto's in our cars is that there is a MUCH bigger gap between manual/auto in the Celi than in most cars. The higher the powerband, the worse an automatic engine is. Think of where our powerband is spineyes


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May 10, 1:36pm - #174936 
That some nice looking celica.. thumbsup

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May 10, 1:39pm - #174937 
I don't care about the Performance, it's the spirit of driving.

Sure, in high end cars like that, and SUPER fast cars you need it because of the car.

In a celica, you don't need it. If you drive an auto, and your car is just a car to get around in, then no beef.

If you buy an auto, and you supe the car up with 30K worth of mods for Performance, what's the point when it's an auto. It takes no skill, no finess, and it ruins the driving spirit.


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May 10, 3:29pm - #174938 
Well, I think that I'm halfway between the two. Above mentioned types of people.

I never planned on going crazy with Performance mods. I also never really planned on racing my car. I just wanted something faster than what I was driving, with a backseat and trunk, that still drove like a sports car. I easily met all those requirements with my auto GTS. I even thought about getting a stick, but I listened to everyone who told me driving 17k miles a year in traffic would be horrible.

I think it was only AFTER I got the Celica and found this site, I started to get into the whole racing/performance scene. So basically, I bought a car to meet the criteria I wanted then... but since then, what I wanted has changed. I think this is what happens to many of us auto GTS owners. It's not that we expected our cars to be ultra fast, it's that our taste has changed since we bought it.


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May 10, 3:40pm - #174939 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
i will never understand why people look down on auto's. some of the fastest cars in the world are automatics. an example is the AMG E55, it's the fastest production based sedan in the world & it's got a 5 speed automatic transmission. or how about Porsche's new Chayenne, it's the fastest production based SUV in the world & it's got an auto in it too. plus in an auto you never hear guys bitch & complain about mis-shifting on the freeway & blowing their tranny and/or their engine.


None of those cars that you mention have a four cylinder engine with a powerband as high as ours.


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May 10, 4:34pm - #174940 
Convert it.

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May 10, 5:51pm - #174941 
^^ That will cost enough to buy a used GTS laughsilly


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May 10, 6:07pm - #174942 
I dont have a problem with auto. My car is an auto and i love it. Do i plan on modding it HELL YEA. But do i plan on dropping in a Turbo or nitro NO. I like my car for show and know what it can do. Im not goin to be that idiot next to you at the light revving his engine any time soon. But in the future i do plan on getting a manual. There is no one is better than the other just different needs for different users.

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