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Jae
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Jae May 12, 7:16am - #177113 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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changin my car in to stick

i have 2001 gts auto
ok everyone is telling me that i should just trade my car in for a stick. but that would cost a lot, wouldn't it?
lets figure this out people...
my car worth 16,000$ right now on kbb.com new gts cost 22,000(at least that' how much i got for mine with tax and regit include) i owe about 3000 on my car, so 16000-3000=13000, 22000-13000=7000, so the total is $7000 for trading my car for stick, isn't that a lot???
not to mention, i have to take all the parts off my car.
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gtscelica05 May 12, 7:44am - #177114 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
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too much work changing an auto to a stick. ur better off trading ur auto for the gts 6 speed.

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Erick May 12, 7:55am - #177115 

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darn i was thinking of doing the same thing.. cept from auto gt to stick gt.. since don't gts have more problems as compared to gt? confused

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spaztikid May 12, 7:58am - #177116 
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find away to destroy your tranny if your under warantee still wink
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RevMonster May 12, 8:13am - #177117 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
find away to destroy your tranny if your under warantee still wink


That won't do it. I had this same question when I was a n00b and wasn't thinking.

You'd have to destroy the car to change it from auto to stick. It's not only the tranny. It's the shifter, the clutch, the gauges, I'm assuming the ECU... lots of things. It could be done, but why would you want to?

The reason it seems like so much ($7k) is because you're comparing used to new. If you look at your exact same car, from the same year with the same mileage, you could probably MAKE money by going to a stick.

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DiabloGTS May 12, 12:46pm - #177118 

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revmonster is right, if you sold your car and went with the same MY stick, you'd make money b/c auto's are worth more (book)

but, for $7K you could have a new GTS, with black interior, orange lights all around, better lift bolts... thumbsup

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My Sixth Gear May 12, 1:42pm - #177119 
2003 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica
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changing the auto to stick isn't really a good idea on newer cars, because you have to change a lot of things because the car was MEANT to be an automatic not a stick shift, just trade it in for a 2003 or 2004 with black interior and orange all around looks really nice thumbsup thumbsup

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Pink_Panther
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Pink_Panther May 12, 1:47pm - #177120 

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you dont need to buy a new gts, buy a 2002 or something with low miles, youll save a lot just on deprication.

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Pink_Panther
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Pink_Panther May 12, 1:47pm - #177121 

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werent you just talking about getting a sedan or truck for 30g's?

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My Sixth Gear May 12, 1:48pm - #177122 
2003 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by Pink_Panther
you dont need to buy a new gts, buy a 2002 or something with low miles, youll save a lot just on deprication.

you can get a used 2003 with low miles

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oas May 12, 2:17pm - #177123 
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is it cheaper to buy an auto?
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SPec_ceLICA May 12, 3:18pm - #177124 

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Should have got the stick in the first place

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nebraskaGTS May 12, 3:44pm - #177125 

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if you're gonna go with the pain of changing an auto to to a manual, might as well just put in a 2jz while you are at it wink
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tru_Asiatik_Pride
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tru_Asiatik_Pride May 12, 4:13pm - #177126 

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damn jae your really obssess about this conversion rofl rofl
i say just wait till you can afford another car and this time buy a manual thumbsup
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CID498 May 12, 4:27pm - #177127 

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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
damn jae your really obssess about this conversion rofl rofl
i say just wait till you can afford another car and this time buy a manual thumbsup


True so very true, hahaha.

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