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Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? #181632 May 19, 10:33pm May 19, 10:33pm
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Why dose Toyota hate the Celica?
I swear toyota goes out of thier way to exclude Celica from any advertising.

Even the local dealer's will not so much as show a Celica in a background shot.

Yet I can't so much as clik on my tv without seeing a comerical for an Aura RSX, Mitsubishi Eclipse or Evo, Subaru WRX STi, Nissan Maxima and every other f**king sports car out there.

And don't even get me started on TRD.
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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #181633 May 19, 10:36pm May 19, 10:36pm
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Well Scion is get most of the attention

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #181634 May 19, 10:42pm May 19, 10:42pm
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toyota hates the celica becuase they are noobs.

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #181635 May 19, 10:51pm May 19, 10:51pm
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well how can we forget the "looks fast" commercials? wink

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: nebraskaGTS] #181636 May 19, 10:53pm May 19, 10:53pm
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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: DaBigTickett] #181637 May 19, 11:03pm May 19, 11:03pm
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im with ya on that... angry angry oh well, we know how awesome the car is right? thumbsup

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: 2003cbgts] #181638 May 19, 11:09pm May 19, 11:09pm
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well the Celica doesn't exactly have as much potential customers as say a Camry, or Scion cars. It is a wiser desicion from a bussiness stand point to get the most customers. But I agree how it sucks the Celica gets less coverage on tv but at the same time happy so people are like wow what car is that.. tongue


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: Erick] #181639 May 19, 11:24pm May 19, 11:24pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
well the Celica doesn't exactly have as much potential customers as say a Camry, or Scion cars. It is a wiser desicion from a bussiness stand point to get the most customers. But I agree how it sucks the Celica gets less coverage on tv but at the same time happy so people are like wow what car is that.. tongue

I agree with everything you said. thumbsup

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: LostAngel] #181640 May 20, 5:51am May 20, 5:51am
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They have stopped marketing it because it's hard to sell a 180HP car to the masses.

99% of people think that a cars worth is equal to it's HP.

These people buy Mustangs, Firebirds, etc.

What they fail to realize, is that a stock celica will walk all over them in the corners. Too little, too late, and Toyota pulled the plug just like any other company with a failing product


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: DiabloGTS] #181641 May 20, 7:28am May 20, 7:28am
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thats true agree with you my friend

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: LostAngel] #181642 May 20, 7:42am May 20, 7:42am
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Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by Erick
well the Celica doesn't exactly have as much potential customers as say a Camry, or Scion cars. It is a wiser desicion from a bussiness stand point to get the most customers. But I agree how it sucks the Celica gets less coverage on tv but at the same time happy so people are like wow what car is that.. tongue

I agree with everything you said. thumbsup
Third that even though celica's are all over the place out here.. but only a few i see are all moded out

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: nebraskaGTS] #181643 May 20, 8:12am May 20, 8:12am
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When was the last time you seen an ad for a Viper, or Corvette. Not that the celica is in the same class, but I think people who want it, find it.

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: robare99] #181644 May 20, 8:39am May 20, 8:39am
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Rarity = attention...

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but a camry blends into the crowd as do some other luxery boxy looking cars.. grin

The celica has form something different from a corrola happywink


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: Erick] #181645 May 20, 8:47am May 20, 8:47am
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Celica's sell themselves. If you go to a dealer and look around the lot you'll notice that there aren't very many celicas if any. They sell quick.


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: DiabloGTS] #181646 May 20, 10:41am May 20, 10:41am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
They have stopped marketing it because it's hard to sell a 180HP car to the masses.

99% of people think that a cars worth is equal to it's HP.

These people buy Mustangs, Firebirds, etc.

What they fail to realize, is that a stock celica will walk all over them in the corners. Too little, too late, and Toyota pulled the plug just like any other company with a failing product


ok i don't know about taking a camaro in the twisties a mustang yes they have horrid handaling but ive driven a 02 ss and it will out preform my 00 gts every way possable

but my celica also is 60$ less amonth in insurance and i can actually drive it in the snow


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: robare99] #181647 May 20, 10:51am May 20, 10:51am
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Originally Posted by robare99
When was the last time you seen an ad for a Viper, or Corvette. Not that the celica is in the same class, but I think people who want it, find it.


Totally agree...They don't "Hate" the Celica rofl

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #181648 May 20, 11:50am May 20, 11:50am
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the celica 7th gen is winding down...it is unfortunate that toyota did not have the foresight to compete with future sports coupe (aka EVO,WRX,350Z...even our rival the 2.0L 200hp RSX-S which responds better to mods than our 7th gens)...instead it went to compete with the current sports coupe at the time of it's release aka GSR, ITR, etc. still, the celica is a great car...uber fun to drive and LOOKS GREAT. toyota realises where the celica is at...and for now, scion is the priority. wether an 8th gen is real is yet to be seen...


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? #181650 May 20, 1:45pm May 20, 1:45pm
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Toyota's current ad campaign is a classic example;

The "Toyota Nationwide Sales Drive"

The commercial is centered around a racing theme with lots of black and white checkered flags and Toyota vehicles driving fast (mostly trucks) and the announcer uses lots of words like sporty..fast..performace..etc, but not a Celica or MR2 anywhere in sight.

I agree that they don't really "hate" the Celica per say, and that Celica pretty much sells itself, and according to my dealer new ones don't stay on the lot for more than a week.

But Damn it would be nice if their advertising at least acknowledged the existence of the Celica.

And better TRD support! Matrix and Corolla get superchargers b4 us, that's messed up. Would it be so hard for TRD to release a CAI or ECU tweaks..etc etc?

Yeah I know there are a million marketing reasons why they dont and they all suck.

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #181651 May 20, 2:45pm May 20, 2:45pm
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if you search, it's gone over numerous times...
i explained why in one of those threads. spineyes


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: VSGTS14] #181652 May 20, 5:12pm May 20, 5:12pm
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they should have come out with a 7nth gen all-trac with 250 HP. that would be able to compete with the biggies. thumbsup too bad toyota is dumb like that spineyes


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: fastceli2001] #181653 May 20, 8:06pm May 20, 8:06pm
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They've been making stupid decisions every since they stopped making the Hachi Roku and stopped competing in the WRC.

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: EbisuDriver] #181654 May 20, 8:41pm May 20, 8:41pm
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I hope they are just going to stop producing our car this year and maybe give us a few more TRD mods, as there already is a good number of important parts for the car from Toyota.

I have no idea what's with the lack of adds, I guess they are more focused on their cars that sell well.. that and the Celica is overpriced, the RSX is a bit cheaper and I think is better known (perhaps thanks to the Type-R) but otherwise I have no idea.

My only complaint about the Celica overall is how it is overpriced, a bit underpowered (I think just more torque would even it out) and that TRD charges so much..otherwise I'm fine. I like how are car isn't really trendy like the Civic or RSX and that it's comming slightly rare and that there has been talk of discontinueing it be it rumor or not. Well that and everyone thinks it's a slow car but that's fine.. people will find out the hard way.


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: GTSHYPR] #181655 May 20, 11:05pm May 20, 11:05pm
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Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Celica's sell themselves. If you go to a dealer and look around the lot you'll notice that there aren't very many celicas if any. They sell quick.


Yeah the car sells itself that why you can never find them at end of the year clearences. I've had a good amount of people come up to me and say "nice car" or something to that effect and mines basically stock.

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: fonz182] #181656 May 21, 11:03am May 21, 11:03am
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i like that the celica is not on tv b/c than everyone will have one like mustangs and cars like that

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: celicagirl03] #181657 May 21, 11:40am May 21, 11:40am
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take a trip down to your local automotive parts store and look at all the bottles of cleaning/polishing chemicals... there are AT LEAST two brands with Celica happily displayed on the front label wave


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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: isaac] #181658 May 21, 12:03pm May 21, 12:03pm
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why would other cars retrofit celica headlamps into their cars.. celica sells itself cause it has exotic appeal grin

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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: isaac] #181659 May 21, 12:07pm May 21, 12:07pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
take a trip down to your local automotive parts store and look at all the bottles of cleaning/polishing chemicals... there are AT LEAST two brands with Celica happily displayed on the front label wave


Isaac is right.. I forgot all about that..why would a company put our car on a company if it didn't think it looks nice..

ie: [b]Mothers California Gold Trigger Wash [b] happywink

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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: Erick] #181660 May 22, 4:14pm May 22, 4:14pm
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Toyota doesn't need to advertise...

Just look at how many Celicas roam the streets. It gets annoying at times.

Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: Donegan] #181661 May 22, 9:06pm May 22, 9:06pm
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Re: Why dose Toyota hate the Celica? [Re: kevin2] #181662 May 23, 7:03am May 23, 7:03am
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Toyota does look like they have Scion crazy. The Celica looks great and the Scion is butt ugly. But what car is in all the adds? Scion! Toyota made a mistake with the apparently unmodifiable 180 hp GTS engine. 20 to 40 more hp would get a lot more people buying these things. The stock RSX is cheaper with more power and features than the Celica. The GTS is overpriced for the target market buying these cars. 27 grand for a 180 hp engine? Why hasn't Toyota came out with a competitive engine that will keep up with the competition? Toyota is asleep at the wheel with the Celica.

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I agree wit yoU people!!!!
A celica is Hot!!!, And there aren't much advertising for it, o WeLl, at least we show them on the track how good this car is;. cool


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and its soon 5 years old likr any otehr fhinks you get tierd of it and start somfhing new grin

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