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kato
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kato May 21, 4:46pm - #182556 

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2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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texas
The 3 cars that always try to race my Celica...

1. Honda Civic
2. Ford Mustang
3. Volkswagon Jetta (this one always perplexes me...)

80% of the time if i am near one of these cars on the road they see my celi and try to race me...

Does this happen to anyone else?
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Celicacutie
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Celicacutie May 21, 4:50pm - #182557 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
Basically any car that I am next to tries to race me or "show me up". Never knew that looking ahead or not giving them a 2nd glance means I want to initiate a race.
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RicePowered
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RicePowered May 21, 4:51pm - #182558 
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I don't race ... I just let them do their stupid flybys.
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ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct May 21, 4:58pm - #182559 

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Woodland Hills, CA
Originally Posted by kato

3. Volkswagon Jetta (this one always perplexes me...)



why? a 1.8T has more tq than a GTS and have been proven to give us GTS owners trouble stock for stock...

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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kato
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kato May 21, 5:19pm - #182560 

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2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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texas
I dont race them either i just let em do thier flyby as well...

As for being perplexed by the jetta racers, the people driving the cars just dont look like the type that would like to race... at least in my case...like soccer moms and stuff
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CeLlYgT04
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CeLlYgT04 May 21, 5:51pm - #182561 

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Originally Posted by RicePowered
I don't race ... I just let them do their stupid flybys.


Same here
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ct
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ct May 21, 5:56pm - #182562 

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2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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Woodland Hills, CA
Originally Posted by kato
As for being perplexed by the jetta racers, the people driving the cars just dont look like the type that would like to race


you'd be surprised...i had a group of teenagers rev at me...i have a GTS...they were in an echo...i believe racing is a mind set and not entirely judged on what equipment you have. i have a celica and tend to lean toward Performance mods but don't race...those guys in an echo race maybe 10 times a week...lol

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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GTQuentin
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GTQuentin May 21, 7:01pm - #182563 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Northern VA
I had a civic chanlange me today in trafic spineyes. There not the smartest guys. So far ive had

civics
eclipe
s2000
jetta
integra
contintneal (lol)
acord

yea racings dumb (well at lesat street racing)
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spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid May 21, 7:03pm - #182564 
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1974 Toyota Celica

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LA
i've done...

mustang
f150
ranger
jetta 1.8t



hmm... think thats it...

never raced a honda though
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psychomunkie
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psychomunkie May 21, 9:32pm - #182565 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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SD, California
I'm one of those drivers that looks at other drivers. not for any reason, I just like to see who's next to me. But they always take it like I want to race. It was funny though, one time after this guy decided he wanted to race me (civic), I looked up ahead and saw the front of a cop car (waiting to pull someone over). So I just plainly looked at the guy next to me, lights turned green and he peeled out, I sat there for a sec and then started to casually drive... cop ripped out and pulled him over ha. Stupid people.
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Johnny_Wolf May 22, 5:47am - #182566 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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...I've been doin' this for years. When they "rev" you give m your best race face, left hand on the wheel, right on the stick, watch the other light, when it turns yellow rev up, and when you get the green...take off slow like your Grandma is in the passenger seat and your on the way to church. tongue
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v3n0m
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v3n0m May 22, 6:43am - #182567 

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St. George, UT
^ rofl rofl rofl

This happened to me 3 times in the two yrs that I've had my car (it had everything but the kit) Now that I have a kit, it's happened three times in two days. I just flip them off, turn up the stereo, & watch them get pissed off grin
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morris
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morris May 22, 6:44am - #182568 
2000 White Toyota Celica GT
BerraquĆ­sima!
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Orange County, CA
Originally Posted by RicePowered
I don't race ... I just let them do their stupid flybys.


rolleyes Specially those honda civic (sedan!!! ohboy)
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cycocelica May 22, 7:07am - #182569 

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Originally Posted by RicePowered
I don't race ... I just let them do their stupid flybys.


yeah they feel really cool after that, like they accomplished something in life...
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RevMonster
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RevMonster May 22, 7:21am - #182570 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Orange County, Ca
Every moron out here in a civic wants to race. Most people actually think they are hella fast stock, just because so many people rice and race them rolleyes

Other than that, its usually POS rice rockets. There are enough expensive cars in OC that most people don't consider a Celica some huge sports car to race.

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Anonymous May 22, 1:31pm - #182571 
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i would pretend to race...then back off on the line...then when the realize i am not racing...ill floor it and beat there ass thumbsup
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gtstrdstyle May 22, 3:43pm - #182572 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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NNK- VIRGINIA
i just dont bother with any one who really isnt worth my time. Except when guys yell out the window"Yo baby, what you doin in the GT, why did you put a gts sticker on it" or "BABY, why dont you let me show you how to drive that car" which intially ends up me having to stop and slow down for me to get my money... Couple of times they didnt wanna pay and that was a big mistake... grin

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oas May 22, 4:45pm - #182573 
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eaven old peepz in sabbs and suzukis try to race me i fhink they feel cool i jsut satnding in a ligth suddently i feel he pulls and i cant keep up in my GT i lol but they stop on the speed limit and i dont know if its only my GT but it suck on low gears
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BaTMaN_4
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BaTMaN_4 May 22, 5:40pm - #182574 

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McAllen, TX
Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by kato

3. Volkswagon Jetta (this one always perplexes me...)



why? a 1.8T has more tq than a GTS and have been proven to give us GTS owners trouble stock for stock...


Really????? I smoke 1.8Ts in my GT, those cars are slow and heavy stock. Now once you put like a chip in it then they haul a$$. The one that is faster is the VR6 cant beat those but 1.8Ts arent worth my time anymore thumbsup
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GTS2003BLK May 22, 6:35pm - #182575 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Portland, Oregon
The blessing\curse of 7th Gen Celica is that allot of other drivers take one look at it and immediately feel the need to prove themselves. Like it seriously intimidates or threatens them for some reason.

I kind of expect this from other sport compacts; it's the ridiculous antics of the truck and suv crowd that leaves me shaking my head. It reminds me of those cartoons where a giant elephant comes completely unhinged by the sight of a mouse.
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d3m6nGTS03 May 22, 6:54pm - #182576 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Frisco
i have a lowered gts with action package so little kids automatically think i want to race. i normally go 80-90 on the freeway, this one time a four door integ was trying to keep up with me... i got really annoyed and smoked his ass. usually i try to ignore the "hardcore" people at the lights... it gets really irritating.
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HiCkS
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HiCkS May 22, 7:10pm - #182577 

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All over
i havent had anyone try to race me yet in my GTS, and there are mustang's all over here.


b4 my GTS i had a 87 Trans AM GTA with the 350 in it, ppl used to race me all the time. One time i had a 50 year old man next to me in an old Stingray, he started to rev his engine, i was like ok, i'll prolly get my ass kicked but ya never know. light turned green, both shot forward and then he suddenly stopped. Stalled!


haha pwned
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hephaestus May 22, 8:54pm - #182578 
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New Jersey
I would rather have some punk in a Civic or Jetta try to race me than some soccer mom in a minivan. That's all I get is soccer moms, pissed suits in SUVs, and drunken trailer trash driving F-150's who all are convinced that they are driving race cars.
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VSGTS14
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VSGTS14 May 22, 9:13pm - #182579 

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Milford, NJ
you know, for as many ricers i pass, nobody ever wants to race...this is with my celica
maybe cause they know my celica was either slow or they think it's really fast...it's not either one though. idc though, i don't need to race dumb people.

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robare99
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robare99 May 23, 3:29am - #182580 

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Alberta, Canada
Some people think every damn red light is a starting tree. I'm waiting to go and there's some retard in a minivan. Light turns green and he just floors it. LOL it like man you think I'm even going to try. Round here Cavaliers & Sunfires sometimes try. I don't really race them at all.
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Nautique65
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Nautique65 May 23, 4:57am - #182581 
2001 red to blue Toyota Celica GT
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TN, Hendersonville
people i see on the road almost never want to race me..they are all too busy going eek... rofl
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darksidecelica
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darksidecelica May 23, 5:55am - #182582 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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civics and integras pester me alot
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LoFlyer
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LoFlyer May 23, 1:11pm - #182583 

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2004 Toyota Celica

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Covington,GA
Just got my 2nd brand new Celica a month ago. GTS w/action pkg. No one has wanted to race, and I don't think I would do so. But, the cops really give me the eye. I deliberately drive conservative but the darn car just looks fast. A few notes. The car seems sort of slow coming out of the hole, but once you take it to 8000 RPM and shift you only drop down to 5000 and have plenty of torque at that range. This is not a drag racer. It is a great car for mountain roads and cruising. My previous Celica was a 86 ST and I got 210,000 miles out of it before getting my new one. There is no comparison between the two vehicles. The old Celica drove like a Corolla. The new one drives like a race car in comparison. No mods are planned on my new Celica besides eventually upgrading the stereo.
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Veilside May 23, 2:56pm - #182584 
2004 RED Toyota Celica GT
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in belgium most of the racers are old bmw's or golf's grin

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Vampyre May 23, 7:28pm - #182585 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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British Columbia, Canada
Those happen to be three of the most common cars on the road.. so naturally your chances of comming into a race with one is a pretty high percentage.

So far I've taken on:

Civic
newer Grand Am
Cadillac DeVille Coupe
midly chased a Porsche 944
Chevy SS truck

Can't remember what else.. I've had run in's with other cars.

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mxsuperfly25
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mxsuperfly25 May 23, 11:16pm - #182586 
2000 Black Toyota Celica
Adrenaline
2000 Toyota Celica

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PA
RSX Type S, i hate this kid, he purposely gets next to me at the lights. i never want to race b/c there are mad cops around this spot, and the two 12"jlw3v2's weigh me down quite a bit. plus i don't want to get smoked lol. i have a 6spd gts, has anyone w/a gts raced a type s? what was the outcome?
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psychomunkie
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psychomunkie May 23, 11:36pm - #182587 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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SD, California
^^just pretend to want to race him.. watch him speed off and get a ticket.. then drive by and wave wave But dont let the cop see you wave. thumbsup
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BaDukaDunk
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BaDukaDunk May 24, 2:37am - #182588 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Ohio
I love getting in front someone on the highway and then they come back and get in front of u...it happens to me all the time...i proceed to throw it in 5th and cut them off ahahahahhaha non-celica owners suck
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