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Jun 4, 9:27am - #191871 
How does the Celica handle in the winter

I just got my Celica and I'm wondering how it will hold up to a Massachusetts winter. Everything is still stock, but I'm wondering if its going to be a sled come the snow. If anyone has had any experiences with it in the snow and slush let me know. Thanks

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Jun 4, 9:31am - #191872 
A lot of people have said it handles great in weather like that thumbsup


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Jun 4, 9:33am - #191873 
its great at the winter no worryes
i live in norway man its near the nordpole grin
i havent had any problems its one of the best cars i have drived at the winter thumbsup

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Jun 4, 9:35am - #191874 
Good to hear! I know I have a while before I worry about that but I was just wondering. Thanks

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Jun 4, 9:55am - #191876 
umm.. MINE BLEW IN THE WINTER!! smile

i had summer yoka avses100. .and they blew. i could even go anywhere on a flurry. . .

i got some Blizzzak ws50.. and all i can say it watch out now!. . . snow tires a good investment, that is my opinion or get all year tires. . . .

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Jun 4, 10:21am - #191878 
It all depends on the tires you have.

The first week of Jan I walked out to my car at around 8pm from a really long day at work to find my area was hit with a surprise snow storm. I still had the stock Yokahama summer tires on my Celi and it was a seriously scary ride home, it was more like ice skating than driving.

Next day I got a set of Michilan Artic Alpin's that practically turned my Celi into a snow cat. Check my profile for pictures of it in the snow.

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Jun 4, 10:21am - #191879 
It goes pretty good...

I've got Good year ultragrip ice... they work pretty good

I only stay stock in the snow one time...

that why I'm hesitate to lower it... rolleyes rolleyes


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Jun 4, 10:52am - #191880 
i dont drive it in the winter

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Jun 4, 11:14am - #191881 
If your going to drive it in winter for sure get winter tires makes the world of difference. Just get winter rubber for your stock rims and in the summer buy new rims and rubber.


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Jun 4, 11:22am - #191882 
i hope you have ABS , and i hope you have good winter tires


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Jun 4, 12:58pm - #191883 
it handles ok... just make sure you get some tall narrow snow tires, and if the snow is up to your bumper dont drive in it... look what happend to me one day in the celica... and its not that fun in the snow, unless you find a nice 4 lane street with no medians... then its nice to sled around in

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Jun 4, 12:59pm - #191884 
another, and the headlights never break in front end collesions on these cars, or atleast the wrecks i have seen the lights are always in tact

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Jun 4, 1:01pm - #191885 
ouch ! eek eek


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Jun 4, 2:43pm - #191886 
They handle alright in winter with good winter tires. Manuals better than autos since you can shift down to get control.

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Jun 4, 2:44pm - #191887 
^sucks thumbsdown


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Jun 4, 2:48pm - #191888 
it doesnt snow here


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Jun 4, 3:05pm - #191889 
Thats a rough pic. The previous owner just put 4 new tires on 3 months ago so I'll have to look closer at them to make sure they dont end up like CelicaRacer's car!

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Jun 4, 3:11pm - #191890 
mine handled damn good in this really bad storm that i just went into for no reason..

drove carefully and whadda know.


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Jun 4, 11:07pm - #191891 
mine goes GREAT in the winter!!! I have the good old black steel rims with witner tires. Worked great even with a 2" drop! I have Eibach Sportline drop, still fine in snow. thumbsup thumbsup

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Jun 5, 6:18pm - #191892 
wow man can that celica be fixed

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Jun 5, 10:38pm - #191893 
Originally Posted by SPec_ceLICA
If your going to drive it in winter for sure get winter tires makes the world of difference. Just get winter rubber for your stock rims and in the summer buy new rims and rubber.


lol ho drive in the winter with summer tiers?
is that normall were you live?

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Jun 5, 10:39pm - #191894 
and i juse pigg free tiers (all year tiers) and had no problem

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Jun 5, 11:56pm - #191895 
Mine is great in the snow. I put back on the gay hubcap rims, but I got good all season radials, Eagles, 50's and it goes anywhere. I ive in the lake Erie snowbelt. I don't know if I get as much snow as Oas, but we got 200 inches of snow this last winter, and the ground is covered 5 months a year. (sux!!). Here's a pic!!

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Jun 6, 12:12am - #191896 
man I wish I could have a winter like ^ that, oh well frown


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Jun 6, 6:25am - #191897 
Okay, I'm a dumbass, because I had no idea the Yoko's were not all year tires. lol I didn't have any problems in the snow with it. I just took it really slow and careful though.

But you should do that anyway when driving in snow. thumbsup


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Jun 6, 6:28am - #191898 
that is a very odd result in saying that a front wheel drive car is great in snow...i have always heard differently confused


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Jun 6, 6:29am - #191899 
opps nvm...that is a rear wheel car that does bad spineyes

ya the celica should be a beast in the snow thumbsup

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Jun 6, 8:10am - #191900 
Originally Posted by grcelica
Mine is great in the snow. I put back on the gay hubcap rims, but I got good all season radials, Eagles, 50's and it goes anywhere. I ive in the lake Erie snowbelt. I don't know if I get as much snow as Oas, but we got 200 inches of snow this last winter, and the ground is covered 5 months a year. (sux!!). Here's a pic!!

Damnit greg, why did you have to remind me of that white stuff?! We just got rid of it. wtf

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Jun 6, 1:10pm - #191901 
fwd is not a beast in the snow. the laws of physics go against it.

however teh celica will go great in teh snow WITH SNOWTIRES.

all lat winter all i heard was people saying the celica goes terribel in the snow use snowtires and you will go great it will be a tank. jstu make sure you use yoru head when youdrive in teh snow


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Jun 6, 1:38pm - #191902 
^^ that and the steering wheel...and the pedals thumbsup

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Jun 6, 10:19pm - #191903 
FWD>RWD in snow ;p

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Jun 6, 10:22pm - #191904 
whats snow grin

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Jun 6, 11:02pm - #191905 
Never had any problems with my Celica in the winter. Don't even have snow tires. Just be extra careful regardless of the tires you have on and you'll be straight. thumbsup


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Jun 7, 12:35am - #191906 
Wow, people here haven't really tried driving in the winter. Ever drive a WRX and a Celica back to back in Colorado snow conditions? Doesn't even compare. Celica is god-awful in the snow. However, if you get some good snow tires, and drive extra carefully, you'll be able to manage. Celica is too light. Becareful though.


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Jun 7, 2:42am - #191907 
Hhe well in Holland we don't really have strong winters.. but it rains all year.. so intermediates would be best for me I supose smile

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Jun 7, 5:45am - #191908 
Originally Posted by ollie526
I just got my Celica and I'm wondering how it will hold up to a Massachusetts winter. Everything is still stock, but I'm wondering if its going to be a sled come the snow. If anyone has had any experiences with it in the snow and slush let me know. Thanks


I live near Plymouth Mass, I drive my Celica Year round and I LOVE driving my celica in the snow. E-Brake= Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee spineyes

for real tho. Its a great winter car...just sux when you get stuck behind a sand truck cry


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Jun 7, 7:56am - #191909 
only problem about living in snowy states is the salt which causes rust and decay of your car...which is why i will never buy one in the North East...i will move to FL or CA first before i buy any car thumbsup

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Jul 2, 11:19am - #191910 
Originally Posted by Mp3Supply
umm.. MINE BLEW IN THE WINTER!! smile

i had summer yoka avses100. .and they blew. i could even go anywhere on a flurry. . .

i got some Blizzzak ws50.. and all i can say it watch out now!. . . snow tires a good investment, that is my opinion or get all year tires. . . .

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Jul 2, 12:08pm - #191911 
my car slid around like hell, partially due to nearing balding tires. getting winter tires will help in the future tremendously, but the car is damn light and wind, angle, even minimal speed should be treated with caution.

hey, i was suggested to go to www.TIRERACK.com for good prices on tires for your stock rims for the winter.

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Jul 2, 12:31pm - #191912 
It's good, just don't try to accelerate too hard and make sure you have at least all season tires.

I'm running some All Season Performance Bridgestones on my fronts right now and it snowed last winter and the car was fine, it was my first time driving in the snow and I became quite comfortable, enough to want to go out and play around in a parking lot with the car. smile


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Jul 3, 6:15pm - #191913 
yea tires is a must...i had basically bald tires last winter (rear) and my car handled like a mustang in the snow and wiped out on a turn in my neighborhood so good tires and ur all set thumbsup


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Jul 3, 6:20pm - #191914 
My Celica was one of the worst car I ever owned and drove in winter conditions. The best was my 85 VW and the most fun too. I improved matters by getting snow tires. Now it's the best car I ever owned and drove in winter conditions. Still too light though and the ass end has a tendency of swinging out too much while driving in a couple inches of snow.

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Jul 3, 7:36pm - #191915 
Never had a problem with it, even in 3-4" of unplowed roads. Ruts have a tendency to bump-steer a bit, tho the car normally does that anyway. Using Continental ContiEC2's. They look a lot like tractor tires but are good in the snow and wet. Just start out in 2nd and drive normal.

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Jul 4, 8:01am - #191916 
My car is like a skateboard on ice


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hm... i have no clue, guam is only dry and wet season! rofl

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Feb 16, 9:28pm - #450475 
First time driving 2002 Celica GT on ice/snow today. Not my first time driving on ice by any means. Comparing to all other Toyotas I've owned in the past I give the Celica a D. My tires are stock. I'm reading that the tires make a difference, but as far as I can tell, it's an issue of physics. Car is very light and braking was a major issue. I watched other motorists make it look easy this morning. My car was the only one seeming to have a hard time. Easily the least safe vehicle I've ever drove on ice.

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