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ollie526
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ollie526 Jun 4, 4:27pm - #191871 
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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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Erick Jun 4, 4:31pm - #191872 

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A lot of people have said it handles great in weather like that thumbsup

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oas Jun 4, 4:33pm - #191873 
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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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ollie526 Jun 4, 4:35pm - #191874 
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Good to hear! I know I have a while before I worry about that but I was just wondering. Thanks
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Mp3Supply Jun 4, 4:55pm - #191876 

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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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GTS2003BLK Jun 4, 5:21pm - #191878 

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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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SSCarbonGTS Jun 4, 5:21pm - #191879 

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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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KULOD Jun 4, 5:52pm - #191880 

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i dont drive it in the winter
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SPec_ceLICA Jun 4, 6:14pm - #191881 

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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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element_celica Jun 4, 6:22pm - #191882 

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i hope you have ABS , and i hope you have good winter tires

rip celi...
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CelicaRacer05 Jun 4, 7:58pm - #191883 

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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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CelicaRacer05 Jun 4, 7:59pm - #191884 

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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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SSCarbonGTS Jun 4, 8:01pm - #191885 

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ouch ! eek eek

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mikalous Jun 4, 9:43pm - #191886 

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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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mastro543 Jun 4, 9:44pm - #191887 

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truboo Jun 4, 9:48pm - #191888 
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ollie526 Jun 4, 10:05pm - #191889 
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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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VSGTS14 Jun 4, 10:11pm - #191890 

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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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00GTShope Jun 5, 6:07am - #191891 

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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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driver Jun 6, 1:18am - #191892 

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wow man can that celica be fixed
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oas Jun 6, 5:38am - #191893 
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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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oas Jun 6, 5:39am - #191894 
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and i juse pigg free tiers (all year tiers) and had no problem
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grcelica Jun 6, 6:56am - #191895 

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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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Subarashi Jun 6, 7:12am - #191896 

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man I wish I could have a winter like ^ that, oh well frown

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Heat Jun 6, 1:25pm - #191897 
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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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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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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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LostAngel Jun 6, 3:10pm - #191900 
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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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Krayze Jun 6, 8:10pm - #191901 

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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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^^ that and the steering wheel...and the pedals thumbsup

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Vant Jun 7, 5:19am - #191903 
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FWD>RWD in snow ;p
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spaztikid Jun 7, 5:22am - #191904 
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theretiredpimp Jun 7, 6:02am - #191905 

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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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jyboygenius Jun 7, 7:35am - #191906 
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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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SaddY Jun 7, 9:42am - #191907 
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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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Sara Jun 7, 12:45pm - #191908 

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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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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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Virtuous_One Jul 2, 6:19pm - #191910 

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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. . . .

just my experience


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e_degala Jul 2, 7:08pm - #191911 

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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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Vampyre Jul 2, 7:31pm - #191912 

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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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silverceli21 Jul 4, 1:15am - #191913 

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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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hephaestus Jul 4, 1:20am - #191914 
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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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lcurrie39 Jul 4, 2:36am - #191915 
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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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hm... i have no clue, guam is only dry and wet season! rofl
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brandibug29 Feb 17, 4:28am - #450475 
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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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