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fossey Jun 8, 1:59am - #194309 
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difference between SX and ZR?

hi, im new to this forum..
in about a year im looking at buying a celica. i want a 95 - 99 model because i like like the shape above all, and i cant aford anything newer that 2000. so.. now my question is should i look at buying a SX or ZR. what is the difference between these?
thanks

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OzzyZR Jun 8, 3:58am - #194310 

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welcome fossey wave

different model names in australia... U.S. has GT & GTS

not sure about the 95-99 model, as this site is mainly 99 onwards & im getting a 2000 model and have only researched that model.

so not sure if the differences between SX & ZR are same, but current model are ZR has sunroof, alloy pedals, 2 tone interior, cruise control, 6cd in-dash stacker, fog-lights, leather wheel & knob, 16inch rims, and maybe a couple more creature comforts. All this is standard for ZR.

both the 2000 ZR & SX have VVTLi, but 95 & 99 don't have that engine anyway. there were a 2.2l & a 2litre so maybe the ZR has the bigger engine. sorry but the Performance of the sx & zr your lookin at are poor compared to the new engine

IMO the only decent australian celica prior to the VVTLi engine put in the current model is the GT4 (turbo 4wheel drive) made in the 95 - 99 period.

hope this helps thumbsup

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OzzyZR Jun 8, 4:03am - #194311 

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how much ya lookin at spending? you can pick up a 2000 sx for less than 25k no worries... which state ya in???

drop into this thread sometime too...

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...#Post1870032946

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fossey Jun 8, 10:02am - #194312 
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im looking at spend $15000AU, at the most 18K. i know its not much but its my first car, so dont say im aiming though, i want a good car that i can put some good engine mods on that will last me at least 5 yrs, hows that sound smile .. so i guessed i would get somethin like a 97' celica...
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OzzyZR Jun 8, 10:20pm - #194313 

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can't argue with that... don't know how those celica's respond to mods, but should be a good ride.

had a bit better of a look & the ZR & SX both seem to come in the 2.2 litre, and yeah the ZR just has bigger rims, & more creature comforts & stylish bits

good luck with ya purchase thumbsup you'll need most of ya 18 large though

heres a teaser...
1870034650-CelicaZR.JPG

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fossey Jun 9, 1:20pm - #194314 
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mmm... thats probably what i want, its pretty nice..
thanks for your help, ill worry more bout it in a year when the time comes, ill research the mods and stuff then.

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u like the newer ones?? confused
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fossey Jun 11, 4:35am - #194316 
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not really, my fav model is between 95 and 00.. personally i think the ass is too big on the new one and the bonet looks like it drops too quickly.. its not the engine i dont like
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My Sixth Gear Jun 11, 5:57am - #194317 
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nice choice on the celica thumbsup

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morris Jun 11, 6:06am - #194318 
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Originally Posted by fossey
not really, my fav model is between 95 and 00.. personally i think the ass is too big on the new one and the bonet looks like it drops too quickly.. its not the engine i dont like
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ragingpaseo Jun 11, 6:32pm - #194319 
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if you look into the specs of gen 6 (94-99) and compare it with gen 7 (00+), it's a lot bigger and heavier. U.S. only had ST and GT for the 94-99 model...
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