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Jun 8, 1:53am - #194573 
Which one out of these two is better?

As I am shopping around for a used Celica. I stumble upon these two Celicas. So which is best? They are both being offered for $12,000

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GTS Rims with Yokohama tires
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PL, PW, AC, CD
16" Alloy Wheels

And another question. If I was to get a Celica GT for $10,000 and I put the mods that are listed on the first Celica (TRD Suspension, Exhaust, and Rims) how much would that cost me on top of the 10K?

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Jun 8, 2:00am - #194574 
tough decision to make i guess. r you willing to take it to tracks? do you like reving high? wut do you want the car for? only looks, speed, handling?
if you dont care about the speed, then get the gt cause it already has the suspension and all that. i would still get the gts though because lift is one of the biggest factors for me to buy a celica. all you have to do is spend another thousand bucks on it to be like the gt with suspension, exhaust, tint... good news it has 100,000 miles warranty, better than the gt, so if anything happens, they fix it for free. if you care about lift, definetely get the gts or else ull regret it later. its only gonna cost you a little more in the beginning, but once you go on lift, everythings gonna be paid off

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Jun 8, 2:02am - #194575 
Both are good deals. I'd take the GTS... just because it's a GTS.

And if you like those mods and plan to get a GT... just get that one. The suspension and exhaust alone would cost more than the 2 grand difference (if he has full suspension and not just springs).


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Jun 8, 2:15am - #194576 
I am not really a speed freak so the extra "40" HP does not really matter. The thing that attracts me most to the GTS is the Lift, leather interior, and the warranty. The guy's Celica needs to be registered so that will a few extra dollars to the 12K.

As for the GT. Those are the mods that I was planning on doing if I was to get a GT. I think that 10K is a good starting point. My whole idea behind spending 12K on that GT is because why not spend the cost of putting together all of the mods right now instead of going back and forth with ordering and installing the parts. That is a big benefit to the GT. I saw some pics of the GT and it is SUPER clean. This guy takes good care of his car. So it does cost about $2,000 to purchase and install the TRD Suspension, TRD Exhaust, and GTS Rims?


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Jun 8, 3:12am - #194577 
i have moderate mods to my GTS. but my personal opinion:
you want to have YOUR ride. something personal to you. having a stock ride and putting your own selection of mods, seeing the difference each piece makes helps you appreciate it.

Plus GTS... everyone else out there that has a Celica always looks to the next guy and compares. You'll want the GTS a little down the way and kick yourself for not getting the higher model.

The lift does kick. VTEC and VVTi have little boost but the lift is something you can feel.

After market goodies? Lot of GT Turbos out there since its a common motor for the Matrix and Corollas. Only a few high end mods for GTS engine.

I bought my GTS used and had the Warranty. Never needed it.

Good luck either way.


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Jun 8, 3:29am - #194578 
I totally agree with you regarding putting my own selection of mods so that it feels more personalized.

I am also talking to the guy that owns the GTS, a nice guy. Selling it because he is 28, a bit too old for the car he said and just purchased an IS300. The guy's girlfriend is the one that is making him sell the car, hehe.

But since I am going to be paying the car off, might as well go for the GTS. I am not planning on Turboing, so that stock 180HP engine with Lift sounds more reasonable right?

The leather interior would be great IMO. Always wanted a leather interior car.

I can still put a TRD exhaust on the GTS right?


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Jun 8, 11:57am - #194579 
I would personally go with #1

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Jun 8, 10:46pm - #194580 
O yeah, the guy with the GTS is also throwing in a Fosgate amp with 2x12" Subs. He wasn't going to include it but changed his mind. The guy is really nice.


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Jun 9, 12:29am - #194581 
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Jun 9, 1:18am - #194582 
I'd go GTS.. even if you're not a speed freak.. it has leather interior and believe you will feel the need for more power eventually.. it will hapen ! first I wasn't a HP freak didn't care bout HP's much so got some light motorcycles but you will get bored :S and will feel the need for more power smile but that's just what I think.. either one is good thumbsup

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Jun 9, 1:23am - #194583 
Yeah, I think I rather go with more power right now and not regret getting a GTS. I can always perform those mods onto the GTS later down the line.

Thanks guys, case closed.

Will post pics if the deal goes through.


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Jun 9, 1:28am - #194584 
Awesome thumbsup

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Jun 9, 5:16am - #194585 
So wait, your post is confusing Chelica...GT or GTS?


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Jun 9, 11:27am - #194586 
At first I wanted to get the GT, but after some thinking I am now gearing more towards the GTS.


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Jun 9, 12:03pm - #194587 
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Jun 9, 1:25pm - #194588 
GTS thumbsup lift is wonderful from what i hear

but Turbo that GT thumbsup


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Jun 9, 1:29pm - #194589 
get the GTS you probably regret it if you get a GT

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Jun 9, 1:34pm - #194590 
GTS for sure thumbsup


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Jun 9, 1:47pm - #194591 
Hey Alex hope our discussions in chat help you out with your decesion. Remember just go with what your planning to do with em.


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Jun 9, 2:02pm - #194592 
The only differance is the TRD aftermarket parts.. the GTS has everything else plus more than listed on that GT. I say GTS by far.


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Jun 9, 2:10pm - #194593 
like everyone else said, it is really your own opinion based on what you are looking for in a car. if it was me, id go with the gts.


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Jun 9, 2:43pm - #194594 
those mods were probally the preveous owners taste of style...unless you like those mods get the GTS and start on a clean slate...and mod from there thumbsup

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Jun 9, 7:05pm - #194595 
Did I read this right? Both a GT and a GTS at 12,000 for the best year 00? This shouldn't even be a question unless the GT is stick and the GTS is auto speed freak or not. Get the GTS, but make sure you have a mechanic check if over before hand unless Toyota certified. GTS all the way. You'll be kicking yourself in the ass if you got the GT. Do the right thing.

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Jun 9, 7:09pm - #194596 
Originally Posted by Erick
GTS thumbsup lift is wonderful from what i hear

but Turbo that GT thumbsup


yeah i would take the GTS just because of lift and it is faster


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Jun 9, 7:53pm - #194597 
^^^technically the GT has been said to be faster because of its lower compression ratio thumbsup

but im still getting a GTS anyhow thumbsup

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Jun 9, 9:36pm - #194598 
Originally Posted by XplodCelica0708
^^^technically the GT has been said to be faster because of its lower compression ratio thumbsup

but im still getting a GTS anyhow thumbsup


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Lower compression = faster in the lower part of the powerband. Higher compression is for peak RPM operation (7500 to the rev limiter).

The only benefit with going with the GT is if you're going to Turbo it. I'm sure you can drop your compression in your GTS, and drop a custom Turbo in, but that's gonna cost you a bit more.

If you're just looking for a car that will be fast pretty much stock, and aren't exactly serious about racing, go with the GTS. (I mean, if you aren't going to mod it much, and just be a quick cruiser, the GTS is the way to go wink)

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Jun 9, 10:58pm - #194599 
Nah, not going to put Turbo into it, but I would love to drive a "quick cruiser".

So GTS it is.

Also, the GTS is nice in the high RPM range, if I was to put an Intake, I think that one of the brand either AEM or Injen is actually better in the lower RPM range, would that even things out a bit?


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Jun 9, 11:00pm - #194600 
Yep, higher compression = better top end wink.

I believe AEM is known for high-end power, and Injen is known for mid-range. Not too sure, though. Research! wink.

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