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Jae
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Jae Jun 10, 3:22am - #196307 

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biggest bullshit!

OK. i've talking about getting rx-8 and trade my car in.
so i went to the dealer with everything ready. just hoping to drive home with new rx-8.

i love silver, so i picked the silver rx-8 with aero package. the stick price was 29,000. and they are willing to sell it for little above the invoice price. which was like 25,000 with tax and lic

But this is where it gets ugly.
remember the part, trading my celica in??
well guess that they are only offering me 10,000 for my 2001 celica gts with only 32,000 miles on it. what kind of BS is that!!??!! and the highest they can do is 12,000. even with all the parts i have on my celica, i only have Intake and exhaust, so the engine is fine. And they are trying to say that, its because my car was modified. "looks"

Man i got so pissed off and i didn't even care about rx-8. So i just walked out of the dealer. And said fuck you...

And i'm gonna keep my celica as long as it lives. And try to make it in to full blown race car, once i get a different car.
I'm pissed, but at same time i love my celica.!!
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Jae
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Jae Jun 10, 3:31am - #196308 

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so i decided to spend the money on my celica. i've saved up more than enough. So i order many parts,
-Brashboy strut brace
-JDM side markers
-Hotchkis Sway bars
-Exhaust
i believe it or not, this only cost me 750 all together total. And yes brand new...straight from Japan
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vondutchguy Jun 10, 3:52am - #196309 

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i would have tried to still take the deal and sell the celica private
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xrage4200 Jun 10, 3:59am - #196310 

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hey, at least you can more parts for ur celica now. thumbsup ur celica is nice, keep it

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My Sixth Gear Jun 10, 4:00am - #196311 
2003 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica
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as long as you love the celica

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OzzyZR Jun 10, 4:06am - #196312 

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modified cars hold no more value on the market than the same car without them... unfortunately thats just the way it is, unless your car is exceptionally modded ie: Turbo, $5000 stereo with TV's & stuff. even then you'll never get your $$$'s back.

the mojority see mods as something that can stuff up more than something that enhances the vehicle.

bummer that your deal fell through... enjoy ya new mods thumbsup

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SquadOne Jun 10, 4:07am - #196313 
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damn jae, that sucks. where'd you go, Mazda of the Desert? you know damn well if you were to trade your car, they would sell it for more than 12,000.

hey at least you're getting new parts. thumbsup

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OzzyZR Jun 10, 4:08am - #196314 

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ya car looks hot too thumbsup thumbsup

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OzzyZR Jun 10, 4:32am - #196315 

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Just lookin at ya profile pics... do ya know how much your car was lowered by???

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Jae Jun 10, 4:52am - #196316 

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its hotchkis springs, its suppose to be 1 3/8 in the front and 1 7/8 in the back. but i think on mine it lowered more on the front. almost 2 all the way around
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Virgilson Jun 10, 4:53am - #196317 

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OzzyZR Jun 10, 5:04am - #196318 

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Originally Posted by Jae
its hotchkis springs, its suppose to be 1 3/8 in the front and 1 7/8 in the back. but i think on mine it lowered more on the front. almost 2 all the way around


thanks for info thumbsup nice height, looks good with kit

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JAIMEJAMES Jun 10, 6:08am - #196319 

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that sucks. i pondered the thought of trading in for an rx-8. guess it wasn't meant to be. well, with a newer car you pay more monthly and insurance. and you still have all the tsb's to deal with and all the quirks of owning ANY car. just spend your money wisely (or not) and mod the hell outa your celi or if you want fast...get a crotch rocket. thumbsup

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spaztikid Jun 10, 6:16am - #196320 
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well thats unfortunate jae... but i'm not sad to see your celi still here thumbsup
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CeLlYgT04 Jun 10, 6:37am - #196321 

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Good choice, just keep the Celica thumbsup
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Happy Birthday Erick Jun 10, 6:45am - #196322 

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yah keep the celica.. thumbsup

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Chelica815 Jun 10, 7:12am - #196323 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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Keep the Celica. It is a very nice car. Also, if the Celly has already been paid off, then less bills which means less stress!!

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morris Jun 10, 7:24am - #196324 
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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Good choice, just keep the Celica thumbsup


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Subarashi Jun 10, 7:52am - #196325 

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^^ I agree with what they say thumbsup

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Veilside Jun 10, 10:44am - #196326 
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keep the celi thumbsup thumbsup

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trog2233 Jun 10, 11:48am - #196327 

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yea man i would of told ya ya...i just dealt with this...tahts why i sold it outright. thumbsup
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SaddY Jun 10, 11:58am - #196328 
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to bad you're deal got fucked but you could have known they wouldn't give you any more for the car.. if you sold it private you'de get round 17.000-20.000 I guess.. dunno tough.. but atleast more.. and then you could have done the deal afterall .. but hell keep the celi smile it rox
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eric11183 Jun 10, 12:40pm - #196329 
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i still would have done it, rx8's rock
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DiabloGTS Jun 10, 12:49pm - #196330 

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wow, they are taking drugs!

trade in on that car is 15K at least thumbsup

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trog2233 Jun 10, 1:01pm - #196331 

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thats about right though man...they could cut you something a little better..but heres tradein value
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jyboygenius Jun 10, 1:35pm - #196332 
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That's what happens when you try to trade in your car...Mazda dealers get really low marks. Don't rely on your trade in.

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i like your car...good luck with the mods thumbsup
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ct Jun 10, 3:08pm - #196334 

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sorry to say but that dealership gave you a good deal. it doesn't matter how many parts you invested on the car. the trade in value will always be lower than the retail value/private seller value. for 12K on a 25K car?? you were looking at around 250-300 a month on payments...on an RX-8...that's good...go back and apologise and get that RX-8!!!

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CID498 Jun 10, 3:23pm - #196335 

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The reason they dont give more trade in value on appearance mods is because it limits the selling market. If it was bone stock they could sell it to anybody but as it is now they have to target a younger buyer whos lookin for the modded look.

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Clos Jun 10, 3:45pm - #196336 
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csheriff Jun 10, 3:52pm - #196337 
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i know how you feel, tried to trade in on STI, putting mine all back to stock, they didnt even know it was modded cause i didnt have the car there. its an 02 with 11000 miles at the time, perfect condition and they offered me 13,000. i laughed and walked away.

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ragingpaseo Jun 10, 3:58pm - #196338 
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hey jae, if this makes you feel any better...i almost trade-in my celica for a 03' lancer evo 8 last friday. that thing is fast! my 03' celica has 5292 miles on it. blue book value at $17750. the freaking dealer only wanted to pay $14000 for it. on the other hand, the bastard wants to sell a 03' evo with 128 miles on it for sticker + tax&tag, which will be $32000. i just told him to keep all 6 03' evos...
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Jae
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Jae Jun 10, 8:15pm - #196339 

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^^^^^yeah that makes me feel better.thanks
i was looking at the evo8s too but only thing i like about evo is the Performance, and its ugly...
i'm gonna keep my celica and try to do much as possible as i can.
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jun 10, 8:31pm - #196340 

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oh now you want your celi last time we talk you couldnt wait to get rid of it wtf rofl tongue
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ct Jun 10, 8:48pm - #196341 

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ok..lemmie get this straight...the guy offered 25K for a new Rx-8 and offered 12K for your car. so you'll only be financing 13K. so you passed up on an "8" when your monthly payments on the car was looking around 270-300 a month??? wow. tell you yhe truth i would kill to be in your spot. cry

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theretiredpimp Jun 10, 9:09pm - #196342 

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I think the dealership gave you a pretty good deal. But at the same time, I don't blame you for keeping your car. I like the Celica better than the RX-8. I test drove one and was considering it but it didn't really appeal to me. thumbsup

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Gen7fan Jun 10, 9:23pm - #196343 
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Originally Posted by ct
ok..lemmie get this straight...the guy offered 25K for a new Rx-8 and offered 12K for your car. so you'll only be financing 13K. so you passed up on an "8" when your monthly payments on the car was looking around 270-300 a month??? wow. tell you yhe truth i would kill to be in your spot. cry


^^ I agree you got a good deal. Sounds right on the money from everything I've read on celica value. Aftermarket parts are worth nothing. I would be driving an 8 right now.
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Markus Jun 10, 10:04pm - #196344 

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LinkTallica Jun 11, 5:11am - #196345 

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im so glad oyu chose to keep the celica because my friend test drove the rx-8 with the Turbo and he said it was slow and wasnyt worth the money
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cycocelica Jun 11, 5:37am - #196346 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by ct
ok..lemmie get this straight...the guy offered 25K for a new Rx-8 and offered 12K for your car. so you'll only be financing 13K. so you passed up on an "8" when your monthly payments on the car was looking around 270-300 a month??? wow. tell you yhe truth i would kill to be in your spot. cry


^^ I agree you got a good deal. Sounds right on the money from everything I've read on celica value. Aftermarket parts are worth nothing. I would be driving an 8 right now.


yeah i dont understand that...12k is about right and they dont care what you have done to the car. you should have done it since you wanted to get rid of the celly
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Jae
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Jae Jun 11, 11:12am - #196347 

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the last time i checked on kellysbluebook, kbb.com
it gave me 18,000 for private and 16,000 from the dealer. so i would've been happy if it was around that area. But they wouldn't go any more beyond 12,000. 12k isn't that much for a car. i would rather keep the car if it only worth that much. not only that so far i paid 25,000 for my car and that's not even half of what i paid for.
and when i check the rx-8 forums, many people were getting their rx-8 for under 26,000. so the price i got was average.
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ragingpaseo Jun 11, 5:59pm - #196348 
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what this mazda dealer is doing is, try to lure you in by giving you a nice decent price on the rx-8. at the same time, he needs to make a profit, so he'll give you less in trading value to balance out his loss in the new rx-8...
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