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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jun 10, 7:05pm - #196780 
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Yeah i guess the parents are right.

They said i should get a car before i get a celica. I found a nice one for 11,500. But my parents are thinking more like 5,000 for a first car. Incase i get into any accidents. And so i can learn how to drive stick. If you had 5,000 and wanted a car. What kind of a car would you get? I'm looking for something like. maybe a prelude an eclipse or a 300ZX. eh i dont know though. maybe there is an older car that i like as much as the celica and i just havent seen it yet. So what kind of car would you buy.
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VSGTS14 Jun 10, 7:07pm - #196781 

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I would just look for whatever is in that price range, nothign specifically, otherwise you may never find the one you can get.

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Veilside
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Veilside Jun 10, 7:12pm - #196782 
2004 RED Toyota Celica GT
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eclipse sounds cool thumbsup

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Steven
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Steven Jun 10, 7:14pm - #196783 
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nissan 240sx
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Doppelganger
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Doppelganger Jun 10, 7:17pm - #196784 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Depends on whether you'd rather have an older car with the features and Performance you like, or a newer car with more basic features.

You can get a Celica, Prelude, 300ZX, etc., for $5000, it just may be older than a $5000 Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, Mazda Protoge, etc.
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SquadOne Jun 10, 7:25pm - #196785 
2001 Black Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by Steven
nissan 240sx


i agree. an s13 thumbsup

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Steven
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Steven Jun 10, 7:30pm - #196786 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
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Get a Nissan 240sx because it's it is a front engine, rear wheel drive setup(FR). You'll learn great driver control. Don't bother with a front engine, front wheel drive (FF).
You'll thank me later
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Rick
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Rick Jun 10, 7:34pm - #196787 

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You cant find a celica from ebay?
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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jun 10, 7:44pm - #196788 
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Originally Posted by Doppelganger
Depends on whether you'd rather have an older car with the features and Performance you like, or a newer car with more basic features.

You can get a Celica, Prelude, 300ZX, etc., for $5000, it just may be older than a $5000 Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, Mazda Protoge, etc.


i'd rather get an older car that has some go. I'm still not sure. I'm doing some researhc on epinions.com. How aobt an integra? I know theres a lot of them. thats what i dont like aobt them.
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TypeRd00d Jun 10, 7:46pm - #196789 
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Gawja!
<----- Loves Integras! wink

The only Integra I'm gonna get is a Type-R. Any others are sub-par smile.
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LostAngel
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LostAngel Jun 10, 7:54pm - #196790 
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Originally Posted by TypeRd00d
<----- Loves Integras! wink

The only Integra I'm gonna get is a Type-R. Any others are sub-par smile.

You honda fanboy!

jk..im a celica fanboy. happywink
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TypeRd00d
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TypeRd00d Jun 10, 7:59pm - #196791 
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Gawja!
Yeah... The Honda aftermarket has influenced me frown.

GO HONDA! thumbsup wave
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SaddY
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SaddY Jun 10, 8:16pm - #196792 
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lol FUCK honda.. honda is al bout ricers.. honda = fake smile go for a older gen celica with AWD smile you get get a nice price on those.. and they don't look bad either smile look quite like a supra grin otherwise get a seccond hand BWM smile those are very good cars.. very stable.. grin
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nebraskaGTS
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nebraskaGTS Jun 10, 8:18pm - #196793 

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just get a car that will get you around for your first car, then save up for something nice.
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PnOyGtS Jun 10, 8:27pm - #196794 

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Integra!
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TypeRd00d
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TypeRd00d Jun 10, 9:23pm - #196795 
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Originally Posted by SaddY
lol FUCK honda.. honda is al bout ricers.. honda = fake smile go for a older gen celica with AWD smile you get get a nice price on those.. and they don't look bad either smile look quite like a supra grin otherwise get a seccond hand BWM smile those are very good cars.. very stable.. grin


I *DARE* you to call any DC2 ITR owner a ricer. If anything, all the Celica's I've seen on this site are nothing but rice.

Fashion > Function = Rice... oh, and let me remind you. 7th gen Celicas are NOTHING but fashion > function.

ITR burns a Ferrari!
http://www.hatzer.at/videovault/20030729-A1Ring/atr_ferrari.mov
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spaztikid Jun 10, 9:32pm - #196796 
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i'd get a Turbo mr2 or eclipse Turbo thumbsup
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OOSilver_S
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OOSilver_S Jun 10, 10:25pm - #196797 

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if your not really worried about Performance yet, get a 94-99 celica gt or 94-00 integra gs or gs-r, they hold value well at higher milages for future resale.
I would say a 240, but around me they are too hard to comeby not auto or totally price-gouged.

Dont get an eclipse unless you want best speed for the buck, cause you'll just run into problems and many necessary repairs. POS's
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csheriff
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csheriff Jun 10, 10:26pm - #196798 
2002 Red Toyota Celica
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yeah mr2 wouldnt be a bad idea!!

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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Jun 10, 10:28pm - #196799 

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get an early 90's MR2 Turbo thumbsup

was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
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xgyrLe Jun 10, 10:36pm - #196800 

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i personally love the integra .. so i'd suggest that :x

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MptGlw69
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MptGlw69 Jun 10, 10:36pm - #196801 
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Integra. tasty thumbsup
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Simple
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Simple Jun 10, 10:44pm - #196802 

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get a V8 camaro/firebird grin
they handle well and will put some respect for crappy conditions into you the first time you spin in wet weather.

plus the older ones are built like tanks, it would take a big hit to hurt you in one.

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xXMaGNuSXx Jun 10, 11:18pm - #196803 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
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you can get a decent S14 for that price range. Maybe a 95 or so.
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RedSunCelica
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RedSunCelica Jun 10, 11:53pm - #196804 

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to tell you the truth ill go with a 6 th gen or 5 th gen celica GT.

learn to drive stick and burn clutch out. instead of buying new clutch pic up a 3sgte motor 185 hp or so and drop it in. now you have your self a functional sleeper.

7th gen GT guy: is that a celica
YOU: yeah it only has a 5s motor smile
7th gen GT guy: hmm lets run them.
YOU: ok BAM! Turbo spools and your off like a bat out of hell!


OR you can just get a stick toyota tercel beat the crap out of it and then get a different car they are only like low 2g's

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CelicasROCK Jun 11, 12:03am - #196805 
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i used to be a 3000GT fan before i found the celicas. How aobut them?
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RedSunCelica
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RedSunCelica Jun 11, 12:06am - #196806 

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maintance sucks on those cars along with the 300zx and the eclipses. i cursed the day i had to work on those cars

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CelicaRacer05 Jun 11, 12:10am - #196807 

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wait ur parents dont want you to get a celica... why would they want you to have an mr2 Turbo, or an elipse... just dont let them watch fast and the furious with you... then all they will let you have is a ford taurus (not a bad first car)

just make sure you get a standard transmission... then you can learn the ropes... and you wont kill a fancy car... plus you will learn to "really drive"

i suggest: A pick up truck... or a small sedan... all cars come in standard transmission... you just have to look for them
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gtscelica05 Jun 11, 1:01am - #196808 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
get an early 90's MR2 Turbo thumbsup

Gtscelica05 Carbon Blue
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Virgilson Jun 11, 1:03am - #196809 

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well, just shop around

try www.autotrader.com
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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jun 11, 1:15am - #196810 
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
wait ur parents dont want you to get a celica... why would they want you to have an mr2 Turbo, or an elipse... just dont let them watch fast and the furious with you... then all they will let you have is a ford taurus (not a bad first car)

just make sure you get a standard transmission... then you can learn the ropes... and you wont kill a fancy car... plus you will learn to "really drive"

i suggest: A pick up truck... or a small sedan... all cars come in standard transmission... you just have to look for them


They dont care about speed. They just dont want me to total a car that i still have a loan out on from my dad. SO i'll be paying off a loan and not evne haev a car. So they figure i'll get like a prelude or something to learn stick in. Then i'll sell it and get a celica in like a year if tahts what i still want.
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RetroJ84 Jun 11, 1:20am - #196811 
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Originally Posted by TypeRd00d
Originally Posted by SaddY
lol FUCK honda.. honda is al bout ricers.. honda = fake smile go for a older gen celica with AWD smile you get get a nice price on those.. and they don't look bad either smile look quite like a supra grin otherwise get a seccond hand BWM smile those are very good cars.. very stable.. grin


I *DARE* you to call any DC2 ITR owner a ricer. If anything, all the Celica's I've seen on this site are nothing but rice.

Fashion > Function = Rice... oh, and let me remind you. 7th gen Celicas are NOTHING but fashion > function.

ITR burns a Ferrari!
http://www.hatzer.at/videovault/20030729-A1Ring/atr_ferrari.mov
cool it there buddy...ur a lil wrong there

"You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your f------ khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."
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Chaz Jun 11, 3:38am - #196812 
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get an '88 supra and fix it up.

rear wheel drive (I think)

My friend had one and I loved it, he only paid $35 a month in insurance cause his mom was listed as the pri/driver rofl

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BerraquĆ­sima!
morris Jun 11, 7:38am - #196813 
2000 White Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK

They said i should get a car before i get a celica. I found a nice one for 11,500. But my parents are thinking more like 5,000 for a first car. Incase i get into any accidents. And so i can learn how to drive stick. If you had 5,000 and wanted a car. What kind of a car would you get? I'm looking for something like. maybe a prelude an eclipse or a 300ZX . eh i dont know though. maybe there is an older car that i like as much as the celica and i just havent seen it yet. So what kind of car would you buy.


$5000 it's a good budget... all depends what do you want? Performance or look...

Don't get the eclipse rolleyes
Prelude is ok..

If you want both Performance & look ... I'd go for the 300zx (actually I have one) grin
It has excellent suspension
Rear Wheel Drive
up tp 230 hp (turbo)
Fast & Fun to drive...
IMO Good looking car...
What do you think? wave
You can get a 89 w/low mileage...
if you want a newer, 300zx gonna cost you around $8k
or go for an acura integra... rolleyes
1870042378-300zx_celica.jpg
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Zero
Furi Kuri
Zero Jun 11, 9:15am - #196814 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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get an s13. convert the headlights to the JDM silvia's and then fix it up. i've seen a couple with that conversion and it looks fuckin sweet!

I've mastered the art of the After Image Technique.
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oas Jun 11, 6:07pm - #196815 
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tell you parnet this, las winter i drived with my girl friend in a new corrola and crashed if i had jused her car taht is an old suzuki swift we wudd 98% have both been dead now, so if they fhink its bigger risk for you to crash no way do they give you a car that you will dei in .
have you ever crashed in 40mph that can fuck you up pretty hard eaven it dont sound or feels fast!
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ragingpaseo Jun 11, 6:18pm - #196816 
2003 blue Toyota Celica
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don't get mitsubishi, their tranny is world famous trash. get a corolla, older celica, older lude, or integra...
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d3m6nGTS03
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d3m6nGTS03 Jun 11, 8:35pm - #196817 

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i say either a prelude or 240
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mastro543
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mastro543 Jun 12, 1:06am - #196818 

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just get a cheap honda somewhere grin
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Jamielee
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Jamielee Jun 12, 2:28am - #196820 
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Prelude would be my first choice, integra 2nd
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GTSbyTRD
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GTSbyTRD Jun 12, 5:43am - #196821 

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My dad was gonna spend $6,000 tops on a car for me.

I ended up, getting him to put that 6k and 2k i had saved up, to throw down on a 2000 GTS, which I'm making payments on now. $130 a month. I talked my dad into it, and said that since i have a good job, it will help me build credit.


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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jun 13, 1:11am - #196822 
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Eh. Dad's liking the hondas. I dont know why. But hey. Preludes aren't too bad. I'll just look around for one of them. I'd like to get a black one. but i'm still going to keep my eyes open for a celica. I used to be stubborn about getting a GTS. Hell now i'll get a GT. Yeah about the prelude. Theres two models. Theres the base and the SH. The SH has better handling but it has more problems and harder to mod. So i guess i'd just go with the base model right? Is the handleing that much better? I might go down to the shore next weekend w/ my dad. i'll get him down there saying i'l go fishing w/ him. N then lok at cars. They've got a lot of car places down there. I still got a while before i get my license.
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