in year 2000, celica had bad shift linkage, so shifting feels bad. meaning it doesnt feel smooth like the rsx or some other cars. when you put it in a gear, it doesnt feel like it popped in. the gates are all close to each other so its harder and rougher to shift and easier to mis-shift and mess up the tranny. but once you get used to it, ull like it. some ppl said TRD
short shifter improves the feeling a little, but nothing for sure i guess. the 03- trannies have improved linkage eventhough its still not the best. ive driven a 2003 gts and i didnt enjoy the shifting as much as the car. my friends rsx-s has better shifting, but once you get used to it, ull like it more cz it feels sportier with shorter throws.