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Chelica815 Jun 18, 12:37am - #200656 
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VIN Check on this GTS Please

Hey guys. As you all might now, I am in the market for a Celica to replace my old one. This dealer is straight up offering me a 2000 GTS Black on Black Leather, Fully Loaded, Spoiler, and etc. for $11,000 Out The Door. The milage on the car is 63K. Not that bad IMO. The price that is listed on their site is $14,000. So I was able to knock off 3K via Email conversation.

The VIN is JTDDY32T7Y0009549

If someone can check this out for me or if you guys have any advice regarding this deal, let me know. The price is really good and the color is exactly the color that I wanted (Black). The only downside is that I saw the pic and the car has an aftermarket exhaust. The exhaust looks pretty big so I dunno how loud it is.
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I say go for it, and dont worry the exhaust would be a plus in my mind. But just find out what kind it is, and then we can tell you how it is. But i say go for it. thumbsup
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Chelica815 Jun 18, 1:43am - #200658 
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Hey,

That offer sounds really good that was why I wanted to make sure if I was tripping out or not. But if someone can run a VIN check, I will be all up on that deal in no time.

But from the look of the exhaust, what do you think it is?

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looks like a apexi N1

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Cool. I have heard that those sound non ricey. Hopefully this is the one that you are talking about.

Also, can dealers sell used car with modified exhaust even if it is not street legal?

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damn and my carfax account just expired like a couple of days ago... The reason why i bought a carfax account is because i was in the search for a celica 2000 thumbsup and sure enough the long await i got one. Black on black, leather interior, moonroof. gts 6-spd! and had everything all the upgrades and full powertrain warrenty! Toyota Certified used car :] for 14,000! Anywho! To me it sounds like a killer deal for the car, BTW where is this being sold at? what lot? some knock off personal owned lot? or a big lot like Nissan,Toyota,dodge? etc...
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oh did i forget to mention i just bought the car like 3 weeks ago, and i bought it with 41K on it!! grin grin grin
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chelica: go see it in person, have a professional inspection before buying it if possible, and run the vin on carfax. its 20$ and its worth it after spending 11,000$
is it the toyota dealer selling it to u? any type of warranties?

RookieGTS: which dealership did you get it from? and did you get it for 14,000$ out the door with taxes and all? is warranty until 60,000 miles? how much was sticker price and how much did you bargain it down for?
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I got it from Toyota of Santa Cruz, i got it on memorial day weekend sale, the stick price was 16,200 and it was on sale for 14,900 and i got him down about 13,100 haha sucker! full toyota warrenty which ever comes first, 100,000 miles or until 2006!!! now aint that a killer ass deal mayne! thumbsup grin thumbsup grin
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100,000 miles or until 2006!!!

Woah thought it was 60k Miles...
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Chelica815 Jun 18, 6:44am - #200667 
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Whoa, that is a great deal. The car that I am checking it out for is from some Autotrader. A place called Downtown Auto Center.

I wonder if it would be a good idea for me to come in and start bargaining with a salesperson. I also have a ZX3 Focus that I would like to sell. Maybe better off doing a trade in so everything goes into one trans?

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so you basically got 14,000 out the door with tax and everything. tax and all that cost you 900, thats cheap i guess. did you put good down payment? would you think it would be possible to bargain it down to 13,100 if there was no sale? thats 3,000 less than sticker price. awesome price
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Chelica:thats how i found out about my celi was because of autotrader! If it wasnt for autotrader! i wouldnt have found out about this killer deal of a car!haha no offense the ZX3 suXorz! my boy at work has a blue 2k3 Zx3 and he thinks his shit is the fastest! I called him out to race and he just talks about something else (wuss) he has a CAI and a exhaust! I will pwn him anyway, yeah i would do a trade in on your ZX3.

Stefanoc:Nope i didnt put money down bro not one cent grin... I went through a credit union.. im 20 yrs old and this bad boy celi is under my name! I like the feeling of that..Autotrader baby!! thumbsup
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stefanoc Jun 18, 7:00am - #200670 

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congratulations on such a good deal. prices that certified celicas are around me are 16,000 for 40+K miles. im sure itll go down a bit but dont know if itll go down to 13,000$
did you have to bargain a lot of wut?
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Chelica815 Jun 18, 7:03am - #200671 
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Same here man, I am using Autotrader and Craigslist to hunt for my Celica. But dude, this ZX3 is bugging the crap out of me. Is hard selling this POS!! I think I rather cut losses and perform the trade in and just have my way with the Celica, lol. I miss driving a Celica man.

I am also 20, so yeah, I will also be paying it off in full, that is why I have a max cap budget at 11K. I have drained my cash on the my first Celica...

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hey chelica where you located mayne? im from the bay! San Jose baby! but now i live in this stupid CEntral valley?!?!yeah man autotrader is the way to go!
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nope i didnt have to do any hard bargaining... the dealer had to go back twice to cut me a deal and we were golden! grin
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Chelica815 Jun 18, 7:10am - #200674 
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Just made the 30 days carfax thing, holy crap, luckily I did. This car was sent to the manufacturer twice as a Lemon!!!

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Chelica815 Jun 18, 7:11am - #200675 
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San Jose?? Crap!! I live in Pacifica, near Daly City but I go to San Jose state. We should meet up once I get the Celica, hehe.

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ohhh!!!!! eek eek eek told ya man! carfax is the shit! Just goes to show you that to be patient and wait for the right car. I did it took me about a couple of months to find the right celi! thumbsup damn fo sho mayne! I always go to san jose on the weekends! just to party or fuck around hehe! if you havent already, check out my profile on here and see my sexy ride! thumbsup lemme know what ya think mayne! smile
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Cool. Wait, did you just get the GTS or no? The Cam said that it was taken on 2002 1 1...hehe.

But you got the S2000 Antenna already or did that come with it?

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yeah excuse the date on the camera, i had a dead battery in my digi cam and i never set the exact date... those pics were taken last week.. and the car is a 2000 gts! thumbsup
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ooops naw the s2k aten. my homeboy gave it to me! a lil gift grin
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That's a slick looking car tho. So after driving a GTS, what do you think? A GTS or a GT? Keep in mind that a GT can be had for about 2K less than a GTS.

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ooh bro... its worth your money for a GTS, i told myself "if im going to be paying out of my ass for this car, im going to get the right one!" i drove a 5-spd gt a auto-manual gts, with the sport shifter... The celi 5spd gt had some balls... but none like the GTS mayne! Its the land lift that gets you. I love the land lift when it kicks in. The damn car just roars by as you drive! go for a GTS man.. trust me that extra money you put out. You will not be mistakend! And plus everytime you see a celica and there GT's.. Get a GTS cause not many people i have seen so far dont have them thumbsup
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Makes sense. I have really been thinking hard about getting a GTS or a GT, hmmm...Right after I think that I have found out which one I wanted, I end up thinking again, lol.

How bad is the milage on the GTS? I do not race nor am I planning on racing the Celica. O yeah, I used to drive a 2000 Celica GT, AUTO...So this will be my first stick shift.

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hey this GTS 6-spd is my first stick. I have driven stick cars before, the other cars i have drove were a 5 spd accord, a 6-spd z28 camero and a 6 spd z06. Yeah dude if your going to spend the money! spend it right and get a stick shift! I love my stick shift and its fun! i can ride any gear haha just as long as i shift in time! rofl
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Chelica815 Jun 18, 8:25am - #200684 
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Is it easy to shift onto the wrong gear on the GTS and jack up the tranny?

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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.
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Chelica815 Jun 18, 8:37am - #200686 
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I see I see. I was thinking of an RSX, but they are very costly.

How about you Stefanoc? GT or GTS?

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gts all the way.
like i said before, do you need the speed or do you need the looks and handling? do you wanna modify for looks or Performance. if a little bit of both, get the gts. its only a 1,500$ more than the gt usually and its worth the money so you wont regret it later. after paying 10,000+ do it the right way and dont regret it later. buy it right, if you cant then wait and get it. waiting it worth it. i have enough money to put down on a celica right now, but i want to save more to have lower payments and better bargaining.
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I see I see. Then GTS it shall be. Might as well.

So you don't drive a Celly yet? What are you trying to get? Which year, color, how much and etc?

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yup yup! told ya bro! GTS all the way grin
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
yup yup! told ya bro! GTS all the way grin


Hehe. Okay then GTS it is.

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