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RevMonster
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Jun 28, 6:09pm - #211368 
opinion: project car vs new car

So I'm facing a dilema.

I went into this summer planning to trade the Celi in for a roadster of some sort... S2K or Mazdaspeed Miata. Problem is that I started thinking about it, and decided to wait a little while for various reasons. Then I started (lightly) modding the Celi.

Now I don't know if I should start planning to swap the Celi again, or if I should go an alternate route and get a project car. I'd be looking at either a early 90's Miata or MR2, manual either way. Mod plans would be partially for speed, but mainly suspension. I'd have maybe 5k to drop on the car up front. If I did this, I'd be keeping the auto Celi (and maybe continue to mod it) until I'm done with school in a few years.

So, serious input here please. It's going to be a big decision, but I'm sick of ONLY having a automatic 4 seater to drive. spineyes


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KDawg
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Jun 28, 6:25pm - #211369 
No miatas please... those things are ugly in my opinion.

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RevMonster
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Jun 28, 6:27pm - #211370 
Originally Posted by KDawg
No miatas please... those things are ugly in my opinion.


Sorry bro, those things always have been and always will be one of my favorite cars tongue


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Jun 28, 6:30pm - #211371 
Get an older MR2 Turbo. It would be great to start with in the beginning Performancewise and still have tons of potential, plus I rarely say older MR2's done right. I've seen a few very ricey MR2's, but that's about it.


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Jun 28, 7:51pm - #211372 
S2000 all the way. thumbsup

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Jun 28, 8:13pm - #211373 
S2000 or a MR2...the celica is great and everything but those are better

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Jun 28, 8:16pm - #211374 
Def. the S2K bro...It wouldn't require that you put ANY money into it because it's such an awesome car, but if/when you do, man, it'd be that much more amazing thumbsup

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LostAngel
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Jun 28, 8:17pm - #211375 
Get an MR2 spyder...and swap a GTS engine in it...rwd...light..and lift...mmm

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Jun 28, 8:24pm - #211376 
I'd go with the S2000...

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ravertony
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Jun 28, 8:44pm - #211377 
Originally Posted by LostAngel
Get an MR2 spyder...and swap a GTS engine in it...rwd...light..and lift...mmm


sick grin is that possible confused

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RevMonster
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Jun 28, 8:47pm - #211378 
^^ not for what I'm planning on spending rofl

Whole point of a project car is NOT to dump 10k into it tongue


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Jun 28, 9:19pm - #211379 
save up for Evo8, stock evo8 pwns them


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Jun 28, 9:26pm - #211380 
Originally Posted by ravertony
Originally Posted by LostAngel
Get an MR2 spyder...and swap a GTS engine in it...rwd...light..and lift...mmm


sick grin is that possible confused

it is totally possible...
japan has many MRS swapin GTS engines.


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Jun 28, 9:41pm - #211381 
if you want to modify a car hardcore, i would go with the 00-01 s2000 with the high rev limiter. that car is EXTREMELY FUN to drive

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Jun 28, 10:06pm - #211382 
S2k if you can afford it.

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Jun 28, 10:17pm - #211383 
IMO... so much easier (effort & wallet) short & long term to by a car that's already schimck all through. Expect problems of all sorts when modding a car, especially with high output Turbos

having said that, if it's a dream to do up a car like that then go for it thumbsup

new cars are allways nicer too grin


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RevMonster
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Jun 28, 10:54pm - #211384 
Man, I'm shocked. Celi site and all you guys rather see me sell the Celi to get a new car than buy a cheap Toyota as a project. rofl

Hmm... this leaves me with much to think about.


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Jun 28, 11:55pm - #211385 
Or, if you like the way the Celica looks and whatnot but would want to get a stick. Get a different color Celica that is a manual. That is what I would do.


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