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opinion: project car vs new car #211368 Jun 28, 6:09pm Jun 28, 6:09pm
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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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Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: RevMonster] #211369 Jun 28, 6:25pm Jun 28, 6:25pm
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No miatas please... those things are ugly in my opinion.

Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: KDawg] #211370 Jun 28, 6:27pm Jun 28, 6:27pm
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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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Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: RevMonster] #211371 Jun 28, 6:30pm Jun 28, 6:30pm
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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.


My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #211372 Jun 28, 7:51pm Jun 28, 7:51pm
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S2000 all the way. thumbsup

Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: MptGlw69] #211373 Jun 28, 8:13pm Jun 28, 8:13pm
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S2000 or a MR2...the celica is great and everything but those are better

Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: cycocelica] #211374 Jun 28, 8:16pm Jun 28, 8:16pm
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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

Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: cycocelica] #211375 Jun 28, 8:17pm Jun 28, 8:17pm
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Get an MR2 spyder...and swap a GTS engine in it...rwd...light..and lift...mmm

Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: LostAngel] #211376 Jun 28, 8:24pm Jun 28, 8:24pm
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I'd go with the S2000...

Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: LostAngel] #211377 Jun 28, 8:44pm Jun 28, 8:44pm
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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

Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: ravertony] #211378 Jun 28, 8:47pm Jun 28, 8:47pm
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^^ 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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Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: RevMonster] #211379 Jun 28, 9:19pm Jun 28, 9:19pm
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save up for Evo8, stock evo8 pwns them


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Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: ravertony] #211380 Jun 28, 9:26pm Jun 28, 9:26pm
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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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Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: Elec-FuYu] #211381 Jun 28, 9:41pm Jun 28, 9:41pm
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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

Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: stefanoc] #211382 Jun 28, 10:06pm Jun 28, 10:06pm
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S2k if you can afford it.

Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: stefanoc] #211383 Jun 28, 10:17pm Jun 28, 10:17pm
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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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Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: OzzyZR] #211384 Jun 28, 10:54pm Jun 28, 10:54pm
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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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Re: opinion: project car vs new car [Re: RevMonster] #211385 Jun 28, 11:55pm Jun 28, 11:55pm
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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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