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Jun 28, 9:54pm - #211543 
Thru other peoples eyes.

Hey, to those of you who move in larger car circles, what are some of the opinions of the 7th gen Celica from the other camps? Dose Celica get respect, street cred or what ever you want to call it?

I mean, Like the Honda Heads or the VW crowd or the people who have no idea its a Celica they just know its one of those damn imports.

The 7th gen is unusual in that it is the best handling and most powerful of the Celica lineage. Most peoples opinions that I know are colored by their perceptions of the early Celicas (ie handles good, but slow).

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Jun 28, 9:58pm - #211544 
i get compliments on the cars looks, but most people think it is slow.

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Jun 28, 10:00pm - #211545 
ohh, except for the cop who pulled me over for "drag racing", i told him my car wasn't fast he told me it was.

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Jun 28, 10:01pm - #211546 
Originally Posted by wannaBblueCelica
ohh, except for the cop who pulled me over for "drag racing", i told him my car wasn't fast he told me it was.
rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

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Jun 28, 10:03pm - #211547 
^^ haha

around my area people love my car, they think it looks bad ass, great handling, nice interior, and good Performance but they think its a girls car only angry

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Jun 28, 10:08pm - #211548 
well i am a girl and i get asked if it is my boyfriends, or if daddy paid for it. i got this car by myself, with my own money(or credit wink) grrrrrr

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Jun 28, 10:08pm - #211549 
grin grin grin
my car is cool~ <-- that's wut i get from people sometimes...

and one night i went to my firend's house, some 15-16 year old girl keep lookign at my HIDs~ lol


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Jun 28, 10:13pm - #211550 
People here think it is sweet in looks and handling, and they think it is way faster than it really is, but I like to let them think that grin

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Jun 28, 10:15pm - #211551 
Originally Posted by Live42day
Originally Posted by wannaBblueCelica
ohh, except for the cop who pulled me over for "drag racing", i told him my car wasn't fast he told me it was.
rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl
what was really funny is i was racing my best friend, she has an 02 sentra. he pulled us both over in front of her house, 3 miles later.(can you say profiling?) He asked me what he should do w/ us. i told him he should give me a warning and let me go cause i would never do it again ( insert sweet innocent eyes here)! he did.

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Jun 28, 10:16pm - #211552 
hmm this one dood driving a porche parked next to me once at school and told me "wow you really tricked out your ride, looks nice"

I was just thinking to myself...dood it comes like this..stock rofl


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Jun 28, 10:18pm - #211553 
Originally Posted by GTSVST
People here think it is sweet in looks and handling, and they think it is way faster than it really is, but I like to let them think that grin


grin grin grin grin same... rofl

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Jun 28, 10:21pm - #211554 
yeah, i do get some comments on my car, but i used to get a lot more when i had my last car.

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Jun 28, 10:21pm - #211555 
which reminds me when i parked waiting to pick up my cousins at my old high school two of the teachers were walking by and thought it was a V8 frown


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Jun 28, 10:25pm - #211556 
Originally Posted by Erick
hmm this one dood driving a porche parked next to me once at school and told me "wow you really tricked out your ride, looks nice"

I was just thinking to myself...dood it comes like this..stock rofl
i was at the carwash drying my car outside the wash and a guy in a porsche was drying his next to me and he was like "hey thats a nice car there you got balls kid getting a black car in the city but nothing looks better" Everyone pretty much likes my car and thinks its cool. Then there are a couple haters that talk shit.

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Jun 28, 10:31pm - #211557 
You get the haters no matter where you go, but the thing that really gets me is that most of the haters are people that dont have nice cars, but rather drive trucks, or old pieces of shit and have nothing better to do than trash other people's rides.

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Jun 28, 10:47pm - #211558 
I dont smoke in my Celi.. so after work I hop in and worm it up (So I can VVT right out of hte parking lot) and stand there having my cig before my drive home.. as PPl walk out I get compliments on it daily. And Im not modded much at all. I have girls complimenting me on it all the time...

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Jun 28, 11:24pm - #211559 
lets face it, celica should be renamed sexica.
a celica defeinetely looks like a bad boy, and i dont understand why ppl call it a girl car. a mustang is more girlie IMO, the engine roaring on a mustang makes a girl look badder. but a celica is a bad boy. you seen that new commercial of the focus that says "begs to be driven" and the car is talking saying "drive me, dont park me... bla bla" that should be a celica commercial. a celica just looks mean and aggressive.

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Jun 29, 1:00am - #211561 
honest to god truth...nobody has ever i mean ever complimented my car(other than friends/family and ppl here on the boards wave )
not a single person(that i have no relations with) has ever complimented my car spineyes

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Jun 29, 8:17am - #211562 
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
honest to god truth...nobody has ever i mean ever complimented my car(other than friends/family and ppl here on the boards wave )
not a single person(that i have no relations with) has ever complimented my car spineyes


you need to get out more then lol

everyone says it looks nice but says it aint that fast. what I tend to hear is that celicas are slow "but oh, not yours, you dont count" ha ha. especially at the track. for me, my car gets respect at the tracks, but most celicas dont. sometimes I usually have to go on 1-2 runs before it sinks in with people lol


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Jun 29, 9:06am - #211563 
Originally Posted by Lucky_317
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride

everyone says it looks nice but says it aint that fast. what I tend to hear is that celicas are slow "but oh, not yours, you dont count" ha ha.


that's awesome...hahaha.

but yeah, i don't know what message boards other people surf on but...the general consensus is that the celica is an underpowered, over-priced, chick car with over-rated cornering ability that has good top end power (GTS). you hear it from eclipse,RSX, tibbys,honda owners, hell even from some celica sites.

personally i don't really care what other people think. i can think of far worse things to drive around in


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Jun 29, 9:20am - #211564 
Originally Posted by Lucky_317
you need to get out more then lol

everyone says it looks nice but says it aint that fast. what I tend to hear is that celicas are slow "but oh, not yours, you dont count" ha ha. especially at the track. for me, my car gets respect at the tracks, but most celicas dont. sometimes I usually have to go on 1-2 runs before it sinks in with people lol

man i drive everyday and preety much go out every weekend, still not a peep from peeps cry rofl

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Jun 29, 9:30am - #211565 
I get 'looks sweet' all the time. It's usually Hondas that say 'it's slow'. I get stopped going into the base all the time so the gate guard can check it out... I like it, but it kinda gets old after a while, especially when I'm running late.

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Jun 29, 9:46am - #211566 
there isnt too many modded celicas around here and everyone says my car is badass. in WV everyones all about the old american muscle cars and the big trucks ( rednecks) so they are always dissin my car, but all the girls seem to like it. and thats all im in it for happywink

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Jun 29, 9:52am - #211567 
every one says i have a sports car, even those we are not but i love it

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Jun 29, 12:33pm - #211568 
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
man i drive everyday and preety much go out every weekend, still not a peep from peeps cry rofl


thats weird. I have gotten quite a few compliments and mine isnt half as good lookin lol


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Jun 29, 4:46pm - #211569 
ppl on the streets give my car compliments...i was once at my friends party and i went out to my car to see wut set off my alarm (paranoid after getting keyed)and theres this chick googling at it asking if its my car and if she could ride...i didnt know wether to be scared or flattered by her

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Jun 29, 7:19pm - #211570 
I get a lot of stares when i drive by, but mine is stock except for rims. But i did get an old guy saying i made it look pretty nice, even tho i did nothing to it. ?????
Then again there are A LOT of celicas in my area...especially the same color as mine (silver)


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Jun 29, 7:53pm - #211571 
tru_Asiatik_Pride, what city you in?

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Jun 29, 8:06pm - #211572 
Originally Posted by falkkor
tru_Asiatik_Pride, what city you in?

iam in the san fernando valley(hollywood,glendale etc)
big known cities with lots of imports around maybe thats the reason, iam just another one of "those" guys if you know what i mean wink

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Jun 29, 9:48pm - #211573 
Yeah thats prolly the problem. The area Im in its all SUV's and your normal run of cars. And jsut about every Import I have seen looked like they drove through Pep Boys with a giant Magnet on their car.

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