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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Jul 16, 3:02pm - #224282 

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2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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My next car!

Wow, what a beauty!

tasty
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RicePowered
ECelica Staff
RicePowered Jul 16, 3:04pm - #224283 
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:whatever: I still don't think they are anything special.
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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Jul 16, 3:08pm - #224284 

Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Wow Darren...

A hand built car for only $40K.

It's like having a Ferrari, only, not as expensive. Plus, it kills the F40 on a track eek

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RicePowered Jul 16, 3:15pm - #224285 
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Hey, the world is full of opinions ... that's mine tongue
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trog2233
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trog2233 Jul 16, 3:20pm - #224286 

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yea i saw that in motor trend...its sweet.

Jameson did you see the focus vs. the lambo? eek
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AZZKIKR
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AZZKIKR Jul 16, 3:21pm - #224287 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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I think its purdy...but I'd never fit into one...I'm 6'3"...the elise is a car I'd always want to have and would never be able to have, even if I could afford it
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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Jul 16, 3:26pm - #224288 

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Lafayette, LA
yeah I saw that Nate.

I'd rather have the Lambo over the Focus, but that Focus was INSANE. eek

AZZ, you'd fit into it. The first one delivered was to a guy whose 6'2 and he fits in it fine.

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beans
ECelica Jester
beans Jul 16, 3:29pm - #224289 
2000 white Toyota Celica GTS
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i like i like

just keep the celica and keep it as a back up for the engine
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AZZKIKR
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AZZKIKR Jul 16, 3:30pm - #224290 

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REALLY!!!! HOLY HELL!!! I'd love to have one then...there is a lambo, and exotic car dealer near my girlfriend's house...I'll go ask them about it. I just hope that they ahve a better tranny than the one in the GTS
I know it has a GTS (basically) engine, and I know that the GTS has synchro problems, but I hope that for 40,000 they'd have that problem worked out
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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Jul 16, 3:30pm - #224291 

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Originally Posted by beans
i like i like

just keep the celica and keep it as a back up for the engine


My thoughts are this:

Keeping the Celica (it's now paid for)
Buying a bike (under 4K)
Buying the Elise after I get a real job.

I love my Celica, I'll never sell it spineyes

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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Jul 16, 3:31pm - #224292 

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Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
REALLY!!!! HOLY HELL!!! I'd love to have one then...there is a lambo, and exotic car dealer near my girlfriend's house...I'll go ask them about it. I just hope that they ahve a better tranny than the one in the GTS
I know it has a GTS (basically) engine, and I know that the GTS has synchro problems, but I hope that for 40,000 they'd have that problem worked out


It's got the same tranny (C62 I believe) however Lotus says you need to BREAK IT IN.

Toyota never says that, and I bet 99% of GTS's that went out on a test drive got banged into second gear within the first 10 miles of use. Big no no. frown

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Bruce Leroy
GTSHYPR Jul 16, 3:33pm - #224293 
2002 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
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Jameson what would you have to pay for insurance on that?

I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Jul 16, 3:34pm - #224294 

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I have no idea, but I imagine it's more than the GTS, but it can't be THAT much more.

Probably like 50-60% more than the GTS, maybe as high as 70-80.

I doubt it would be double. Probably 5-6K per year.

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RetroJ84 Jul 16, 3:53pm - #224295 
2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by beans
i like i like

just keep the celica and keep it as a back up for the engine


My thoughts are this:

Keeping the Celica (it's now paid for)
Buying a bike (under 4K)
Buying the Elise after I get a real job.

I love my Celica, I'll never sell it spineyes

"You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your f------ khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."
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RevMonster
Masta OC
RevMonster Jul 16, 4:18pm - #224296 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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The Elise is a NICE car. I am torn on whether or not it's overpriced, though. I just keep thinking... Elise for 40 grand with 190 HP or Turbocharged S2k for 40 large with upward of 300 ponies. I know the weight difference is huge... but still.

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VSGTS14 Jul 16, 4:41pm - #224297 

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the elise is definately nice...i think it's real exotic looking and would be fun as hell to drive...

SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL
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AZZKIKR
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AZZKIKR Jul 16, 5:30pm - #224298 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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hell yeah...I was in the UK last year, and they have elises to drive at silverstone raceway.. eek...I wanted to go but didn't get a chance cause I thought I was too tall, and I was taking a tour of the factory where they produce the ULTIMA GTR!!!!!...for those of you who don't know what that is look here!!! ...it was nuts. I rode in their silver demonstrator car with a 650 hp supercharged 350 V8...it was awesome...not to change the subject or anyhing, sorry...but yeah, I had a chance to drive one of the older ones and didn't cause I didn't think I'd fit in the car
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BReakinDrifTs
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BReakinDrifTs Jul 16, 11:23pm - #224299 
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Elise is going to be an awesome car. Have fun smoking the competition the the track thumbsup
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Jae
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Jae Jul 17, 12:33am - #224300 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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i consider them as nicer mr2
which is right considering its has 2zz engine and tranny
better accerlation through modified exhaust and ecu for better torque
just those things will cost 7000 for parts.
Not to mention its lotus. Exotic car.
it comes with better verything.
so i wouldn't mine paying 40k for this car. considering the mr2 cost 26000 plus 7000 engine and tranny and stuff.
i think the price is right.
And it goes 12's in 1/4
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oas Jul 17, 12:37am - #224301 
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i consider them as an ugly mr2
which is right considering its has 2zz engine and tranny
better accerlation through modified exhaust and ecu for better torque
just those things will cost 7000 for parts.
Not to mention its lotus. Exotic car.
it comes with better verything.
so i wouldn't mine paying 40k for this car. considering the mr2 cost 26000 plus 7000 engine and tranny and stuff.
i think the price is right.
And it goes 12's in 1/4

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nice thumbsup
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slidr Jul 17, 12:42am - #224303 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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How much shorter is that thing compared to the Celica?

I would get one in the future, but I don't understand why they have to be convertables. When you're making a car to be that light, it just seems counterproductive.

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Virtuous_One Jul 17, 4:19am - #224304 

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Dude!...If you think you could afford it!...Then by all means!... rolleyes thumbsup
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grcelica Jul 17, 5:50am - #224305 

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I'm with Darren. The styling doesn't appeal to me. Just my opinion of course.
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xXMaGNuSXx Jul 17, 7:57pm - #224306 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
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that thing is beautiful. i think the honda guys are mad now that lotus decided to use the GTS engine instead of the Type R. spineyes
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Traviesa86 Jul 17, 10:25pm - #224307 

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is that the new lotus elise?? lol

because i like those thumbsup

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Evan Jul 19, 5:14am - #224308 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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That may not be the most flattering picture of the new Elise, but it is definitely an awesome car. Go for it! thumbsup

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