I actually saw the commercial of the old guy yelling at the car. I didn't know that was a Celica?!?
My Lexus ES300 was on its last leg (had been for awhile). It was too expensive to maintain. My dad was browsing through Consumer Reports. He marked the Civic, the Accord, the Jetta, and the Celica because they were all CR best buys. I looked at the Celica and thought, looks hot and great price
. Without even seeing it in person, I wanted it. Test drove the Celica and the Corolla-S. My parents found out the GT was a sports car and opted out, but I still wanted it. I was almost on my knees for it. They kept pushing for the Corolla. After enough, I finally got the Celica. Almost two months later, i'm still in love with it. Every time I mod something, even so little, it feels like a new car all over again. Couldn't convince them to get manual, but auto is alright. Get a conversion in a year or so.