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Gen7fan Aug 30, 4:04pm - #262864 
2003 silver streak Toyota Celica GT
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We put a deposit down on a Scion...

...the Xa, LOL! I know what your thinking, and I was thinking the same thing until I rode in it. That little bugger can move, I'm not saying its fast but its not slow either. The one we test drove had the AEM Intake and the TRD exhaust so I'm sure that helped.

I was shocked that my wife loved it but then again we both hated the TC. The TC looks good inside and out but we both hated the drive. Gear ratio is very short in 1st and 2nd, next to the celica that felt very odd. That and we didn't really notice the added hp or tq, I think the 3000lb curb weight had something to do with that.

So after we drove the TC we drove the XA and she loved it. I was shocked but the sales man saw it coming, he said girls love that car, he was right. It had more head room, leg room, and even arm room. Shifted more like the celica which made us both enjoy it more.

So we ordered a black one with TRD exhaust, 17" gunmetal wheels, TRD Springs, sub, spoiler, and an alarm. Now we just have to wait for it to come in from Japan and for the dealer to put the parts on. I'm going to add the other parts on my own because I can buy the other mods a lot cheaper than the dealer wanted for them.
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RicePowered Aug 30, 4:06pm - #262865 
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ct Aug 30, 4:13pm - #262866 

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eek

wow, xa over the tc. my driving experience was quite diffrent. but congrats! how much did you get it for with all those options? make sure those bastards don't tack you with an "intallation fee" when you can do the install yourself for free.

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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Gen7fan Aug 30, 4:20pm - #262867 
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Originally Posted by ct
eek

wow, xa over the tc. my driving experience was quite diffrent. but congrats! how much did you get it for with all those options? make sure those bastards don't tack you with an "intallation fee" when you can do the install yourself for free.


It was 15k and change, I think the install fees are part of the mod price but I will call and check on that, thanks for bringing it up.

What can I say, how can I dis her for choosing the cheaper car on her own. The XA has a better insurance rate, better gas mileage, and its cheaper to own. "Go for it babe," is all I could say.
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VSGTS14 Aug 30, 4:25pm - #262868 

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nice dude...they are def good, goofy cars, but get the job done...
and how can you not like the tC's drive? i drove it and thought it was awesome...especially the steering

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ct Aug 30, 4:25pm - #262869 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by ct
eek

wow, xa over the tc. my driving experience was quite diffrent. but congrats! how much did you get it for with all those options? make sure those bastards don't tack you with an "intallation fee" when you can do the install yourself for free.


What can I say, how can I dis her for choosing the cheaper car on her own. The XA has a better insurance rate, better gas mileage, and its cheaper to own. "Go for it babe," is all I could say.


for sure. if she likes it then you can't go wrong. i just had a different experience. yeah, the scion dealership was tacking on 150 of floor mats for my fiance when i found the same floor mats at partz.net at 80 bucks!!. i suggest you find a TRD exhuast on your own and install it yourself (it's like 3 bolts). for the tc they list it at 550...but i bet if you talk or look for other dealers they'll knock off 100 dollers off that. plus the whole amount of the car will go on to the monthly fees.

my fiance was planning to get an alarm and floor mats (total extra cost 650 dollars). at 270/mo. but i told her to get it elsewhere and i found them both for 280. it docked her payments down to 259. thumbsup

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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Gen7fan Aug 30, 4:38pm - #262870 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
nice dude...they are def good, goofy cars, but get the job done...
and how can you not like the tC's drive? i drove it and thought it was awesome...especially the steering


The ride was good it was the shifting we didn't like. We are booth used to the celica so it was odd. You don't need to rev the TC high, which I was, I put the tester into its redline in like a second in 1st and I was just like WTF.

I would have got used to it and so would she but she really just was not into the car. The clutch and gear ratio just iced the cake for her.
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Gen7fan Aug 30, 4:43pm - #262871 
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CT,

Your right, a lot of the parts I found for like half of what the dealer wants for them. They want $200 for footwell neons, I can do that for $30. Just about every part you can do yourself for less. The parts I listed where the ones they wanted a fair price on. You see floor matts are not in the list, LOL. spineyes
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ragingpaseo Aug 30, 4:44pm - #262872 
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cool, when you guys get it, bring it to the met... thumbsup which dealer did you get it from?
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Zero Aug 30, 5:37pm - #262873 

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VSGTS14 Aug 30, 6:08pm - #262874 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
nice dude...they are def good, goofy cars, but get the job done...
and how can you not like the tC's drive? i drove it and thought it was awesome...especially the steering


The ride was good it was the shifting we didn't like. We are booth used to the celica so it was odd. You don't need to rev the TC high, which I was, I put the tester into its redline in like a second in 1st and I was just like WTF.

I would have got used to it and so would she but she really just was not into the car. The clutch and gear ratio just iced the cake for her.


everycar is different...aduhh..
but yea some you may or may not like...i actually didn't get to drive a manual one, it was an auto.

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grcelica Aug 30, 6:24pm - #262875 

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Glad you found something you like! congrats.
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QuickChick03gt Aug 30, 6:57pm - #262876 
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ExNihilo Aug 30, 8:59pm - #262877 
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Congratulations, dude. I drove in one this past weekend with a friend; I agree, its really pretty nice, fast enought, and surprisingly roomy. I'd definitely take it over the tC.

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fonz182 Aug 30, 9:10pm - #262878 

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they could look pretty nice with the right kit.
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Gen7fan Aug 30, 9:41pm - #262879 
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Looks like CT was right, called them about the possible install fees. All the TRD parts cost extra to put in, so I had them 86 the springs and just sell me the exhaust.

We put the TSRM on my celica, no way in hell I'm paying out the ass for some tool to tighten two bolts for me. The celica was a snap I doubt this little terd will be any different.

FYI, all the "scion" parts the install is included in the price.
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ct Aug 30, 10:02pm - #262880 

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yeah,

it's always in the best interest of the dealer to get a car with all the trimmings. that way they charge for install fees and up the price of the equipment as well (a scion rep actually admitted to this. they order scions modded on purpose because that is where they make the most money..i dare not disclose her name as i might get her in trouble). it really is cheaper to go the stock route and buy all the other parts later to install yourself. thumbsup

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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Virgilson Aug 30, 10:13pm - #262881 

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thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup I think if you put a Lip kit on the Scion XA that it will look really nice...
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CelicaRacer05 Aug 30, 11:39pm - #262882 

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Glad you didnt get the Xb, we test drove that, and its slow, has "ok" space and no towing, they need to drop v6's in these cars, that would rock!... and keep them under 20g would be ausome!!!! I would jump all over the Scion xB if it had a v6... and a towing package
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RedSunCelica Aug 31, 12:23am - #262883 

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actually the Xa are really good auto x cars. wouldnt be surprised if they start leading the points board with a good driver.

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CeLlYgT04 Aug 31, 1:15am - #262884 

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Awesome...Congrats bro...Be sure to get pics when it comes in! wave
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falkkor Aug 31, 1:29am - #262885 

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xB is my next car smile Love that thing
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SquadOne Aug 31, 1:46am - #262886 
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blackcel Aug 31, 4:28am - #262887 

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Congrats, enjoy the new car.

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lastCelica Sep 1, 12:37am - #262888 

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I have an xA. It shifts so easy...
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cegonaxman Sep 1, 12:45am - #262889 

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This is like the mini cooper!...But n e way's congrat's have fun! thumbsup grin

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boo Sep 2, 1:20am - #262890 
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congrats on the new car. i haven't driven the xa but the drive in the tC was smooth. my sister is sitll deciding whether or not to get it. at clairmont, they said there will be a three week wait and at longo toyota, there will be a three to four months wait.
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finalcelica Sep 2, 6:12pm - #262891 
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i'd love to go for a test drive in a Scion, too bad they don't have it in Canada angry
personally i like the looks of xB and tC better than xA
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