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biotoxzen
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biotoxzen Sep 3, 9:39pm - #265693 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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cali
Ok...I HAVE to ask this question.

Ya im a "newb" to this site but i have to ask a question. Where do you people get money for all these mods? Just a kit + lowering + rims + labor for what i want is looking around 5k. Not to mention thats not even including interior work and stereo setup and engine mods. Just seems like people have have a lot of money to throw around.

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slidr
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slidr Sep 3, 9:45pm - #265694 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Saint Louis, MO
I work full time and go to school full time, so I have an extra couple hundred to blow on my car every month.

I never buy stuff in bulk, but rather pool the money from month to month, and just buy stuff every now and then.

A year after I bought my car, I have an Intake, exhaust, rims, lowering springs, TRD spoiler, and I'm still looking to buy a kit, but in pieces.


Other people that may be older probably have started their high paying jobs and use the money from that.


I like buying stuff in pieces because it makes your car a lot more fun to drive and look at when you put something new on.

If I just bought everything at one time, I would get bored of it after a while, and have nothing else to put on. I also have other "free" mods that I did, like LED conversions, painting the brake calipers, and plastics inside of the car.

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amtemp
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amtemp Sep 3, 9:50pm - #265695 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Seattle, Washington
Originally Posted by slidr
I work full time and go to school full time, so I have an extra couple hundred to blow on my car every month.

I never buy stuff in bulk, but rather pool the money from month to month, and just buy stuff every now and then.

A year after I bought my car, I have an Intake, exhaust, rims, lowering springs, TRD spoiler, and I'm still looking to buy a kit, but in pieces.

Other people that may be older probably have started their high paying jobs and use the money from that.


I like buying stuff in pieces because it makes your car a lot more fun to drive and look at when you put something new on.

If I just bought everything at one time, I would get bored of it after a while, and have nothing else to put on. I also have other "free" mods that I did, like LED conversions, painting the brake calipers, and plastics inside of the car.


Wow, work and school full time is tough.
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slidr
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slidr Sep 3, 9:57pm - #265696 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Saint Louis, MO
Originally Posted by amtemp
Originally Posted by slidr
I work full time and go to school full time, so I have an extra couple hundred to blow on my car every month.

I never buy stuff in bulk, but rather pool the money from month to month, and just buy stuff every now and then.

A year after I bought my car, I have an Intake, exhaust, rims, lowering springs, TRD spoiler, and I'm still looking to buy a kit, but in pieces.

Other people that may be older probably have started their high paying jobs and use the money from that.


I like buying stuff in pieces because it makes your car a lot more fun to drive and look at when you put something new on.

If I just bought everything at one time, I would get bored of it after a while, and have nothing else to put on. I also have other "free" mods that I did, like LED conversions, painting the brake calipers, and plastics inside of the car.


Wow, work and school full time is tough.
Yeah, especially college. But I have an office job so I can get all of my work done, and still have hours left for homework and surfing this site and the internet. wink

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RedSunCelica
FWD
RedSunCelica Sep 3, 9:59pm - #265697 

FWD
1995 Toyota Celica

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San Diego CA
work your ass off and do install in your drive way.

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Polykarb
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Polykarb Sep 3, 10:05pm - #265698 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Tampa, Florida
Originally Posted by RedSunCelica
work your ass off and do install in your drive way.


^^True, that is exactly what i do thumbsup

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jonnyess
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jonnyess Sep 4, 12:45am - #265699 

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2002 Toyota Celica

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CT
Become a pimp...the money is outstanding!!
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Zero
Furi Kuri
Zero Sep 4, 12:58am - #265700 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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San Diego, CA
^^^laughsilly

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cegonaxman
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cegonaxman Sep 4, 1:23am - #265701 

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2000 Dodge Caravan SE Sport

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San Diego
If that's the case!...Then when i get my celica! you dudes are going to drop dawg!...cause i be hooking up my ride so tight!...it's just going to blow you away dawg! spineyes thumbsup

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Elec-FuYu
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Elec-FuYu Sep 4, 1:33am - #265702 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
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2003 Toyota Celica

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B.C. Coquitlam
WORK and SAVE~ lol

I am a HID Maniac!!
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fonz182
Pimpin aint easy
fonz182 Sep 4, 2:36am - #265703 

Pimpin aint easy
03 Toyota Celica GT

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Hayward / UCD, CA
if you really want to save avoid getting a gf. THEY'RE EXPENSIVE!! j/k (i hope she doesnt read this)
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amtemp
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amtemp Sep 4, 2:38am - #265704 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Seattle, Washington
Originally Posted by fonz182
if you really want to save avoid getting a gf. THEY'RE EXPENSIVE!! j/k (i hope she doesnt read this)
rofl
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tru_Asiatik_Pride
Blue MnM
tru_Asiatik_Pride Sep 4, 2:52am - #265705 

Blue MnM
2003 Toyota Celica

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Southern California
we all own a small diner with a auto shop and we rob semi trucks full of dvd players and tv and we get our parts from harry
















rofl rofl rofl haha j/k...what can i say hard work and save does the trick thumbsup thumbsup
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QTRMLR_1 Sep 4, 2:57am - #265706 

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Los Angeles, CA
Originally Posted by fonz182
if you really want to save avoid getting a gf. THEY'RE EXPENSIVE!! j/k (i hope she doesnt read this)


true.

I get my kicks on EC.
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2003cbgts
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2003cbgts Sep 4, 3:09am - #265707 

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South Carolina
i just work my balls off, and what little i have left from bills, i save for mods. takes forever but it eventually adds up.
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Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan Sep 4, 3:26am - #265708 

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Philadelphia, PA
some of us are actually finished with college and working...
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GTQuentin
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GTQuentin Sep 4, 3:43am - #265709 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Northern VA
Im in HS and i work. I dont have that many mods. I had my car almost a year and have managed to put about a $1,000 into it.
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ragingpaseo
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ragingpaseo Sep 4, 4:00am - #265710 
2003 blue Toyota Celica
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towson, md
take my time, save, and shop wisely...
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MptGlw69
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MptGlw69 Sep 4, 4:07am - #265711 
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2001 Acura Integra

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Grand Rapids, MI
Originally Posted by cegonaxman
If that's the case!...Then when i get my celica! you dudes are going to drop dawg!...cause i be hooking up my ride so tight!...it's just going to blow you away dawg! spineyes thumbsup


rofl rofl ohboy
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Charles
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Charles Sep 4, 4:49am - #265712 

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2000 Toyota / Honda Celica

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Canada
work partime
school partime
sleep / socialize partime
mod car the rest of the time
but winter is cooming in a month of so...gotta wrap up the last upgrades before probably storing my car and buying a shit box
yeah i got a very decent paying job that allows me to pay monthly+gas+maintenance+insurances on car and still have enough to buy mods.
i buy mostly second hand monds that are practically brand new tho
just scour the web for deals and classified adds

i just got me some toyo tires which i'm supposed to pickup this weekend as well as TRD springs
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robare99
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robare99 Sep 4, 5:59am - #265713 

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Alberta, Canada
I'm a bit older, married, kids etc. I'm a tradesman and my wife is a teacher so we do alright moneywise. It's more of a hobby. Just buy things here & there if the price is right.
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Jace
Celica2k Sep 4, 6:38am - #265714 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Springfield, MO
well im in highschool also and i've had my car since around the end of feb. and i started saving for mods before i even got it. I just go to work after school and save up. I agree g/f are expensive as hell grin. Hey Linds wave
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Elec-FuYu
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Elec-FuYu Sep 4, 8:02am - #265715 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
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B.C. Coquitlam
Originally Posted by fonz182
if you really want to save avoid getting a gf. THEY'RE EXPENSIVE!! j/k (i hope she doesnt read this)


that is true... i soon got rims after i break up... lol

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celicat23
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celicat23 Sep 4, 4:12pm - #265716 

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norway
Work. A lot. Then make sure you never leave your home when you're not working. 'Cause going out and spending money on stuff that's not for your car is a big NO-NO. Get yourself a playstation 2, x-box, and internet. Eat soup, frozen pizza's, and cheap stuff like that.

DO NOT go out on weekends to get drunk. You might end up with a girlfriend -- and that's too expencive.

When you feel like you're going slightly insane, go out and get a big bottle of vodka. And get shit faced. That'll straighten you out for a while.

And when summer comes...Cruise around in your phat ride, checking out the jail bait checking out your car. Sorted.
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00GTShope
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00GTShope Sep 4, 4:30pm - #265717 

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Eastern Ontario, Canada
^^^^^^hahahhaha rofl rofl thumbsup

all good suggestions!
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csheriff
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csheriff Sep 4, 4:34pm - #265718 
2002 Red Toyota Celica
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Wyoming
girlfriends arent that expensive. if you never get them anything then they will never expect anything. you just gotta let them know who's number 1 in the relationship...the car!!!

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Erick
Bread Fishing..
Erick Sep 4, 4:37pm - #265719 

Bread Fishing..
2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Bay Area, CA
money for mod's.. save save save..

and don't spend more than your budget can hold...


buy used on the buy/sell section.. often you can get good deals.. spineyes thumbsup

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"you only need something when you know it exists..then it becomes a want"
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AZZKIKR
SHO - NUFF
AZZKIKR Sep 4, 7:53pm - #265720 

SHO - NUFF
2003 Toyota Celica GT

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ATL GA
I do ok...I have bills, and moving that are preventing me from getting a body kit right now...and a very high maintenance girlfriend (but GAWD is it worth it grin grin)...I work full time and attend college full time...I'm actually do for a raise here pretty soon...hmmmmmmm
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fonz182
Pimpin aint easy
fonz182 Sep 4, 8:08pm - #265721 

Pimpin aint easy
03 Toyota Celica GT

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Hayward / UCD, CA
Originally Posted by csheriff
girlfriends arent that expensive. if you never get them anything then they will never expect anything. you just gotta let them know who's number 1 in the relationship...the car!!!

thats harsh rofl
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AZZKIKR
SHO - NUFF
AZZKIKR Sep 4, 8:12pm - #265722 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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ATL GA
yeah...I'm arguing that one too...my girlfriend has precedent over the celica...but I know that's a button she would never push...she lets me do what I want with my car...and even helps me with mods sometimes...Its not tht the car comes first...its more like...its my car not yours..I'll do what I want with it
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oas
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oas Sep 4, 8:17pm - #265723 
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i get mony of my friend
and i pay with the mony i get from beening in school its 700$ a every month, but i dont have so many mods rofl
all ending up at the diskos and resturantes
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celicat23
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celicat23 Sep 4, 9:21pm - #265724 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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norway
Originally Posted by csheriff
girlfriends arent that expensive. if you never get them anything then they will never expect anything. you just gotta let them know who's number 1 in the relationship...the car!!!


I let them know who's number 1. That's why I'm alone with my car smile)
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Weasel
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Weasel Sep 5, 4:23am - #265725 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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North East Ohio
I'm 16 and i work at local grocery store. In the summer i work about 40 hours a week. I use the cash to pay fo rmy car every month ($220) plus gas, my mom pays my insurance. I then save up the rest of my cash and buy big stuff for my car. I've had my car since april and now have a Full Kaminari Body kit, TRD wing, c-one Hood scoop, and some other little things. Just save up your cash to buy a couple big purchases instead of a whole bunch of crappy little ones

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AZZKIKR
SHO - NUFF
AZZKIKR Sep 6, 8:59pm - #265726 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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ATL GA
^^^^ that's the way to go
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cycocelica
daman
cycocelica Sep 6, 9:08pm - #265727 

daman
2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Washington
um im always broke...even with a job
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Sancho
SD Syndicate
Sancho Sep 7, 4:50am - #265728 

SD Syndicate
2004 Toyota Celica GT

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San Diego, CA
Originally Posted by jonnyess
Become a pimp...the money is outstanding!!


Wait, you've spent how much on mods? Exactly. rolleyes

Get a job! Save money. Cut corners. I pack lunch instead of buying. I get scholarships so I don't have to pay for books. I go to school full time and work part time.

Don't get a gf! They clear your wallet and the take up a lot of time. Only slightly kidding. She usually calls when i'm installing something, so don't think I haven't heard her complain about spending time. ohboy

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MattsGTS2000
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MattsGTS2000 Sep 7, 10:15pm - #265729 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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2000 Toyota Celica

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Carrollton, GA
i bartend at one of the three bars in my college town, so that helps, but the main thing is i have a credit card with a 5,000 dollar limit that i use WAY too much
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CaLiGTS
Phantom
CaLiGTS Sep 7, 10:21pm - #265730 

Phantom
2001 Toyota Celica

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Bay Area, NorCal
I go to school part time and work part time the other part time i spent on girls and my car thumbsup

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Ask yourself one question. Is the juice worth the squeeze?
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e_degala
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e_degala Sep 8, 1:49am - #265731 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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northeast
get a job that allows overtime and crank it out once a month working seven days for sixteen hours...

that'll grab any parts you need in a hurry, just devote one week per month to work for your car expense. if your car budget dictates higher earnings to supplement your expenses then just work more hours...

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daman
cycocelica Sep 8, 1:57am - #265732 

daman
2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Washington
wait wait...PARENTS!!
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iggy
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iggy Sep 8, 2:23am - #265733 
2004 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
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2004 Toyota Celica

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PA, United States
I save and save and save, don't do the Club thingy to often, that will cost you a cool $100 a night easily. I own my own biz and working hard at it now for 9 years.

Have clients all over the USA and they are good to me. But I work really hard and put long hours in for what I get and with the home and everything else, I wonder sometimes how I do it.

Just a few years ago I was in College and paying rent and wondering how I would pay for the electric bill, I have come a long way and very grateful I can do what I do.

Time is the key and shop until you drop. Shopped for all but a year just to get my car lol, now three days old.

Almost have a 1000 miles on her already, man I love this car. thumbsup

~Iggy

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