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Sep 21, 7:19pm - #281561 
Thinking of purchasing a 2005 Celica GTS (Tsunami). What to do?

I just came back from a Toyota dealership because i was interested in buying the 2005 GTS Tsunami edition or the Action Package version in Spectra Blue. What they told me was that it would take 4 - 6 weeks for it to be shipped over. The thing is he also said that it could possibly take more than that time, depending on how many celicas are ordered from Japan or if some regulations change. And I wouldnt be able to get a refund unless 3 months has passed. Well, he didnt sound very sure about anything or that it was a good idea to purchase a special edition. So now I'm uncertain if I should place an order on it, because if it does take 2 or 3 months for the car to arrive I might as well choose another make.

Can someone pls give me some advice on this?
Has anyone had to wait a long time before getting their car?
And what are the chances of it taking more than 6 weeks to arrive?

Thx in advance!

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Sep 21, 7:26pm - #281562 
I say go for it if that's what you really want. If you buy something that dosen't make you completely happy and then found out later you could have gotten it your gonna be pissed at yourself. And every time you look at your car that you didn't really want you will think about what could have been.


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Sep 21, 7:48pm - #281563 
yup . surgical couldnt have said it better. wait . get what you want.

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Sep 21, 7:56pm - #281564 
Originally Posted by Friced

I just came back from a Toyota dealership because i was interested in buying the 2005 GTS Tsunami edition or the Action Package version in Spectra Blue. What they told me was that it would take 4 - 6 weeks for it to be shipped over. The thing is he also said that it could possibly take more than that time, depending on how many celicas are ordered from Japan or if some regulations change. And I wouldnt be able to get a refund unless 3 months has passed. Well, he didnt sound very sure about anything or that it was a good idea to purchase a special edition. So now I'm uncertain if I should place an order on it, because if it does take 2 or 3 months for the car to arrive I might as well choose another make.

Can someone pls give me some advice on this?
Has anyone had to wait a long time before getting their car?
And what are the chances of it taking more than 6 weeks to arrive?

Thx in advance!


I looked since April and finally found mine three weeks ago Brand-new 2004, I'm glad I waited, have the full 100K bumper to bumper warranty and most of the goodies I wanted. I also asked about the 05's and I was told there is a waiting list in some area's. Her is Pa only one few Spec Blue's will be made and it will be in Pitts & Philly only.

Call around you can find some good deals online, but hey if you want the 05 go 4 it, no guarantees.

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Sep 21, 11:26pm - #281565 
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Sep 22, 12:14am - #281566 
Where in Canada are you from? I bought my TRD Edition GT in '03. Dealerships can say they have to wait that long to have one shipped but the reality is that MANY dealerships (especially where I live in Canada) have at least ONE Tsumani on the lot because they make good showroom vehicles. Because of ACCESS Toyota or whatever, the dealerships aren't in competition with each other because the prices are the same so when I was looking to get my Celi they would just basically buy one from another dealership...even if it was several hours away.

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Sep 22, 7:14am - #281567 
The big question I have is whether the dealer whould only require a deposit from you, or will you have to actually finance the entire vehicle unseen? Thus, worst case scenario might be that you will have big $$$ tied up for months, with perhaps nothing to show for it in the long run.
Other questions for he dealer:
Would your refund include any interest paid?
Would the amount paid be fully applicable to an alternate vehicle if the deal doesn't go through?


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Sep 22, 7:29am - #281568 
shop around a bit, don't take the words from one dealership...

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Sep 22, 7:41am - #281569 
yeah, don't take the words of one dealership...shop around...place orders at numerous dealers...if you get it somewhere else its not your problem...plus you can take one deal to another dealer once two get your car in and make the second give you a better deal...I waited a month and a half to get my 2003 solar yellow GT the way I wanted it...weather package, power everything, NO sunroof, and carbon fiber dash...but I'm all the happier for it...have you also considered the new thundercloud grey metallic that is on the tsunami's...you'd be the only one on the boards with that color...its insane in person...Ive seen only one...and it looked good

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Sep 22, 8:01am - #281570 
what is the diff with the tsunami edition?


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Sep 23, 1:41pm - #281571 
Well, I'm gonna take a look at the RSX type s and the compare the cars. But I'm not too happy with the new headlights/tail lights of the 2005 RSX.

Thx for the advice...If do choose the Celica over the RSX, then I'm gonna take the chance and wait.

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Sep 23, 1:43pm - #281572 
I live in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) so I'm assume that there would be a good amount of celicas being purchased.

Ya, there was 2 tsunami's at the dealer I looked at, but they were only the GT version.

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Sep 23, 1:47pm - #281573 
Originally Posted by jonnyess
The big question I have is whether the dealer whould only require a deposit from you, or will you have to actually finance the entire vehicle unseen? Thus, worst case scenario might be that you will have big $$$ tied up for months, with perhaps nothing to show for it in the long run.
Other questions for he dealer:
Would your refund include any interest paid?
Would the amount paid be fully applicable to an alternate vehicle if the deal doesn't go through?


The dealer said a deposit would be required, but he did say that the deposit would be paid back in full not sure about the interest though. I'll ask the next time I go.

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Sep 23, 2:06pm - #281574 
Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
what is the diff with the tsunami edition?


I think it has darker alloy wheels and not the larger Hood scoop. The seats are also different too (color wise), i think.

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Sep 23, 3:19pm - #281575 
Definitly go for it. You'll always be better off waiting and getting what you really want, instead of settling for something crappy.


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Sep 23, 3:34pm - #281576 
Originally Posted by SurgicalRizz
I say go for it if that's what you really want. If you buy something that dosen't make you completely happy and then found out later you could have gotten it your gonna be pissed at yourself. And every time you look at your car that you didn't really want you will think about what could have been.


Exactly what I was thinking! Good point bro! cool

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Sep 23, 4:30pm - #281577 
hell just go get an evo..hehe..how much is the rsx-s anyway?? if it's 30k i would so go with the evo..not the evoRS but evo..but like everyone said, shop around i'm sure there are more then 1 toyo dealer in ur area..shop shop shop and shop around til you find wat you want..good luck bro..


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Sep 23, 7:16pm - #281578 
Dealer out here (CT) has a ThunderCloud GTS Tsunami...WHAT A UNIT!! It was absolutely striking! The color alone was captivating. Tsunami had the action package with the regular spoiler instead of the gangsta-wing. Wheels were a darker gray alloy that complemented the paint job. I walked away kinda numb...


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Sep 23, 8:16pm - #281579 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
hell just go get an evo..hehe..how much is the rsx-s anyway?? if it's 30k i would so go with the evo..not the evoRS but evo..but like everyone said, shop around i'm sure there are more then 1 toyo dealer in ur area..shop shop shop and shop around til you find wat you want..good luck bro..


smile I would if I could, but we dont get EVO's in Canada frown

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Sep 23, 9:21pm - #281580 
really?? that sux..well in that case, look at the RSX-S..faster..hehehe..but celica look betta, so much betta..


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Sep 23, 9:36pm - #281581 
Originally Posted by jonnyess

Dealer out here (CT) has a ThunderCloud GTS Tsunami...WHAT A UNIT!! It was absolutely striking! The color alone was captivating. Tsunami had the action package with the regular spoiler instead of the gangsta-wing. Wheels were a darker gray alloy that complemented the paint job. I walked away kinda numb...


The Thunder Cloud is pretty appealing too. I actually like the red interior more than the blue one, but I love the spectra blue more than the Thunder Cloud. It's such a dilemma confused I want both grin

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Sep 23, 9:38pm - #281582 
here's another pic (this arent my pics though)

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Sep 23, 9:40pm - #281583 
And one more tasty

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Sep 23, 9:44pm - #281584 
wat type of kit is that??


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Sep 23, 9:50pm - #281585 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
wat type of kit is that??


It's the Tsunami kit or the Action Package kit in the states

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Sep 23, 10:08pm - #281586 
Does the Spectra blue look sharper or the Thunder cloud?

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Sep 23, 10:12pm - #281587 
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Sep 23, 10:20pm - #281588 
the blue is nicer but those tails are horrible


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Sep 24, 8:24am - #281589 
The blue is certainly more striking for sure. What the hell do you wax that with?? tasty


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Sep 24, 9:00am - #281590 
i want that wing!


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Sep 24, 9:48am - #281591 
whoa thunder cloud looks awsome!


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Sep 24, 5:30pm - #281592 
I think that thundercloud is a great color... thumbsup

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Sep 24, 5:42pm - #281593 
I h8t those tail lights puke


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Sep 24, 5:45pm - #281594 
yeah I dig! I like the thunder cloud one!! very clean! and different! Just fake exhaust is puke

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Sep 25, 11:36pm - #281595 
Well, it's decided, I'm getting the blue one. smile
I really want to do something about the fake exhaust and the front bumper. First I'll have to get the car and save up some money though.

Thx for all your opinions.

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Sep 28, 11:55am - #281596 
I like the thunder better personally. But the Hood paint on the thunder looks off to me. Its probably just the lighting

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Sep 29, 9:38am - #281597 
jus get the regular gt celica, its got more aftermarket parts for it, i work for a toyota dealership and i know b/c one of the guys that works there also has a celica gts and he has a set of TRD headers that dont even fit on his celica. its suppose to fit on my ceclica. so in my p.o.v. jus get the gt celica bestway togo

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Sep 29, 9:45am - #281598 
Originally Posted by andrews
whoa thunder cloud looks awsome!
Yeah, and I wouldn't mind that blue color either.


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thumbsup ...i'm waiting also to get a 2005 Celica!...just chilling right now and counting the day's down!... thumbsup grin


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