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2003cbgts Sep 24, 4:31am - #283362 

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gts lifespan...

recently been seeing threads about having probelms with gts engines. kinda has me worried.i was hoping that they had that great toyota reliability. you guys with high mileage gts , hows it holding up?
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Tru_gts Sep 24, 4:43am - #283363 
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I have about close to 50k on mines and its running good because i do all my own maintainence on time. Maintainence is the key to a cars realibility, its that and not getting into serious accidents. thumbsup

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ragingpaseo Sep 24, 5:24am - #283364 
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this might be off subject, but i feel toyota is like sega. they will come out with a great product. however, they won't support it and finally ditch it all together. of course, i'm referring to celica...
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Erick Sep 24, 5:28am - #283365 

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i'm on you with that..^^

course they ditched the dreamcast since they were selling the system at a loss hoping to recope the losses by making it up on games... idunno

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ravertony Sep 24, 5:35am - #283366 
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u shouln trip toyota makes some nice lifespan engines. just take care of it and dont push it hard all the time thumbsup thumbsup
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Virgilson Sep 24, 5:36am - #283367 

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Originally Posted by ravertony
u shouln trip toyota makes some nice lifespan engines. just take care of it and dont push it hard all the time thumbsup thumbsup


true true...
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2003cbgts Sep 24, 5:48am - #283368 

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yea thats what im thinkin bout. i hit lift more than i used to and thats what got me thinkin bout it. but i get all the maintanance done way before it even needs it so i dunno.
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Erick Sep 24, 5:50am - #283369 

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when you dont have as much power at lift then.. means its time to change those lift bolts happywink how i wish i knew what lift felt like cry

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Erick Sep 24, 5:50am - #283370 

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when you dont have as much power at lift then.. means its time to change those lift bolts happywink how i wish i knew what lift felt like cry

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Erick Sep 24, 5:50am - #283371 

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Post deleted by Erick opps... he...he.. fixed happywink dunno what happend

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stefanoc Sep 24, 6:02am - #283372 

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^^can you say it one more time, cz some people still didnt get it happywink

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Elec-FuYu Sep 24, 6:25am - #283373 
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^^^LOL~

anyways, the engine should last more than 7 years with proper maintnence.

and the only thing you will have to fix is the lift-bolt.

toyota make reliability-awsome engines.

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jonnyess Sep 24, 9:49am - #283374 

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Just sold my 92 GTS with 174k miles. Got blue book private party value, which is quite fair for a 12 yr old car, which has years left if maintained properly. Prior GTS was traded with 212K, so these babies historically hold up with proper maintenance! My 02 should last me through 2012 at this rate! BOOOOYAA

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Clos Sep 24, 10:56am - #283375 
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mine holds pretty good, i have 71k on it
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isaac Sep 24, 11:13am - #283376 
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if you drive your car normally and take care of it the way Toyota recommends (also found in the owner's manual), you shouldn't have any major problems with your car.

but if you drive the hell out of it and don't follow a regular maintenance schedule - then YES, YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS.

The Celica has been around for the past 30 years - I agree that it was time for Toyota to move on. They have something better in the wings thumbsup

It could be worse... you could be driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse or even a Saturn - how often do you see one of them on the roads compared to the the number of older Honda & Toyota happywink

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Akita Sep 24, 12:58pm - #283377 

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Toyotas last forever thumbsup
A British TV program, "Top Gear" recently attempted various methods of destroying a Toyota Hilux pickup truck, which it just shrugged off and kept going rofl Check this crazy story out.. http://www.brakedisc.net/features/tghilux/index.php
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isouthwell Sep 24, 1:45pm - #283378 
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Ive read on forums that ppl are hitting 100k with no problems. thumbsup
Theres no reason that it wont last way past that.
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renfield90 Sep 24, 6:37pm - #283379 

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eek damn that truck was awesome!

kinda like that tundra commercial where the girlfriend pushes it off the cliff and it lands just fine...if only our celis could do that.
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isaac Sep 24, 7:16pm - #283380 
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Originally Posted by renfield90

eek damn that truck was awesome!

kinda like that tundra commercial where the girlfriend pushes it off the cliff and it lands just fine...if only our celis could do that.


they already can happywink
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=1870189359#1870189359

and here are the pictures thumbsup
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=1870190302#1870190302

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RookieGTS Sep 24, 7:52pm - #283381 

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hahah!! ^^^ grin
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drkramm Sep 24, 7:53pm - #283382 
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im at 110k miles and running strong leaking or burning noting

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2003cbgts Sep 24, 9:01pm - #283383 

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thanks guys feelin better already haha
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ikin Sep 24, 9:52pm - #283384 
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Originally Posted by Akita
Toyotas last forever thumbsup
A British TV program, "Top Gear" recently attempted various methods of destroying a Toyota Hilux pickup truck, which it just shrugged off and kept going rofl Check this crazy story out.. http://www.brakedisc.net/features/tghilux/index.php
i love that epsidoe!!!!

heres is my gt, the only thing i ever chaged was the clutch and the alternator at around 220k
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ExNihilo Sep 25, 12:00am - #283385 
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Originally Posted by isaac

if you drive your car normally and take care of it the way Toyota recommends (also found in the owner's manual), you shouldn't have any major problems with your car.

but if you drive the hell out of it and don't follow a regular maintenance schedule - then YES, YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS.

The Celica has been around for the past 30 years - I agree that it was time for Toyota to move on. They have something better in the wings thumbsup

It could be worse... you could be driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse or even a Saturn - how often do you see one of them on the roads compared to the the number of older Honda & Toyota happywink


I had a Saturn with 175K on it and still going strong when I sold it and got my Celica. Yes, even Saturns do well if you maintain them.
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Virgilson Sep 25, 12:48am - #283386 

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Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by renfield90
eek damn that truck was awesome!

kinda like that tundra commercial where the girlfriend pushes it off the cliff and it lands just fine...if only our celis could do that.


they already can happywink
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=1870189359#1870189359

and here are the pictures thumbsup
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=1870190302#1870190302



lol...loook thats me...going on a Canyon Run is Very BADDD...i learned my lesson.
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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 25, 11:46am - #283387 
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Inherently reving any engine 7000 or more RPM is going to cause problems. If you nailing lift all the time & reving to the redline; your car isn't going to last all that long. However, with Toyota you can beat the crap out of them & still get a lot of mileage. But if your careful, you will get a lot more.
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Designer_GTS Sep 25, 9:54pm - #283388 
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Hey, I had a saturn before my celica, and it was a great car. I NEVER had a single problem with it--I can't say the same about my celica that's 5 years newer and has 100000 miles less than the saturn.
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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 26, 4:35am - #283389 
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Originally Posted by Designer_GTS
Hey, I had a saturn before my celica, and it was a great car. I NEVER had a single problem with it--I can't say the same about my celica that's 5 years newer and has 100000 miles less than the saturn.


Sometimes its luck of the draw as well. Jim, a guy I know bought a 1st year Saturn. He had cylinders replaced, transmission problems, windshield wiper linkage broke, alignment problems, frame flex - leaky windshield. Its was a complete lemon & all that before 20,000 miles. He traded it in on a Mercury Mystique & his ford hasn't given him a problem yet! rofl
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2003cbgts Sep 26, 8:29am - #283390 

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haha yup ive had 3 saturns (still have one as a beater), and they havent given me any probs at all., only thing is i always end up running them into trees, or ditches. frown
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Elec-FuYu Sep 26, 8:30am - #283391 
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^^^i guess that ur problem not the cars lol tongue tongue rofl

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jyboygenius Sep 26, 10:52pm - #283392 
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My celica had a lifespan of six months frown

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