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gts lifespan... #283362 Sep 23, 8:31pm Sep 23, 8:31pm
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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?

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: 2003cbgts] #283363 Sep 23, 8:43pm Sep 23, 8:43pm
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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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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Tru_gts] #283364 Sep 23, 9:24pm Sep 23, 9:24pm
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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...

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: ragingpaseo] #283365 Sep 23, 9:28pm Sep 23, 9:28pm
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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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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Erick] #283366 Sep 23, 9:35pm Sep 23, 9:35pm
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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

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: ravertony] #283367 Sep 23, 9:36pm Sep 23, 9:36pm
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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...

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Virgilson] #283368 Sep 23, 9:48pm Sep 23, 9:48pm
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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.

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: 2003cbgts] #283369 Sep 23, 9:50pm Sep 23, 9:50pm
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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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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: 2003cbgts] #283370 Sep 23, 9:50pm Sep 23, 9:50pm
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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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Re: GTS lifespan... *DELETED* [Re: 2003cbgts] #283371 Sep 23, 9:50pm Sep 23, 9:50pm
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Post deleted by Erick opps... he...he.. fixed happywink dunno what happend


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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Erick] #283372 Sep 23, 10:02pm Sep 23, 10:02pm
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^^can you say it one more time, cz some people still didnt get it happywink

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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: stefanoc] #283373 Sep 23, 10:25pm Sep 23, 10:25pm
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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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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Elec-FuYu] #283374 Sep 24, 1:49am Sep 24, 1:49am
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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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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: jonnyess] #283375 Sep 24, 2:56am Sep 24, 2:56am
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mine holds pretty good, i have 71k on it

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Clos] #283376 Sep 24, 3:13am Sep 24, 3:13am
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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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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: isaac] #283377 Sep 24, 4:58am Sep 24, 4:58am
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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

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Akita] #283378 Sep 24, 5:45am Sep 24, 5:45am
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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.

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: isouthwell] #283379 Sep 24, 10:37am Sep 24, 10:37am
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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.

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: renfield90] #283380 Sep 24, 11:16am Sep 24, 11:16am
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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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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: isaac] #283381 Sep 24, 11:52am Sep 24, 11:52am
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hahah!! ^^^ grin

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: RookieGTS] #283382 Sep 24, 11:53am Sep 24, 11:53am
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im at 110k miles and running strong leaking or burning noting

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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: drkramm] #283383 Sep 24, 1:01pm Sep 24, 1:01pm
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thanks guys feelin better already haha

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Akita] #283384 Sep 24, 1:52pm Sep 24, 1:52pm
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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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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: isaac] #283385 Sep 24, 4:00pm Sep 24, 4:00pm
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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.

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: isaac] #283386 Sep 24, 4:48pm Sep 24, 4:48pm
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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.

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Virgilson] #283387 Sep 25, 3:46am Sep 25, 3:46am
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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.

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: ExNihilo] #283388 Sep 25, 1:54pm Sep 25, 1:54pm
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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.

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Designer_GTS] #283389 Sep 25, 8:35pm Sep 25, 8:35pm
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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

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #283390 Sep 26, 12:29am Sep 26, 12:29am
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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

Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: 2003cbgts] #283391 Sep 26, 12:30am Sep 26, 12:30am
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^^^i guess that ur problem not the cars lol tongue tongue rofl


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Re: GTS lifespan... [Re: Elec-FuYu] #283392 Sep 26, 2:52pm Sep 26, 2:52pm
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My celica had a lifespan of six months frown


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