Sure there's nothing wrong with saying it. It's just wrong.
Besides being wrong, Sancho was inappropriate to respond that way to a guy just asking for advice on improving his performance. Did he say he wanted to race professionally and be a Top Fuel Dragster? I think not.
He wasn't even asking about money. You don't know if he's loaded or not. Maybe he wants the good looks of the Celica and the ability to spend a lot of money to make it fast. And people are starting to do this. It's called being rich or having equity in your house to do a refinance and cash out.
So by saying "not a race car":
it is not a Top Fuel Dragster, a NASCAR vehicle or an F1 car. duh.
OR that the Celica can't race which it can, and demolish supercharged V8's (Cobra) with a lot of work, which skilled auto-enthusiasts enjoy, and not people who just talk on forums.
And if you mean "not a race car for [poor people]" (which was inappropriate to his question anyway), a "poor" person can get a used 2000 GTS for 12k, build, turbo it and make it faster than a ton of cars out on the track, including some exotics.
Didn't mean to take it out on anybody. I just get tired of seeing these threads about "how the Celica is so slow and I want it to go a lot faster."
1zz-fe and 2zz-fe have the potential to be good engines, but I wouldn't race with them. Its going to cost a lot of money to get your car up to par with just stock V6s. My suggestion was to start with something faster, because theres a lot less you'll have to spend. If you're going to race sport compacts: headers, Intake
, exhuast, etc. If you're going to race faster cars (EVOs, WRX STIs, etc), you have a lot more work ahead of you. Again, sorry for the outburst.