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mani Nov 20, 1:53am - #331155 
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Buying Decision: GT vs GTS?

okayyy...i need your advise on this...i am looking at a 2002 gts and a 2003 gt...its really hard for me to decide btw the two..the hp of gts wants me to go for it plus the owner is only 300 miles from where i live while gts is 03, cheaper, but it is 1000 miles ...

assuming they have all the standard features which one should i got for and why???

..mileage is almost the same for both..
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mani Nov 20, 1:54am - #331156 
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gt=$14500 while gts=$16000(it has an extended warranty)
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RookieGTS Nov 20, 1:58am - #331157 

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GTS you will thank yourself later bro trust me. GTS cars take premium fuel only. a GT doesn't, umm GT's dont have LIFT, GTS does thumbsup let's see is basically on a personal preference. You like speed? or you more into looks? ask yourself that? what are plans for this car? Do you plan on going to the track? laughsilly To tell you the truth I didnt know celicas came in GT and GTS but that was when i first started looking into them for buying one. I bought my GTS because it was the top of it's class for the celicas. And then when I felt that extra push from the car at high RPMS eek I was completly sold on buying the GTS haha I almost wet my pants it was so up-"LIFTING" rofl
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2003cbgts Nov 20, 2:09am - #331158 

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hmmm... i dunno.. either way though, youll come out with a badass ride thumbsup
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corruptor Nov 20, 3:11am - #331159 

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Me personally, I went with the GT. Quick question: Is it a stick, or an auto? My GT will smoke an auto GTS. The GTS is faster, but from what I hear you'll have to worry more about upkeep. Lift bolts like to break... Plus, you can always get a turbo with the GT. thumbsup
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mani Nov 20, 3:40am - #331160 
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yeah it has a stick shift...no fun driving an automatic celica grin how much does the turbo thing cost?

well i love speed..but i don't think if i am going to spend on some aftermarket product to increase its hp..atleast not in the near future..

i am not planning to use it for racing..will perhaps use it atleast for 3 yrs...i am going to graduate next yr...soo don't know how its going to be after that..

hmmmmmmmmmmmm i was just looking at the scion..and ofcourse its not even close to celica...it looks like an ordinary but a solid car...it has a very attractive package for around 16k=brand new..plus its going to be cheaper to insure/finance...ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH what to do...
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mani Nov 20, 3:41am - #331161 
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both gt and gts have manual transmission
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mani Nov 20, 3:43am - #331162 
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i just scheduled a test drive for scion (saturday)
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drivethru1986 Nov 20, 3:45am - #331163 

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go GTS...trust me LIFT is worth it thumbsup

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Erick Nov 20, 3:46am - #331164 

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go for Gt if you plan on putting in a turbocharger happywink

how i wish i didn't have an auto cry

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cegonaxman Nov 20, 3:46am - #331165 

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GTS!...DUDE!...That's what i want 180hp! thumbsup plus lift! grin

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mani Nov 20, 3:59am - #331166 
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cegonaxman: are you planning to buy a new one and when? if its a new one then how much are you planning to pay per month?? did you check the scion?

well i really need a car..soo have to go for either a gt, gts, or a scion..

actually gt is out of the list now grin

so scion or a gts
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mani Nov 20, 4:06am - #331167 
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i have done so much research on celica that it has kind of grown on me..i even dream about celica.. rofl j/k
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ct Nov 20, 5:25am - #331168 

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don't get an 02' gts...you'll be getting the weakest gts model with it's lowered rev limit... thumbsdown

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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RookieGTS Nov 20, 5:49am - #331169 

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Originally Posted by ct
don't get an 02' gts...you'll be getting the weakest gts model with it's lowered rev limit... thumbsdown


he's got a point bro... 02's rev limiter do suck balls!
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GTaintsobad Nov 20, 6:50am - #331170 

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the GT has the same power, if not just a little bit more, below 6000 RPM - its a lot of coin for power thats only available little of the time... the GTS does come with nicer wheels and 4 wheel disk brakes..

I have a GT, and love it - but I must admit, the 6 speed and the extra power would be fun - BUT if you're serious about turbo, there's that C2 kit that gives you 210 to the wheels AND the power is available almost all the time - thats my $4000 dream...

if you drive in traffic a lot, the 6 speed will piss you off a bit more too..
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ragingpaseo Nov 20, 7:09am - #331171 
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Originally Posted by mani
i am looking at a 2002 gts and a 2003 gt...its really hard for me to decide btw the two..the hp of gts wants me to go for it plus the owner is only 300 miles from where i live while gts is 03, cheaper, but it is 1000 miles ...

^i find it very confusing... wtf is the 03' a GT or GTS? in any case, the 02' does have low rev limit, which means you can only get that extra 40hp for a short time. GTS is basically have the same power as a GT, until you hit the lift (6200rpm). if you're looking for a fast car, this isn't it! wave if you're looking for a fairly all around car, GTS is your choice. if you're looking for something decent priced and provide daily driving, a GT is your choice.

and also, 6speed wouldn't make any difference in traffic compare with a 5 speed cause you'll never hit past 3rd gear in traffic... wave
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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 20, 7:53am - #331172 

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If you want to turbo id go GT, if you want to build N/A, id go GTS.

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tido Nov 20, 8:38am - #331173 

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the inside of the tc would take some getting use to! the gauges or small, but the interior is real nice! i almost got one but ALL the dealerships in texas were out, just my luck..but i have a gts and i love it. thats a hard choice to make bc the tc has pefromance parts out and a kit.good luck! wave
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eddie_725 Nov 20, 2:18pm - #331174 
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Dont get 2002 GTS

If your gonna go turbo or a lot of mods go for GT
but if your just gonna do like rims and a drop with no serious engine mods go for GTS

6 Speed is better just because its 6 rofl
Youll have to pay more in fuel in a GTS once its Premim
If you cant decide get the Scion cause its right in the middle of the GT and GTS

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sbocaj55 Nov 20, 2:32pm - #331175 

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If you are sticking to your guns and saying you're not going to mod it much at all...at least not for a while if you do...get the GTS. Sure a Turbo GT would kill a GTS...but you said you didn't want or need a race car etc...and it would cost you 5grand or more to turbo and tune...and then the whole premium fuel factor wouldn't be a factor any longer. If you just want a nice car to drive go with the GTS. Plus i'd imagine if you go to sell it in 3 or 4 years...I would think it would have a little more value since they are a little rarer and generally more sought after.

Some guys said stuff about upkeep with the GTS with lift bolts etc...the GTS is the one you say has the extended warranty so i wouldn't worry there...plus a warranty is always a good thing to have...even with toyota's.

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jonnyess Nov 20, 10:11pm - #331176 

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Dude, yer in NJ and you have to go 1000 miles for a GTS? What's that about? I'm in CT, and I found hundreds within 300 miles over the summer - purchased from Boston in Sept. confused

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cegonaxman Nov 21, 6:41am - #331177 

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If you gonna turbo it or supercharge it get a GT easyier for turbo upgrade!...GTS will be harder to turbo! grin

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mani Nov 21, 11:17pm - #331178 
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well right now i am in the midwest grin i will be moving to nj by the end of this yr..working in nj..living in ny :-)

after giving it a lot of thought i have finally decided to buy scion tc..it does not replace celica though...

i went for a test drive yesterday..its a good deal for the price.. thumbsup
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