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Dec 2, 5:34pm - #341649 
Well guys, GTS looks like a definite possibility.

I made a topic a couple days ago saying that I was just going to keep my GT, but something kept pushing me to keep on looking for a GTS.

I already have 5 people at my work who want to purchase my GT off of me, and I have found some good deals on GTS's. I found one for 11995, 48k miles, fully loaded. And another for 1000 more with only 37k miles. My dad told me he is going to call insurance and ask them how much it would go up if I get a GTS. Hopefully it will not go up a lot. *crosses fingers*


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Dec 2, 5:38pm - #341650 
good luck dude thumbsup

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Dec 2, 5:44pm - #341651 
im 19, married, usaf, no accidents, 304/month with geico...nice...

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Dec 2, 5:46pm - #341652 
go for it thumbsup cheers


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Dec 2, 5:48pm - #341653 
Originally Posted by tido
im 19, married, usaf, no accidents, 304/month with geico...nice...


Im 20 and I have insurance on my own for 240..

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Dec 2, 5:49pm - #341654 
Well, we just called insurance. I pay 150/month right now for my GT, and they told me with a GTS 6 speed it would ONLY go up to 165/month! AWESOME!

GTS HERE I COME! thumbsup


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Dec 2, 5:51pm - #341655 
Make no mistake, the GTS costs a lot to insure. I don't know how the GT compares though. When you find out, please let us know. Good luck! thumbsup


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Dec 2, 5:51pm - #341656 
Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
Well, we just called insurance. I pay 150/month right now for my GT, and they told me with a GTS 6 speed it would ONLY go up to 165/month! AWESOME!

GTS HERE I COME! thumbsup


All right!


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Dec 2, 5:53pm - #341657 
that 165/month is with a good student discount though. If I didn't have a good student discount, it would be at 185/month. Still not bad considering I'm only 19.


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Dec 2, 7:50pm - #341658 
For the mere $20 difference, I say - screw the whole school thing and become a male slut in your NEW GTS!!! grin thumbsup


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Dec 2, 7:56pm - #341659 
speaking of insurance, heard of deductables? use it! i have so many deductables on my car insurance (dual airbag, "ABS" hahaha, "alarm", sealt belt, traffic school and etc...) funny how my insurance agent believe my GT has an ABS...and yeah they really give you bigger deduction if you have that. wink but what the heck I got away with it so i'm not complaining

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Dec 2, 8:03pm - #341660 
Mileage is too high, I'd pass.


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Dec 2, 8:25pm - #341661 
dude a wrx is cheaper on insurance for me


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Dec 2, 8:33pm - #341662 
isn't it 4 door cars cheaper on isurance than 2 door cars?

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Dec 2, 8:44pm - #341663 
Good luck hope you get it you'll love lift wave thumbsup


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Dec 2, 9:43pm - #341664 
Originally Posted by tido
im 19, married, usaf, no accidents, 304/month with geico...nice...



married at 19!!!! man i hope shes one hot babe.

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Dec 2, 9:47pm - #341665 
what year are the GTS'?


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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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Dec 2, 10:09pm - #341666 
Originally Posted by ct
what year are the GTS'?


2000's. I'm staying away from the 02's.


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Dec 2, 10:19pm - #341667 
congrats!!! thumbsup

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Dec 2, 10:25pm - #341668 
Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
Originally Posted by ct
what year are the GTS'?


2000's. I'm staying away from the 02's.


check the lift bolts, peeling moonroof, notchy shifting, etc. use this as a bargining tool to lower the price...


Originally posted by SKOOF:
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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Dec 2, 10:27pm - #341669 
Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
Originally Posted by ct
what year are the GTS'?


2000's. I'm staying away from the 02's.


check the lift bolts, peeling moonroof, notchy shifting, etc. use this as a bargining tool to lower the price...


I've heard a lot about lift bolts, but what exactly are they? Where are they located? How much does it cost to replace them?


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Dec 2, 10:29pm - #341670 
uh oh...you're in a world of hurt if you bought one with a broken lift bolt..lol rofl

but i think you'll be covered under the 60k/5 year powertrain warranty... thumbsup


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Dec 2, 10:31pm - #341671 
Originally Posted by ct
uh oh...you're in a world of hurt if you bought one with a broken lift bolt..lol rofl

but i think you'll be covered under the 60k/5 year powertrain warranty... thumbsup


WHY? Please explain! What happens if one is broke and how could you tell if it's broke? How much does it cost to replace?


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Dec 2, 10:53pm - #341672 
read and learn my son...if you're under 5 years and 60K then you're good. but if they don't honor the warranty then the dealer will charge you at least 6.5 hours of work (which can amount to 70/85 per hour of labor...that around $450-$500+).


https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/TSB_liftbolts.pdf

but checking and replacing just a WORN bolt is easy. just open the engine cover thumbsup


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Dec 2, 11:11pm - #341673 
good luck with everything...Lift Mode! thumbsup

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Dec 2, 11:14pm - #341674 
Originally Posted by ct
read and learn my son...if you're under 5 years and 60K then you're good. but if they don't honor the warranty then the dealer will charge you at least 6.5 hours of work (which can amount to 70/85 per hour of labor...that around $450-$500+).


https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/TSB_liftbolts.pdf

but checking and replacing just a WORN bolt is easy. just open the engine cover thumbsup


So if I buy a car from a dealer, or from a private party, and the car has under 60k miles, it should still be under warranty correct? I bought my GT at 40k miles and they never told me anything about still having a warranty...

And I clicked on that link you gave me, and you have to remove a lot of stuff to see if the lift bolts are broken/worn. Is there any other way to know if they are broken or worn without taking off all that stuff? I'm not going to go to the dealer and spend an hour taking off all that stuff just to check for lift bolts.


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Dec 3, 12:11am - #341675 
Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
[quote=ct]read and learn my son...if you're under 5 years and 60K then you're good. but if they don't honor the warranty then the dealer will charge you at least 6.5 hours of work (which can amount to 70/85 per hour of labor...that around $450-$500+).


https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/TSB_liftbolts.pdf

I'm not going to go to the dealer and spend an hour taking off all that stuff just to check for lift bolts.


here's a thought...why don't you do it yourself? LOL rofl...it's not hard. remember when you were freaking out about the Intake install...this is much easier... rofl

there is NO way to tell if a bolt is broken. you may experience irregular lift power delivery, but since you never owned a gts you never know what irregular or regular is...it's simple, if they are worn just replace them (the two bolts cost only $1.50)...if they are broken then have the dealer do it under warranty...if the car you bought is out of warranty...then you better find yourself a cheap and reliable mechanic.


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Dec 3, 12:24am - #341676 
damn bro! GTS aye!! good shit! wave your gonna love LIFT MAN!!

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Dec 3, 7:38am - #341677 
you wont regret it but i would stay away from the 2000 since they do have lift issues


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Dec 3, 9:23am - #341678 
uhh I have a 2000 rolleyes and I havent had a "lift" issue bro. Although I changed the Lift Bolts about after a month or 2 after I bought the car.

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Dec 4, 4:27pm - #341679 
w00t!!! congrats with the gts thumbsup hope it goes well for ya, I know it will thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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