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Dec 17, 2:18am - #353415 
YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ?

After reading this thread...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f0_1953389255_0_collapsed_5_365_1.html
... I thought it would be interesting to ask the question to everyone here:

In your opinion, What makes the Celica a "CELICA" ???

...

My answer:
The exterior design and handling.


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Dec 17, 2:44am - #353416 
Originally Posted by isaac

After reading this thread...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f0_1953389255_0_collapsed_5_365_1.html
... I thought it would be interesting to ask the question to everyone here:

In your opinion, What makes the Celica a "CELICA" ???

...

My answer:
The exterior design and handling.


You just said it! But no more.. rolleyes

I used to have a '84 300 zx V6 3.0... I got it from the original owner in 2000 with only 120k miles. -running strong- That car was awsome... I put 100k in a little bit less that 4 years... time to upgrade my transportation... rolleyes

I felt in love with the celica... talking about shape... (actually the only one that I like & afford at the same time) then I bought it!
Next day when I drove it... ohboy... WTF is this? ... Then, kinda storaged the celica... I kept using the 300... hehe, I kept switching between the old school 300 and the celi for 6 months... then decided to sell one of the cars, obviously the . rolleyes But I'm still missing that 3.0 V6 engine... Well, I'm gonna put the blame on the '00 Celica AT -never got an AT before -in 18 years!- But what da heck! My celica is so sexy! besides, my racin' days are gone, I'm an old school...
I have learned some tricks with the AT... hehe!! grin

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Dec 17, 5:13am - #353417 
Unsurpassed Beauty with the potential of Performance.


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Dec 17, 5:15am - #353418 
the girl inside of it


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Dec 17, 5:20am - #353419 
only if it's you inside the girl inside of it


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Dec 17, 5:29am - #353420 
^^ "the potential of Performance"


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Dec 17, 7:43am - #353421 
Toyota builds it, then slaps a "celica" label on it.

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Dec 17, 7:44am - #353422 
Originally Posted by celicat23
Toyota builds it, then slaps a "celica" label on it.


rofl


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Dec 17, 8:03am - #353423 
Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
only if it's you inside the girl inside of it



Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
^^ "the potential of Performance"


Hahahahahaha!!!! Yep, thats "the potential of Performance" alright. I'm @ work, its so hard not to just bust out laughing! Thanks QTRMLR_1, for the great point.

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Dec 17, 8:24am - #353424 
1. One of the best looking cars ever made.

2. One of the best handling cars ever made (quote from test driver at Car and Driver)

3. Interior room large enough to fit two mountain bikes inside. Not many small cars can do that.

4. Light weight engine capable of more than 400whp.

5. Very light curb weight.

6. Very good gas mileage.

7. Very reliable.

8. Soon to be wanted classic.

9. Girls love it and will often tell you so.

10. Good looking interior.

Some people will not agree with me, but I think one of the things that make a Celica a Celica is keeping the original engine.
When I first Rod Millens ultimate Celica, I thought "Yeah that's great, you spent a ton of money and have a big heavy engine now, too bad it's not really a 7th gen Celica anymore."

Buy a 7th gen Celi, trick it out and get 500hp out of the engine it came with and I'll be impressed.

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Dec 17, 8:27am - #353425 
yup looks and handling...


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Dec 17, 8:37am - #353426 
the celica marquee happywink

the exterior exotic shape thumbsup "looks fast"

it's handling happywink


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Dec 17, 8:43am - #353427 
the look no ther car even come close too and the excellent handling


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Dec 17, 9:01am - #353428 
Its different and unique like no other and we get major respect as celica owners, i know I do. And its not your average civic. How reverse in a GTS 6-speed is all the ways to right laughsilly The exterior, gives it that "looks" fast theme hehe thumbsup

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Dec 17, 9:01am - #353429 
hmmmm... lot of things i think...
the name celica
the history of the celica
the awesome design from the early 70 models to the 7th gen
toyota reliability
they all handle just good as hell and theyre pretty quick too
i think that celicas just have a certain mystique about them...
I LOVE CELICAS thumbsup

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Dec 17, 9:17am - #353430 
decent stock handling, yup, that's about it...

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Dec 17, 10:36am - #353431 
Looks and Handling thumbsup

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Dec 17, 11:12am - #353432 
imo, its the improved version of the last 25 years or so of excellence. both performance and handling, but most of all, the looks. the celica has always been an eye catcher even back to the 70s versions. its also an affordable, great looking/performing car!


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Dec 17, 2:23pm - #353433 
Originally Posted by Erick
the celica marquee happywink

the exterior exotic shape thumbsup "looks fast"

it's handling happywink


yeap... thumbsup


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Dec 17, 2:43pm - #353434 
little kids point at your car as you pass them trying to find parking at the mall because they think its a race car...the looks and handling of a race car...and the reliability of an economy car...30 years of celica thumbsup

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Dec 17, 2:53pm - #353435 
imo other companies have tried to copy the style but havent really got it. and the fact that their fairly rare.

Plus I like the head lights


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Dec 17, 3:08pm - #353436 
LIFT...WEEEEEEEEEEE


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Dec 17, 3:14pm - #353437 
Supposedly it was inspired by the indy car???It kinda looks...i dont know, but its just great...greatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreat
in fact, i have 2 Mwhahahaha


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Dec 17, 4:25pm - #353438 
I'd say, like most everyone else, that it's the handling, looks, and reliability that make it the great car it is.


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Dec 17, 9:04pm - #353439 
Its a cheap car thats a blast to drive, right out of the box. It has classic styling that will be remembered for years and wont get old or look dated. Its a true sports car because the back seats suck, and its feekin sexy. I'm not a fan of most body kits, and changing the interior a lot wrecks it for me too.. but the more you do to personalize your car, the more you love it.

someone should forward this stuff to Toyota, maybe they'd wake up and make a new model - with a 280hp 4 banger and standard limited slip dif...

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Dec 17, 9:09pm - #353440 
High revving engine, and not to mention the clean sound of it.


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Dec 17, 9:19pm - #353441 
"clean" car look. Outstanding look of the car really its beautiful. The attention as we pass by everywhere we go.

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Dec 18, 12:06am - #353442 
headlights, looks fast, the edgy look, love the way it raises from the front to the back that that horizontal line that gets bigger by the door.
interior is very nice and sporty makes it looks nice. handles like a champ.


CONCLUSION: WHATEVER CAR THAT LOOKS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WHAT YOU PAID FOR LOOKS NICE

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Dec 18, 12:08am - #353443 
lift.period.

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Dec 18, 1:42am - #353444 
name
handling
history
old ones look more than 5 years newer than they are(mines an 86, and when people ask the year, i ask them what do you think, i've had responses from 90-95 and thier always suprised when i tell em it's an 86)
performance(t-vis system on 4th gen gts is kind of the same effect as lift on 7th gen)
relibality
the fact that once you drive one(good condition one at least)you fall in love with it
How fun they are to drive
the looks you get in them(even the older ones)
interior

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Dec 18, 2:05am - #353445 
Everything makes the Celica, "A Celica". And what makes a Celica, Toyota.

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Dec 18, 11:02am - #353446 
Good sports car lines, good performance, excellent handling, nice interior, Toyota reliability, and the legacy its carried since first introduced. Toyota is making a big mistake by dropping it. Can you imagine Ford dropping the Mustang?


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