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YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? #353415 Dec 17, 2:18am Dec 17, 2:18am
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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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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: isaac] #353416 Dec 17, 2:44am Dec 17, 2:44am
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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

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: morris] #353417 Dec 17, 5:13am Dec 17, 5:13am
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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #353418 Dec 17, 5:15am Dec 17, 5:15am
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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: bigw0rm] #353419 Dec 17, 5:20am Dec 17, 5:20am
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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #353420 Dec 17, 5:29am Dec 17, 5:29am
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^^ "the potential of Performance"


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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #353421 Dec 17, 7:43am Dec 17, 7:43am
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Toyota builds it, then slaps a "celica" label on it.

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: celicat23] #353422 Dec 17, 7:44am Dec 17, 7:44am
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Originally Posted by celicat23
Toyota builds it, then slaps a "celica" label on it.


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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #353423 Dec 17, 8:03am Dec 17, 8:03am
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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.

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: RevMonster] #353424 Dec 17, 8:24am Dec 17, 8:24am
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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.

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: badceli] #353425 Dec 17, 8:27am Dec 17, 8:27am
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yup looks and handling...


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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: celicajonz] #353426 Dec 17, 8:37am Dec 17, 8:37am
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the celica marquee happywink

the exterior exotic shape thumbsup "looks fast"

it's handling happywink


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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: Erick] #353427 Dec 17, 8:43am Dec 17, 8:43am
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the look no ther car even come close too and the excellent handling


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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: celicadragon] #353428 Dec 17, 9:01am Dec 17, 9:01am
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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

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: celicadragon] #353429 Dec 17, 9:01am Dec 17, 9:01am
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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

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: 2003cbgts] #353430 Dec 17, 9:17am Dec 17, 9:17am
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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: ragingpaseo] #353431 Dec 17, 10:36am Dec 17, 10:36am
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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: Virgilson] #353432 Dec 17, 11:12am Dec 17, 11:12am
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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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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: Erick] #353433 Dec 17, 2:23pm Dec 17, 2:23pm
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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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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: kmlgts] #353434 Dec 17, 2:43pm Dec 17, 2:43pm
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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

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: AZZKIKR] #353435 Dec 17, 2:53pm Dec 17, 2:53pm
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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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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: JBing] #353436 Dec 17, 3:08pm Dec 17, 3:08pm
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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: Celica^2k1] #353437 Dec 17, 3:14pm Dec 17, 3:14pm
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Supposedly it was inspired by the indy car???It kinda looks...i dont know, but its just great...greatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreat
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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: BlueGTS] #353438 Dec 17, 4:25pm Dec 17, 4:25pm
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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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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: Chaz] #353439 Dec 17, 9:04pm Dec 17, 9:04pm
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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...

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: Celica^2k1] #353440 Dec 17, 9:09pm Dec 17, 9:09pm
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High revving engine, and not to mention the clean sound of it.


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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: slidr] #353441 Dec 17, 9:19pm Dec 17, 9:19pm
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"clean" car look. Outstanding look of the car really its beautiful. The attention as we pass by everywhere we go.

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: 10celica10] #353442 Dec 18, 12:06am Dec 18, 12:06am
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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.


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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: stefanoc] #353443 Dec 18, 12:08am Dec 18, 12:08am
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Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: tido] #353444 Dec 18, 1:42am Dec 18, 1:42am
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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

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: dansgts] #353445 Dec 18, 2:05am Dec 18, 2:05am
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Everything makes the Celica, "A Celica". And what makes a Celica, Toyota.

Re: YOUR OPINION PLEASE: What makes a Celica a "CELICA" ? ? ? [Re: shox] #353446 Dec 18, 11:02am Dec 18, 11:02am
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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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