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jl2fast4u
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jl2fast4u Dec 26, 5:15am - #358680 
2001 Black Toyota Celica GT
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Well guys, I'm back with the GT.

Since I only had the GTS for less than 30 days I was able to return it and get my GT back (toyota dealership). Never thought I would be able to do that but my dad made it work.

Here is my reason: I finally got some sense knocked into me. Sure the GTS was fun, but I made the wrong choice by getting it. My insurance went up about 30 bucks per month and my payment jumped about 60 with a whole new 72 month loan. I just decided that I couldn't afford it right now and sticking with the GT would be the wise choice (and I can get a much better car after college). I'm a college student, and I have to pay for my own books, school fees, etc. so I'm pretty much always broke. Reason I bought the GTS in the first place was because it was faster than the GT; well, it sure it faster but not by that much. I figured that I don't need the extra 40 horses when I have the looks (celica) anyway and I can get a car that I really want when I graduate college.

So I'm back with my original loan and monthly payments. I think I made the right choice, what do you guys think?

I've just decided to enjoy my GT and mod the hell out of it when I have the extra cash. thumbsup

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ct
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ct Dec 26, 5:34am - #358681 

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get some sway bars...you'll love your GT even more

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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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Zero Dec 26, 5:45am - #358682 

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dude, thats cool.

Dont forget that the GT is a great model too. It has everything that the GTS has except for Lift.

Auto Cross, thumbsup

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eric_h Dec 26, 6:07am - #358683 

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and 6 speed... and leather... and 16 inch alloys... and rear discs... and leather wheel and knob... and Intake manifold...ect

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Zero Dec 26, 6:41am - #358684 

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OK Eric, i got it lollol and dont forget the "S" rofl

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mvgt
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mvgt Dec 26, 6:48am - #358685 
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just get the gts parts piece by piece... do a rear brake swap, then tranny, engine... you can get the parts for relatively cheap.
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jyboygenius Dec 26, 7:10am - #358686 
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Wow, that was quick.

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jl2fast4u
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jl2fast4u Dec 26, 7:20am - #358687 
2001 Black Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by eric_h
and 6 speed... and leather... and 16 inch alloys... and rear discs... and leather wheel and knob... and intake manifold...ect


Yeah those options sure were nice, but I can deal without having leather and I'm going to get some 16 inch GTS wheels anyways.

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RevMonster Dec 26, 7:51am - #358688 

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Originally Posted by mvgt
just get the gts parts piece by piece... do a rear brake swap, then tranny, engine... you can get the parts for relatively cheap.


By the time he swaps those three things, it will have cost far more than the difference that he would have been paying on a loan. Then you're still down the seats, wheel, gauges, wheels, ect.

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Anonymous Dec 26, 2:40pm - #358689 
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Turbocharge that GT and you'll be even more happy grin
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corruptor
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corruptor Dec 26, 5:46pm - #358690 

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Just take comfort in the fact that you can smoke an auto GT... thumbsup
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CelicaRacer05 Dec 26, 7:57pm - #358691 

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^^ haha thanks alot
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00celica00gt Dec 26, 7:57pm - #358692 

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Originally Posted by eric_h
and 6 speed... and leather... and 16 inch alloys... and rear discs... and leather wheel and knob... and intake manifold...ect


I have a GT and i got leather seats, leather steering wheel and auto shift knob. tasty

Not sure if the previous owner got a better package or something, but it seems like its stock and not aftermarket.
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2003cbgts Dec 27, 2:23am - #358693 

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yea id say you did the right thing... i have a gts and i would be every bit as happy with a gt. its a celica man thumbsup
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corruptor Dec 27, 2:30am - #358694 

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^^^Yep, the price dif didn't seem worth it to me. I've got friends with GTSs and yea, they're quicker, but they seem to have more probs...I've got a heavy foot, and the last thing I need is to be changing lift bolts every month.
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jl2fast4u Dec 27, 4:07am - #358695 
2001 Black Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by corruptor
^^^Yep, the price dif didn't seem worth it to me. I've got friends with GTSs and yea, they're quicker, but they seem to have more probs...I've got a heavy foot, and the last thing I need is to be changing lift bolts every month.


Yeah after I got the GTS I realized that the price wasnt worth it.

After getting my GT back I was obviously a little disappointed, but I still love it! Plus, after beating an integra (i know, just an integra) by like 10 cars tonight it made me feel better (must have been an auto integra). wave

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v4shj16 Dec 27, 4:08am - #358696 

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wtf are sway bars and wat can they do for my GT
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Live42day Dec 27, 4:28am - #358697 

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You know, all your posts dont make sense... rolleyes

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i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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kmlgts Dec 27, 5:31am - #358698 

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as long as it work for you then is cool thumbsup

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Designer_GTS Dec 27, 6:31am - #358699 
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You made a good decision. After college you can get a "better" car. There's no need to stress yourself out on something that's just going to lose value anyway while you are in college. smile
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celicadragon Dec 27, 8:20pm - #358700 

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i dont think i would ever want a gt i drove both and the gts is so much fun but what you did does suit your situation since you need money for college

respect the gt-s
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R3DLIN3GT Dec 27, 9:54pm - #358701 
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you made the right decision for sure

your still young and you have your whole life to have fast cars and nice cars...just study and pay your way through college and in the end you'll be very happy
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