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Loth Mar 6, 8:36am - #411830 

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Dont know if any one seen this but...

"The GTS has one very serious drawback, however: too much engine for too little car. The GTS comes with a four-cylinder, 1.8-liter, 180-horsepower engine, and, with a weight of only 2,500 pounds, it exceeds our proposed 0.06 horsepower-to-weight limit by a good 20 percent. It's difficult to drive this car responsibly, in our humble opinion. It makes you drive like a maniac"

Just read this on this web site --->

http://www.cartalk.com/content/testdrives/Reviews/toyota-celica-2001.html

rofl rofl


What do you guys think? Is too much engine our one very serious drawback?

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celikitten Mar 6, 8:48am - #411831 

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haha... i kinda like drivin like a maniac...

now when i get pulled over i can say "i'm sorry officer! i couldn't help it! my car has too much engine!"

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XxMerlinxX Mar 6, 8:57am - #411832 
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Originally Posted by celikitten
haha... i kinda like drivin like a maniac...

now when i get pulled over i can say "i'm sorry officer! i couldn't help it! my car has too much engine!"


Yes, I'm sure that would work. laughsilly

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morris Mar 6, 10:00am - #411833 
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IMO

"Visibility is pretty good. Unlike most cars with high deck lids, the Celica, with a lot of side glass and a large rear window, makes it reasonably easy to see out the back."
crazy


"...God forbid you should be driving past a school and trying to figure out if you're over the 35 mph speed limit. You'd need a magnifying glass!"
bs


"The Celica has that loud, "Hey! Look at me!" styling undoubtedly intended for the young boys and girls who will make up most of the clientele. But the two-door-coupe segment of the market is always driven by fashion, so what do you expect? This is a car of the Pokemon era."
wtf slap Linked Image


"...If you're shopping for a sporty hatchback, you should also consider the Ford Focus ZX3 (taller, cheaper, good handling)..."
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"...you're going to buy a car that may look silly to you a few years from now..."
fck wtf


"...we'd say to opt for the base Celica GT. It's got 40 fewer horsepower and it's $4,500 cheaper--and that's before you begin to add up the speeding tickets and bail-bondsman fees you'd be racking up in the GTS."
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maingear Mar 6, 10:04am - #411834 

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I'm a big car talk fan.

Car talk is a NPR radio show for baby-boomers. I like them because they are so funny!
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YourNameHere Mar 6, 2:41pm - #411835 
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To add to the comments above...

"...you might find friends refusing to ride with you before long."
Fine by me, walk bithces! I don't care rofl rofl rofl

"It's difficult to drive this car responsibly, in our humble opinion. It makes you drive like a maniac."
Ok I only drive like a maniac when some jackass forces me too :notanangel:

"When, at great risk to our inseams, we first lowered ourselves into the bucket seats, we took an immediate dislike to the GTS."
Then perhaps you should loose some weight fatass!! You know this was prolly some out of shape, uptight sob who didn't like the car from the jump. I, for one, don't have any problems getting in and out of my car thank you wave

"The Celica may look small on the outside, but once you're behind the wheel you realize that it's really, really small on the inside. Seated normally, even a dog would not have enough headroom in the back."
To this I say violin I only make a habit of transporting myself and my dog (who fits just nicely in his car seat) so

"We did find that the dashboard vents were a little tricky to get used to, but even we got the hang of them eventually."
Ok moron how hard it is to open the vent and then TURN it if need be to get the direction you desire confused

"...if you're looking at this type of car, styling and fashion will probably determine what you get as much as anything. So do whatever you want. What do we care?" cheers WE DON'T!! :whatever:

"If you're going to buy a car that may look silly to you a few years from now, at least you'll be getting one that doesn't break down."
If I thought it looked silly I wouldn't have bought it slap

"Unless you're hell-bent on breaking every land speed record known to man, we'd say to opt for the base Celica GT. It's got 40 fewer horsepower and it's $4,500 cheaper--and that's before you begin to add up the speeding tickets and bail-bondsman fees you'd be racking up in the GTS."
I have yet to get pulled over let alone get a ticket (knock on wood)

Result: 0 out of 3 people found this review helpful pleasedie
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hombredelassrtas Mar 6, 3:43pm - #411836 

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yea this person needs to be shot. no warning, no pleading, just like that hit

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isaac Mar 6, 4:02pm - #411837 
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"We did find that the dashboard vents were a little tricky to get used to, but even we got the hang of them eventually."

brilliant rofl rofl this was such an entertaining read!!!

I don't see how anyone could take that article seriously thumbsup

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RetroJ84 Mar 6, 4:30pm - #411838 
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jelous are you??? rolleyes

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VSGTS14 Mar 6, 4:38pm - #411839 

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wow that website is so dumb

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zugzug12 Mar 6, 4:46pm - #411840 

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Originally Posted by isaac
"We did find that the dashboard vents were a little tricky to get used to, but even we got the hang of them eventually."

brilliant rofl rofl this was such an entertaining read!!!

I don't see how anyone could take that article seriously thumbsup


Absolutely, Sounded like they were talkin about some other car! My GTS has none of the probs listed. Shifter problems...sounds like they need to hire a test drvr who can shift!!!!!!!!!peace!

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celicat23 Mar 6, 6:26pm - #411841 

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This has to have been written by some fat retard who's pussy whipped, and only knows about SUV's and other shit that can carry his 5 kids, 2 dogs, bitchy wife, and his own eating-alone-at-mc-donalds-feeling-sorry-for-myself-'cause-my-wife-beats-me-and-my-kids-hate-me-and-i'm-a-fat-ass-faggot-who-can't-stand-people-who-have-a-life-and-drive-cool-cars ASSHOLE.

My 2 cents.
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drivethru1986 Mar 6, 6:44pm - #411842 

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wow this reviewer guy is clearly retarted theres just no question about that

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HJC_Celica Mar 6, 8:11pm - #411843 
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I don't agree with much of anything in that article,it just anoyed me more and more as I read it. I think all these guys drive is Buicks, and how is the Couger the most closely matched to the Celica... just goes to show how much they think of the car. Funny how Raod and Track, Motortrend, and so on don't complain about the Celica... if i remember correctly they greatly enjoyed the car. Then again these ppl actually know a think or two about cars, and actually like to drive.
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zugzug12 Mar 6, 8:24pm - #411844 

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Originally Posted by HJC_Celica
I don't agree with much of anything in that article,it just anoyed me more and more as I read it. I think all these guys drive is Buicks, and how is the Couger the most closely matched to the Celica... just goes to show how much they think of the car. Funny how Raod and Track, Motortrend, and so on don't complain about the Celica... if i remember correctly they greatly enjoyed the car. Then again these ppl actually know a think or two about cars, and actually like to drive.



GOOOOOOOOOD point!

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2003cbgts Mar 6, 11:57pm - #411845 

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i think its quick enough.. not the fastest, but i wouldnt call it slow at all. thumbsup
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Speed4TheNeed Mar 7, 12:00am - #411846 

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i think it doesnt have any powe whatsoever rofl rofl

mos of the cars in the celicas class exceed it by at LEAST 20 bhp
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Zero Mar 7, 12:11am - #411847 

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this was prolly when the celica first came out. $21k+ for a GTS? damn thats cheap!

they're some old people trying out things they shouldnt do, like computers rofl (no offense to the wisened members of eCelica wave ) grin

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maingear Mar 7, 1:29am - #411848 

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They are real commies when it comes to cars! They think everyone should have 80HP and drive the safest vehicle like a Volvo. They wouldnt have a show if they couldnt talk about Volvos! rofl
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KickScrew Mar 7, 2:20am - #411849 

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Too much engine, HA! rofl
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e_degala Mar 7, 8:44am - #411850 

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well, click & clack are indeed old school.

their radio show "car talk" is actually quite entertaining. they are somewhat local in this region (cambridge/boston) but they are a national program. their perspectives and reviews are very peculiar but then again we are of a different generation.

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CARBON_SYPHER Mar 7, 12:26pm - #411851 
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this is some of the stupidest shit i have ever heard of in my life.

shit...any time that my friends and i have to caravan anywhere, my friends are fighting for "shotgun" in my car...not to mention the people who actually want to sit in the back just so they can ride in the car!

this dumb ass has got shit for brains and a fat ass to boot! angry

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Haggard Mar 7, 1:24pm - #411852 

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the guys that wrote that probably voted for bush too

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Fear Mar 7, 1:43pm - #411853 
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"The combination of an overpowered engine and a six-speed manual transmission makes it difficult to accelerate smoothly, especially at low speeds. This is the kind of thing you might get used to, but it's also the kind of thing that would bother passengers a lot more than drivers,"

What is that crap i never once had a problem bs poke
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AdamVIP Mar 7, 6:34pm - #411854 
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This is the first bad article twards the celica ive ever read. All the other articles said it was a good car. The only bad comments Ive heard were the interior scratching and the lower torque. I for one like the smaller interior. Saves me from being the dd.
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ExNihilo Mar 7, 7:34pm - #411855 
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They had the wrong guy do the test drive. Seems like this guy wants every car to be a family wagon. They should only let him test drive the Volvos.

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Chelica815 Mar 7, 7:38pm - #411856 
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Can't believe he said that a Focus ZX3 is a better car when compared to the Celica. I drove a ZX3 for 1 month as my transition car from my GT to my GTS and it was probably the worst car EVER. My girl can even vouch for it.

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GTS02 Mar 7, 8:46pm - #411857 

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Thats one of the funnist car articles i have ever read, thank you rofl
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ct Mar 7, 8:56pm - #411858 

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it's obvious that article was made before 2002. no one blames the celica for being 'too fast' nowadays rofl

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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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6spdCeliGTS Mar 8, 1:30am - #411859 
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Wow, the more of that I read the more pissed off i get. Celicat said it right:

Originally Posted by celicat23
This has to have been written by some fat retard who's pussy whipped, and only knows about SUV's and other shit that can carry his 5 kids, 2 dogs, bitchy wife, and his own eating-alone-at-mc-donalds-feeling-sorry-for-myself-'cause-my-wife-beats-me-and-my-kids-hate-me-and-i'm-a-fat-ass-faggot-who-can't-stand-people-who-have-a-life-and-drive-cool-cars ASSHOLE.

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combatc87 Mar 8, 3:24am - #411860 

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Originally Posted by YourNameHere
"It's difficult to drive this car responsibly, in our humble opinion. It makes you drive like a maniac."
Ok I only drive like a maniac when some jackass forces me too :notanangel:


Is that jackass you? grin

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RavynX Mar 8, 8:47am - #411861 

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Article = lollol

Originally Posted by HJC_Celica
I don't agree with much of anything in that article,it just anoyed me more and more as I read it. I think all these guys drive is Buicks, and how is the Couger the most closely matched to the Celica... just goes to show how much they think of the car. Funny how Raod and Track, Motortrend, and so on don't complain about the Celica... if i remember correctly they greatly enjoyed the car. Then again these ppl actually know a think or two about cars, and actually like to drive.


Bingo. thumbsup

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YourNameHere Mar 8, 11:22pm - #411862 
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Originally Posted by combatc87
Originally Posted by YourNameHere
"It's difficult to drive this car responsibly, in our humble opinion. It makes you drive like a maniac."
Ok I only drive like a maniac when some jackass forces me too :notanangel:


Is that jackass you? grin


No it's not, but thanks for playing wink
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