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GTS2003BLK
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GTS2003BLK Mar 9, 12:26am - #414204 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Portland, Oregon
Rust on 7th Gen Celicas?

How are our 7th Gen Celica's holding up to rust and corrosion?

Anyone had a problem with it? If yes; where on the car and how much.

I'm hoping to hear from people who have had there Celica for a few years who live in areas where the roads get salted and sanded in the winter time.
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hombredelassrtas
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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 12:50am - #414205 

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2004 Toyota Celica

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Gainesville, FL
hell mos tof it is plastic wink just kidding. i dont have snow or road salt but have salt from the ocean. no problems yet, but mine is also only less then a year old. i have rusing on my breaks but cna be repainted. sorry but thats all i got wink thumbsup

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zugzug12
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zugzug12 Mar 9, 1:07am - #414206 

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OKC,OK
[quote=GTS2003BLK]How are our 7th Gen Celica's holding up to rust and corrosion?

Anyone had a problem with it? If yes; where on the car and how much.

I'm hoping to hear from people who have had there Celica for a few years who live in areas where the roads get salted and sanded in the winter time. [/quote

That sounds like me! Had mine for 6 yrs, 74k mls, perfect condition,[so far] no rust anywhere. Dats why I bought a new one! thumbsup]

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coyote0106
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coyote0106 Mar 9, 1:15am - #414207 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
I have no rust on mine. It isn't garaged, or anything. Its been in Michigan since summer of 02, and in Northern Ohio from 00 to 02. Its holding up great.
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vcel523
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vcel523 Mar 9, 1:24am - #414208 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Los Angeles, California
I only have the usual and expected rust on the brake rotors, and a little on some exterior bolts. I keep my car outside at school, and the area I'm in has a ton of pollution which reaks havoc on metal. But my celica is holding up great other than that
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bigants036
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bigants036 Mar 9, 1:55am - #414209 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Massachusetts
My rotors on my 00 are almost pure rust. other than that it looks good.
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xmangt1
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xmangt1 Mar 9, 2:31am - #414210 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
I'm starting to get rust at the spot where I threw a broken S2000 antenna at my car. Kinda cracked the black plastic around the rear side window & the metal thread of the antenna hit the body & now that little spot is rusting. I was frustrated with the car.
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Chelica815
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Chelica815 Mar 9, 3:28am - #414211 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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2000 Toyota Celica

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San Francisco -The Bay
I just found one little rust spot today. My car is an 00 and have always been parked outside. So any suggestions on how to get rid of it?

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g96818
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g96818 Mar 9, 3:41am - #414212 

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2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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Hon, HI
my Hood loop thing is rusting
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Shiftyz1x
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Shiftyz1x Mar 9, 3:50am - #414213 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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WV, USA
my car has never seen rain/snow and theres no rust thumbsup grin
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silverOOgts
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silverOOgts Mar 9, 3:53am - #414214 

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2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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DSM, IA
mine was bought in minnesota, i park almost always outside, my fenders are getting it a little and around my tail lights.



j/k none at all. no honda here

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HJC_Celica
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HJC_Celica Mar 9, 5:22am - #414215 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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2000 Toyota Celica

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BC, Canada
As far as I know because our cars are made in Japan, they have added a ton on rust inhibitors to the metal. I have an 00 and its seen salt, sand, snow, ice, and there is no rust to be seen!!
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sweetnuts4sale
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sweetnuts4sale Mar 9, 7:22am - #414216 
2002 Silver Toyota Celica
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2002 Toyota Celica

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Charleston, SC
rust on the calipers, going repaint them soon to fix that little problem
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Xer0GT
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Xer0GT Mar 9, 7:25am - #414217 
2003 Solar Yellow Toyota Celica GT
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CA 925....soon to be 415
got a small rust spot on my front where the paint chipped off all the way down to the bumper.

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renfield90
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renfield90 Mar 11, 8:15pm - #414218 

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Tempe, AZ
There's a paint chip on my door from the previous owner, it runs about 1-2 inches long, and there's a little rust on it...besides a few rusty bolts there's not much else.

The previous owner was in Wisconsin.
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2003cbgts
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2003cbgts Mar 11, 10:28pm - #414219 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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South Carolina
shit celicas are tanks son.. what you talkin bout rust? rofl thumbsup
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slav
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slav Mar 15, 9:37am - #414220 

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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huntington beach,ca
I noticed many rusty tiny dots on many silver celicas,dunno where they come from,but they are all over the car,on mine too.Anyone has the same problem?
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shox
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shox Mar 15, 9:42am - #414221 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Calgary, Alberta
Most rust spots people encounter with the Celica is where the front bumper bolts up to the fenders...I have rust there and so do quite a few people.
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e_degala
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e_degala Mar 15, 10:27am - #414222 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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northeast
sadly, my celica is my "winter-beater." however, i wash my car once to twice a week though. in summer i get on with one wax a week. of course, there is no rust at all. my car is a 2000 and i have babied it since i got it.

ha, 500th post! yeah me! grin

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risingcelica
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risingcelica Apr 8, 5:15pm - #414223 
2000 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
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2000 Toyota Celica

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Michigan
I have a 2000, the earliest of the 7 gen but there's no spec of rust on my car. I live in Michigan by the way. The secret to having a rust free car is to wash it often, by that I mean just washing the salt off every other week. Also, salt doesn't eat away metal unless it's above freezing/cold temps. In other words, leave your garage unheated in the winter.

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maingear
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maingear Apr 9, 1:10am - #414224 

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2002 Toyota Celica

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Arkansas
ONly rusy I have on my 2002 GTS is on secondary hardware ie strut bar brackets, hedder shield attach bolts, & cat converter pipe I need to pull the spark plugs out and put some copper antisize the threads. I need to do the wheel studs too at the next rotation
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