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hs2g
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hs2g Apr 12, 5:07am - #440343 
1997 Red Toyota Celica GT
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How many of you like sunroofs?

Ok here is the problem, I am just about to buy a new car. I found a really nice 2000 celica GTS, but the problem is it didn't have leather or power sunroof. The leather is not a big deal because I can get them for 300-400, but the sunroof is going to cost me. There is no other celica in my area and I'm in need of a car. Its in excellent condition with TRD kit, 18" wheels, JL sub, Spectra blue. It looks really nice with only 41K miles. BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE SUNROOF!!

I personnel like the look of it. Cruising around with it tilt up a little. Its just looks nice, but I can live without it.

What do you guys think about sunroofs?
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Stephen Apr 12, 5:10am - #440344 
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Too bad you don't live in Canada, where all the GTS models came with leather and sunroof standard...I think it changed in '04 though. wink

They're nice and all but they decrease headroom and if they leak or start to malfunction they're just a pain in the ass.
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unstopable Apr 12, 5:11am - #440345 
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dude look buy that celica. It sounds nice. Might have to drop alittle because TRD kit sits high. But they are nice (sunroofs) but you will either find out it aint that hard to live with out or could found someone to do it for alittle bit. later Chad
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gtscelica05 Apr 12, 5:11am - #440346 
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I have an GTS and dont have a sunroof. Not having an sunroof doesnt bother me at all.

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hs2g
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hs2g Apr 12, 5:14am - #440347 
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Yea, the car looks exactly like yours GTScelica05, but in spectra blue with no spoiler with 18". The car is dropped about 2 inches.

Maybe The whole sunroof thing is just me, I might just need to grow out of it.
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bajoconstruction Apr 12, 5:21am - #440348 

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I have a sunroof on mine...one of the reasons I swapped out my old 2001 Celi LOL. I don't think it'll bother you not having one...just save up til you can get one...it's not an emergency to get it ASAP, ya know? Get that Celi, it needs a good home! Sounds like it's got quite a bit to offer, even without that sunroof!

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hs2g
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hs2g Apr 12, 6:08am - #440349 
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yea I think I got it made up. The celica it is.
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ghostingcelica Apr 12, 6:12am - #440350 
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i love the sunroof <3
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morris Apr 12, 6:17am - #440351 
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what I love of sunroof is the fact that the help your tinted windows go unnoticed by cops... (at least in daylight)... spineyes laughsilly happywink
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jrbulosan Apr 12, 6:20am - #440352 
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I love my sunroof!!! When I bought my Celica brand new in 2000, I gave my extras wish list to the dealer, which included a sunroof. I love it because since I couldn't get a Celica in a convertible, a sunroof was a must. Mine hasn't leaked, but the tint has erroded. The extra wind noise you get doesn't really bother me. You gotta get what you want. Maybe wait until you find a Celica with a sunroof? Don't SETTLE...

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Haulin_A_Doo Apr 12, 6:31am - #440353 
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Don't really care for the sunroof, but get the leather. thumbsup
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Clyde Apr 12, 6:40am - #440354 

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screw the sunroof..worry about all the other good stuff on the celica..take it befor someone else does..
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GTS2003BLK Apr 12, 6:47am - #440355 

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^ Celica sunroof is okay, but when the sunroof visor starts creaking and rattling it can get on your nerves.
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VBSURFER Apr 12, 11:24am - #440356 

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i love the sunroof...its nice for pimpin it at the beach...lol...its also useful for shooting paintballs out of and throwing water balloons at pedestrians

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SabreWulf Apr 12, 11:30am - #440357 

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The celica without a sunroof... is like a house without any windows.

I've grown to love sunroofs because it lets in more light & it gives in more air when you open up the windows, so makes cruisin' a lot more fun

My first car had a manual sunroof... not too bad & I was able to take out the glass to open up the top.
My next car didn't have one. It felt a lot darker inside & not as open.
Then I got my 2000 Celica with the sunroof... complete change.
So I got my '04 Celica with sunroof as well... and every car from here on out will be with one. It makes hot days a lot more tolerable when you don't feel like using the a/c, and makes cruisin' a lot more fun overall.

The long of the short: Don't get a Celica unless it has a sunroof or you're willing to install one!
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zugzug12 Apr 12, 11:57am - #440358 

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Originally Posted by VBSURFER
i love the sunroof...its nice for pimpin it at the beach...lol...its also useful for shooting paintballs out of and throwing water balloons at pedestrians


rofl I keep a cup of marbles, and a bottle or two in my car! Good for the "bottle award!" If somebody tailgates, the marbles are great! rofl

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2003cbgts Apr 12, 12:40pm - #440359 

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yup i have sunroof in all of my celicas and i dont have one in my saturn beater. id much rather have a sunroof if given the option to get one. thumbsup
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jonnyess Apr 12, 12:42pm - #440360 

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sunroof is a must-have in my book!! thumbsup

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wiredthief Apr 12, 4:40pm - #440361 

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i like mine grin

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celicajonz Apr 12, 4:42pm - #440362 
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...i-luv-my-moon-roof!!!!! grin

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Poisoner Apr 12, 4:46pm - #440363 
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My GTS had a moon roof and I never opened it.
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RyOlSe Apr 12, 4:59pm - #440364 

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wave wave oh oh me, me i like my moonroof (sunroof), ya, ya i like it a lot. leather seats on the other hand puke they get too damn cold in the winter and way to damn hot in the summer [/color]

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v4shj16 Apr 12, 5:01pm - #440365 

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i love my moon roof. everytime i drive i have it open. I never use the ac there for it saves me gas. To me a mooon roof is a must!
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celiwhite Apr 12, 5:08pm - #440366 
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i never use mine either..maybe once in a blue moon at night
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hombredelassrtas Apr 12, 5:39pm - #440367 

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That is one thing that bothered me when i got mine. it has leather but no sunroof. I wanted one but really its no big deal now. thumbsup

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vondutchguy Apr 12, 5:47pm - #440368 

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im a sunroof guy, i need something, it helps the car feel sporty for me
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blackmobile Apr 12, 7:39pm - #440369 

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I love my moon roof kiss! I haven't had an open top car since the early 80's (a fully-loaded red 1981 4-spd Z-28 T-top with lots of engine and suspension mods) and I've missed the experience a lot. One time, though, driving at highway speed a bee got sucked around the windshield pillar and hit my left arm - I thought I'd been shot! Worse, the bee was still alive on the floor and mad angry! Not an issue with the moon roof...and I find that it gives me psychological head room (which I need, being 6'2"). Closing the visor makes a big difference in the feel of the interior to me, not so much to the wife!
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hs2g Apr 12, 8:11pm - #440370 
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Wow I thought I was one of the few that loves sunroofs/moonroofs. All the cars that I used to own had a moon roof, and everywhere I went it was tilt up. It just gives the car a more sporty look. I guess its going to be a big change. I hope I don't regret this purchase. ITS SUCH A NICE CAR!!!!
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CelicaRyder Apr 12, 8:14pm - #440371 

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not going to lie... I love my sunroof
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celikitten Apr 12, 8:16pm - #440372 

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i always thought all GTS's came with leather and moonroofs... shows what i know... haha..

personally i love my moonroof... i can live without one because none of my other cars have one and it doesn't bother me... but it's just a nice little added luxery...

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amtemp Apr 12, 8:18pm - #440373 

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I have sun roof but no leather. I hardly use the sunroof which I always wanted. Wish it had leather.
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Polykarb Apr 12, 8:51pm - #440374 

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Originally Posted by amtemp
I have sun roof but no leather. I hardly use the sunroof which I always wanted. Wish it had leather.


You don't want leather! tongue

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scarlet11 Apr 12, 9:06pm - #440375 

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I hate my sunroof for most of the year. But now its nice weather outside and i love it. Especially cruzing at night with sunroof open is amazing. Cold air keeps you awake.
During winter i hate that i cant open it (too cold)
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GTS02 Apr 12, 9:07pm - #440376 

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I have a sunroof and dont use it that often so i would base yout choice on it. Get the celi, it sounds like a good deal. thumbsup
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ExNihilo Apr 12, 9:52pm - #440377 
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Well, if you can talk yourself into getting the Celica without a sunroof, then I suppose you ought to go for it.

I insisted on having a sunroof myself, however, and I generally use it instead of the air conditioner. The air conditioner isn't being constantly run then, and it will last a lot longer. I also just really like driving with the sunroof open.

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ASheva10 Apr 12, 10:55pm - #440378 

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I love my sunroof, before I had my sentra and it didn't have a sunroof, but now I don't know if I would get a car without a sunroof.

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dansgts Apr 12, 11:19pm - #440379 

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yea, i have a sunroof, well different, its metal instead of glass, but im gonna convert it, but yea, i love drivin with it open thumbsup
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hs2g Apr 13, 2:22am - #440380 
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Ok you guys I have been keeping something from all of you. The Celica that I was talking about is a turbocharged Celica boosting at 5-7PSI with 41k miles. It has TRD kit, 18" Tenzo R Passion 5, Lowered, Spectra blue, and all those little stuff (SS, Strut bar, etc.) It is going for 16500, but I dropped it down to 15000. The previos owner didn't race it at all. Claim it was for show only, so still running on stock clutch. I have to replace the clutch if I get it.

There is another one in my area. The one I was that has all the features I want. Absolute Red, SUNROOF, LEATHER, TRD exhaust, TRD srpings, 65K miles, but no turbo. This one is going for 11000. So do you guys think a turbo is worth giving up for a sunroof?

I don't know what to choose. I really want to turbo one because it will give me respect and being proud of myself for owning a turbo car. I will probably learn more about turbos if I get.

Most of you here use the sunroof for add air, but I use it just for looks. I use my AC.
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celikitten Apr 13, 2:46am - #440381 

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well... how much is a turbo??? couldn't you just buy the one you want and put the turbo in it for the extra $4000 you'd be spending anyways?

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TRDOTC Apr 13, 2:48am - #440382 

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love my sunroof...after you have one, you can never go back! thumbsup
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hs2g Apr 13, 2:53am - #440383 
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Originally Posted by celikitten
well... how much is a turbo??? couldn't you just buy the one you want and put the turbo in it for the extra $4000 you'd be spending anyways?


The turbo kit itself is going to cost roughly $3500 plus install about 1000+, boost gauges etc. Also comes with TRD kit, lowered and 18" tenzo R. So if I were to want that I would have to spend an extra 6-8k for it.
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celikitten Apr 13, 2:54am - #440384 

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okay... and how much extra would you spend to put leather seats and a sunroof in the turbo one?

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hs2g Apr 13, 3:50am - #440385 
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Thats the whole point, leather is nothing only 300-400 used, but its either sunroof or turbo. If I go turbo then there won't be no sunroof and the other way around. Because If I buy a N/A car then I prob won't get a turbo. But a turbo is so hard to give up for just a sunroof.
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RedCeli Apr 13, 4:01am - #440386 
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Get it...you will enjoy the car!

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gts_drew Apr 13, 5:39am - #440387 

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i wish i had a sunroof... i might add in when i get a new job
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Vampyre Apr 13, 6:29am - #440388 

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Originally Posted by Stephen
Too bad you don't live in Canada, where all the GTS models came with leather and sunroof standard...I think it changed in '04 though. wink

They're nice and all but they decrease headroom and if they leak or start to malfunction they're just a pain in the ass.


Head room is a huge differance, on my moms '02 GTS without a sunroof there is plenty of room but on my '03 GTS there isn't much headroom at all.

But having a sunroof or moonroof as they call it now a days is nice at times, it does add weight so if you plan on racing then it isn't a very helpfull thing to have. I imagine you could take the car to Toyota or some where and have a sunroof put in, may be a bit pricey though.

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celikitten Apr 13, 2:27pm - #440389 

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Originally Posted by hs2g
Thats the whole point, leather is nothing only 300-400 used, but its either sunroof or turbo. If I go turbo then there won't be no sunroof and the other way around. Because If I buy a N/A car then I prob won't get a turbo. But a turbo is so hard to give up for just a sunroof.


if i were in your situation... i would just get the turbo one then... because if all else fails and you REALLY want that sunroof... you can just have one put in... but really if you've never had sunroofs in your cars... i don't think it would bother you to much that you don't have one in this one...

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hs2g Apr 13, 6:49pm - #440390 
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I posted earlier that all the cars I have owned have a sunroof or moonroof except for my convrt. celi. So this is going to be a big change. Well to me it is.
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sweetnuts4sale Apr 14, 6:20am - #440391 
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^^^ hope you like it, i've always had sunroofs/moonroofs so i will always get a car with one thumbsup
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gts_drew Apr 14, 6:26am - #440392 

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