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What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] #442302 Apr 14, 3:03am Apr 14, 3:03am
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What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ]
If you wouldn't own a celica, and really want to get one, but your budget is ONLY $10k, what car would you get?

A. Celica w/High mileage 85k+< | Clean title
B. Celica w/ Low mileage 45k-> | Salvage title

Besides this poll, random answers to the question are welcome

Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: morris] #442303 Apr 14, 6:01am Apr 14, 6:01am
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Wow. I have been asking my friends this(I don't have a car yet, or even my license, just thinking about what to get when I get a job)

Probably a 300zx, unfortunatly they only look good in red(in my opinion) and then insurance is more.

Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: morris] #442304 Apr 14, 6:47am Apr 14, 6:47am
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Originally Posted by morris
If you wouldn't own a celica, and really want to get one, but your budget is ONLY $10k, what car would you get?

A. Celica w/High mileage 85k+< | Clean title
B. Celica w/ Low mileage 45k-> | Salvage title

Besides this poll, random answers to the question are welcome

rofl rofl
You just said if you wouldnt own a Celica but then your 2 choices are celicas...LOL
10grand get a Rx-7 or a nice ass Mr2 turbo

Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: 05XRunner] #442305 Apr 14, 7:00am Apr 14, 7:00am
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Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: RicePowered] #442306 Apr 14, 7:14am Apr 14, 7:14am
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yeah i think you want to change wouldn't own a celica to didn't own a celica. for your question though it takes a good bit of damage for it to be considered totalled and now only buying the car but you would spends thousands in repairs so your really just stuck with buying the high milage one. hopefully just highway miles and if it was maintained well its not a biggy. toyota engines run forever. but like ther others said i would spends that 10 grand elsewhere. maybe an FD if i could find one for that low. a beater car and a nice street bike thumbsup

Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: microchip13] #442307 Apr 14, 7:18am Apr 14, 7:18am
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If you are tight on a budget DONT GET A 300ZX. I just sold mine after years of drainage to my pocket. You have to keep in mind that it is a 10-15 year old and everything eventually needs to get replaced. It is a very complex car with a huge engine in a small car. Very expensive to work on and parts are rare and expensive. I bought 1 for 6000 a few years back and then got taken buy one mechanic for 3500 and then paid another mechanic 1300 to actually fix the problem. Then had to replace exhaust pieces, starter, alternator, lifters, springs, and the list could go on and on. After all this the engine ws junk and I put a new one in. Cost of engine with 35K 1800, cost to replace timing belt and all other misc. parts before I dropped it in close to 2000. So all in all if you want a car that all your money will go into to keep the thing running then get an older model sports car. If you want a car that you can spend all of your money on making it go faster then get a toyota or honda. Cheap for parts and easy to work on.

Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: 300zx2GTS] #442308 Apr 14, 8:40am Apr 14, 8:40am
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Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: celicadragon] #442309 Apr 14, 9:13am Apr 14, 9:13am
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Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: sekytwo] #442310 Apr 14, 10:25am Apr 14, 10:25am
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For 10K, you can get an 2000 GT easy. I see them floating around my area for about $8-9 with 50-60K miles on them.

But if not a Celica, I would prolly get...
Integra...and hope to god it is not going to get stolen.


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Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: Chelica815] #442311 Apr 14, 10:36am Apr 14, 10:36am
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i wouldn't buy a celica, i would spend the 10k on a shit load of drugs and think i was driving a Celica when i play with myself rofl rofl rofl

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I would save up and buy something really, really nice thumbsup

Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: TRDOTC] #442312 Apr 14, 11:18am Apr 14, 11:18am
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Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: vondutchguy] #442313 Apr 14, 2:16pm Apr 14, 2:16pm
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Originally Posted by vondutchguy
yeah i think you want to change wouldn't own a celica to didn't own a celica. for your question though it takes a good bit of damage for it to be considered totalled and now only buying the car but you would spends thousands in repairs so your really just stuck with buying the high milage one. hopefully just highway miles and if it was maintained well its not a biggy. toyota engines run forever. but like ther others said i would spends that 10 grand elsewhere. maybe an FD if i could find one for that low. a beater car and a nice street bike thumbsup


not true... if the air bags are blown OR if the frame is bent.. they will total it...

my celica is a salvage title... all it needed when we fixed it was air bags, a rim, tire, fender, and a headlight... i wouldn't call that a good bit of damage.. the Hood wasn't even bent!

so to answer your question... if i was in that position i would get the salvage titled celica... because i WAS in that position... and i DID... haha


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Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: celikitten] #442314 Apr 14, 3:20pm Apr 14, 3:20pm
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Thanks, good to know.

Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: microchip13] #442315 Apr 14, 3:53pm Apr 14, 3:53pm
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Some suggestions, spend only 75% of your budget and keep the rest for mods or maintenance. If you don't mind two seaters, MKII MR2T is nice. Working on it is a bitch though. If you don't like working on your car, don't get an FD.


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Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: GT4] #442316 Apr 14, 3:59pm Apr 14, 3:59pm
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I only spent 11k on my celi initially...so it's not far off...

BUT I would probably pick up a cheap integra and mod it like crazy...OR a 2nd gen. eclipse and mod that like crazy. Celi's can still be mad fun to drive even without engine mods though...so they are far superior thumbsup

Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: sbocaj55] #442317 Apr 14, 5:15pm Apr 14, 5:15pm
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i got my 2000 gt with 49k miles for 10k last year. I am very happy with my decesion.

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Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: celicadragon] #442321 Apr 15, 3:22pm Apr 15, 3:22pm
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i got my 2000 gt w/43000 miles on it. it was lowered 2" had 18" rims, new tires and old tires and rims, AEM Cold Air Intake, tinted windows, and carbon fiber dash trim. for $8500. if that ain't a steal then i don't know what is. it was a physician's assistants car and he told me he had too many vehicles and needed some money for a house so he sold my car and a 2003 gts. wtf so if you look hard enough then you shouldn't have a problem.

Re: What would you do if you wouldn't own a Celica? [ poll ] [Re: celikitten] #442322 Apr 15, 4:42pm Apr 15, 4:42pm
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Originally Posted by celikitten
Originally Posted by vondutchguy
yeah i think you want to change wouldn't own a celica to didn't own a celica. for your question though it takes a good bit of damage for it to be considered totalled and now only buying the car but you would spends thousands in repairs so your really just stuck with buying the high milage one. hopefully just highway miles and if it was maintained well its not a biggy. toyota engines run forever. but like ther others said i would spends that 10 grand elsewhere. maybe an FD if i could find one for that low. a beater car and a nice street bike thumbsup


not true... if the air bags are blown OR if the frame is bent.. they will total it...

my celica is a salvage title... all it needed when we fixed it was air bags, a rim, tire, fender, and a headlight... i wouldn't call that a good bit of damage.. the Hood wasn't even bent!

so to answer your question... if i was in that position i would get the salvage titled celica... because i WAS in that position... and i DID... haha


i've had air bags go off in my car and it wasnt totalled just wont pass inspection until its replaced. i also dont see how the air bags went off if the damage was little. and your front bumper wasnt damaged? also did your windshield crack from the passanger air bag? btw if insurrance didnt pay for that it would have cost thousands of dollars to fix. air bags alone cost a lot have them installed any damage to wind shield and dash they did. fender, and paint and the wheel is prolly like 4 grand easy.

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Originally Posted by celikitten
Originally Posted by vondutchguy
yeah i think you want to change wouldn't own a celica to didn't own a celica. for your question though it takes a good bit of damage for it to be considered totalled and now only buying the car but you would spends thousands in repairs so your really just stuck with buying the high milage one. hopefully just highway miles and if it was maintained well its not a biggy. toyota engines run forever. but like ther others said i would spends that 10 grand elsewhere. maybe an FD if i could find one for that low. a beater car and a nice street bike thumbsup


not true... if the air bags are blown OR if the frame is bent.. they will total it...

my celica is a salvage title... all it needed when we fixed it was air bags, a rim, tire, fender, and a headlight... i wouldn't call that a good bit of damage.. the Hood wasn't even bent!

so to answer your question... if i was in that position i would get the salvage titled celica... because i WAS in that position... and i DID... haha


i've had air bags go off in my car and it wasnt totalled just wont pass inspection until its replaced. i also dont see how the air bags went off if the damage was little. and your front bumper wasnt damaged? also did your windshield crack from the passanger air bag? btw if insurrance didnt pay for that it would have cost thousands of dollars to fix. air bags alone cost a lot have them installed any damage to wind shield and dash they did. fender, and paint and the wheel is prolly like 4 grand easy.

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Originally Posted by vondutchguy
Originally Posted by celikitten
Originally Posted by vondutchguy
yeah i think you want to change wouldn't own a celica to didn't own a celica. for your question though it takes a good bit of damage for it to be considered totalled and now only buying the car but you would spends thousands in repairs so your really just stuck with buying the high milage one. hopefully just highway miles and if it was maintained well its not a biggy. toyota engines run forever. but like ther others said i would spends that 10 grand elsewhere. maybe an FD if i could find one for that low. a beater car and a nice street bike thumbsup


not true... if the air bags are blown OR if the frame is bent.. they will total it...

my celica is a salvage title... all it needed when we fixed it was air bags, a rim, tire, fender, and a headlight... i wouldn't call that a good bit of damage.. the Hood wasn't even bent!

so to answer your question... if i was in that position i would get the salvage titled celica... because i WAS in that position... and i DID... haha


i've had air bags go off in my car and it wasnt totalled just wont pass inspection until its replaced. i also dont see how the air bags went off if the damage was little. and your front bumper wasnt damaged? also did your windshield crack from the passanger air bag? btw if insurrance didnt pay for that it would have cost thousands of dollars to fix. air bags alone cost a lot have them installed any damage to wind shield and dash they did. fender, and paint and the wheel is prolly like 4 grand easy.


yeah the front bumper was damaged too... i forget about that part because of the body kit... i was gonna buy a new front bumper anyways... but maybe it differs by state or something... but in Pennsylvania, New York, & Maryland if the air bags deploy the insurance company will automaticly total the car... that's the only explanation for why my car was totalled.. because it was NOT wrecked bad...

no my windshield wasn't cracked at all... airbags from toyota for the celica cost $1800... but instead i bought a parts car that was rolled (air bags don't deploy if the car rolls) for $2000 and used those air bags... the parts car also came with good rims and tires (but i got aftermarket ones anyways) now i can sell the parts off that and make my money back from the parts car thumbsup the only thing i really had to buy (after the parts car) was the headlight, fender, and the front bumper... the fender was like $150, the headlight was $100 and the bumper was $495 with the rest of the body kit... so really.. had i kept my celica stock it would've cost me around... lets add this

$3000 Celica GTS 6 speed 25,000 miles
$2000 Celica GT parts car (used air bags, tires, rims)
$150 Fender
$100 Headlight
$250 Front bumper cover (i'm just guestimating that one)
$500 Paint and labor? (I dunno how much that costs cause we do everything oursleves)

Grand total: $6000 for a Celica GTS 6 speed with 25,000 miles (loaded)... r-title or not that's one hell of a deal...

oh and lets not forget... since i bought a parts car i will make some of that $6000 back by selling parts... you can't beat that...


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got lucky it didnt mess your axle up too and thats good your Hood didnt bend or it pushes anything over. funny thing though, i live in pa too and they didnt total me, guess just lucky. good deal on the 6000 car lucky bastard thumbsup thumbsup

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yeah i definately did get lucky on that car... i actually prayed for that celica because it was at an auction in maryland that dad doesn't even go to... but we found a way to get it thumbsup so it's kinda like my gift from God..

that's really strange that they didn't total yours... dad said they total them automaticly if the airbags are blown or if the frame is bent... maybe it depends on the insurance company confused that's strange... but yeah that's the only way my car could've been totalled... because otherwise it shouldn't have been... my dad laughed when he saw the car in person...


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the best is older cars from like the 80s that run about 2 grand to buy, paint, labor and oem parts cost just as much as if it were a new car, so it doesnt take much to total them. lets say a cracked taillight and a dunt in the rear lol thats what happen to my 86 rx7

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