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LostAngel Dec 8, 7:48pm - #66546 
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Email from Toyota about discontinuing the Celica

Hey guys, I hope this is the right place to post this. I recently emailed toyota asking them if they were in fact going to discontinue the celica. I got a reply back but it could be taken both ways...Below is the email, how would you guys take it?

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Response (Michael) 12/08/2003 09:53 AM
Thank you for contacting Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

We appreciate your interest in the Celica.

Toyota has not announced any plans to discontinue the Celica. Toyota normally does not release any information on future models until very close to the launch date of a model.

If we can be of further assistance, please feel free contact us via email or by calling 800-331-4331. We are available from 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

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Customer (Brandon *********) 12/05/2003 07:31 PM
Hello, I have been thinking about purchasing a Celica, but I have heard many rumors that the Celica will be discontinued in North America in 2005. I was just wondering if this is true? I really did want a celica due to it's looks (best looking car under $40,000) and handling. Thanks for your time, Brandon
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ilovemyGT Dec 8, 7:51pm - #66547 
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they're just being shady. hell, if they dont come out with a new 2005, you can always get a used 2004 for a much better price thumbsup

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CID498 Dec 8, 7:52pm - #66548 

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In other word's they don't know anything "Typical".

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celicaTRDgts Dec 8, 7:53pm - #66549 

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Originally Posted by CID498
In other word's they don't know anything "Typical".


yup haha

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LostAngel Dec 8, 7:57pm - #66550 
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Darn, guess i just got my hopes up . . . I really wanted a new celica. Though, I may take ILoveMyGT's advice...btw...your purdy wave
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ilovemyGT Dec 8, 7:58pm - #66551 
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hahah aw, thanks! good luck with the celica hunt!

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LostAngel Dec 8, 8:02pm - #66552 
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Your welcome, and Thank you, I hope I do have good luck lol.
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Bakablo1 Dec 8, 9:20pm - #66553 
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lol that helped wtf.. good initiative e-mailing toyota Lostangel
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LostAngel Dec 8, 9:39pm - #66554 
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lol...thanks...i think...lol. I just thought i would try my luck, i remember when i heard a rumor about another car company was going to dump a car...i emailed them and they said the rumor was false...just wanted to try this time thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Dec 8, 9:57pm - #66555 

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who knows..you stated discontinued which isn't the correct term...you should have said you heard rumors about it not being imported. Discontinued means it's not made anymore, which it's still being made.

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LostAngel Dec 8, 10:22pm - #66556 
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damn...never thought of it that way...i was just thinking that because I emailed Toyota USA that they would take it the way i meant it, discontinued in the US market.
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Street Prototype Dec 8, 10:30pm - #66557 

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 12:11am - #66558 

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i just think thats toyota's way of saying "wait & see"
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Celica22 Dec 9, 12:56am - #66559 
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Also don't expect them to tell you the full truth because it can hurt their sales. If a car is no longer imported here...repair costs might go up as support for it might eventually smooth away. Also, nothing is ever finalized until an anouncement. I am sure Toyota wouldn't like contradict themselves if in case they decide they will sell in the US market. Perhaps they are waiting to see what competitors are doing? Can't always trust what you read (Motor Trend)
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^^repair costs would stay the same because Toyota knows people still have the celica here and everything is normal, just not sold...


but I am with you on the Motor Trend thing because how could a magazine find out before someone who is associated with Toyota?

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LostAngel Dec 9, 1:52am - #66561 
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Im with you on that issue about the mag. knowing first, My cousin is very good friends with a local Toyota dealer, and they havent heard one thing about them discontinuing them. I guess I will just wait and see...I just really wanted a Celica and wanted to have a lil more money till I buy one. I like the 350z...for its performance but I still say Celica owns it on looks.
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RP137 Dec 9, 9:14pm - #66562 

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Everyone on E-celica should take five minutes and write a letter to toyota, that way maybe we will get to them by letting them know that we want the celica to stay, but a little bit of power wouldn't hurt, they're giving the corolla power so why not the celica.

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VSGTS14 Dec 9, 10:01pm - #66563 

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I don't think that the 2500 active members here is going to change the mind of a major company.

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Ben008 Dec 9, 10:14pm - #66564 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
I don't think that the 2500 active members here is going to change the mind of a major company.


yeah i agree with you on that, but it couldnt hurt if you were bored or somethin... idunno
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Celicaracer18 Dec 9, 10:31pm - #66565 

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and with all the free email sevices out there, about 45 min. to an hour you could snd a bout 5 emails from different addresses

that makes 12500 emails
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stefanoc Dec 10, 5:16am - #66566 

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I emailed Toyota also few days ago also, question was a little different

My message:
... I have heard that Toyota U.S.A is thinking about discontiuing Celica for few reasons. To make things worst, Motor Trend has written an article in their latest issue about the Toyota Celica's discontinuation in the U.S. So I decided to ask Toyota U.S.A. itself to clear up the rumors in my head. Are the rumors are any true in any way?
Thank You

Response:
Thank you for contacting Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
We appreciate your interest in the Celica.

We are sorry; we do not have information available about future model offerings. Information on the 2005 models will be available closer to each vehicle's launch date. To receive information as it becomes available, please subscribe to our Current and Future Models FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

We are committed to manufacturing high quality vehicles that exemplify innovative design, styling, dependability and durability. In an effort to maintain the quality that is evident in our previous vehicle models, we continue to pay close attention to the detail in our future models.

Again, thank you for your interest!

If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

National Customer Relations



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BReakinDrifTs Dec 10, 5:27am - #66567 
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Toyota is so unclear with their responses and basically tells us nothing. I guess this will be one of things that we will just have to wait and see spineyes
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janik Dec 10, 5:40am - #66568 

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I think, it's fine with me because I'll still be a lucky owner of discontinued ToyCel smile

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LinkTallica Dec 10, 7:03am - #66569 

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every night and day i pray about it "please dont iscontinue the celica PLEASE!!" but eh
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BReakinDrifTs Dec 10, 7:23am - #66570 
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I suppose even if 2500 members here did send an e-mail to Toyota, they would probably give the same response, which basically answered nothing. They keep saying stuff like they will know close to the release of the new model, other than that they have no idea. It seems as if the Celica is being neglected by Toyota. I am starting to believe that the Celica might not be imported anymore, and that the dirty looking Xc concept I posted earlier will be the lousy replacement for the celi rolleyes Oh well, only time will tell spineyes
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stefanoc Dec 10, 7:38am - #66571 

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i was specific enough to provide the rumor and its source and they didnt really give me a celica answer. probably the next response will be something like:
Thanks for your interest, as you know Toyota makes cars.
Once again, thanks for ur interest.

do you think these were automatic replies or do you think someone really typed it? i think these are auto replies, when they get an email with a question, they search in the faq or contact answers and select a response and send u. they dont seem to have any information about their cars especially celica, but they have all concepts for their stupid scions 5 years before its release!
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BReakinDrifTs Dec 10, 7:40am - #66572 
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I agree they did seem automated, It's surprising that they would have a real person actually answering emails like this, they kept repeating the same thing over, all of the responses were just a huge load of bs bs bs bs bs
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supra_celica Dec 10, 7:41am - #66573 

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I don't think there will be a 2005. But I hope there is. Here is something to consider...

Until 2000, every 4 years (to the best of my knowledge) Toyota offered a new Celica model. Well, they got lazy (I guess on the SUV trend) and extended the 1994 model to the year 1999, which is 5 years. Maybe they're just slacking again.

But based upon all the posts I've been reading on these forums, I'd say the Celica's days are numbered. It's not so bad. Just look at a 1994 Supra. It's almost the same price as it was brand new 9, almost 10 years ago! I don't think the Celica will follow the EXACT same suit, but with the new Lotus coming here, who knows what the used Celica market will be in the next 2 years.

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BReakinDrifTs Dec 10, 7:44am - #66574 
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BTW what do basic trim level supra's run at? The 94' models?
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supra_celica Dec 10, 7:53am - #66575 

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Under 70,000 miles, I doubt you'll find one under 18 grand. I may be wrong. I havn't looked at em for months now. I thought about getting one, and keeping the Celica. To insure BOTH cars, it would cost me $1000 each month, with minimal full coverage. I'd be paying around $500-$600 dollars for both cars, which I can swing, but not a grand for insurance!!! Sheesh!!

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BReakinDrifTs Dec 10, 7:55am - #66576 
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Eh the Supra kept its resale value pretty huh then I see. I was thinking about gettin an older one to start with.
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supra_celica Dec 10, 7:56am - #66577 

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Best I could find locally... it's a 95 with LIGHT mods. I found a 94 w/ a Single Greddy Turbo, but she was $42,000! http://www.autotrader.com/findacar/vdeta...&cardist=32

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stefanoc Dec 10, 7:59am - #66578 

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i dont really care if they keep a cars model over 4 years as long as their coming up with a newer one. in a way the 1994-1999 change felt great after a long period of time with a huge change. so im expecting them to come up with some crazy look for 05 or 06, whenever as long as they dont discontinue it. usually japanese cars, especially toyota changes looks every 4 years if im correct (camry). but it could be celica every 5 yrs. 94-99(if im correct), 00-04. just hoping toyota will do the right thing and not discontinue, if they do im burning all the toyota around my town angry
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supra_celica Dec 10, 8:01am - #66579 

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What the hell... eye candy
http://www.autotrader.com/findacar/vdeta...&cardist=26

problem is, look at how many miles it has... on a Turbo race car. He ain't getting $42,000, I can almost put a limb for bids on that.

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supra_celica Dec 10, 8:02am - #66580 

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
i dont really care if they keep a cars model over 4 years as long as their coming up with a newer one. in a way the 1994-1999 change felt great after a long period of time with a huge change. so im expecting them to come up with some crazy look for 05 or 06, whenever as long as they dont discontinue it. usually japanese cars, especially toyota changes looks every 4 years if im correct (camry). but it could be celica every 5 yrs. 94-99(if im correct), 00-04. just hoping toyota will do the right thing and not discontinue, if they do im burning all the toyota around my town angry

I'll be there to watch. Let me know so I can bring marshmellows. angry

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BReakinDrifTs Dec 10, 8:03am - #66581 
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wow it said he puts down about 900 whp. Still being used with that many miles on it, no way im gonna pay 42 for that thing, I'd rather buy a Bmw Z4 for that kind of money
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Snake03GT Dec 10, 11:42pm - #66582 
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he said its capable of 900 hp. he said its dynod at 650 hp or something. and 17 thousand miles doesnt seem like too many?

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who knows yet.

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