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Doppelganger
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Doppelganger Dec 19, 2:05pm - #70103 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Fort Wayne, IN
Driving someone else's car...

...really makes you appreciate your Celica.

I drove my brother's Lexus on a 2-3 hour trip yesterday, and although it's a nice car, I felt much more comfortable when I got back in my own car. The Lexus is too big, and it's more like I tell the car what to do, then it does it. The Celica fits like a glove, and it's like I'm manipulating the car directly.
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glitch
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glitch Dec 19, 6:24pm - #70104 
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Oakland, CA
totally agree with you... i drove my mom's van to LA once and when i got back in my celica, i noticed how nimble the handling was and how responsive the steering was. thumbsup

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csulbkid
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csulbkid Dec 19, 6:40pm - #70105 

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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LongBeach
try going from a 1990 civic hatch dx (auto) to a celica thumbsup

Controlled Inertia
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thE_laW
Ex-Ricer
thE_laW Dec 19, 7:26pm - #70106 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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Northern California 707
amen, i went from a 96 integra LS to my '00 GTS

Quote:
Originally posted by the average ECelica fanboy:
...I street race, drive fast...

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Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Dec 19, 7:59pm - #70107 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

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New Orleans, LA
Originally Posted by glitch
totally agree with you... i drove my mom's van to LA once and when i got back in my celica, i noticed how nimble the handling was and how responsive the steering was. thumbsup


ditto. i learned how to drive in my mom's expedition. i eventually bought a ranger and i thought this was a big difference in handling. you could imagine the joy i have driving such a sporty car now.
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Donegan
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Donegan Dec 19, 9:55pm - #70108 

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JAPAN
It's because you're use to the car...
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Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven Dec 19, 10:16pm - #70109 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS

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Riverside, CA
YeAA!!! the celica feels like an extention of my body!!!
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xXMaGNuSXx
hookah-meister
xXMaGNuSXx Dec 19, 10:30pm - #70110 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
hookah-meister
2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Smog City LA
lol. I went from a 91 Mercury Capri (kinda like a Miata) to a 2K Celica GT.

I still miss Big Bertha tho. grin
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DaBigTickett
Rip the Jacker
DaBigTickett Dec 19, 10:44pm - #70111 

Rip the Jacker
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Chino Hills, CA
I've got all of you guys beat. Try going from a 1984 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon to my 2002 Celica GT. THAT is a big difference!! Also my friend who went from his dad's 1994 Toyota Tercel (with 198,234 miles on it) to his 1999 Integra with only 9,550 miles on it. Both are big differences, but i'd rather prefer my change!
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Elec-FuYu
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Elec-FuYu Dec 19, 10:49pm - #70112 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
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2003 Toyota Celica

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B.C. Coquitlam
lol~i love how the 1999 sienna XLE handles man~
of course the celica is better~ but for a van, toyota did a good job on it~ thumbsup

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Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven Dec 20, 12:00am - #70113 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS

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Riverside, CA
Toyota did an excellent job on all of their vehicles in the past
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stefanoc
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stefanoc Dec 20, 12:28am - #70114 

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2002 Toyota Celica

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CA
celica=
good/sharp on turns, light, fully controllable. its a car that you can take more risks with it and pass it. drive fast while steering without worrying about ur car flipping. it sits great on the ground. yet the bad thing is long drive on the freeway, ur too low and you feel all the bumps. still great cz you can drive it faster safer and reach to ur destination quicker!
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celicaTRDgts
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celicaTRDgts Dec 20, 2:07am - #70115 

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02 Toyota Celica

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Arizona
yup your right...when ever i drive my sister rsx i feel umcomfortable...i feel unsafe.. its werid

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hephaestus
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hephaestus Dec 20, 4:35am - #70116 
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New Jersey
I drive my girlfriend's Accord quite a bit and sure I could beat on it and race everyone but it comes down to be carefull of every pothole and don't take the turns too fast in the rain. I'ts not my car that's what it realy comes down to. I wreck her car and she might as well own my Celica. Makes me nervous. The same with my Mother's Audi = super nervous.
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CelicaRacer05
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CelicaRacer05 Dec 21, 6:47am - #70117 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Englewood, CO
I loved driving my moms avalon, while i was with her over the summer in chicago, went over 120 in it on the highways and beat almost every car on the street. At the end of the summer though i bought her new tires, i totally used them up, squeling them at every stop. Plus it was fully loaded (XLS) leather, premium sound, nice trunk, tint, mnroof, dual climate, The hole shibang. Could beat the celica anyday. (little long though) (but i drove it like i stole it)
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