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How's the visibility? #77039 Jan 5, 12:37pm Jan 5, 12:37pm
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How's the visibility?
Hey all,

I'm in the process of buying an action package 2004 Celica GT and I was wondering if you could tell me how bad the blind spots are on Celicas. I've heard that you can't really see much out of the passenger windows. What about the back window? Will the big-ass action package spoiler block the little view there is?

I'm 6'0, if that matters at all.

Thanks!

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the celica has a lot of blind spots...i'm 6' too and i have no problems once ur used to it. The action package wing is actually easier to see out the back...the stock one is nice cause it blocks headlights thumbsup grin

Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77041 Jan 5, 12:43pm Jan 5, 12:43pm
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the action package wing makes it harder to see out of the back for shorter people (if your gf, mom, dad, etc ever drive the car)


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Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77042 Jan 5, 1:56pm Jan 5, 1:56pm
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When changing lanes, the blind spots are noticeable, but it isn't horrible. Just use extra caution and common sense thumbsup


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Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77043 Jan 5, 1:59pm Jan 5, 1:59pm
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i test drove a celica with a regular spoiler, and one with the actionpackage, and i noticed that the actionpackage spoiler is actually easier to see out of the back. granted, both spoilers do obstruct your veiw just a little, but the acction package is set just right as to where it doesnt obstruct as much as the regular. then again i am only 5'4. i'd still recommend action package, especially if you're not planning on adding a specific body kit to your car. thumbsup


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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
i test drove a celica with a regular spoiler, and one with the actionpackage, and i noticed that the actionpackage spoiler is actually easier to see out of the back. granted, both spoilers do obstruct your veiw just a little, but the acction package is set just right as to where it doesnt obstruct as much as the regular. then again i am only 5'4. i'd still recommend action package, especially if you're not planning on adding a specific body kit to your car. thumbsup


Like you said, you're 5'4". If you're taller, the action package spoiler is in your way. I guess it all depends on how tall you are.. he's 6 ft tall.


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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
i test drove a celica with a regular spoiler, and one with the actionpackage, and i noticed that the actionpackage spoiler is actually easier to see out of the back. granted, both spoilers do obstruct your veiw just a little, but the acction package is set just right as to where it doesnt obstruct as much as the regular. then again i am only 5'4. i'd still recommend action package, especially if you're not planning on adding a specific body kit to your car. thumbsup


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Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77046 Jan 5, 2:15pm Jan 5, 2:15pm
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Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77047 Jan 5, 2:15pm Jan 5, 2:15pm
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Cool, there's a post saying that action package visibility is better for tall people, and one saying it's better for short people. I guess that covers all the bases tongue

Do the round stick-on blind spot Mirrors help out at all?
Thanks for all the replies, guys! I really appreciate it.

Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77048 Jan 5, 2:27pm Jan 5, 2:27pm
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Hey, just a little more feedback...

I'm 6'2 and have the action package. After about a week of driving the car I totally stopped even realizing there is a spoiler when I look into my Mirror. It obstructs things that are way back in the horizon sometimes, but 99% of the time you won't even notice it.

As for the blind spots go, they aren't horrible. You want to make sure you check over your shoulder before changing lanes (like you SHOULD in all cars), but if you do that there are no problems.

There is a sidenote I'd like to add since you are fairly tall. Make sure you can find a comfortable position in the car for both seat position and amount of seat recline. I've got a couple of inches on you, but for the gains of leg and head room, I've always have to sit a little further back from the wheel than I would like. Just a thought before you buy the car.

Hope all that helps.



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Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77049 Jan 5, 2:36pm Jan 5, 2:36pm
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Just get the little blind spot Mirror for the passenger Mirror. grin

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Awesome! Just what I wanted to hear. I do check over the shoulder.

Originally Posted by RevMonster
Hey, just a little more feedback...

I'm 6'2 and have the action package. After about a week of driving the car I totally stopped even realizing there is a spoiler when I look into my Mirror. It obstructs things that are way back in the horizon sometimes, but 99% of the time you won't even notice it.

As for the blind spots go, they aren't horrible. You want to make sure you check over your shoulder before changing lanes (like you SHOULD in all cars), but if you do that there are no problems.

There is a sidenote I'd like to add since you are fairly tall. Make sure you can find a comfortable position in the car for both seat position and amount of seat recline. I've got a couple of inches on you, but for the gains of leg and head room, I've always have to sit a little further back from the wheel than I would like. Just a thought before you buy the car.

Hope all that helps.


Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77051 Jan 5, 3:28pm Jan 5, 3:28pm
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get the small blind spot Mirrors grin


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Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77054 Jan 5, 5:30pm Jan 5, 5:30pm
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Originally Posted by Roman
Hey all,

I'm in the process of buying an action package 2004 Celica GT and I was wondering if you could tell me how bad the blind spots are on Celicas. I've heard that you can't really see much out of the passenger windows. What about the back window? Will the big-ass action package spoiler block the little view there is?

I'm 6'0, if that matters at all.

Thanks!


Sorry to break the news to you, but you will never find an 04 GT w/ action package. Trust me, I've looked high and low for one, and they're impossible to find stock. If you want action package REALLY bad (like me), you're gonna have to get it put on by Toyota after (est. $3000), or simply get a GTS. Good luck though!

Re: How's the visibility? [Re: ice33] #77055 Jan 5, 6:25pm Jan 5, 6:25pm
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Originally Posted by ice33
Just get the little blind spot Mirror for the passenger Mirror. grin

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Oh crap!! Can anyone confirm this? Hmm, I'll have to ask the CarsDirect representative assigned to me. I don't think I want to pay an extra 3K for the GTS, I guess I'll have to go with the 2003 model then... That really bites if it's true...

Originally Posted by DJ_NorthStar

Sorry to break the news to you, but you will never find an 04 GT w/ action package. Trust me, I've looked high and low for one, and they're impossible to find stock. If you want action package REALLY bad (like me), you're gonna have to get it put on by Toyota after (est. $3000), or simply get a GTS. Good luck though!

Re: How's the visibility? [Re: LinkTallica] #77057 Jan 5, 11:05pm Jan 5, 11:05pm
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the celica has many, many blindspots. it's like driving in a box with a few holes in it.

that said, it's easy to adjust to them once you know where they are. at first i was almost scared to switch lanes when i bought my car...but using all your Mirrors + turning around to check the little side windoes helps out a TON.

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Originally Posted by trog2233
the celica has a lot of blind spots...i'm 6' too and i have no problems once ur used to it. The action package wing is actually easier to see out the back...the stock one is nice cause it blocks headlights thumbsup grin


Yeah that's what I like on the stock wing when stupid ppl constantly drive with their high beams on, the thing blocks it. And about the blind spots, get a Broadway Mirror from Napolex here

Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77059 Jan 5, 11:36pm Jan 5, 11:36pm
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Re: How's the visibility? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #77060 Jan 6, 12:03am Jan 6, 12:03am
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Quote:

Sorry to break the news to you, but you will never find an 04 GT w/ action package. Trust me, I've looked high and low for one, and they're impossible to find stock. If you want action package REALLY bad (like me), you're gonna have to get it put on by Toyota after (est. $3000), or simply get a GTS. Good luck though!


I just realized that Roman lives out here in CA. Unfortunately, this is the ONE state that doesn't get all of the possible Celi color and option combos. Since our stupid state requires the cars to be built to much higher emissions requirements, the car companies don't always bother to send ever possible model our way. For example, they didn't bring the yellow color GTS's out here to Cali before 04... although I think they may be now.

Just check around and see what you can find, there is always some hope of finding the diamond in the rough.


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Re: How's the visibility? [Re: RevMonster] #77061 Jan 6, 12:09am Jan 6, 12:09am
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i believe the 04 models are getting the new action package


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Re: How's the visibility? [Re: Roman] #77062 Jan 6, 12:21am Jan 6, 12:21am
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Well, I just remembered that my local dealer actually has an automatic 2004 action package. The color (black) doesn't fit though - I want silver. Up until recently, Toyota of San Francisco actually had one like that listed on their website (with a bunch of additional options, though), so I'm guessing all hope is not quite lost yet - I'm hoping CarsDirect will be able to find one for me... I've heard good things about them finding cars when dealers claim there's nothing in the area. We'll see...

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yeah...I wanted the action package for my car too. When I purchased the car...the dealer said that it'll cost an additional $4,000 for the kit. After I bought the car, I came back and the fleet manager said that it'll cost me $1,900 for the kit. I haven't gotten the kit yet, but will soon!


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