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Roman
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Roman Jan 5, 7:37pm - #77039 
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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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trog2233 Jan 5, 7:41pm - #77040 

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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
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DiabloGTS Jan 5, 7:43pm - #77041 

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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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Evan Jan 5, 8:56pm - #77042 

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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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ilovemyGT Jan 5, 8:59pm - #77043 
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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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Evan Jan 5, 9:00pm - #77044 

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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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trog2233 Jan 5, 9:04pm - #77045 

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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


Exactly what i said earlier grin thumbsup
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ilovemyGT Jan 5, 9:15pm - #77046 
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well excuse me. rolleyes

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Roman Jan 5, 9:15pm - #77047 
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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.
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RevMonster Jan 5, 9:27pm - #77048 

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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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ice33 Jan 5, 9:36pm - #77049 

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Just get the little blind spot Mirror for the passenger Mirror. grin
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Roman Jan 5, 9:44pm - #77050 
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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.

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Street Prototype Jan 5, 10:28pm - #77051 

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get the small blind spot Mirrors grin

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where dey sell those at? because i hate the b pillars
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Street Prototype Jan 5, 11:12pm - #77053 

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DJ_NorthStar Jan 6, 12:30am - #77054 
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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!
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LinkTallica Jan 6, 1:25am - #77055 

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Originally Posted by ice33
Just get the little blind spot Mirror for the passenger Mirror. grin
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Roman
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Roman Jan 6, 2:15am - #77056 
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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!
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 6, 6:05am - #77057 

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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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xXMaGNuSXx Jan 6, 6:14am - #77058 
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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
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gtscelica05 Jan 6, 6:36am - #77059 
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i have no problem with the blind spots

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RevMonster Jan 6, 7:03am - #77060 

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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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element_celica Jan 6, 7:09am - #77061 

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i believe the 04 models are getting the new action package

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Roman Jan 6, 7:21am - #77062 
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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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aznsaiyan509 Jan 6, 8:01am - #77063 
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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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