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lilchief
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lilchief Jan 19, 7:12am - #86131 

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What do you think?

I was thinking of trading in my 00 GT for a 00 or 01 GTS purely for the performance. I love my GT love the way it feels drives looks and all. (even the performance but a little more can not hurt smile) What do you guys think? would it be worth the money i never drove a GTS is the defference between the two real noticable? (if both are manual of course) Let me know what you guys think.

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mikalous Jan 19, 7:27am - #86132 

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When you hit "lift" in a GTS it is noticeable. Up to you though, you do get some cool options with the S, but test it first, make sure you like the feel. The car is a little slower off the line than the GT, but it has more finish than start.
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 19, 12:48pm - #86133 

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it's both a good idea and a bad idea. you VERY likely lose $5,000-$7000.

that said, i have a gts 6-spd and i love it to death. hitting lift is awesome. if thats what you want, then you should go for it. but personally, just from a monetary standpoint, i don't think its worth it.
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Kliff Jan 19, 6:49pm - #86134 
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yea, i was in the market intially for a gt, and then found a great deal on an a gts. def. worth the extra money. when it hits lift, it'll put a big smile on your face because that's when most cars start to slow down and you just speed up. test drive it, you'll probably fall in love with it, just like i did
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NorwayGT Jan 19, 6:54pm - #86135 

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like speed said, your likely to loose 5-7 grand just to get 40more hp, and 1 more gear. with 5 thousand dollars you can turbo your car, and get a new clutch and flywheel, and a bunch of other stuff. persinolly i would much rather have a turbo GT than an NA GTS

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QuickChick03gt Jan 19, 7:21pm - #86136 
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i would say if you can afford it go for it thumbsup
i have a gt and im really happy with it i paid up the ass for it ($25,000) i was looking for a white gts celica with the action package...they had a white gt w/action package so i got it...i cant even imagine how much they would have charged me for a gts w/ action package.

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 20, 12:55pm - #86137 

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Originally Posted by QuickChick03gt
i would say if you can afford it go for it thumbsup
i have a gt and im really happy with it i paid up the ass for it ($25,000) i was looking for a white gts celica with the action package...they had a white gt w/action package so i got it...i cant even imagine how much they would have charged me for a gts w/ action package.


well new gts' BASE at $24,000+, and the action package alone was (when i was looking at dealers before i decided to buy used) $1,100.
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ragingpaseo Jan 20, 6:01pm - #86138 
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a month ago when i was shopping for my current celica, the 6speed GTS with body kit is priced at a super high $27,710. heck, for a few grand more, i could have got a 350Z, WRX, or lancer evolution 8.

if you really want speed, for additional 5-7 grand, it's not worth it...
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Blue_Jaggon Jan 20, 7:09pm - #86139 

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yea you already have a celica...looks are the same...just do with you can with it...don't waste $ on a trade in for the same car...
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 21, 12:43pm - #86140 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
a month ago when i was shopping for my current celica, the 6speed GTS with body kit is priced at a super high $27,710. heck, for a few grand more, i could have got a 350Z, WRX, or lancer evolution 8.

if you really want speed, for additional 5-7 grand, it's not worth it...


gotta agree. for $30,000...get a car thats got AT LEAST 250 horses.
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