I'm debating on whether i should wait until next year to buy a car or whether i should buy one now and get some parts for it and fix it up. bc im afraid if i wait till next year their all going to have a lot more miles on them. but now they're still kind of expesive. I'm going to get a GTS 6 speed and now they're going for like 13K. how much less do yo think they'll be spring of 2005.
The mileage thing doesn't matter, a year from now you'll be able to get a 2003 with 10k miles for the same price you can buy a 2002 with 10k miles for now. The perk there is that (if you are looking 2 model years old), you will be getting the better 2003 model that doesn't have the annoying rev limiter. There might be a slight increase in resale value on celicas in a year once this body style is finished production, but it could go down just as easily if the 8th gen body is being advertised and is right on the horizon.
I say that you should learn to drive stick in some family car, then buy the Celi when you turn 16. Learning in the Celi is a little trickier (from what I've heard) than if you learn in a normal 5-speed. That could pose a problem if you use that car to learn how to drive, since you'd be strongly advised to get the manual when you buy the GTS. [/quote]
Especially if it is a 2000, they have really tight shiftgates.