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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jan 26, 3:00am - #90827 
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Should I wait or no?

I'm only 15 and i'll turn 16 this summer. I've decided that i am going to get a celica for my first car. I'm in a bit of a predicament. 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.I really dont feel like waiting. haha. ah well. Also i still havent decided on waht color. either black or spectra blue. also what kind of headlights are those ones that are really bright and look kind of blue? Also i really dont like the stock spoiler so i was wondering waht spoiler i should get.
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Angelica
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Angelica Jan 26, 3:10am - #90828 
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well you are going to spend the money no matter what I would just wait around until a good deal comes around!
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stefanoc
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stefanoc Jan 26, 3:16am - #90829 

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if money is not an issue
buy the celica, have it custom painted (maybe gunmetal)
learn and work on the car. anything from s2000 antenna to interior mods and Intake, exhaust, headers, etc... plan it out and have it a color scheme like black exterior with slotted rotors with red brake calipers and red LED light conversion inside the dash. or else wait to get ur hands on a good deal. or else maybe buy the 8th generation if you have enough money. if not i think gts 2004 should drop its price around june since the new models come out. maybe as cheap as 20,000 if not less
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 26, 3:39am - #90830 

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wait for it--prices will go down.

also, toyota is redesigning the celica for the '05 model year. you can do what you want, but if i were you i'd wait and buy the redesign...that way you save yourself from having an outdated car haha
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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jan 26, 3:49am - #90831 
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I'm going to buy a 2000 or a 2001 it doesnt matter on the year as long as it's a 7th gen. I really like the black. but people are saying it leaves water spots. angry but if i were to get a black id have the color scheme black & red. You can't really see the curves and such on a black one. but the spectra blue is lookin good too. you can see all the curves or w/e but it's a nice color. i jsut dont want silver. i refuse to get silver and yet it seems silver celicas are the cheapest. There are so many silver celicas around here its disgusting. their all stock. NY sucks. My dad'll probaly help me pay for it on acount my sis totaled her car this summer and he ended up paying for her new jetta puke when she oculd of gotten a celica for less. cry. ah well i'll figure it out. but does anyone know waht im taklinbg about w/ the whole headlight thing. I've seen a couple pictures mostly black celicas but they have like blueish headlights. and what spoiler is that in the picture that i posted in my first post. West wing or w/e? i have no idea
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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jan 26, 3:51am - #90832 
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what's this whole s2000 antenna? whats so special about this honda antenna?
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MptGlw69 Jan 26, 3:53am - #90833 
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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
what's this whole s2000 antenna? whats so special about this honda antenna?


It's just a lot smaller and looks 100% better than that long one.
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spaztikid Jan 26, 3:54am - #90834 
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your talking about HID's... and the spoiler is TRD.
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NorwayGT Jan 26, 3:54am - #90835 

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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK

what's this whole s2000 antenna? whats so special about this honda antenna?


everyone gets it because the stock one makes the celica look like its an RC car. the s2000 antenna looks real nice
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gtscelica05 Jan 26, 3:55am - #90836 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK

I'm going to buy a 2000 or a 2001 it doesnt matter on the year as long as it's a 7th gen. I really like the black. but people are saying it leaves water spots. angry but if i were to get a black id have the color scheme black & red. You can't really see the curves and such on a black one. but the spectra blue is lookin good too. you can see all the curves or w/e but it's a nice color. i jsut dont want silver. i refuse to get silver and yet it seems silver celicas are the cheapest. There are so many silver celicas around here its disgusting. their all stock. NY sucks. My dad'll probaly help me pay for it on acount my sis totaled her car this summer and he ended up paying for her new jetta puke when she oculd of gotten a celica for less. cry. ah well i'll figure it out. but does anyone know waht im taklinbg about w/ the whole headlight thing. I've seen a couple pictures mostly black celicas but they have like blueish headlights. and what spoiler is that in the picture that i posted in my first post. West wing or w/e? i have no idea


headlights your talkin bout is H.I.D lights, and the spoiler that is in pic is TRD

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MptGlw69 Jan 26, 3:55am - #90837 
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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
I'm going to buy a 2000 or a 2001 it doesnt matter on the year as long as it's a 7th gen. I really like the black. but people are saying it leaves water spots. angry but if i were to get a black id have the color scheme black & red. You can't really see the curves and such on a black one. but the spectra blue is lookin good too. you can see all the curves or w/e but it's a nice color. i jsut dont want silver. i refuse to get silver and yet it seems silver celicas are the cheapest. There are so many silver celicas around here its disgusting. their all stock. NY sucks. My dad'll probaly help me pay for it on acount my sis totaled her car this summer and he ended up paying for her new jetta puke when she oculd of gotten a celica for less. cry. ah well i'll figure it out. but does anyone know waht im taklinbg about w/ the whole headlight thing. I've seen a couple pictures mostly black celicas but they have like blueish headlights. and what spoiler is that in the picture that i posted in my first post. West wing or w/e? i have no idea


TRD spoiler.
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celicaTRDgts Jan 26, 4:08am - #90838 

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Originally Posted by Angelica
well you are going to spend the money no matter what I would just wait around until a good deal comes around!

true that

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andrews
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andrews Jan 26, 4:08am - #90839 

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just wait, you cant drive it anyway!

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v3n0m
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v3n0m Jan 26, 5:02am - #90840 

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If you don't like the S2000 antenna you can get a power antenna.
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RevMonster
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RevMonster Jan 26, 5:33am - #90841 

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Quote:
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.

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LostAngel
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LostAngel Jan 26, 6:02am - #90842 
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I think the TRD wing is one of the best looking ones out there. It's not ricey, but it is showy. smile
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beans
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beans Jan 26, 6:10am - #90843 
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what color rims are those on the black celi? gunmetal?
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blackcel
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blackcel Jan 26, 6:13am - #90844 

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Quote:
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.

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Snake03GT Jan 26, 7:43am - #90845 
2003 Black Toyota Celica GT
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TRD wing is way too big.

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anaijelly Jan 26, 8:38am - #90846 
2000 Red mightbaToyota Celica GTS
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Once the 8th gen model comes out the 7s will lose more of there value puke
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CooKie_MoNsTeR2k Jan 26, 3:35pm - #90847 
2000 black Toyota Celica GT
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yeah black celis are tight if you keep them clean...one trip in the rain and mine is dirty though. I love her to death...but ill probably never get another black car after this one.
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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jan 26, 6:08pm - #90848 
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why wont you get another black car? i'm still debating whether to get a celica or a RSX type s. the rsx is a little faster. 200 HP instead of 180. but i LOVE the rsx's tailights. evne stock. throw a spoiler on it bam. get that one in black too. amazing. haha. no one in my family has stick. they all have auto angry. but my cousin has one or else my uncle has a little escort that he sold to my other cousin for like 300 for the winter cause she doesnt wanna mess up her RSX. maybe i can get that from her. Today at school i saw a black RSX n it made me think about it.
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celica2nv Jan 26, 6:29pm - #90849 

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what the hell i thought they were not imprting the 8th genertion? can somebody clear this up
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VSGTS14 Jan 26, 6:35pm - #90850 

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get a GTS...better than RSX and the RSX is not that much faster...toyota is better quality also.

and next year, it's going to be the 8th gen celica, and all 7th gen's will probably have a lot of miles...
so, get one around now when you find a good deal.

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VSGTS14 Jan 26, 6:36pm - #90851 

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Originally Posted by celica2nv
what the hell i thought they were not imprting the 8th genertion? can somebody clear this up


that was thought from a stupid magazine...never actually confirmed from Toyota...

but Toyota is redesigning the celica for 2005 and it will stay.

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cooltoy2000 Jan 26, 6:36pm - #90852 

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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
i'm still debating whether to get a celica or a RSX type s. the rsx is a little faster. 200 HP instead of 180.


Not true. At best they are the same. The GTS is probably faster. Type S is heavier, so teh extra HP is used up on the weight.
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spaztikid Jan 26, 6:41pm - #90853 
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Originally Posted by cooltoy2000

Originally Posted by CelicasROCK

i'm still debating whether to get a celica or a RSX type s. the rsx is a little faster. 200 HP instead of 180.


Not true. At best they are the same. The GTS is probably faster. Type S is heavier, so teh extra HP is used up on the weight.


no... with equal drivers the RSX-S is a bit faster. But celica's look better.
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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jan 26, 6:43pm - #90854 
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Celicas are sharp looking cars. RSX's are a little more bland. but those tailights are awsome. I'll probally end up getting an GTS. i hope. what do you guys think of those new tiburauns. my moms got one. are those any fast? i've driven it before but like just around the block on acount im only 15.
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VSGTS14 Jan 26, 6:44pm - #90855 

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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
Celicas are sharp looking cars. RSX's are a little more bland. but those tailights are awsome. I'll probally end up getting an GTS. i hope. what do you guys think of those new tiburauns. my moms got one. are those any fast? i've driven it before but like just around the block on acount im only 15.


hyundai = crap, ugly, dumb, barf

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CelicasROCK Jan 26, 7:33pm - #90856 
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haha. they have a pretty good warranty. just the sun roof got stuck a couple times. their pretty cheap and they're a V-6.
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LostAngel Jan 26, 8:13pm - #90857 
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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
haha. they have a pretty good warranty. just the sun roof got stuck a couple times. their pretty cheap and they're a V-6.

They are not as fast as a GTS...and the v6 sucks. The warrenty is good BUT thats about the only good thing about them.
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Elec-FuYu Jan 26, 8:20pm - #90858 
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the Tiburom looks pretty decent to me...
saw a lowered Tiburom with no spoiler,changed grill, no body kit, HID... that thing looks mean...

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Bobsi
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Bobsi Jan 26, 9:03pm - #90859 

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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
what's this whole s2000 antenna? whats so special about this honda antenna?


everyone gets it because the stock one makes the celica look like its an RC car. the s2000 antenna looks real nice



in Europe we have a nice antenna
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eric_h Jan 30, 4:28am - #90860 

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id say go with the spectra blue for the color if you want it to look nice but fyi i can never find any TRD parts that come in spectra blue just black silver white yellow red

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LinkTallica Jan 30, 5:48am - #90861 

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wait prices will go down
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Mad_Game Jan 30, 6:26am - #90862 
03 Black Toyota Celica
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im 16, and went through same thing you were going through, i got the 03 GTS in black with the TRD package (like in ur pic, just what i wanted). Just look for a good deal i bought mine for $22,000 with the action package and 5k miles which is a good deal (money wasnt too big of an issue). But i passed up real good 13k-16k dollar deals so just check out autotrader and dealerships and something will come up. Dont wait, if you find something take it.
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daekyu1974
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daekyu1974 Jan 30, 6:54am - #90863 

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Bright headlighta are HID kit. I got mine put on and it's really bright. I got 8000K so it makes really nice blueish light. I love them and got matching fog and put in PIAA super plasma. From the front view at night car displays really nice headlight.
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dmaxd03
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dmaxd03 Jan 30, 4:23pm - #90864 

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Ever notice that the tiberon has a lot of the same lines as the gen 6 celica. Its like a mix of theat and the old 911. The engine is weak and the trannies from suffer in wrc.
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Peterkwon87
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Peterkwon87 Jan 30, 4:58pm - #90865 

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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
what's this whole s2000 antenna? whats so special about this honda antenna?


it's like 5 times smaller and better looking than the stock lightning rods that come stock
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celicaboy
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celicaboy Jan 30, 5:04pm - #90866 

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i say just wait and find a good deal then buy, you can also see my s2000 antenna in my sig, its the little black stubby type thing to the right of the TRD spoiler
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CelicasROCK
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CelicasROCK Jan 30, 10:55pm - #90867 
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what would you guys consider a good deal? i'd go for a 2000 or a 2001 right. cause the 2002 has the rev limit. and i dont really want a 2003 or a 2004 for my first car.like i ofund some GTS's for like 10k. thats good no?
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