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My Story #92833 Jan 29, 8:26am Jan 29, 8:26am
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well because i didn't have the grades my parents wanted, so bye bye celica.
ok so 2 years and 5 months ago my dad lost his job, but didn't diserve it, so after fighting it out in court with the post office, he got his job back w/ full back pay incl. over time about 2 months ago. thats when i got my celica, however it wasn't technicly mine, my parents did lease to own thing. after i had it for six months the title would be handed to me and it pretty much be my graduation present. this is why i said i couldn't mod until this summer. i would not want to invest money into something that i may not even get to keep. but now it is being taken away, and i am back driving my riced out corolla. if i have decent grades and can still go to my local collage for free(it's a free tuition program for anyone in my county, Lauderdale, as long as you hace a C average), then i will still get a 00-01 gts celica and this time it won't be leased. because by then my dad would have recieved the check for around $110,000 and gotten completely out of debt.
so my plans have pretty much stayed the same, i just dobn't get to drive a celica until then or at least a 7th gen.
i may have found a great solution, i am trying to sell my car, and i have found a 95 red celica with a 5 speed for only $3800. i am pretty sure i can talk him down to $34-3500
and i can get almost that out of my car. the car already has CAI and a few other mods, but the best part is that i can do what ever i want to it because it will be mine and most likely paid off. i sould find out if i can get it today or the next. it really depends on if someone else buys it first. i have talked my dad into giving me the money from our house loan (he has nearly $15000 left to borrow if he wants) and i will pay him back as soon as my car sells and from my bi-weekly check. so hopefully it will work out ok

sorry for such the long post, wish me luck

last thing, i will be asking many more questions when i get it, but does any one on here have or know much about a 95 celi. it has a 4 cyl and it's RWD but thats all i know, and i'm not even sure what spec it is, is there a GT and GTS or what, i don't know much about older celi, also what gen is it
it just says celica on the back, so thanx in advance for any input and help

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92834 Jan 29, 8:28am Jan 29, 8:28am
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that sucks...sorry to hear

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92835 Jan 29, 8:38am Jan 29, 8:38am
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good luck!sorry to hear about the celica!

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92836 Jan 29, 8:39am Jan 29, 8:39am
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drive the riced out corrola until then.

Lots of people had junkers before buying a celica. thumbsup


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Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92837 Jan 29, 9:04am Jan 29, 9:04am
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yeah, i think i driving a POS makes you appreciate the good stuff more, i still drive my 93 grand prix to college every day so i don't skuff up the celli, and believe me, there is no POS bigger than my GP, i'm thankful everyday when the door finally opens after a 5 minute struggle, especially on days like today when the HIGH is -2!!

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92838 Jan 29, 9:15am Jan 29, 9:15am
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Originally Posted by Celicaracer18
last thing, i will be asking many more questions when i get it, but does any one on here have or know much about a 95 celi. it has a 4 cyl and it's RWD but thats all i know, and i'm not even sure what spec it is, is there a GT and GTS or what, i don't know much about older celi, also what gen is it
it just says celica on the back, so thanx in advance for any input and help


I dont know if you meant to put FWD, but thats what it is, FWD. There is no gts for those model years so a gt is definately the way to go. the GT has a 2.2 litre and the coupe, or ST, has a 1.8 litre. The GT should have a gt emblem on the back unless someone took it off. neither cars have vvt-i. The GT has something like 135-140 HP. Their nice cars and I would definately get one if that is your price range thumbsup thumbsup

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92839 Jan 29, 2:31pm Jan 29, 2:31pm
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Yup thats right the best way to tell the ST and GT aparts are by checking the following.

ST= Rear Drums, 1.8 liter 110 HP 115TQ (7afe)
GT= Rear Disk, 2.2 liter 135 HP 145 TQ (5sfe)

now stock these cars where not meant for drag racing but take them to a curvy road and youll be able to keep up if not pass up the competition.

as far as motor swaps go the 3sgte motor or 4age vvti motor will be able to fit into these cars but the ST model will need a little more modification.

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Re: My Story [Re: DiabloGTS] #92840 Jan 29, 3:01pm Jan 29, 3:01pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

Lots of people had junkers before buying a celica. thumbsup


Yup 86 pontiac fiero gt with a 5 spd , it was pretty nice, till the alternator gave out and the stero shorted out, so when ever i put new batterys in they would be drained in a week or so, so i gave up and sold it

Re: My Story [Re: trog2233] #92841 Jan 29, 3:27pm Jan 29, 3:27pm
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Originally Posted by trog2233
that sucks...sorry to hear


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Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92842 Jan 30, 8:04am Jan 30, 8:04am
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thanx for all the input, and i will know by tuesday at the latest if i will get it. i ahve driven a POS long enough, and plus i ahve been spoiled with power doors, locks, trunk pop(you have to open the corolla trunk with a key), sunroof, cruise, keyless entry, and manual transmission.

i hate my corolla, it has none of those things, and i drive a lot to gulfport and hattisburg, so no cruise sucks. plus i am used to being able to show off and whoop all the civics in town and i can't do that with the corolla either. and if you think i can't in the 95 celica your wrong because i took it for a test drive and i beat several guys.

i also found out that it is the ST, and i did mean to put FWD i just wasn't paying attention. if i get this i will still not mod much just small things to help customize.

and i also found out the price i can get it for is over a grand less than it's blue book value and $2500 less than retail so i am getting an incredible deal and may be able to make a profit (i will have more trade in value than with the corolla), i def want it. i'll keep you updated.

and only 8 post out of over 100 veiws, thats less than 1 out of 10

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92843 Jan 31, 9:16am Jan 31, 9:16am
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well my dad has given me the ok, although my mom is against it. we test drove it yetserday and he liked it, he said he would help me to pay for it so i dn't have a car note, but i still have to pay him back. but since the banks were closed we have to wait until tuesday because that will be my first day off that we can meet, so unless it sells today by 1:00pm or monday, then i will get it at about 1:15 tues.

Re: My Story [Re: trog2233] #92844 Jan 31, 10:41am Jan 31, 10:41am
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Originally Posted by trog2233
that sucks...sorry to hear


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Re: My Story [Re: trog2233] #92845 Jan 31, 10:41am Jan 31, 10:41am
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Originally Posted by trog2233
that sucks...sorry to hear


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Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92846 Jan 31, 10:45am Jan 31, 10:45am
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If you are 18, you haven't driven a POS long enough to appreciate the celica. wink

I drove a hyundai for 4 years...absolute CRAP thumbsdown


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Re: My Story [Re: DiabloGTS] #92847 Feb 1, 2:20am Feb 1, 2:20am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
If you are 18, you haven't driven a POS long enough to appreciate the celica. wink

I drove a hyundai for 4 years...absolute CRAP thumbsdown


I've driven 1988 Accords and Cavs for 6 years now, so I know the feeling of appreciation. Also, since they are both hellaslow cars, I don't feel the Celi is underpowered, its all relative.

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92848 Feb 2, 12:47am Feb 2, 12:47am
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Yo Racer18, seems like your dad is sold-promise him that you will be responsible & pay him back! Better grades won't hurt either. Good luck man hope U get it!

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92849 Feb 2, 8:28am Feb 2, 8:28am
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thanx for all the coments and help. my dad is amking his final decision today when he goes to test drive it. he was haveing second thoughts after talking to some people this weekend(my uncles). he thought it might be to fast for me and i 'ld kill my self(he never drove my GTS and doesn't realize this celi is not real fast)(part of this misconception also has to do with another guy that test drove it and said "that thing will fly" when he got back) so he will see when he goes today.

also driving a Geo Prizm (practicly a Toyota Corolla for 90-92) for almost 3 years is bad enough for me. it is very slow, but thats not all, i just recently got it painted black with custom silver and candy red graphics, it also has an aluminum wing, and a customized painted red interior. But it has only been like that for about 6 months. i drove it for 2 years when it was faded red (no clear coat), white Hood, plus many other prob i don't have time to explain right now because the bell just rang, i have pics at home. it may not be as bad as other cars but i still hate it, plus i will actually make profit off of this celi because it's priced below book value and will have a much higher trade in value.

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92850 Feb 2, 9:36am Feb 2, 9:36am
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the bell just rang?? maybe you should focus more on school rather than surf the internet. isnt that what got you here in the first place?


a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
Re: My Story [Re: fastceli2001] #92851 Feb 3, 3:18pm Feb 3, 3:18pm
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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
the bell just rang?? maybe you should focus more on school rather than surf the internet. isnt that what got you here in the first place?


well actually that was my off period
and i have been concetrating on school a whole lot lately

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92852 Feb 3, 6:44pm Feb 3, 6:44pm
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I just got my 7th gen GTS 2 weeks ago and the first thing my dad said to me after i got it was first bad grade or speeding ticket it was his...so..i gotta keep the grades up too, oh yeah and out run those coppers!


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Re: My Story [Re: techcelica11] #92853 Feb 4, 7:50am Feb 4, 7:50am
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Originally Posted by techcelica11
I just got my 7th gen GTS 2 weeks ago and the first thing my dad said to me after i got it was first bad grade or speeding ticket it was his...so..i gotta keep the grades up too, oh yeah and out run those coppers!


i know how you feel

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92854 Feb 4, 7:56am Feb 4, 7:56am
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Originally Posted by Celicaracer18
thanx for all the coments and help. my dad is amking his final decision today when he goes to test drive it. he was haveing second thoughts after talking to some people this weekend(my uncles). he thought it might be to fast for me and i 'ld kill my self(he never drove my GTS and doesn't realize this celi is not real fast)(part of this misconception also has to do with another guy that test drove it and said "that thing will fly" when he got back) so he will see when he goes today.

also driving a Geo Prizm (practicly a Toyota Corolla for 90-92) for almost 3 years is bad enough for me. it is very slow, but thats not all, i just recently got it painted black with custom silver and candy red graphics, it also has an aluminum wing, and a customized painted red interior. But it has only been like that for about 6 months. i drove it for 2 years when it was faded red (no clear coat), white hood, plus many other prob i don't have time to explain right now because the bell just rang, i have pics at home. it may not be as bad as other cars but i still hate it, plus i will actually make profit off of this celi because it's priced below book value and will have a much higher trade in value.


Just buy the car yourself. End of problem. thumbsup


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Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92855 Feb 4, 10:40am Feb 4, 10:40am
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thats what i am going to do, but i don't have all of the money, he was going to lend it to me and i was going to pay him back, but now he is still haveing second thoughts. if he doesn't give me the money or buy it for me (so i can pay him back) by friday, i will ask my great grandmother. she lives right next to us, and will prob lend me the money if i ask.

Re: My Story [Re: Celicaracer18] #92856 Feb 5, 7:52am Feb 5, 7:52am
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well, i havn't gotten it yet, becase my dad still thinks it has to many miles(170,000), but i can get a brand new engine for about a grand, he really like that idea when i told him last night. the engine has 0 miles, and i can get a GT, is that possible i will post a thread in the Cust. mods and performance forum so please answer here

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