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Toyota Celica (Hatchbacks / All Years)

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  • verozahlverozahl Posts: 574
    ... I ordered the Economy Bundle of tar & feathers.

    If anyone's interested in finding an old Toyota, such as a 1984 Celica-Supra, Ann Arbor Subaru has one sitting on their lot for sale...

    ... because we all know Toyota can't handle the task of styling these days! oh so hard.
  • voochvooch Posts: 92
    I agree that the 84 Celicas/Supras are better looking than the current Toyota models, and most other makers current sports coupes. I love em. I never really liked Preludes, maybe the really old ones but none of the newer ones so I won't be missing it.

    But I think Honda did an even worse job of "styling these days" with the RSX and the god awful 2003 Accord (not part of the topic but I can see how the RSX was born). But I'm sure I will become numb to them in time after having to see the majority of the population driving them. Sigh.

    I'm happy that you will be saving money with the economy sized tar and feathers because you're going to need it if you start a styling war and are trying to defend Honda, King of the Bland! =)
  • guitarzanguitarzan Posts: 632
    Whatryall talking about?

    I think my 2000 Celica has distinct Ferrari-like styling. EVERYONE comments on it, and how "cool" it is!
  • I have a young friend (age 19) who is buying his first new car, and he is
    purchasing a Celica GT. He has just gotten the loan together and the credit
    union has taken his downpayment and the insurance is in order. The car
    itself will be shipped soon, he hasnt driven it because it's coming from another
    island. Anyway, neither he nor I have any doubts that the Celica is a good
    car and is what he wants. But I have a lingering concern about roominess.
    He is 6'1" and about 175 lbs. Will he be fitting ok into the driver's seat? I
    just remember riding in a Mazda sportscar (RX7?) about 15 years ago
    and I couldnt even sit up straight. This wont happen with the Celica,
    and my friend, I hope??
  • Sitting up straight could be a problem. I'm 6', and I tend to lean backwards. When I sit upright though, I find my head touching a bit.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    to recline that driver's seat! 6'1" will not fit under that roof with the seat back up straight.

    One reason I sold mine...

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • Hi all, I am considering buying a automatic Celica GT or a Acura RSX (not the type S). Haven't test-drove any yet. But is there any data on the 0-60 of these two cars? Consumer Reports only has data on the GT-S. Also, which car has more space (both cockpit and trunk)? Thanks for your input.
  • Hi all, I am considering buying an automatic Celica GT or a Acura RSX (not the type S). Haven't test-drove any yet. But is there any data on the 0-60 of these two cars? Consumer Reports only has data on the GT-S. Also, which car has more space (both cockpit and trunk)? Thanks for your input.
  • Can anyone give me information about whether or not a 1992 Toyota Celica ST's engine is interference?
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    (1) none of the Toyota 1.8L engines is interference, no worries there. Check Gates Rubber website if you want exact specs on all makes and models timing belts...

    (2) Celica has more trunk space but less cockpit space than RSX. As far as performance, I have only driven the auto in the celica, but it is a lot slower than the celica manual, so unless RSX has the same problem, I assume the RSX auto would be faster. Celica is the leader for handling and braking.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • 8u6hfd8u6hfd Posts: 1,391
    2ZZ-GE is interference.

    All the GE heads are interference design

    FE heads are non-interference
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    yes, I forgot about that engine - celica GTS and now Matrix XRS.

    I will amend: Toyota makes very few interference engines.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    All the new celica and corolla engines since 2000 have a timing chain, not a belt at all! This makes the interference/non-interference thing a moot point, since it is highly unlikely that a chain will break the way a belt would - in the event it might, it will give you lots of noisy warning ahead of time!

    BTW, I went on the Gates site, and the only Toyota listed of all the Toyotas they have on there back to the mid-80's that is an interference engine with a timing belt is the most recent Tundra engine.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • Amazing, I didn't know my car had a chain. Well, what it lacks in timing belt replacements, it more than makes up for with tire replacements!

    Did you guys see the Edmund's Videos?

    "2001-2002 Sport Coupe Comparison Video Reviews"

    WOW, me like!
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    everyone with the GTS with the Yokohamas seems to go thru that first set of tires really quick - 20K miles or less...they should have one of those warning stickers on the car like they do on the IS300 - "due to the sporty nature of these tires, you may experience reduced longevity, sometimes 20,000 miles or less"...

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • sergeissergeis Posts: 133
    welst10: I have GT 2000 auto, takes ~8.5 sec for 0-60.
    nippononly: they use Dunlops Sport 4000 on GT, complete junk - the front ones lasted ~20K. Now I have 34K and close to 3 years - the rear tires developed cracks running all along the groves. Besides they were always extremelly noisy. No matter what you do those tires do not last long.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    my '02 GT had Bridgestone Potenza RE92s, a tire I am infinitely well acquainted with for its mediocre performance and high level of road noise. OTOH, I have had many of them, and have never known them to wear out especially early, or develop cracks or other problems.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • My friend's new 2002GT just arrived on the barge last night and we picked it up today. I was still carrying some worry about a cramped interior, but when we got in we found it plenty roomy and the headroom was fine. He is at least 6' and I am 6'1. What a nice surprise. It is a base Celica with no spoiler, white with the Bridgestone tires, 5 speed trans. He is sure happy. And the price came to 17500 including tax and license and everything.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    the base sticker, the celica is a real good deal in today's market. Who really needs power windows or locks when the car is a two-seater? It has what matters: A/C and a CD player. And that blasted spoiler...Toyota should pay the buyer for having to put up with that thing! I just wish alloy wheels were standard, but that is one thing that cannot be expected in this market at $16K.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • Looking at selling a used 2000 Celica GT - Red, automatic - 43K miles, sunroof and most the other goodies - you guys have any idea on how good the market is for one of these - how much do you think its worth - its my wifes car - sedate driver - new Yokohamas - she wants a Camry. Thanks
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