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Honda Civic, Toyota Celica, Acura Integra, Geo Metro, Eagle Talon, Saab 900, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Nov 06, 2002 (3:09 pm)
has anybody out there recently purchased a Certified Used 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S lately. If so how much have you paid for it. Me and my significant other have been I've been itching to get one since last year, but we didn't have much for jobs, but I've recently gotten a better job and we are more stable now. Any info on the prices, but also including the pros/cons of your personal expreience's would be helpful. Oh and I've also read that the shift gates are pretty close together. Too close for comfort. Is this problem exhagerated by the critic's as much as it really is? Thanks for any replies
Nov 06, 2002 (11:44 pm)
6 speed is wonderful to drive - for really fast shifting it can't be beat. However, it is a heavy gear shift - if you drive it you will see. It is smooth, but requires effort to move it from gear to gear.
The closeness of the gates was a bit of a problem only in the sense that boy racers trying to do really quick slift downshifts would go down three gears instead of one, then pop the clutch and redline the engine - toasted. Toyota made some kind of fix to this, I am not sure what.
#79 of 86 2000 Civic H/B
Aug 30, 2003 (8:36 pm)
Anyone know approx. how many were built and if autos were more common that sticks? I want a Civic H/B with an auto tranny, so a MY2000 is what I'm looking for, coming off a 3-year lease. Too bad the current Civic H/B is stick only, a major mistake imo.
#81 of 86 worldizmyn--I bought a used 2000
Dec 15, 2003 (8:58 pm)
I just bought my 2000 gt-s celica last August. I searched the net for about a month and I ended up paying about $15,000 for mine. personally, I've never had a problem shifting within the narrow power band but my X b/f drove it and misshifted badly. Now I'm having multiple ongoing problems with missfiring, valves etc and I've shelled out 1,275 bucks so far for this problem. If you can't drive a stick then don't get this car. If you can drive a stick carefully and respectfully, go for it. You'll LOVE it.
Dec 16, 2003 (8:42 am)
the civic hatch was mostly gone, they sold what, about a dozen that year? I will bet there were more manuals than autos.
#83 of 86 Local Honda salesman
Dec 29, 2003 (11:37 am)
were lamenting that the only civic hatchback was the Si. They remember the "good-ole days" when the DX hatchbacks would fly off of the lots.