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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
#245 of 1543 Hi everyone- New Additional Resources box on the left side.
Apr 07, 2001 (11:16 pm)
I moved the Celica GT-S discussion link, previously at the top of this page, over to the Additional Resources on the left side of this page. In addition, I've also linked Edmund's Long-Term Road Test of the 2000 Toyota Celica there. Keep a look out for other discussions, reviews, and articles that I will be linking to that area!
And now back to the discussion of the Toyota Celica. Happy Motoring!
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Apr 11, 2001 (1:57 pm)
what do you know of cai and the 1zzfe celica GT engine? does it hurt or help the engine in terms of wear? does anyone have it? i want an inexpensive way to get more torque but i dont want like an NOS or anything that can damage my engine. anyone have experience with a CAI?
Apr 14, 2001 (8:34 am)
definitely helps on the high end. A friend of mine has developed an elegantly simple, inexpensive CAI for the Corolla, but hasn't done anything with the Celica yet.
You might try ELPrototypes in Azusa, CA.
Apr 14, 2001 (4:04 pm)
Hi, I am thinking about purchasing a 2001 Celica GT-S 6 Speed Manual Transmission, and I have an important question...
I've read on other fourms that many people misshift, thus messing up the tranny. Although the dealer will fix this once within warranty, is it something to be very concerned about? I've also heard the B&M/TRD shortshifter's can reduce the risk of a misshift. Is this true and to what extent?
Thanks in Advance.
#249 of 1543 Yes, no and yes.
Apr 14, 2001 (8:59 pm)
I've never had any trouble with the shifter, but I'm used to shifting smoothly and gently -- unlike some Americans who think you're supposed to slam the thing into every gear like a hemi Cuda.
The gates are narrow, so if you muscle the shifter you can lose your feel for where the shifter is and pick the wrong gear. This is a meathead move that deserves the damage it inflicts.
The short shifter is well worth the money.
Apr 16, 2001 (2:58 am)
if you miss a shift you can do damage to the engine aswell as the trans. the engine damage is not as easily detected or repaired in some cases when the damage is subtle and even with a new car, the engine may never be the same again. and for cryin' out loud! do not let your best friend do 1/4 mile runs in your car just because he owns a manual camaro or integra or whatever. i know of a few stories and i know someone personally who lost his M3 because he let someone borrow it and they went from 3rd - 2nd while merging.
a good thing to steer clear of is a GTS with a low price and Bold letters that say "15k miles Brand new transmission!" that is not a car you want in your driveway.
that being said. i still think you gotta be a meathead to blow up your engine like that. and it can happen in any manual with a meathead driving.
Apr 16, 2001 (11:22 am)
Hi, am new to this. I've been doing some car shopping, with the Celica GT being my front runner right now. I test drove a GT with the cruise/power package and all weather package. The dealer gave me a bottom line quote of 16,200. Does this sound good?
Apr 16, 2001 (4:42 pm)
Let's put it this way. I paid 22k out the door with those packages.
Hope that answers your question.
Apr 16, 2001 (6:19 pm)
Once you figure out the invoice price on the car/configuration you're looking at, using Edmunds, or Kelly, whatever... you'll be able to see if that's a good price.
Rule of thumb is, you shouldn't pay more than 2 - 4% over that invoice.
Apr 16, 2001 (9:09 pm)
oneibt - $16,200 is extremely low. With that package, the invoice is $17,007 (I just bought one with the UP and AW packages a week ago and paid $17,400). I do not see how they are selling it for that much under invoice. What part of the country are you in? I am in the midwest and I know the invoices can vary depending on location. I would say that you are getting a sweet deal any way you look at it.