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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
Mar 27, 2002 (9:52 am)
Hi joffficer- "will the 3SGE engine drop in (without major mods, or what has to change" You should also try asking (copy/paste) your question this new discussion Maintenance and Repair discussion: Toyota Celica Engine. Mr. Shiftright may have some feedback to offer. Good luck.
Hi lesterinindy- "2000 GT starting problems". Sorry to hear about your vehicle problem. You can also check in Edmunds' Maintenance Guide to see if there are any related TSBs. Good luck and please keep us posted on your situation.
Hatchbacks & Station Wagons Boards
#659 of 1544 2000 GT - Major Problem
Mar 31, 2002 (4:32 pm)
My 2000 GT has already had the transmission replaced. I bought the car brand new and still owe around $15,000 on it. You can imagine how angry I was when I picked the car up from a basic oil change and learned that the transmission was bad. It was replaced by the local Toyota dealership and was fully covered by the powertrain warranty. My dilemma is that I generally have a bad feeling about the car. I am constantly watching the tac and listening to the engine. Now I want to get rid of the car before the warranty runs out. I am torn between trusting Toyota again or trying another manufacturer. Overall, I loved the car before this problem. Has anyone else experienced the transmission problem or other major defects?
#660 of 1544 for jofficer
Apr 01, 2002 (9:50 am)
The 3S-FE and 3S-GE are siblings (same block). The 3S-GE should drop in without a problem. You'll end up needing a new ECU, and you might want to replace the transmission with a rebuilt one (it's not about incompatibility issues, it's age issues).
#661 of 1544 8u6hfd, will the other parts fit? .....
Apr 01, 2002 (3:58 pm)
like power steering pump, etc?
Apr 02, 2002 (5:49 am)
That I'm not sure about.
#663 of 1544 Insurance Question
Apr 10, 2002 (10:58 pm)
I'm 18 and a college student and wondering what the insurance difference between a Corrola and a Celica would be. I have good grades and a clean record and live in the Los Angeles area, just wondering how big the difference actually is because my father won't buy me a Celica due to its "sportiness".
#664 of 1544 Corolla vs Celica Insurance
Apr 12, 2002 (4:19 pm)
If you are comparing apple-to-apple coverage, i.e. FULL Comp & Collision and the same liability on each and everything else remains exactly the same (mileage driven, etc.) then the Celica will cost more for a number of reasons. The liability should not change as that is "normally" based on the driver. (Cmp & Collision are usually based on a "cost class", safety items (air bags, ABS, alarms, etc.) Some of the items that protect the driver & passengers may affect liability coverage. The Alarm will lower Comp, ABS should lower collision, etc. The cost is figured on accident, mortality stats as well as the original cost of the car. The easiest thing to do is to get the VIN's (vehicle id #) and give it to your insurance agent to give you a comparative quote for each car. Hands down though, the Corolla will cost less to insure, BUT, won't you always wish you'd bought the Celica If I were you, I'd make sure Dad gets to drive the Celica when it's around home! That should solve that!
Hope this helps, I'm sure there must be some agents out there to either add or correct my info. Good Luck & whichever one you choose, drive defensively! PS-I don't live in CA.
Apr 13, 2002 (11:54 am)
Insurance question? The operative rule to follow is NOT to drive like I do... that is, you really should consider those numbers on those signs on the roadside.
Apr 16, 2002 (5:20 pm)
thanks for the advice Freddie... I just hope I can convince my father. Do you have any advice for convincing my father? heh heh =)
Apr 16, 2002 (6:43 pm)
Yes... tell him the Toyota engine sludge improves Toyota reliability. har har LOL