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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
#805 of 1560 I am such a forgetful nincompoop!
Sep 14, 2002 (9:45 pm)
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.
Sep 15, 2002 (7:00 am)
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!
Sep 15, 2002 (7:50 pm)
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"...
Sep 16, 2002 (3:59 pm)
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.
#809 of 1560 they use two different brands
Sep 17, 2002 (12:34 pm)
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.
#810 of 1560 Happy surprise
Sep 20, 2002 (10:02 pm)
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.
Sep 21, 2002 (9:08 pm)
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.
#812 of 1560 Used Celica
Sep 25, 2002 (12:08 pm)
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
#813 of 1560 insurance question
Sep 25, 2002 (3:07 pm)
Hi, do you guys know how much more i'd pay in insurance for a GT-S over a GT? I'm 25, clean record.
Sep 25, 2002 (3:13 pm)
age 33 single, it was about $400/yr...
as far as previous post, I hardly see any celicas for sale used, so you should price it up and see what interest you get...