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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
Nov 07, 2002 (9:05 am)
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 07, 2002 (7:09 pm)
qto this over where you posted it first, but the hype about the 6-spd shifter was just that - hype. It is a great transmissions, the gates are spaced just right for really quick shifting.
Nov 07, 2002 (8:50 pm)
I consider myself a pretty good driver. This transmission took months for me to really get used to. Evidence of this is a few people blowing up their engines by downshifting from 6 to 3, rather than 5. You should take a long test drive with this car before buying, for sure.
#864 of 1543 Downshifting
Nov 08, 2002 (8:56 am)
Downshifting from 6th to 3rd shouldn't be a problem unless you're already rev'd way up there in 6th. I downshift from 6th to 3rd all the time when I'm passing on a small two lane highway. In fact, it's just right! I wouldn't have my tranny any other way. This 6-speed was nothing to get used to, what is hard to get used to is jumping in my CR-V and trying to shift from 5th into 6th - doh! I wish more manufactures would offer 6 speeds, and not just in their high performance cars.
#866 of 1543 Got a 98 Convertible
Nov 10, 2002 (9:58 pm)
Very very nice car. Try to get one with leather and ABS (they come as a package). There is no problem with the top - just make sure bird doos dont dry on it and then get baked in the sun.
Mechanically its proven, if nothing else, as the cars pretty much the same for the while decade. got a face lift around 95.
the convertible version is not fast.. and I got a stick shift. I cant imagine driving this thing with an automatic.
engine noise is subdue under 3000rpm. above 3000rpm in fifth gear engine noise is masked by wind noise (its a convertible after all).
roomy for a convertible. but Im only 5-9. good size trunk.
very nice car. love it so much I bought a used one one after I totalled my first one. wouldve bought a new one if it hadnt gone out of production.
Nov 12, 2002 (12:27 am)
they talked about possibly having a convertible version of the current gen available in a couple of years. Well here it is, a couple of years have gone by, and no further word! ...
Nov 12, 2002 (12:57 pm)
I think in general you have to be a meat-head to blow up your tranny with a misshift
#869 of 1543 tires on 2K gt
Nov 12, 2002 (5:07 pm)
Just replaced the remaining two original DUnlops (rears) with Michelin Pilots in 2000 GT. The Dunlops were noisy to begin with, replaced front ones at 25K, but the rear ones became increasingly noisy after 30K, now I have 35K and noise was so loud that I was afraid driving it (Toyota guys said - it's OK, just normal tire noise). Anyway, now with Pilots it is quiet, below wind noise level.
Nov 12, 2002 (6:31 pm)
A convertible Celica would cannibalize Solara convertible sales.