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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
#995 of 1560 Celica Pimpin' :-D
Apr 16, 2003 (8:28 pm)
I got my first car, a bright red 2000 Toyota Celica GT, about almost a year ago and I absolutely love it. I have had absolutely no problems with it other than the not-so-roomy backseat that passengers seem to hate and a few minor problems caused by myself. The backseat thing doesn't matter to me of course being as I never have to squeeze into it and I have managed to carry 7 passengers even though my car had to look like one of the clown cars at the circus. Mileage is good, it is definitely a car that turns heads... It's been called flashy, hot, and even sexy, I must say I'm jealous of my car. Haha but seriously if any of you are considering getting this car I would definitely recommend it. It's sound system is spectacular even without bumps or anything and the general quality is above and beyond standards.
#996 of 1560 Hi tiffanie005- Welcome to Town Hall...
Apr 17, 2003 (6:21 am)
and thanks for your notes. We look forward to hearing more about your Toyota Celica experience. Happy motoring!
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
Apr 17, 2003 (6:26 am)
I recently added a Sirius Satellite Radio to my 2000 GTS. Best upgrade one could ever have. Admittedly, I was a sales rep. for Sirius, and did get the hardware for free. But I absolutely love it, and probably won't live without it again. The only problem is I'm leasing the car, and won't keep it. Angh, it will probably just take 10 minutes to remove the Satellite stuff.
So far, I rest the tuner control in front of or behind the stick shift. I would like it on the dash so I can readily see the channel information, but I have yet to decide if I really want to mount it. That's a BIG problem because I constantly hear great songs I've never heard before and need to read the tuner. My favorites are the classic rock, 60's, 70's, and 80's stations.
#998 of 1560 re: 30K service
Apr 17, 2003 (5:57 pm)
Well I ended up getting the 30K mile service on my car. I figured it was a good idea because if anything went wrong in the future with the car I want to make sure that they cover it. The most important thing that I got done was the transmission fluid flush (I have an automatic trans). They even replaced my wipers for me! Though the whole thing cost me about $330, I think that it will be worth it in the long run.
#1000 of 1560 Hi Everyone - Sorry I had to delete a post...
Apr 17, 2003 (7:50 pm)
because it was not within our Town Hall guidelines. To those concerned: Please check your email for an explanation. Thanks!
And now, back to the subject of Toyota Celica. Thanks for your participation!
Host/Hatchback & Wagons
May 01, 2003 (1:07 pm)
I'm interested in a 1998 Celica GT hatch with almost 80K miles. It has leather and a sunroof. Can anyone please give me some insight as to how well these things are built and what problems a model with this age might have? I currently own a loaded 1996 Corolla DX and am a strong believer in Toyota and Honda products. I was originally looking for a similar Celica when I bought the Corolla in January 2002. The trade up would cost several thousand and I'm not sure whether the insurance jump will be significant as I am teen. This Celica may not have much power, but I'm sure the insurance will be higher than an econocar with the same power. Thanks! Overall, a worthy trade?
#1002 of 1560 just so there are no surprises
May 01, 2003 (3:30 pm)
that is the engine that had the sludge TSB, so you may want to have it specially checked out, maybe at a Toyota dealer. It is covered under warranty though.
Apart from that, I am sure the insurance jump WILL be significant, but this car is fun to drive, from my own experience. Worth the extra money over a corolla.
May 01, 2003 (3:36 pm)
He lives in Kentucky, I'm sure the insurance increase won't be as sharp like it would be in New York (esp NYC) or California (esp LA/SF/SD/etc.).
Geography plays an important part with insurance rates.
May 01, 2003 (5:51 pm)
Wouldn't the warrantly have run out by now? I was fearing it was a sludge engine, but our 1999 Solara V6 which has a sludge engine, has gone 150,000 trouble-free miles.
Who would be best to check for sludge issues with this engine?
Thanks for any and all advice!