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#32365 of 35254 Re: qbrozen - cheap ride [qbrozen]
May 21, 2013 (12:14 pm)
Yes, that's right...the HO Matrix combo was a Celica engine wasn't it? It was a real breather...something like a 7 - 8000 rpm redline if I recall? But yes, that one is a 6 speed which apparently had a weak clutch, but didn't have the bearing issues of the 5 speed used in the low powered car.
I guess it must have been the Celica All-Trac then because I know it was an AWD or I wouldn't have given it second notice. The first one I came across was a local neighbor selling it after he had had it fixed. It only had 80k km so 50 k miles..So while I checked out another in the city to compare before I bought his, I found that it too had had the tran replaced so I got cold feet about it.
Toyota used to have such interesting offerings eh? Remember that inline 6 tho in the Supra? It was a real sweetheart. I had a similar but detuned version of it in an 87 Cressida that I bought to resell for profit years ago. I dunno what has happened to them...it is like they have become complacent to a fault but also smattered with specks of boredom.
#32370 of 35254 Re: and i'm just bored now [qbrozen]
May 21, 2013 (2:40 pm)
Re the dare I?
IMO, any car that is FWD, oriented to carrying a load and be versatile...if it's not AWD, then the handling goes a way out the window if you use said car for said usual intended purpose.
Long live RWD... (this is why I think MB CLA...the FWD version.. will not be in favor for a vast majority of people who really drive, as opposed to just being behind the wheel.
And AWD of course..
#32371 of 35254 Re: and i'm just bored now [qbrozen]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 21, 2013 (2:41 pm)
I like the Aero..
I'd never buy it, but I like it!!
#32372 of 35254 Re: and i'm just bored now [gimmestdtranny]
May 21, 2013 (2:51 pm)
The handling of the 5 actually isn't bad at all. It is just a taller 3. I liked the one we had for that reason, but the automatic really killed it for me. Other nice thing is that all the aftermarket goodies for the 3 will work on it.
May 21, 2013 (2:53 pm)
apologize for the double post of those links, but Edmunds seems to be throwing a fit and now I can't delete it.
May 21, 2013 (3:05 pm)
That's okay... someone can do it..