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Toyota Celica, Performance Mods
#2 of 25 help!!! i need a car
Oct 12, 2006 (9:15 pm)
Hello im new at this, so take it easy on me. im 19 im getting a 2001 toyota celica gts with 17 inch crom rims; It has 72,000 miles and both head lights dont work the body is really good with no hits or dents, the only promble is it has a Ignited Push Start Engine button and i been told in the long run it would have prombles also has a bass pluged into the main battry so its really low. its an ok conditon...So if u guys have any suggestion on this car cuz im thinkin abt buyin it they r selling it to me for 11000 dollors. if u guys can help me it would help.
#3 of 25 Re: help!!! i need a car [gonzocelica]
Oct 13, 2006 (6:46 am)
A few points:
A "Push Start Engine button"? What the.....? Celicas have a normal ignition key. I don't know what kind of crap they added but I wouldn't pay anything extra for that.
Second, FIND OUT why the headlights don't work. They should either be fixed BEFORE you buy the car, or the cost of the repair deducted from the price. Why would you buy a car that won't pass inspection and can't be driven at night?
Third, I have no idea of what "bass pluged into the main battry so its really low" even means. Perhaps someone can help to decipher that?
Fourth, before anybody can help you appraise the car's worth, we might need to know a few BASIC things:
Manual or automatic?
Leather or cloth seats?
If you are serious about this car, take it to a local mechanic to have it THOROUGHLY checked out. The fact that somebody is trying to sell a car with non-functional headlights (and what sounds like some questionable electrical modifications) would make me exTREMEly leary of the cars overall condition.
Last point (and I'll try to take it easy) - we aren't all a bunch of 19 year old HS kids. Reading posts with ZERO punctuation is difficult. Our ONLY impression of you is based on what (and how) you post. If you want advice from the grownups, post like one. If you want advice from a bunch of other kids, then keep going the way you are.
Don't take it personally if you get few (to zero) other reply's to your initial question. The Celica forum here on Edmunds is.....a little slow. You might get more responses on some of the other forums. Good luck.
Oct 13, 2006 (8:19 am)
the "bass" is a subwoofer independently powered directly from the battery. And if the battery is low, the sub's conncections are probably a disaster waiting to happen.
If the car has xenons, replacing them will be expensive. More importantly, both being out at the same time tells me that:
(1) the car is not currently a daily driver, suspicious for a car this new, and
(2) there's a good chance it has been in a bad front end accident.
Don't even get me started on this push button start that someone has installed.
I would run as fast as I could from this car. But then, I am not 19 with lots of time to work on my car and customize it. If you know nothing about car mechanics, I would give it a miss.
Also, being 19 means the Celica will cost you a ton to insure, and if you are making payments and have to have full coverage, it will be that much more.
Oh yeah, without a doubt you MUST get a CARFAX on this car. It will be $40 well-spent, trust me.
#5 of 25 Re: I think [nippononly]
Oct 13, 2006 (8:40 am)
Did the '01 Celicas even offer xenons as an option? Although, it somebody has added a 'push button start', I suppose a xenon 'upgrade' is not out of the question.
It's been a while since I went through the whole 'massive amps and the biggest woofers I could stuff in the trunk' phase, but how SHOULD the system amps be wired? I always figured that for the current drain (particularly for a sub amp), the best place for the power supply was off the battery terminal?
#6 of 25 Re: I think [rorr]
Oct 14, 2006 (8:21 pm)
Oh absolutely, you have no choice in the matter, but there's wiring it right and wiring it wrong.
And the many ways you could wire one wrong could lead to shorts and a battery that is constantly dying.
And when DID the GTS start offering optional xenons? Now you have me trying to think back. Wasn't it from the beginning? Or was it just after the mid-cycle refresh? When was that, the '03 MY?
#7 of 25 Re: this isnt much of a discussion just suggetions abt a gts celica [gonzocelica]
Apr 15, 2007 (8:27 pm)
i just bought a 2002 celica gt and it has a system hooked in to the battery too. i got three 12 inch subs in it w and 1000 watt amp which would kill my battery but with it i got a compassetor which saves your battery and will make it so your lights don't fade or anything when the bass hits in. so thats what i would suggest for that.
#8 of 25 Looking for sites for performance increases
May 19, 2007 (4:57 pm)
Dose anyone know were you can go to find mods for a 1990 toyota celica GT? I cant find any.
#9 of 25 Re: Looking for sites for performance increases [white_celicagt]
Jun 11, 2007 (6:22 pm)
What kind of mods are you looking for? I know this site where you can purchase some Toyota parts and accessories. They have Toyota Mirrors and other stuff.
You might want to check it out
Sep 20, 2007 (2:13 pm)
Ok, so i personally am going for looks with my 2000 GTS celica. Its white, with 15% tinted windows and a nice blue calaper brakes with LED blue neons hidden in the car so at night it looks sic.
QUESTION: I want a Cold Air Intake for my celica. I heard that Name brands like INGEN and AEM and KN&N are really good. But other off brands or BOMZ(BONZ) are perfectly fine just not as high as performance and there cheaper. Is this true? what should i do. Save up and get an expensive one or get a cheaper one that looks good but not as good as performance. I want good sound too and my engine is stock. Please Help. Thank you!
#11 of 25 Antenna and cable
Nov 12, 2007 (3:18 pm)
Hi - I have a 2000 celica gt. the antenna was broken off and the dealer stated that it would require that the cable also be replaced. has anyone had any experience with this sort of problem. is the dealer give me a line of b..s.. or is it true. any help would be appreciated.