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post #1 of 19 Old 12-28-2003, 3:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Car for Christmas

I bought myself a christmas present. I figured it was the right time, since it was a great deal, and I finally finished school after 5+ years

It's a "new" 2000 celica, and as most would agree, since it's red, it's the best color


Now that I am out of school I can afford to have both at the same time.

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Re: New Car for Christmas

congrats on your purchase. (black is faster though )
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congrats x2
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Hmmmm....looks like a track day kinda thang....

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Congrats Be sure to get a TRD catalog. Mother Toyota probably has many many cool toys for that car
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I bought myself a christmas present. I figured it was the right time, since it was a great deal, and I finally finished school after 5+ years

It's a "new" 2000 celica, and as most would agree, since it's red, it's the best color


Now that I am out of school I can afford to have both at the same time.
that has to be one of the most cramped cars. nice but small.
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that has to be one of the most cramped cars. nice but small.
itsdesignateddave is probably single and almost definitely childless.

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itsdesignateddave is probably single and almost definitely childless.
i wasnt making any reference to children or marriage but i am 5'10" and its tiny for me.
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Re: New Car for Christmas

Single -- yes (& 23)

Childless -- most definitely YES!

Small, Cramped -- I'm young, and I don't think it's that bad anyway, I had an 89 toyota pickup for 5 years, so that wasn't much better.

"mother toyota" -- My dad has worked at the local dealership for over 20 years, so I already know of the goodies

I wanted one ever since I saw the first one almost 4 years ago now. I feel much better now that I spent all of my student loan money on school and a bike Now I can afford a car, insurance on the car and bike, and start to pay off the student loans.

And maybe someday get out of the single group, but still not thinking about the childless group yet!

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Re: New Car for Christmas

Celica's are fun little cars. I loved the commercials they were running about how it looks so fast standing still. We built one that just got photographed and hopefully will make the cut and get published. Good luck with it.

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Congrats on the new car!
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Re: New Car for Christmas

I got my 2000 celica December of 2000 and have never looked back. I only have the GT as the GTS requires premium gas and gets worse gas milage. I bought it to commute to work (52 miles one way) and it gets 30mpg at 75mph. It handles like a gocart too. The front is just fine for my 6 foot frame, but the back is for smaller types. I have 2 kids and they don't complain yet about the back seats. The only complaint is the cruise control. It kicks off at least 2 times each trip. I have a manual 5 speed and it does this under load, without load, etc.
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The only complaint is the cruise control. It kicks off at least 2 times each trip. I have a manual 5 speed and it does this under load, without load, etc.
Are you hitting bumps that are severe enough to jiggle the brake pedal enough to trip the deactivation switch?
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Are you hitting bumps that are severe enough to jiggle the brake pedal enough to trip the deactivation switch?
...or the one on the clutch.
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Re: New Car for Christmas

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Are you hitting bumps that are severe enough to jiggle the brake pedal enough to trip the deactivation switch?
I thought of that, but no, it happens mostly on smooth highway. It does appear to happen more on windy days, so maybe it is related to air pressure pushing on the intake. I just live with it as the warrenty is up.
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