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post Jul 26, 2018 - 10:37 PM
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Makes me feel like getting another 6th gen for some reason.


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post Jul 26, 2018 - 10:47 PM
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KEEP POSTING MAN!! DID YOU SEE WHAT YOU JUST DID TO BOX??!!


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*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Jul 26, 2018 - 11:07 PM
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Jul 26, 2018 - 12:27 PM) *
I keep wanting to order center caps for my Volks but I don’t want to wait as long for the caps as I did for the wheels, and they really put some “just because we can” prices on them.


do it, you b1tch.


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post Jul 26, 2018 - 11:18 PM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Jul 26, 2018 - 10:47 PM) *
KEEP POSTING MAN!! DID YOU SEE WHAT YOU JUST DID TO BOX??!!

Ha, the sixth gen will always have a special place in my heart. They're very nice looking and great cars, my only issue is the whole drive-train layout as I have no need for FWD here in the south where it hardly ever snows and if it does the whole state shuts down anyway. I am really trying to push my soon to be 16 year old brother into getting a sixth gen though. Though he has no real interest in cars and doesn't want to learn stick, but I think the sixth gen could sway him perhaps. It's the perfect first car in my opinion given how well rounded the Celica is as a car.


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post Jul 27, 2018 - 12:52 AM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Jul 26, 2018 - 11:47 PM) *
KEEP POSTING MAN!! DID YOU SEE WHAT YOU JUST DID TO BOX??!!


Oh man, scrambling for the B-class photos!!!


I'm running out of images... Quick move up the next Mid-West meet! Lol

Box I hope your brother would consider it. It's not terribly expensive either for insurance.
Might not have the power if it's a 5S but boy will that last you forever!

But there has definitely been a decline in automotive interest from the newer generation, especially w/ the whole electric and auto-pilot stuff.
post Jul 27, 2018 - 1:34 AM
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His biggest concerns with the car is reliability and efficiency, looks and everything else being not much of a concern. The Celica is reliable and efficient, and in the price range he's working with I can't think of a better option that's as well rounded. The 5S and 7A is sufficient for a new driver, enough to get around and not get into trouble. I'm doing my best to try and push him towards one as I really do think it's the best car for him given the circumstances and criteria.


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post Jul 28, 2018 - 12:03 AM
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It definitely is reliable and efficient. I think the only concern I would have in the general sense of cars nearly half a century old is that... It's old, lol.
Parts are most likely worn out compared to newer cars. Still, parts are cheap for them and much easier to fix. I think if anything... Toyota lol.

But Box... And Cheela will agree w/ me. I know if YOU get another Celica I know it'll definitely boost your brother's motivation and trust in the Celica!!!

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post Jul 29, 2018 - 4:40 AM
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The other option being the tC and also why the seventh gen was included, being they are newer. Old cars can be reliable if well maintained and the mileage is on the lower side. Ideally find one under 150K miles on it. I've thought about trying to import a ST205 once they're legal, but I hate to know how much that'll cost depending on how much demand there is for them.


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post Aug 2, 2018 - 9:13 PM
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Oh those aren't bad either! I'd personally go w/ the 7th gen if it's between that and the TC. I feel like at least in the 7GC the interior quality feels much better than the TC.
Yeah I don't even wanna know lol, they're probably still looking around the 15k-20k range.
post Aug 2, 2018 - 11:02 PM
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7th gen better than the tC on interior, I dunno would have to see the tC but the 7th gen was a huge step down from the 6th gen personally. Should be able to find a nice enough 6th gen around here that's in his budget, hell I've even seen pretty decent 5th gens but ideally looking for as new a 6th gen as possible.

That's ok a Suzuki Cappuccino is at the top of my import list anyway. laugh.gif


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post Aug 3, 2018 - 7:13 AM
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The 1st gen tC interior is lacking and is very moot. At least to me anyways. 7th gen is slightly better, but other than that, meeeeehhhhhh to both of their interiors.

Cappuccino and AZ-1 are on my list. If I could get the 2015-ish Honda S600, I'd be happy with that, too.



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post Aug 3, 2018 - 5:44 PM
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It's like a modern Beat, yo!

#ThreadDerailled


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post Aug 6, 2018 - 8:38 AM
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QUOTE (Box @ Aug 3, 2018 - 5:44 PM) *
It's like a modern Beat, yo!

#ThreadDerailled


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when has ANY 6gc thread been on track?


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*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Aug 7, 2018 - 1:04 AM
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Hmmm, the ones by newbies asking for help tend to stay on topic. So there's that.


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post Aug 7, 2018 - 7:09 AM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Aug 6, 2018 - 8:38 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 3, 2018 - 5:44 PM) *
It's like a modern Beat, yo!

#ThreadDerailled


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when has ANY 6gc thread been on track?


#SuperEuroBeatsIntensifies


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post Aug 9, 2018 - 9:33 PM
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Lol getting it back on track.

Need to do some rear brake pads since they're so old, any recommendations?
Mind as well fix up the Avalon calipers while I'm at it for the front.
Oh and I forgot, an alignment too. but I'm debating if I want to camber the front or not w/ a 5mm spacer or something...

Car needs buffing as well, scratches appearing again. I told myself I'd ceramic coat it once I paint it again but... That's not for a while.
Still gotta paint my rear spats and fix up the roof wing too while I'm at it. TOO MUCH TO DO, TOO LITTLE MONEY.
post Aug 9, 2018 - 9:45 PM
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QUOTE (TimeslideZ @ Aug 9, 2018 - 9:33 PM) *
TOO MUCH TO DO, TOO LITTLE MONEY.


That's why my Celica is just sitting lol. Well not the money issue but just no time.


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post Aug 10, 2018 - 1:22 AM
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If you're not doing anything crazy some daily driver quality Raybestos, Centric, or Akebono pads will be more than sufficient.


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post Aug 10, 2018 - 9:06 AM
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Yup, I liked the Akebono pads when I had them on mine. Very good for DD. but one of my calipers froze up and ate the entire pad so I ended up switching out to EBC Greens.


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*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Oct 15, 2018 - 8:04 PM
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Alright last update for the car (probably for the year or something, idk I'm broke now lol).

Replaced my rear pads with some akebono pads, so no more noise. Almost decided to but some slotted rotors for all 4 but I'll wait.

My Red Volks Caps FINALLY came in AFTER 3 MONTHS!!! Took way more time than my wheels too, smh...
I got them installed on the driver side and installed the blue ones on the passenger side.

Went to one last (Toyota) meet before cold season so I got the car ready.
Didn't take any pics myself but my buddy got at least two pictures in.


Nothing else for now. Going to buy a tent to cover the car or some sort since my brother needs the garage to fix his Celica.

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