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post Apr 21, 2013 - 2:50 AM
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So gonna start my progression thread, and update it occasionally. tongue.gif
I'll start with how I got my Celica:
So it all started last year in around March, when I got my Red P's and was searching for that first car...
I tested a lancer, a prelude and a Hyundai Coupe... They all had their pluses and minuses, but none felt 'right'...
On the way home from the Prelude, we passed a Ford dealership and sitting in the middle was a little white PreFacelift Celica, as soon as I saw her, I knew she was the one I wanted. When I got home I jumped online and and contacted the dealer; she was an auto (I am not legally allowed to drive manual yet, thanks to my dads non-functioning speedometer).
The next day, my dad drove me and my beautiful girlfriend out to the dealer and we test drove the car. At the end of the test drive the dealer wanted 8k for her. I knew this was steep for it, but she was in almost perfect condition.

The only damage I could pick was a scrape on the passenger side rear wheel fender, a few small dents over her and quite a large dent in the roof (it looked like the previous owner had hit her with his fists)...
With the $8k as a base, we negotiated with the dealer and came out with a total:
- $7700 for the car
- All dents removed from the car
- Brand New 5 treads
- and finally what really made me go for it, A 12 month warranty... on an 18 year old car biggrin.gif

Here she was on that exact day, right after out test drive:




A few weeks later, we got a call saying that she was ready for pickup, All the dents had been removed ($1500 worth of dent removal and paint) and she was good to go. A few days later her first photo shoot:



Her Interior and Engine were immaculate for her age:




After a few weeks our small troubles began, she started leaking oil all over the ground... After a call to the dealership, she was booked in for her first warranty inspection... They re-did all engine gaskets and replaced all seals in the engine... When we got her back, she was still leaking... We took her back again and were told that the transmission seals were shot, they were replaced and the engine was flushed out; the leaking stopped... for now...
Over all, the work would of cost ($1800 by the dealer, if not for the warranty).

Ill post the first of many mods in the next few hours or so, Once I get together the photos and know exactly what I want to say tongue.gif

This post has been edited by rentaspace: Oct 21, 2013 - 1:34 AM


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------------------------------| White '94 Celica | Bought 11/05/12 | Sold 12/05/15 |------------------------------
------------------------------| White '02 N-Edition Caldina | Weekend Car |------------------------------

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- rentaspace   rentaspace's progression :)   Apr 21, 2013 - 2:50 AM
- - rentaspace   And the Mods Begin: Sipping over adding iPod conn...   Apr 21, 2013 - 3:18 AM
- - rentaspace   My next mod was my first and only performance mod ...   Apr 21, 2013 - 4:25 AM
- - The_enD   Looking good so far.   Apr 21, 2013 - 4:36 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (The_enD @ Apr 21, 2013 - 4:36...   Apr 21, 2013 - 4:57 AM
- - rentaspace   Final Post for tonight and this will just about ra...   Apr 21, 2013 - 5:07 AM
|- - ILoveMySilly97   QUOTE (rentaspace @ Apr 21, 2013 - 3...   May 14, 2013 - 4:34 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ May 14, 2013 - 5...   May 14, 2013 - 6:50 AM
- - The_enD   Did you put a colored film over the clock or actua...   Apr 21, 2013 - 5:16 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (The_enD @ Apr 21, 2013 - 5:16...   Apr 21, 2013 - 5:20 AM
|- - mkernz22   QUOTE (rentaspace @ Apr 21, 2013 - 6...   Apr 21, 2013 - 11:47 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (mkernz22 @ Apr 21, 2013 - 12...   Apr 21, 2013 - 10:17 PM
- - JoshuaM   Noooo... You never told me it was an auto :'( ...   Apr 22, 2013 - 2:05 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Apr 22, 2013 - 3:05...   Apr 24, 2013 - 4:13 AM
|- - smkr3w   QUOTE (rentaspace @ Apr 24, 2013 - 2...   Apr 24, 2013 - 5:13 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (smkr3w @ Apr 24, 2013 - 6:13 ...   Apr 26, 2013 - 1:21 AM
- - rentaspace   Update: So Yesterday, I went around to my mates h...   Apr 26, 2013 - 1:38 AM
- - rentaspace   And yesterday I finished off the calipers (sort of...   Apr 28, 2013 - 2:45 AM
- - Payne   Nice car man, good to see some more Australian mem...   Apr 28, 2013 - 5:43 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Payne @ Apr 28, 2013 - 6:43 A...   Apr 28, 2013 - 8:14 PM
|- - JoshuaM   QUOTE (rentaspace @ Apr 28, 2013 - 9...   Apr 28, 2013 - 10:08 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Apr 28, 2013 - 10:0...   Apr 30, 2013 - 1:57 AM
- - rentaspace   Update: Just a general update on the car... Well ...   May 1, 2013 - 1:13 AM
- - rentaspace   Got the car back today, Oil leak appears to be gon...   May 2, 2013 - 1:03 AM
- - The_enD   Mine also makes a bad noise when I put her in reve...   May 2, 2013 - 1:24 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (The_enD @ May 2, 2013 - 2:24 ...   May 2, 2013 - 1:38 AM
- - rentaspace   Update: Well After a planned mod-day on Sunday, I ...   May 5, 2013 - 9:57 PM
|- - JoshuaM   QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 5, 2013 - 9...   May 5, 2013 - 10:24 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 5, 2013 - 10:24...   May 6, 2013 - 4:38 AM
- - rentaspace   Update: I didn't have work today so I took the...   May 7, 2013 - 1:50 AM
|- - JoshuaM   QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 7, 2013 - 1...   May 7, 2013 - 5:00 AM
- - Payne   JDM tails are the simplest yet best mod for any 6G...   May 7, 2013 - 6:46 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Payne @ May 7, 2013 - 7:46 AM...   May 7, 2013 - 5:56 PM
- - Ted95   Nice ride man thing really coming along! I lov...   May 7, 2013 - 7:23 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Ted95 @ May 7, 2013 - 7:23 PM...   May 7, 2013 - 7:40 PM
- - rentaspace   Update: My LED dash kit started flickering on the ...   May 8, 2013 - 7:13 AM
- - rentaspace   UPDATE: Today I got up nice and early ready to go ...   May 11, 2013 - 12:39 AM
- - JoshuaM   So you swapped over the wiring harness from the ne...   May 11, 2013 - 1:25 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 11, 2013 - 1:25...   May 11, 2013 - 1:31 AM
- - rentaspace   Big Update (Sort Of): So, The skirts are done and ...   May 12, 2013 - 8:41 PM
- - JoshuaM   They look great And seeing them all fitted now, I...   May 12, 2013 - 9:58 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 12, 2013 - 9:58...   May 12, 2013 - 10:37 PM
- - JoshuaM   Buys colour-matched spats... Paints them anyway ...   May 12, 2013 - 10:39 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 12, 2013 - 11:3...   May 13, 2013 - 12:29 AM
- - rentaspace   High Res Day Photos:   May 13, 2013 - 1:31 AM
- - rentaspace   And another photo post: I also finally fixed th...   May 14, 2013 - 1:54 AM
- - S8S8   Good to see another Aussie member. Any plans for ...   May 14, 2013 - 5:42 AM
- - Tigawoods   what does it mean to be a P-plater? and they chec...   May 14, 2013 - 11:17 AM
- - ILoveMySilly97   That's a bummer. Well if you ever want to sell...   May 14, 2013 - 12:12 PM
- - Smaay   is it an Australia thing? why cant you drive a sti...   May 14, 2013 - 12:25 PM
- - JoshuaM   I'll just beat him to it... QUOTE (Tigawoods...   May 14, 2013 - 6:30 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 14, 2013 - 6:30...   May 14, 2013 - 9:17 PM
- - ILoveMySilly97   Man......and I thought us Cali people had it bad.   May 14, 2013 - 9:43 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ May 14, 2013 - 9...   May 14, 2013 - 9:53 PM
|- - Smaay   QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ May 14, 2013 - 7...   Jun 8, 2013 - 10:22 AM
- - S8S8   Glad I got my licence before all these crazy rules...   May 15, 2013 - 4:44 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (S8S8 @ May 15, 2013 - 5:44 AM...   May 15, 2013 - 5:43 AM
- - rentaspace   UPDATE: So yesterday, I got home from Tafe to find...   May 20, 2013 - 8:45 PM
- - JoshuaM   I don't like it because I don't.... like i...   May 20, 2013 - 10:19 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ May 20, 2013 - 10:1...   May 20, 2013 - 11:47 PM
- - rentaspace   Small Update: Today I did some interior cable man...   May 21, 2013 - 10:49 PM
- - rentaspace   UPDATE: Got my P2 license today Woooh For th...   May 22, 2013 - 9:45 PM
|- - Makabra   QUOTE (rentaspace @ May 22, 2013 - 10...   Jun 3, 2013 - 2:09 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Makabra @ Jun 3, 2013 - 3:09 ...   Jun 3, 2013 - 9:23 PM
- - ILoveMySilly97   Man that's complicated. How's the car acci...   May 23, 2013 - 3:10 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ May 23, 2013 - 4...   May 23, 2013 - 5:02 AM
- - Nihil   Interesting system. But you should probably menti...   May 23, 2013 - 11:30 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Nihil @ May 23, 2013 - 12:30 ...   May 23, 2013 - 5:37 PM
- - Box   Hey guess what, I was fully licensed at 16 without...   May 24, 2013 - 1:12 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Box @ May 24, 2013 - 1:12 AM)...   May 24, 2013 - 1:50 AM
- - Box   They're also on your calipers, and mirrors. ...   May 24, 2013 - 3:41 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Box @ May 24, 2013 - 3:41 AM)...   May 24, 2013 - 4:24 AM
- - rentaspace   UPDATE: Well, this week we have got the Rear Split...   Jun 2, 2013 - 10:39 PM
- - Box   All joking aside I think the United States needs s...   Jun 3, 2013 - 10:15 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Box @ Jun 3, 2013 - 11:15 PM)...   Jun 3, 2013 - 10:32 PM
- - Box   All in favour of adopting Finland's rally scho...   Jun 3, 2013 - 10:46 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Box @ Jun 3, 2013 - 11:46 PM)...   Jun 3, 2013 - 10:51 PM
- - rentaspace   Got these photos today:   Jun 7, 2013 - 2:38 AM
- - Timmyface   Drive north, get Joshua to drive south. Meet me in...   Jun 7, 2013 - 2:57 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Timmyface @ Jun 7, 2013 - 2:5...   Jun 7, 2013 - 3:03 AM
|- - JoshuaM   QUOTE (Timmyface @ Jun 7, 2013 - 3:5...   Jun 7, 2013 - 3:04 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Jun 7, 2013 - 3:04 ...   Jun 7, 2013 - 3:10 AM
- - Timmyface   ^ that's the type I was looking at. And still...   Jun 7, 2013 - 3:07 AM
- - Box   All of a sudden I'm somewhat more thankful for...   Jun 7, 2013 - 2:40 PM
- - Euphoria   Nice clean car man! I miss my celica...I don...   Jun 8, 2013 - 1:17 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (Euphoria @ Jun 8, 2013 - 2:17...   Jun 8, 2013 - 3:49 AM
- - rentaspace   UPDATE: So I have now got the splitters painted an...   Jun 11, 2013 - 7:25 AM
- - zoocsijr   Really nice! Looks good! I was thinking ab...   Jun 11, 2013 - 1:42 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (zoocsijr @ Jun 11, 2013 - 2:4...   Jun 11, 2013 - 5:38 PM
- - CelicaZR   looks good lose the ford plate surround though....   Jun 11, 2013 - 6:56 PM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (CelicaZR @ Jun 11, 2013 - 7:5...   Jun 13, 2013 - 8:19 AM
- - Box   Have both and swap rotate them monthly.   Jun 11, 2013 - 6:57 PM
- - rentaspace   Found this photo from the TOC annual meet early th...   Jun 27, 2013 - 11:24 PM
- - rentaspace   Just some photos as I was driving home tonight: ...   Jun 29, 2013 - 8:52 AM
- - Box   *removes all the TRD badges* See, much better.   Jun 29, 2013 - 5:10 PM
- - rentaspace   So, The big update is finally here A few week ago...   Jul 13, 2013 - 3:46 AM
- - rentaspace   And the photo update, I DID wash the car (finally)...   Jul 13, 2013 - 3:49 AM
- - JoshuaM   Yay, yay, yay..... Wait..... You mixed blue and ye...   Jul 13, 2013 - 4:02 AM
|- - rentaspace   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Jul 13, 2013 - 4:02...   Jul 13, 2013 - 4:09 AM
- - Timmyface   Starting to look pretty schmick here man. I say ju...   Jul 13, 2013 - 6:25 AM
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