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Radical Gordon

What did you drive before your Celica?

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I was just wondering what you drove before your Celica.

I had a Ford Ka before mine.

I remember when I was first driving it and being amazed that it had electric windows, mirrors and even a proper glove box :lol:

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MR2 Roadster, which I still have and use as my daily, alternating with the Celica

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Vauxhall Corsa C, bog standard 1 Ltr (but it did have a sunroof!)

Then went for a diesel for long commuting... Alfa GT Q2... Absolute heartbreaker of a car, had big plans for it but it was costing me money every month to get fixed :(

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Then I got the car I'd originally wanted but thought it would be terrible on fuel. My celica tsport. It's obviously worse but it doesn't live in the local garage! Had it for almost a year now and will be keeping it for the foreseeable.

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I drove a bright yellow saxo forte 5 door, god I do not miss that lol

lol. there were awful cars. sister had one and it just felt dangerous on the motorway. oddly though someone nicked it... criminals in Leeds have low standards I guess:!)

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In the end I just had to sell this, the bills were killing me and a turbo rebuild won't have been far off. I hope to get another one day though when I have a decent garage.

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Was it a twin turbo or single, it looks like a single, would love to have a supra, it's like my dream car that in reality I could afford to keep if I can get the money together to buy one lol.

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At the same time / before was an E46 330d M Sport Auto. Great car.

Before this is, Saxo Furio, Saxo VTS, Fabia VRS, MK1 TT 225, Supercharged MX5 MK1, E90 320d oh and a GSXR 600.

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At the same time / before was an E46 330d M Sport Auto. Great car.

Before this is, Saxo Furio, Saxo VTS, Fabia VRS, MK1 TT 225, Supercharged MX5 MK1, E90 320d oh and a GSXR 600.

I vaguley remember, was the Fabia yellow?

My car history isnt great!

95 Fiat Punto 1.2, 98 Renault Clio 1.2, 51 Plate 1.4 Polo 6n2, 51 plate Seat Leon 1.6... All 'great' cars ;)

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previous before the celica ive owned a couple of good old vauxhalls but before them i had a lot of old unreliable motors but not like these two :

16v redtop calibra 2.0

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my last car was a great car but cost me the eart to run :

calibra v6 2.5v6

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Nissan Micra 1.0 Si

Toyota Starlet GT Turbo

Toyota MR2 GT Turbo T-bar

Toyota Celica GT Four ST205 (310bhp track car)

Toyota Celica GT Four ST205 (road car)

Since the Celicas I then had the following:

Mitsubishi Evo 6

Subaru Impreza STi Type RA V5

Mitsubishi Evo 4 (420bhp)

Toyota Glanza V (280bhp)

Current:

Subaru Impreza STi V3

Engine gone pop so currently off road, thinking about getting an Evo 5 to complete the set lol

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Directly before my celica I had an s line Audi a5 Quattro.

how come the change mate , i know why i changed cos i was fedup with having bp attached to my car all the time lol

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Nissan Micra 1.0 Si

Toyota Starlet GT Turbo

Toyota MR2 GT Turbo T-bar

Toyota Celica GT Four ST205 (310bhp track car)

Toyota Celica GT Four ST205 (road car)

Since the Celicas I then had the following:

Mitsubishi Evo 6

Subaru Impreza STi Type RA V5

Mitsubishi Evo 4 (420bhp)

Toyota Glanza V (280bhp)

Current:

Subaru Impreza STi V3

Engine gone pop so currently off road, thinking about getting an Evo 5 to complete the set lol

You had a 280bhp Glanza!?!

That must of been "interesting" to drive :o

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Yeah definitely interesting!

It was fast but only on a dry, straight road from 50mph onwards.

It made a 2015 Carrera S look silly on the A46 lol

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Yeah definitely interesting!

It was fast but only on a dry, straight road from 50mph onwards.

It made a 2015 Carrera S look silly on the A46 lol

:D

I love the Glanza, I imagine they are lots of fun but 180bhp, I imagine, would be frightening in a car that tiny.

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how come the change mate , i know why i changed cos i was fedup with having bp attached to my car all the time lol

Change of career, bought my celica originally as a commuter as I relocated and was banging the miles on my Audi, grew attached to it very quickly.

On a positive note the new career I have use a nice Audi rs3 on the fleet in the career path I have chosen, that makes the a5 feel very very slow.

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In the end I just had to sell this, the bills were killing me and a turbo rebuild won't have been far off. I hope to get another one day though when I have a decent garage.

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that makes me wonder mate why did you want a celica after owning a beast like this or did you have the same problem as me with high fuel prices etc ? lovely supra

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ford consul mk1. triumph spitfire, another ford consul mk2, singer imp tuned., ford mki capri, then ford capri 2.8 injection. then new 1998 white toyota celica,then ford sierra 20 ltr dohc,then new 2005 toyota celica gt. now for the last four years owned fairly low mileage silver sr celica in nice condition which has never failed mot ,year 1998,plus toyota aygo as a run about.

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that makes me wonder mate why did you want a celica after owning a beast like this or did you have the same problem as me with high fuel prices etc ? lovely supra

A few different reasons really. I wanted a Supra or a Mitsubishi Evolution VII at the time but the evo was a bit more expensive and had less power so went with the Supra.

I owned the car for about 5 years and when I got it the car had just been repainted to black from silver, a couple of months down the line you saw what a crap job they did especially not masking around the windows. Fuel was expensive but not such a huge deal as I was able to borrow a car for work stuff when I had to travel, which was lucky as the one time I checked the MPG it was 17.5mpg, but there was always something that needed fixing, gearbox, suspension and all the other bits that come with owning a 22 year old car.

Just before I sold it I paid out £2600 for a full respray and those are the pictures are from the day I had it back. I went round every inch of the car checking the paint and wasn't completely happy with it even though I had them take all the windows out, replace seals etc. I could have had bits tidied up but would never be as I wanted it and that was it, I pretty much decided to sell it right then, I was just done.

However,what a monster :) it accelerated like nothing I have ever driven, the sounds of the turbos, dump valve and the look of the car itself was incredible. It put me in the poor house a bit but I don't regret for one second driving the car I always wanted and would love to get another ideally in metallic grey with similar bodykit.

As for the Celica, I had owned a gen 6 before the supra and liked it a lot although it could have done with air conditioning. With selling the supra I was able to clear a good chunk of debt and the choice was for me between a previous generation MR2 but that was a bit old and then I saw my Celica come up which wasn't too old, the gunmental grey colour I wanted and had a few styling tweaks.

When I got the car I absolutely hated it, really slow (which I was expecting) but not to be that slow. After asking a few questions on this forum the guys pointed me in the right direction, diagnosed an issue with the air filter and fixed the VVTI and it's back where it should be now :) I'm a lot happier with the car now, everything pretty much works on it and no more crap paint! It's a good compromise between fun, looks and cost.

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