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Toyota Celica GTWhat’s new?There's a fairly dramatic bodykit, a huge rear wing, 17in alloy wheels and inside there are GT seats and gearknob. The suspension is dropped 10mm, but otherwise it’s a Celica T-Sport.Do the changes work?They allow you to look fast and/or furious without the work-in-progress primer and filler phase, we suppose.So should I buy one?If you want to be looked at. Plus the gearbox is slick, the ride acceptable, the handling sweet and past 6000rpm the variable valve-timed engine is great. Entertaining and very noticeable.

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23 October 2009

Why is this here? its a 4 year old article bumped into the forum by autocar autobots.

23 October 2009

[quote beachland2]

Why is this here? its a 4 year old article bumped into the forum by autocar autobots.

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hey it still a cool car, 4 yrs old and still looking as good as ever. Gives a chance for new readers to view the review !

23 October 2009

Yes it is a cool car.

24 October 2009

Still looks better without the bodykit.

24 October 2009

[quote Uncle Mellow]

Still looks better without the bodykit.

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emm the spoilers a little OTT but the rest is good. Its a shame toyota stopped making the celica. Along with the MR2 it was there only 2 cool cars they made. Now they just make washing machines on wheels

24 October 2009

[quote beachland2]

Yes it is a cool car.

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You will like it even more as it was never a diesel !

beachland I know you dont like diesels but would you even turn down a 335d !

24 October 2009

[quote moe360]ut would you even turn down a 335d [/quote]

Not if someone was giving it to me, but if it was my money then I'd pick the 330i which is 0.3s slower to 60, less CO2 and only 4.5 mpg less efficient, but saves you £2,000.

25 October 2009

Have you ever driven a 335d?? Such a massive punch in the back and huge amounts of torque available everywhere at any speed. Doesnt even sound bad either, there's something quite good about the soundtrack to bm's six pot diesels

The one and only 3 series i'd have over one is a M3

25 October 2009

[quote rodenal]

Have you ever driven a 335d?? Such a massive punch in the back and huge amounts of torque available everywhere at any speed. Doesnt even sound bad either, there's something quite good about the soundtrack to bm's six pot diesels

The one and only 3 series i'd have over one is a M3

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If insurance was not such a killer I would have got a 335d M sport, i think its the perfect all rounder for everyday use. I blame the Dam! insurance I am only 22 but still they think I am a 10 yr old in terms of driving skill !!!!!.

I am probley better driver then a lot of the people in the 50s and 60s who are bad at parking do not look right at roundabouts and do not even bother to indicate !!!!

These cool cars look so much cooler when driven by people my age ! (no offense to anyone who drives this car and is old you got a cool car just I want one as well :(


25 October 2009

Young people are no more cool than any other age group.

As for me having a 335D, no way.

My concern about diesel goes very far, in fact i would make the ultimate sacrifice with no hesitation. If it meant the world was rid of diesel engines, i would happliy accept the extinction of the petrol engine also. i would drive hydrogen or electric cars with satisfaction that my nemesis was gone.

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