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PostSubject: Top gears opinion on the gen 5   Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:10 am

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What's Good

Weird-looking coupe. 201 bhp to 205 bhp GT-Four has warts and growths over its bonnet area. 'Carlos Sainz' GT-Four was collectable. Very quick, with excellent rally pedigree - notorious for being banned for a year for ingenious flouting of air restrictor rule. Basic front-wheel-drive models have 158 bhp, which is enough. Handle well. Good to drive. Toyota had fourth lowest average cost in warranty claims for cars up to 10 years old in 2002 Warranty Direct index www.performanceindex.co.uk

(Please note Haynes manual is for US spec.)



What's Bad

It really is ugly in an organic way - like something designed for 'Alien' by H. Gigor. All models have a firm ride. The interior is black as a coal mine. Reliability of front-drive models is typically Toyota, but GT-Four power train comes under strain.



What to watch out for

GT-Four is a gearbox breaker. Must have specialist service history, but even then gearbox may fail. All need six-monthly oil changes, preferably using fully synthetic oil. Watch out for used RHD imports from Japan. May not be fully up to UK spec.
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PostSubject: Re: Top gears opinion on the gen 5   Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:19 pm

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It really is ugly in an organic way - like something designed for 'Alien' by H. Gigor

thats fair enough but compare it to other cars its age in the same class. E.g: the honda civic, look at how that has aged compared to the celica Razz

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Had to lol at that, when the TEMS in my ST183 are in normal mode, its so bouncy that i have no choice but to put it in sports mode, just makes you feel sick.

Where did you find this? I always like reading these kind of things, i collect magazines with celica articles in them Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Top gears opinion on the gen 5   Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:52 am



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Both 1990's, the celica ages so well!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Top gears opinion on the gen 5   Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:55 am

^^^^

Wow, look at the difference, that's why i'll never own a honda, they don't age well and have crap interiors Razz

Oh, and narrowbody GT4 FTW! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Top gears opinion on the gen 5   Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:41 pm

hmm, narrowbody GT4 Shocked

They do age brilliantly, when they were in production, they were supposed to be the car of the future Cool
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