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Hey all,

after this happened to my EL just before xmas :

<img src="http://www.fordgallery.com/data/527/4135crash_1-med.jpg" width="600" height="450"><BR>

I finally picked up my new car today:

<img src="http://www.fordgallery.com/data/527/4135marks_celica_small.jpg" width="600" height="450"><BR>

now let the flames begin!

In my defence - I'm after a smaller car, i don't need the size of the old beast, but i do miss the torque and engine note!

This car has a completely different dynamic to it, but from my first day of driving it, i can say i am extremely impressed with its road manners and throttle response (not to mention the 8,000rpm rev limit!).

I'll still be lurking around, and hopefully will still keep in touch with you guys occasionally!

Cheers
Mark
 

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bah Toyota.

Not my fav car at all being a fwd but at least it's less of a hair dressers machine than the old models.
That said I'm sure it's a great car to drive and if your happy then I'm happy
 

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Ick dude what inspired you to do that... sorry man but I think that the only thing uglier than a new celica is a new mr2 or magna. But hey if you have fun its all good and im sure you be modding wui9ck with only half the fuel cash required lol.

6pAc.
 

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Enjoy it buddy, after all pleasing yourself is all that matters.

cheers
Steve

PS how did the EL get crunched?
 

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Sillycars are for poofs. Toyotas are for poofs. Now, where's Shanus to back me up?????

(pay no attention to me if you are happy with your car but I had to say it: HAE and a Toyota pfft)
 

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as long as you're happy :)
 

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well put me in a wig and call me a hairdresser!

I'm very happy with the car, and you have to agree that the comparable car in the Ford stable (i.e. cougar) is like the pudgy camry-based celicas of old in their design and performance.

PS how did the EL get crunched?
rain + poor quality tyres + non-lsd + pole = ouch.
 

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
MARK!!!!!!!!!!

roy told me he saw your car being towed but didnt see the damage! That is shocking news my friend.... absolute bad luck.
The celica looks good mate.. i'm sure she'll take good care of you!

all the best - hope to see you soon! (i'll be back at gym in march, but i'll give ya a call b4 then...)

Chubbz
 

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damn!
what a nice lookin' EL! shame to see its gone :/
 

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Hey whatever floats your boat dude!

Hope you enjoy it!
 

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We can't win them all boys and gals. I'm sure he will be back one day!

Well enjoy it Mark :thup:
 

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Nice car, all ya need now is 5 automotive brandname stickers on the front quater panel, and a huge wing/spoiler kit.

Ohh and dont forget the neons :p
 

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marktx5 said:
now let the flames begin!
Okay Mark ... Let me start by saying, it's great to see you so in touch with your feminine side.

Toy-yota .... mmmmm .... so much passion.

I guess you can send me back the FORD jacket - I'll get you a Toyota Walking Frame from our dealer ;)

A man without torque is no man at all.
 

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Could be worse, he could have bought a brand new pursuit ute with brembos.

:angel: :angel: :angel:


Aussie Pete said:
Sillycars are for poofs. Toyotas are for poofs. Now, where's Shanus to back me up?????

(pay no attention to me if you are happy with your car but I had to say it: HAE and a Toyota pfft)
 

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Okay Mark ... Let me start by saying, it's great to see you so in touch with your feminine side.
Damn straight I'll be in touch with my feminine side... there will be many feminines gracing the passenger side of this car (I've already got a lot more attention / sideways glances from the ladies than the falcon ever generated!)

I'll get you a Toyota Walking Frame from our dealer
thats ok, i'll just keep the jacket :)
 

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I can't see a car in the second picture....there is something there, but it doesn't look like a car to me. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Seriously though if you are happy with it, and it does what you want it to do then by no means let anyone bag you out. It is a Toyota after all, so it shouldn't break down too easily which is what all of us want.

Enjoy.
 

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Sorry to see what happened to your EL, I can't believe your rim
shattered like that !!
Anyways, whatever floats your boat mate as long as your happy.
At least you didn't go out and buy a clubsport. :)
 

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As long as your happy with it mate, thats all that matters. Having said that, if you like Toyota's did you consider a 2.5L Soarer twin turbo or 1996-1998 Supra RZ?
 

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well as long as you like it!
enjoy!
 
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