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Some advice: Celica or the S3?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Sacred, 3 May 2006.

  1. Sacred

    Gangster

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    Hi

    Just bought a Celica but also just found out that it will be a little cheaper to insure me on an S3.

    The S3 will cost a little more as my celica is worth about £9000, the S3 's Im looking at come to about £10-12k, bearing in mind I'll probably spend a little more to get the windows tinted and get a dvd HU or something.

    I'm all for the power increase, the slightly better fuel consumption and more of a 'big thing in a small package' look but I do like the style of my celica.

    I'd just like some advice from any S3 owners, or Celica owners for that matter.

    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Kroegen

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    S3 has more class than the celica :D
     
  3. arcamalpha

    Wise Guy

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    Agreed. An S3 in good nick looks fantastic even now. Celica's are quite common, a bit 'girly' and lack torque.

    The S3 is significantly faster and can be easily tuned.
     
  4. Mr_Sukebe

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    S3? I'm feeling lost.
     
  5. Sacred

    Gangster

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    I don't know about the (new) celica being common, I don't see them much but I agree they do lack the pulling power because esentially it's a 140 bhp car till it hits lift.
     
  6. Matblack

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    An S3 with 225 -> 260bhp (tuned) and quattro vs a Celica, I know where my money would be every time. I'm considering an S3 as my next car but would never put the Celica on my list, its a VERY different animal both in looks and power and practicality IMHO

    MB
     
  7. Hate

    Soldato

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    pfft, get a proper celica ;)
     
  8. Sacred

    Gangster

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    No, I WONT get a G6 no matter how much you pay me!
    lol
     
  9. Hate

    Soldato

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    the world of the GT4 is calling...
     
  10. Sacred

    Gangster

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    240 bhp right?

    I would like some space in the back though....
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    S3 > Celica.

    But 330i > S3 becuase FWD hatchbacks... oh sorry yea its 4wd sometimes... are not as good :p

    But if its a choice between S3 or Celica, S3 every time.
     
  12. Hate

    Soldato

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    there suprisingly is room in the back, I can get 4 adults in my car no problem.

    and its 250BHP for the jap import (255ps on their fuel)
     
  13. Matblack

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    Jesus Fox, is there a thread you won't have a pop at pimping a BMW in? :p

    You didn't even go with a Z3

    MB
     
  14. RobP

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    Yeah, cause not having power going down through four wheels is a real draw back when I'm going in a straight line on the motorway. ;P
     
  15. GSDog

    Soldato

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    S3 without a doubt. I hate the celica, looks butt ugly, IMO. S3's are much nicer looking and damn fast!
     
  16. aztechnology

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    fast version of an Audi A3 (methinks)
     
  17. Matblack

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    MB
     
  18. [TW]Fox

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    No, Matblack, thats not the car in question. Car in question is based on the 96-02 A3.
     
  19. milgo

    Hitman

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    As matblack said earlier the engines are easily tuned. Its £499 for a REVO map which takes you up to about 260bhp.