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    Red8 - My 2003 Celica T-Sport

    I had been looking for something cheap and cheerful to use for track days for a good while. Just couldn't bring myself to use the Scooby. Its my every day car and couldn't risk breaking it!!!

    Iv always loved the celica and have had a few of them over the years. I had been watching donedeal regularly and went to view a few of them but the were shook as hell.

    Eventually spotted this one and said id have a look at it.
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    Had a right good look at it for over an hour with a 20 minute drive included. Mechanically I couldn't fault it. Small noise from the release bearing but that was it. Body work wasn't bad either, both bumpers need a spray but no big deal for a track car.... It also needed two tyres and a full service. So I made my offer of €1,000 even, bit of humming later and she was mine!
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    Nice one, let the modding commence! Whats the plan?

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    So got it home and done my service. Air filter, oil filter and oil, cabin filter, new set of iridium plugs. Took it for a few drives and I have to say its a cracking car. The cam lift kicks in at 6,200rpm and the lift is amazing. So addictive. the total opposite to drive than the scooby. You have to red line this!

    So got her out the last two days and gave her a right good cleaning inside and out.

    Pity to park it up now and wait for a track day!
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    A few more pics....
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    Are you going to leave it as is or strip it out
    Amazing ganes to be had getting it stripped out
    And track tyres even used ones on dd make a huge difference
    Fair play it almost looks 2 good to track but fook it you only live once enjoy
    IT TOOK ME FOOKING 3 YEARS TO WORK OUT HOW TO PUT THIS SMALL BIT OF TEXT HERE!!!!!

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    This is the one with 190 HP isn't it?

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    190 bhp and 133 lb-ft from a 1.8 enging
    Great cars and going very cheap now
    IT TOOK ME FOOKING 3 YEARS TO WORK OUT HOW TO PUT THIS SMALL BIT OF TEXT HERE!!!!!

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    Have a friend that's trying to get his hands on one. They are a very nice car and the power is amazing for the 1.8. Great purchase, all the best with it.

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    Nice my dad has corolla engined version for years great car

    Proper different in front of celica t sport too.

    Good buy

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    Im going to leave it as is. its too nice inside to go ripping it out for the sake of a few kilos. And i'd always have the option of putting it back on the road if I wanted to. Its nct'd till next January.
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    In fairness for a grand, with a squeaky release bearing that's a savage motor for someone to daily! inside looks lovely man.

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    Looks very clean to track it.

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    Fair play lad should be good craic on track, get yourself signed up fir bazs trackday on the 26th Feb myself in the ka and Adrian in the saxo will be there 👍

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    I had the tsport Corolla for a while, really fun car to drive and never gave me any major hassle. The water pump was leaking on it and that was about it. These celicas have got very cheap though.

    Enjoy 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagon dec View Post
    Fair play lad should be good craic on track, get yourself signed up fir bazs trackday on the 26th Feb myself in the ka and Adrian in the saxo will be there 👍

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    Oh cool.... where do I sign up????
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    congrats!
    looks like a clean one - obviously you missed the other one for a reason.
    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtierney5 View Post
    Oh cool.... where do I sign up????
    http://www.isdc.ie/forum/showthread....th-of-February

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    Very nice and cheap.

    Will be great fun on the track

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    best of luck with it chief.
    at least if you keep interior in it you can drive it to the track and home again...lol.. your Scooby is still looking well...

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