View Full Version : Your first GTfour experiences...

02-23-2005, 04:49 AM
Hi guys.. I just registered here..and my name is Eric..
I love these forums.. so many cool options to play around with.

As well as introducing myself I wanted to ask for peoples first experiences with a GTfour.. Whether it be a test drive before buying your GT4 or driving in a mates..
lets here your stories..

I know when I test drove mine.. i instantly fell in love with the car. eventhough it was a quickie.. it was a moment i would never forget. the impression the car left on me was that this is definately one tough car.
Once i bought her home I was over the moon.

02-23-2005, 05:27 AM
Hey man,
I've still yet to even sit in a GT4 hahaha always wanted to go for a ride in one but never got the chance.

If you up in Sydney give me a holla and take me for a spin.. otherwise i may just have to wait till the next sydney cruise..

Got anymore pics of your beast?

02-23-2005, 05:32 AM
not even seen one aronud here

02-23-2005, 07:28 AM
When i was about 13ish i was on holiday at the beach and there was this nice black gt-four at the camp spot next to us... thats the day i first fell in love with Celicas! Im 19 now and i still feel the same way i did when i was 13 :bigthumbu

It wasnt about until i was 17 that i got into one, it was at a car yard and i took it for a test drive.. the best day of my life hehe:laugh::hehe:

I have owned 2 5th gens one gtr and currently a gt-four, so im still very much in love with them.


02-23-2005, 09:44 PM
Hey Stinger,

And i noticed your GT4 is black as well... hmm Childhood dreams come to life

02-23-2005, 09:56 PM
oh baby. I was at a Toyota meet at a park a few towns from me. I had only seen an alltrac twice prior to this (this meaning october or so of 2004), so I was excited to find a beautiful black 93 (one of 81 baby!) and a gray 92. I got a ride in the gray 92 through some of the twisty roads of the park,and damn it was fun! we didn't go too fast due to the driver not knowing the area well, but that thing had some kick. It was very lightly modified, but the entire feel of the car was wonderful. The seats hugged me well, and the feeling was holy crap good. I can't wait till the next meet :)
I want one!!!

02-23-2005, 11:02 PM
my first gtfour experience wouldve been a few years ago when i heard a fuckin loud BOV, spun my head to see what it was and saw a celica with a hood scoop and thaught wtf is that...since then ive been a big fan of celicas...my first experience with my own gtfour was when i went out to have a look at it and test drive it...the dudes wife had taken the keys to the shops so i couldnt drive it...but i sat in it and was instantly in heaven...my freshly rebuilt 88 sx died on the way home from looking at the gtfour so i said right there and then...fuckit im buying the gtfour....a week later i got the guy to drive the gtfour out to the tafe i go to so i could test drive it and put a deposit down...and it BLEW MY MIND....wasnt mind blowingly fast, but a bit faster than my sx was....but sheeet...it handeled...like a slot car!...ive never driven anything so tight and responsive...everybody always commented on how well my sx handeled..and the gtfour made my sx feel like an old government bus...WOW...i put a deposit on her right there and then...and i get to pick her up next week

02-24-2005, 04:58 AM
i went to a gt-4 club meet, i had a little blue 4th gen sx then, had my gorgeous gf wendy with me, adn the guy who ran the club (had his wife and kids there) took me for a spin in his 185, only had exhaust and a few other goodies, but i thought it was awesome, 3 weeks later i put a deposit on a gt-4 that looked exactly the same at a car yard, had her for goin on 4 years now, spent way too much, on my 3rd engine, 3rd set of disks, hehe, but i love her anyway, and sh'es starting to get stable again, my aim is to get her stable before winter, which may include a new turbo,

oh the fun i've had in that car ;)

02-24-2005, 11:55 AM
heh - my first experience of GT4 came in year 7 - 15 years ago nearly to the day !

I was doing a school project for a time capsule - already car mad , so i chose a few spoerts cars of the day , for a big poster

Cars of choice - ironically was a red St185 toyota brochure - complete with Group A insert about Mr Sainz's additions , and the nissan 300ZX

loved them then - thought one day - id love to own that ..

During the years - interest swayed - and i happened to end up with a ta22 , modified it while on my P's and such .. and finally outgrew it 2 years ago - being no longer practical ..

Instantly the thought of " whats toyota , and cool , that i can afford "

Choices - Ma70 supra , or st185 Gt4 ..

The Gt4 won out - after a test drive at the back of crown Casino - where i was introducced to AWD traction and boost .. it was instant love !

4 weeks later the car in question was mine - and has since gone extensive changes - as i found out it was actually a lemon ..

THOUGH - most of the bits that have failed have been rebuilt , and upgraded with the best i can afford , and i now nearly have a platform that will even put the some Group A Gt4's to shame !

nad now - the latest modifications done - jsust finished rear mounting the battery with 100% suceess!

02-25-2005, 11:35 AM
my experiences: about 6 years ago, my dad was experiencing a mid-life crisis and was out looking to buy a 6th gen celica - something he had wanted since they first came out. in the course of locating a decent SX, we came across a blue ST205 at a car yard - had a look at it, but he didnt drive it, i had no idea what it was or what it was about but i knew that it looked beautiful, absoultely stunning, and so brutal. he bought his SX elsewhere and a few months later i got my L's and learned to drive mostly in the celica. my passion for toyotas and celicas began there - my first car was a pulsar, but asap i took out a loan for an ST184 and since i have had an SW20, an ST162 and now the 205.

The first time i sat in a GT4 was a grey ST185 at a car yard in parramatta - i was looking for a knob for the drivers side vent control lever for my 184 and 'borrowed' the gt'4s one :)

The first ride i had as a passenger was in keyroo's 185 at the bathurst 24hr meet. we just went for a trip down the mountain to get to the main straight but he got a chance to show us some boost and then we had fun in the muddy carpark at the bottom :)

My first drive of a GT4 was the test drive at a gosford dealership of the ST205 i now own :) - that says it all i think. it was that or a supra, and i had already driven a supra. The GT4 never stops surprising me at how much fun it is to drive.

02-25-2005, 11:37 AM
also hey eric, welcome to the boards, sorry i got caught up in all that and forgot to be polite :)

02-25-2005, 01:01 PM
thanks for the friendly welcomes.. :)
gotta hear more stories. i luv it. its strange how we all have similar feelings about our cars.. i wonder where it comes from..
i wonder wat would've happend if i bought a honda.. (god forbid)
i wonder if i would have felt the same way i feel about my celica.
probably would've ended being a ricer or a vtec fan or something..
scary isnt it?

02-25-2005, 11:23 PM
man, why the chuck didn't u have a drive of my car at bathurst ben? not that u could have really driven it anyway,,, not really much space,, ahh wells

02-26-2005, 03:53 AM
first GT4 experience...
I had a video made specially for me all about the GT4 including info about the interior, 0-100 captures and everything was great!
Then when i finally got to go in one it was in Keyroo's 185 outside Spencer st station in melbourne. The whole car just purred.. was awesome, never forget it!
The first GT4 hooning experience.. was when a really slow car was annoying keyroo so he overtook it and sat infront of the guy doing 20kms/h until the guy got really annoyed and went to over take.. So keyroo booted it and got to 190kms/h to show that guy who was boss ;)

Sez xx

02-26-2005, 03:54 AM
ohh and i had a honda, 88 integra infact... i even got a Type R sticker !!! :D haha i was so awesome

02-26-2005, 08:35 AM
keyroo: good question :) too bad we couldnt get onto the track after the race was over eh

02-27-2005, 12:28 AM
didn't i do it that year?? year before at 2am i went for a burn :P

02-27-2005, 03:28 AM
nah they wouldnt let us on
security were all over it about 5 minutes after they opened it up remember?

02-27-2005, 09:06 AM
ya, bastards

hey sez u make me sound like a hoon man! i mustn't have been as mellow back then! :P

J.F. Allen
02-27-2005, 09:12 AM
got my JSpec GT4 into 2 controled 4Wheel drifts in the adelaide hills on it's second outing. Goes reasonably hard with the misfire. but hoping to fix that shortly after compliance. Not quite as challenging or fun to drive as the Hilux due to all the mod cons (climate control heating/cooling, power stearing, leather seats with electronical wind and lumber support, harness, radio, a throttle that doesn't stick and sound deading in the bonnet...) While the GT4 handles better, accelerates faster and feels noticably safer, the Hilux was a real drivers car, one that needed lots of love to get the very best out of.

There's really nothing quite like the sound and feel of the 3y pushrod, with loose tappets and numours other problems @+6,000RPM.


P.S: For those thiking I was driving an unregistered car.. I had my 3 day permit.

02-28-2005, 09:54 AM
Keyroo took me for a spin in his at the time stock GT4 with just a stage one BOV. I think we drive to the bottle shop at Phillip Island. But to tell the truth, I think it was the sound of the BOV that I fell in love with at the time. lol

Remember this day Roo boy? You can see my old silver SX in the background.

02-28-2005, 11:34 AM
ya, bastards

hey sez u make me sound like a hoon man! i mustn't have been as mellow back then! :P

Shes rite, I'll second that motion Sera. :hehe:

03-01-2005, 08:16 AM
funky but loving rohan how old is that pic! HAHAH

that was an ugly night, i passed out half in and half out of my car haha

i had jack all done to the car then just bov, and wheels, and i dont' even have a bov now haha

03-01-2005, 09:52 PM
seems like Keyroo is responsible for popping many GT4 cherries for people on this board.
Good job mate.. I'm still a virgin

03-02-2005, 10:47 AM
hehe yeah seems taht way eh

go for a ride in jaemess beast mate :)

03-03-2005, 11:30 AM
:D :hehe:
* strokes the keys mischeviously

03-03-2005, 09:31 PM
ur stroking what now?? :P

03-04-2005, 08:38 AM
*joins in the stroking*

Now its just going to far :P

(takes jaemus into the bedroom for some private time*


and keyroo, you used to be reckless :P :P

03-05-2005, 12:11 AM
mmm i'm behaving a lot more these days,, no money and no points left, also i don't let ppl get me agro these days, not worth it,,

but don't get me wrong i still have a gt-4 for a reason :P

03-05-2005, 09:48 AM
i bet a good drive through sydney would get you agro

try getting from say... baulkham hills to the airport in peak hour
it took me 4 3/4 hours one time to get there, pick sez up and get back again
and peak hour is longer than a fucking hour!

J.F. Allen
03-05-2005, 04:23 PM
What's peak hour?

God I love adelaide traffic. 20 minutes to anywhere. 30 if it's @9:00am or 5:30pm


03-05-2005, 10:36 PM
thats only coz u have 2 shops, 75 churches and a river :P hahah, jk man

yah i'm driving in peak hour reguarly now it shits me to tears, the car hates it starts behaving like an excel, clutch gets agro (5 button) the interwarmer is shit house, i'ts just unhappy!!