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Lagos
02-18-2009, 05:19 AM
Having owned a 3sgte powered celica for close to 5 yrs now, I can tell you that the two cars are VERY different in terms of how they feel. The real gt-four has a lot more weight. Not exactly in a bad sense, but more like a tank, where it feels very firmly planted. You really do feel more weight in the rear of the car.

The car drove very smoothly, and was in mint condition.
The interior especially was as close to brand new as I've ever seen in a celica.
We really didn't get to open it up because of the streets we were on, but on the short run that we did, you could really tell the grip of awd in 1st gear. I didn't feel like it was hugely faster then my car over all, but it would definitely take me off the line.

The car was imported and bought by a shop not to far from me, and sold to a friend of theirs. He takes good care of it, but is not a die hard celica guy like the rest of us. Please don't ask for details on how it was imported or legalized. Just know that with enough money, anything is possible.

Here are a few pics.
The hand prints on the hood are from me caressing the car.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5338Large.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5339Large.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5340Large.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5341Large.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5343Large.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5347Large.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5348Large.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5349Large.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5350Large.jpg

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http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5359Large.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/lagos3sgte/st205/IMG_5361Large.jpg

Murgatroy
02-18-2009, 05:45 AM
Wewt!

Freshnicity
02-18-2009, 05:51 AM
Sick.

You got to DRIVE it right? not just ride in it?

Thats clean dude.

Lagos
02-18-2009, 05:55 AM
I got to sit in the drivers seat and pretend i was driving it. Other then that, i just went for a ride.

Freshnicity
02-18-2009, 06:04 AM
I got to sit in the drivers seat and pretend i was driving it. Other then that, i just went for a ride.

Still clean.

Great looking car.

geebes
02-18-2009, 06:10 AM
fap fap fap

burnyd
02-18-2009, 06:31 AM
its really hard to believe thats a st205 with a pa plate unreal.... unreal..... he definately needs a better suspension though..

GT4SOM
02-18-2009, 06:35 AM
VERY NICE! How much? :D

Cavanagh
02-18-2009, 06:39 AM
Wow! Thats badass! I never thought i would see the day a 205 would be in the U.S.

joe's gt
02-18-2009, 08:20 AM
I've never ridden in an alltrac/gt4, much less an st205. Always wondered if the fwd swap would feel a little lighter. I'm surprised that the extra horse and torque in the st205 didn't offset that tank like feeling. Thanks for the info, always wondered how an a true awd 3sgte would feel compared to my fwd swap.

Lagos
02-18-2009, 01:37 PM
I've never ridden in an alltrac/gt4, much less an st205. Always wondered if the fwd swap would feel a little lighter. I'm surprised that the extra horse and torque in the st205 didn't offset that tank like feeling. Thanks for the info, always wondered how an a true awd 3sgte would feel compared to my fwd swap.


Yeah its a VERY different car in terms of how it feels on the road.
It wasn't that it was slow or anything like that. Its just that even while cruising it felt like a tank. Not 100% in a bad way though. It felt really firmly planted.

I just wish we had a bigger open road and could do a few real pulls. From what I felt, first and 2nd gear would probably destroy a gt2, but 3rd gear the gt2 would begin to shine.

I just wish I had some cash on me, because I could probably convince the owner to sell it to me. It wouldn't be cheap though.

Idiot Stick
02-18-2009, 02:34 PM
No doubt Lago's. being in Canada, we have the luxury to import JDM vehicles 15 years or older. This is the first year of the St205 that we are able to import, and ive been SERIOUSLY contemplating trading the JDM Mr2 for one. The only downside for me is support. Most of the shit that could go wrong on the Mr2 can be changed with American Mr2 parts. But i'd love to atleast take one out for a drive. Must have been exciting.

I remember when John took me for a drive in his 185, I was fucking EXCITED man. I had a 5th gen, 5sfe and all that shit and it just was so much better. Sooo so much better. I bet you had a danm good time in that 205.

Also, question for you. You say that the 205 would have taken yours in 1st and 2nd no problem, by that i assume it spins like hell in those 2 gears in your car? Thats the problem with AWD is it has too much drivetrain loss. yours probably has 160-180 WHP when in stock form, while the AWD ones likely have 130-150 AWHP due to drivetrain loss. But im just making guesses, though.

19celica90
02-18-2009, 03:27 PM
nice car! One thing I noticed was that the celica didn't have the normal big real spoiler. I thought all 6th gen gt4's had the tall rear spoiler.

Idiot Stick
02-18-2009, 03:39 PM
Naw not all of them had the posts.

usp45
02-18-2009, 03:51 PM
between the st205 and our latest "stimulus" bill I'm done with usa!

ChrisD
02-18-2009, 05:11 PM
Sweet...

:)

Last week of March I'm hoping to be in the drivers seat of mine...

Ryan
02-18-2009, 05:20 PM
Do Want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cms-gt4
02-18-2009, 08:43 PM
I am curious how the car would have felt w/ stock wheels/tires compared to that one. Those look a bit larger than stock.

VikingJZ
02-18-2009, 09:14 PM
Do Juant!!!


So nice!

ST185
02-18-2009, 10:49 PM
Damn that car looks badass. I would love to drive that any day

Wicked Toys
02-20-2009, 03:04 PM
That's Awesome Lagos, glad you had the opputunity n thanks for sharing.

Also knowing this beast is like 2hrs away from me isn't bad either.

andy
02-25-2009, 01:10 AM
super fap fap fap, wipe, fap fap fap fap

wizzards581
02-26-2009, 03:30 AM
lucky u...

Lagos
02-26-2009, 04:43 AM
:)

ggfc2
02-26-2009, 06:10 PM
Nice car !