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02-26-2009, 10:23 PM

I never knew that 5th gens were not only a rare car, but the first in the celica line. I guess with those kind of facts its well worth the ridiculous tag of $5000!

02-26-2009, 10:34 PM
low mileage too

02-26-2009, 10:42 PM
$5K seems to be a bit much, but that thing is gorgeous and what low miles! Somebody has to buy it! I would if I had the extra cash laying around.

02-26-2009, 10:43 PM
yeah it is a gorgeous car...but the advertisement? Meh. I still wouldnt spend $5000 on it

02-26-2009, 10:47 PM
I got my '91 with only 104K on it for $1,200. I wouldn't pay 5K either, but maybe $3,500 or $4,000 only on acount of the low low milage and it's a GT-S with all the doodads...

02-26-2009, 10:47 PM
hrmmm, thats odd 53k for a car like that I wonder if he would trade me my solara... worth a shot.

02-26-2009, 11:06 PM
I was looking at that. I'm betting by the fact that it is a low milage celica with a pink ribbon sticker on the back that the seller is probably female (excuse the gender bias) and doesn't know/care too much about cars.

It's in great shape though, we all would love to get that car...

We should annex it as a message board, have joint custody.

02-26-2009, 11:21 PM
He might mean "first" because its a 1990 and the first year of the 5th gen.

Just a guess though.

And yes, that is pricey. I paid $200 for my running and driving 5th gen almost seven years ago. It had about 150k on it, crap paint, and some dents.

But, a running and driving Toyota needing minimal work to be completely road worthy is worth $200.

I think by the time I sold it I had less that $900 into it including the cost of the car.

02-26-2009, 11:39 PM
I paid $1500 for fully loaded 92 GTS. Granted it had about 5 times as many miles on it, but I still wouldn't give more than $3500 for that one.

02-27-2009, 12:04 AM
He might mean "first" because its a 1990 and the first year of the 5th gen.

you know, I almost thought the same, but then it says "in classic celica line." It isn't old enough to be considered a classic, and it sounds more like he means of celicas in general.

02-27-2009, 12:04 AM
I'm not arguing with anyone here, just reflecting.

Isn't it a little unfair that we always say that the 5th gens we see are too pricy? I mean, yeah you might be lucky enough to find a running 5th gen for $200, but thats the same as finding a smith and wesson M&P .45 for $150, it's probably not going to happen again and is really just great luck.

I'm definantly not saying that the car is worth $5k but I would say that it's worth 2.5k or even 3k on the current market...

You think maybe we always do this because we know enough about these cars to know what any repairs that are likely to come up would cost?

I don't know, i'm just speculating.