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grimmythereaper
06-16-2010, 05:47 AM
I know that it is old but has anybody else seen this or heard about it?

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/242977/toyota_celica_returns.html

http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1037046_rumors-of-toyota-celica-rebirth-continue-to-follow-joint-sports-coupe
:thinking:

UtahSleeper
06-16-2010, 05:50 AM
Yea, but I didn't hear anything about them badging it as a Celica............

grimmythereaper
06-16-2010, 05:57 AM
im hoping it is a return for the celi but im not holding my breath.

4thgenceli
06-16-2010, 06:02 AM
Yeah, most likely it won't be badged a celica. I'm kinda partial to the FT-86 honestly.

bloodMoney
06-16-2010, 06:07 PM
IIRC, they have decided to badge the car as a Solara FT-86. Toyota is going to gear it towards the 25-40 age group and its going to cost several thousand more than they put out in the original press notes.

So much for the new Hachi...

cell172
06-16-2010, 06:18 PM
Isnt it supposed to be a hybrid? Fail.

Murgatroy
06-16-2010, 06:29 PM
I will believe it when I see it. I have heard the Celica name tossed around, but I am not holding my breath.

UtahSleeper
06-16-2010, 07:44 PM
IIRC, they have decided to badge the car as a Solara FT-86. Toyota is going to gear it towards the 25-40 age group and its going to cost several thousand more than they put out in the original press notes.

So much for the new Hachi...

FAIL!!! Guess they decided not enough money could be had by making a simple sports car...........

dynastycelica7722
06-16-2010, 08:31 PM
It's the Ft-86 and as said it will probably be a solara
its a coupe and its not a liftback

on a good note its RWD and they're going to release a turbo model itll be more like a AE86 if anything

kungFUBAR
06-16-2010, 09:08 PM
By the time Toyota gets done fooling around and actually makes this car, it's going to go one of two ways. 1) It's going to be "upscaled" to the point where the enthusiast market that was calling for it will be lost because who's going to buy a $35k Toyota sports car that isn't a Supra?. 2) It's going to end up being some bland appliance with a "Scion" badge that's aimed at the right crowd, but falls short as Toyota tries to be hip and cool but ends up in the "that guy" position..again.

MCcelica
06-16-2010, 09:36 PM
Psht. By the time toyota gets done fooling around with it, it won't matter to me what badge it falls under. I will have officially quit caring by then. I almost have already.

dynastycelica7722
06-16-2010, 09:37 PM
Yeah they keep pushing the date and its getting annoying
by the time they release it ill have a flying car

UtahSleeper
06-16-2010, 10:05 PM
I did not realize it was a coupe...........

Shadowlife25
06-17-2010, 11:12 AM
They have already basically canned this project. It already got pushed back 2 years from it's original release date.

It was interesting and mildly exciting, but I just don't care anymore.
Besides until anything actually happens, it's all speculation anyhow.

grimmythereaper
06-17-2010, 03:21 PM
they should do something because Toyota has become the "old" persons car company, yeah the have the corolla sport but that car looks weird, and just is not fast enough to have a "sport" badge.

VikingJZ
06-17-2010, 05:01 PM
Toyota filed a trade mark for the nae "FR-S" in the US and Canadian patent offices.

I would venture to guess its for the FT-86 as its real name, potentially meaning "Front engine, Rear drive-Sport"


I too will believe it when I see it.

Aside from the FJ Cruiser, Toyota no longer makes anything that interests me.

Shadowlife25
06-17-2010, 07:42 PM
Toyota filed a trade mark for the nae "FR-S" in the US and Canadian patent offices.


Nope, they built a "Baby" FT-86 prototype that was maybe 100hp and potentially "cheaper"....:thumbsdown:

Toyota is Beige. Their lineup much like their cars, have become entirely un-noteworthy.

bloodMoney
06-17-2010, 09:20 PM
Aside from the FJ Cruiser, Toyota no longer makes anything that interests me.

I HATE the way the FJ looks. Show me one that doesn't look like a cracked out scarab beetle and it may change my mind.

Shadowlife25
06-17-2010, 09:25 PM
^^ THere's FINALLY a pic in your sig!!!!!
It has been just text for Sooooooo long. ;)

And I don't like the new Chevron car lookin FJ's either.

bloodMoney
06-17-2010, 09:39 PM
lol I know.... Woot! for lots of photoshoots lately :)

Shadowlife25
06-17-2010, 09:44 PM
I'd also like to ad that I totally agree with the comment on the Corolla "S".

NOT a "sport" model by any stretch.

It has a bit of dress up in the form of body mouldings, but it is not vastly different from it standard sibling.

Mafix
06-17-2010, 09:50 PM
fj has been discontinued
8th gen celica = (cough) tc

Shadowlife25
06-17-2010, 09:51 PM
8th gen celica = (cough) tc

^^Agreed. Not a bad car either. :)

Mafix
06-17-2010, 09:52 PM
stupid heavy though, not like we aren't used to that already. i have one. it's a nice car.

Shadowlife25
06-17-2010, 09:56 PM
stupid heavy though, not like we aren't used to that already. i have one. it's a nice car.

The Tc has many nice features, is reliable thusfar (though still young) has a certain visual appeal and is not totally beige like the rest of the Toyota lineup.

Now the Xa/Xb series..... well, I already own a toaster and a washing machine/

grimmythereaper
06-18-2010, 01:21 AM
Agree with toaster look about the XB but the TC is the reason why the celica was discontinued because it out sold the celica by a land slide in 04 and 05, i do think that the TC looks better with a spoiler, it just look naked with out out one

Mafix
06-18-2010, 02:10 PM
lol i so want the new xb. my wife hates them!

Shadowlife25
06-18-2010, 02:19 PM
lol i so want the new xb. my wife hates them!


Likely because she already has one in the kitchen she won't need a loan for! :hehe:

Mafix
06-18-2010, 05:16 PM
well oddly i'd like to try and be prepared for the inevitable baby
so far we have 3 coupes and one bike. no automatics.
i like not having an automatic but something in a 4 door will be nice.

not12listen
06-19-2010, 04:10 PM
once i learned that the engine was a subaru engine, i lost all interest in it. too many bad experiences with subaru engines...