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T-VIS
12-11-2004, 10:41 PM
toyota curren - redid 6th gen celica
http://www.medias.ne.jp/~y_simizu/curren/photo/summer01.jpg
http://catalogue.carview.co.jp/Merismus/NewOverview/v11376a.jpg
http://www.medias.ne.jp/~y_simizu/curren/curren_fuji.jpg
http://www.medias.ne.jp/~y_simizu/curren/photo/firstcorner.jpg

CelicaLaxer11
12-11-2004, 10:43 PM
Cause that would have entailed shipping over at least 100 different parts to support a car they are already selling here.

ChewDogg
12-12-2004, 12:55 AM
Its a Celiry (Camry = Celica)

red_94gts
12-12-2004, 01:16 AM
http://image22.webshots.com/23/9/61/71/215996171hZJgkp_ph.jpg

well personally, i think mine looks better. i used to like the curren headlights, but think mine flow better with the curves of the car

Rick89GTS
12-12-2004, 02:10 AM
The USA never get the good stuff?
The USA usually gets all the good stuff; it's the largest marketplace on the planet.
Us Canadians usually get the big shaft when it comes to products!

Beej
12-12-2004, 03:10 AM
The USA never get the good stuff?
The USA usually gets all the good stuff; it's the largest marketplace on the planet.
Us Canadians usually get the big shaft when it comes to products!

u miss out on some JDM stuff becuase they cant import in a high enough volume and u have crappy fuel, plus they have to change so much for your rear impact laws and driving on the wrong side of the road....the amount of werk holden (GM division in australia) had to change to the Monaro (a car me developed and made u guys call the pntiac GTO) wasnt that much appart from the steering wheel. but the movement of fuel tank etc is a pain in the arse if u dont sell enough to factor the cost in.

Elbrado2
12-12-2004, 06:18 AM
here is a question i have been curious about for you guys across the pond. Are there many/any american muscle where you are, such as vettes and vipers or old muscle cars and how do you guys veiw them?

Stinger
12-12-2004, 06:42 AM
Ive seen a few here in New Zealand but only in the big cities. Mostly vettes and those big dodge suv's

Pretty rare though

Vettes are awsome! :bowdown:

Yellowsun
12-12-2004, 07:14 AM
here is a question i have been curious about for you guys across the pond. Are there many/any american muscle where you are, such as vettes and vipers or old muscle cars and how do you guys veiw them?
There's a few old 'Vettes, Mustangs and TransAms in the UK and I believe Dodge managed to sell 6 Vipers here when it was first launched.
How do we view them? Let's say 'charismatic'.
A common description would be 'Gas guzzling yank tank'.
We see them as powerful, noisy and stylish (in a loud and tacky kinda way), but excessively heavy, handling primitively and poorly built.
They have their fans and enthusiasts, but it's very much a minority thing.
Personally I love some of the 70's muscle cars. Mustang, 'Vette, Charger, Challenger, but the problems of running one over here are too great for me.

TRDmkII
12-12-2004, 05:09 PM
There's a few old 'Vettes..........
......We see them as powerful, noisy and stylish (in a loud and tacky kinda way), but excessively heavy, handling primitively and poorly built.

Graham i'm going to have to disagree that the vette is a primitively handling machine...and poorly built, its probably the only american car that i appreciate...lol

85gtsblackman
12-12-2004, 05:26 PM
i would gladly take a curren

Yellowsun
12-12-2004, 05:57 PM
Graham i'm going to have to disagree that the vette is a primitively handling machine..A few people ran them in Touring Car races in the late 60's/early 70's. They were soundly thrashed by Minis and Ford Escorts packing less than 100bhp. Fast in a straight line, but hopeless round corners. This enduring image has coloured British perception of American cars ever since.

That said, I'd love to get a drive in one to find out for myself.

Yellowsun
12-12-2004, 08:27 PM
I've just watched a review of the new Mustang on 'Top Gear' on UK TV tonight.
They said it's got rear suspension taken from a stage coach and that 'technically, a European car would run rings round it'. But they went on to say that it's 'got such a sense of drama and of occasion and it looks fantastic'. If I stand on the accelerator, it doesn't just accelerate, it rears and snorts'.

They summed up by saying that the suspension is 'seriously stone age', the engine is 'a bit asthmatic', and the interior is 'all plasticy', but it does have the 'X factor'.

They liked it, and I do too.




On a related note, Bullitt is on the TV tonight, and regardless of how many times I've seen it before, I will be watching it. :D

sgtmayhem4
12-12-2004, 10:48 PM
curren > gen6

T-VIS
12-13-2004, 12:05 AM
curren > gen6
curren = 6th gen

Luni
12-13-2004, 07:39 AM
Just want to add to all those tho think that vipers and vettes handle shitty to go check the autocross stats in the class of cars they run in and look at the times.

Also check the slalom times and skidpads and nothing toyota even makes can outdo them in either category. So in short Vipers and Vettes perform in other places than in straight lines, they will outslalom and out skidpad many other cars out there as well.

Sean
12-13-2004, 11:53 AM
They're WAY to many Corvettes in America, it really brings down the awe factor. When you see a car everyday, it really depreciates the overall effect it has on you. Thats my problem with the Corvette, to damn common!

Vipers are so fucking sick, dream car baby! :cool:

Though, I love the new cute little Cobalt/Vette commercials.

Elbrado2
12-13-2004, 05:00 PM
too many vettes isnt a bad thing, there will be plenty of used 6-speeds in a few years for me. Corvettes are probably my favorite car in general and a Z06 is my realistic dream car.
The only bad thing is that people see so many of them, they dont realize the performance capabilities of them. I work at a Nissan dealership i always have to argue with the salemen and nissan reps because they think a Z is faster than a vette. I think that the Z06 vette is one of the most underrated cars around, and the new Z06 may even a viper beater.

jai
12-13-2004, 05:22 PM
I've just watched a review of the new Mustang on 'Top Gear' on UK TV tonight.
They said it's got rear suspension taken from a stage coach and that 'technically, a European car would run rings round it'. But they went on to say that it's 'got such a sense of drama and of occasion and it looks fantastic'. If I stand on the accelerator, it doesn't just accelerate, it rears and snorts'.

They summed up by saying that the suspension is 'seriously stone age', the engine is 'a bit asthmatic', and the interior is 'all plasticy', but it does have the 'X factor'.

They liked it, and I do too.




On a related note, Bullitt is on the TV tonight, and regardless of how many times I've seen it before, I will be watching it. :D

If i have to guess, that sounds like jeremy clarkson's test drive.

GT4SOM
12-13-2004, 06:35 PM
Hmm I've actually seen a curren conversion done. I saw it in orlando at one of our meets. The guy was packing a 3ed gen 3sgte with Curren Conversion. Really nice car. he was selling it too.

Yellowsun
12-13-2004, 06:40 PM
If i have to guess, that sounds like jeremy clarkson's test drive.
No, it was his sidekick, the little guy Richard Hammond.

Beej
12-15-2004, 11:58 AM
here is a question i have been curious about for you guys across the pond. Are there many/any american muscle where you are, such as vettes and vipers or old muscle cars and how do you guys veiw them?

we make our own nowa days.....we did get some stangs in 99, but they were crap and too small, nothing but complaints about them down here

we have no new vettes, i think the last one we got was like 88 or some such, their are alot of oldschool stangs (64-70) and oldschool vettes of the same era, and a few valiants, but thats it.....aussies seem to have a thing for 4 door sedans with big thumping v8's in them.....ala the new gen IV V8 being shoved in a family car, and being made a "performace sedan".......think old M5.....based on 4 door average sedan.