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    Eclipse GSX or Celica GT Four








    These are just google pictures so dont think I took them...

    I have driven both cars and I cant decide wich one would you pick and why ?

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    DSM all the way.

    AWD, Turbo, 4g63 is unbreakable... almost.
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    I second that DSM vote...probably gonna try to pick one up myself if my vr4 ever sells

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    I'm sorry, but for me this is a no brainer. GSX FTW!!!!

    The only Toyota I'd buy would be a Celica-Supra, or a Supra. My friend had an old MR-2 (pre-new-nancy-boy lookin body style) and it was awesome, but it was less reliable than my car. A friend had an old Celica like this one (not a GT4) and it never quite ran right, despite multiple tunings and shop-trips.

    Plus, from what I've seen, as far as part availability/cost, the Eclipse wins hands down.

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    I don't know much about the Celica but I think there pretty rare compared to the GSX. If you could find a clean low mileage GT Four I would go for that IMO. GSX would be sick regardless.

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    If I could get that generation GT-4 here, I would say GT-4.

    Just something neat about them. Mainly because they are rare as heck here in the states.

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    DSMs are common, I'd take the Celica. However, you're going to have trouble finding one.

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    trouple finding one not here ...

    those that dont know anything about celica here is quote from wiki,,,
    The GT-Four ST205 was launched for the Japanese market in February 1994, and for the Australian, European, and British markets in the mid-year. This version was to be the most powerful Celica produced to date, producing between 242 PS (178 kW; 239 bhp) for the export model and 255 PS (188 kW; 252 bhp) for the Japanese market model from an updated 3S-GTE engine matched to the E154 gearbox. Influenced strongly by Toyota Team Europe, Toyota's factory team in the World Rally Championship, the final version of the GT-Four included improvements such as an all aluminum hood to save weight, four-channel ABS (optional for the Japanese market), an improved CT20B twin entry/turbocharger, and "Super Strut Suspension".
    The 2500 homologation cars built to allow Toyota to enter the GT-Four as a Group A car in the World Rally Championship also sported extras such as all of the plumbing required to activate an anti-lag system, a water spray bar and pump for the front intercooler, a basic water injection system, a small hood-mounted spoiler aft of the windscreen washers (also standard fit on all UK cars) and an extender spoiler mounted on risers. The actual rally cars were fitted with standard MacPherson struts (that cost about GB£25,000 each because Super Strut Suspension was technically problematic).[citation needed] Out of the 2500 GT-Four WRC built, 2100 stayed in Japan, 300 were exported to Europe, 77 for Australia, and a few to the general markets. The Japanese market ST205 came with a standard automatic climate control air conditioner, but ABS was optional. Export WRC models only received a manual air conditioner system but all came with standard ABS.
    Official WRC models in the initial 2500 were only produced in 1994 as required by the WRC homologation rules. All ST205 sold in Australia were WRC models and called the GT-Four Group A Rallye.
    In 1995 (for the 1996 US model year), the ST205 received minor changes which consisted of new 6-spoke alloys, projector headlights, contoured side spoilers, and a redesigned rear spoiler. The high WRC rear spoiler was not standard for the facelift model (only available as an option), but returned on the second minor change in December 1997.

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    If you were in the US, I'd say DSM all the way because of the relative availability of parts (even if you're comparing against the older generations of GT4, the ST205 wasn't sold here). Considering where you live, parts will be expensive no matter what for either car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mb7050 View Post
    trouple finding one not here ...
    Really?

    You're pretty lucky then. I know of one here in Utah. I've looked for some for sale and I can never find them. Even if I do a nation wide search.

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