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icon5.gif  Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 06:17 Go to next message

Hot or Not?[ 24 vote(s) ]
1.Hot 5 / 21%
2.Not 19 / 79%

yeah, i know, u's all saw the title: Celica ST and thought straight away, NOT!

well, hear me out here:

The car is a Celica ST ST162, 1988, and its RED! yay! Very Happy (red's my fav colour Razz )
228000kms, new tyres, has one surface scratch on the back left (no body damage), just been serviced, regular services, no accidents, no rust Shocked , no strange noises, and they're fine with having a NRMA/mechanic inspection

of course, this ^^ is all the seller's word on the phone, ive yet to actually see and drive the car

also has 12 months rego, power steering, air con and CD player

how does that sound for $4000
edit: i can probably get them down to $3500 Evil or Very Mad

also, could you guys let me know some common probs that occur with these Celicas? I already have a fair bit of info, just need some advice from people who would have a good idea about this car

btw, it will be my first car, i got my p's about a month and a half ago, and have been driving my mum's 99 Subaru Forester Laughing it sucks teh massif dong Laughing

So, is it hot or not? That is the question Very Happy

[Updated on: Mon, 17 January 2005 06:22]

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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 06:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
I wouldn't pay that, being an ST you are going to want more, power, the 3sfe isn't enough. I'd be willing to bet u could get a nice SX model for 4k anyway.
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 07:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Camry_omega wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 17:20

I wouldn't pay that, being an ST you are going to want more, power, the 3sfe isn't enough. I'd be willing to bet u could get a nice SX model for 4k anyway.


well, its only my first car, and i havent been in many other cars other than my mum's forester, also my dad wont approve of me having a 'powerful' car Mad . just how much more powerful is the 3sge than the 3sfe, anyway?

also, i dont have much chance of finding another st162 here in coffs, let alone an sx for 4k Sad

my budget is hardly going to accomodate an economical st after maintenance/petrol/insurance etc costs, let alone a cheap sx Confused
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 07:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
I just brought an SX for $2500 with CD, amp, sub and 16'' rims and new lowered springs and shocks all round. An ST is sort of a 2 door camry but if it is clean than get it.
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 07:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
wumpagrande1992 wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 18:08

I just brought an SX for $2500 with CD, amp, sub and 16'' rims and new lowered springs and shocks all round. An ST is sort of a 2 door camry but if it is clean than get it.


fark, u sure it isnt stolen? Razz
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 07:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
See if the power aerial works. They are expensive replacements (if you get a real toyota one).

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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 07:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
skellator wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 18:08

wumpagrande1992 wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 18:08

I just brought an SX for $2500 with CD, amp, sub and 16'' rims and new lowered springs and shocks all round. An ST is sort of a 2 door camry but if it is clean than get it.

fark, u sure it isn't stolen? Razz

lol, he bought it from his brother... so, in answer to your question, who knows. Rolling Eyes

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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 07:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
I thought it was SX... so i want to change mine to not...

Unless your dead set on the coupe... theres just no use having an ST... the SX just has so much more to offer
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 08:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
79rollaboy wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 18:56

I thought it was SX... so i want to change mine to not...

Unless your dead set on the coupe... theres just no use having an ST... the SX just has so much more to offer


what? both the st and the sx are coupes, are they not? Confused

and i dont get that first line Confused

oh, and thanks strobe, thats the stuff i want Smile
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 08:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
If you can't get an SX, get a twin cam Corolla instead (same 86-89 range).

ST's are definitely not hot. They only have front wheel disks and the 3SFE is really dreary.
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 08:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
skellator wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 19:06

79rollaboy wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 18:56

I thought it was SX... so i want to change mine to not...

Unless your dead set on the coupe... theres just no use having an ST... the SX just has so much more to offer


what? both the st and the sx are coupes, are they not? Confused

and i dont get that first line Confused

oh, and thanks strobe, thats the stuff i want Smile


I accidently voted Hot because i thought it was SX...

SX only comes in hatch...

ST comes in Hatch, coupe and convertible (Japan only)
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Mon, 17 January 2005 08:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
79rollaboy wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 19:23

I accidently voted Hot because i thought it was SX...

SX only comes in hatch...

ST comes in Hatch, coupe and convertible (Japan only)



ah, thanks Smile
edit: but i would call the sx shape a coupe, so are you or i wrong?

Quote:

If you can't get an SX, get a twin cam Corolla instead (same 86-89 range)



what about a 1985 rolla, cause that's another option. that would be the ae82 with 4age, yeah? unless its a 4ac Confused
anyway, that ^^ rolla has recond motor, aircon, CD, "good cond", but rego only till feb, for $2700 ono (read < $2500 Evil or Very Mad)

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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Tue, 18 January 2005 08:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
skellator wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 18:11

wumpagrande1992 wrote on Mon, 17 January 2005 18:08

I just brought an SX for $2500 with CD, amp, sub and 16'' rims and new lowered springs and shocks all round. An ST is sort of a 2 door camry but if it is clean than get it.


fark, u sure it isnt stolen? Razz

Just has a few Kay's on it, like 256,000. Still clean no rust but uses a little oil. It could be stolen.......Not.
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Wed, 19 January 2005 07:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
st slug...sx like a forester...u'll be really pissed with ya self just geting a st!!!! only SX i'll repeat only SX!

Nezza Cool
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Wed, 19 January 2005 08:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hahaha everyone is already recommending the sx. i too will put forward a vote for the sx. i've owned 2 (one as my first car) and they are great first cars. not too much power for a first car yet still heaps of fun.
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Wed, 19 January 2005 12:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Watch out for rust in the A-pillar along the edge of the windscreen, on the sunroof and under the doors, leaking rocker cover and distributor gaskets, power-steering pumps ALWAYS leak on these cars so only worry if its extreme. Other than that just look out for the typical things like odd engine noises, cv's etc.

If you dont plan on doing much 'spirited' driving then go for the ST. The motor in the ST hates to rev hard (due to different head design - redline at 5k compared to 6.5k on the SX) and the brakes are pretty average too. I doubt there's much difference in fuel consumption between the ST and SX but I suppose it comes down to the way you drive it. As said before, the ST is really a 2 door Camry... but the chicks cant tell the difference! Wink
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Fri, 21 January 2005 02:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
i vote no... for the ST.... it shouldnt cost more than 2500 given its in 'showroom condition' .... the ST is slower, less power... just get SX Dude... with the 3SGE, you will not be mistaken!!... For 4K-4.5K u dcan get

Celica SX 1988+ model
Sunroof
Cruize control
good body
Good / immaculate interior

for a really good one, you prolly need to look at the 5-6.5K area ... but only for the SX's after 1988 too... Get yaself a whitelightning like mine Razz
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Re: Celica ST - ST162 1988 - hot or not? Fri, 21 January 2005 13:45 Go to previous message
white lightenings are pretty hard to find and people usually want top dollar for them, however the interior, well mainly the front seats are worth it as they great. definately some of the more comfortable buket type seats i've sat in Very Happy
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