Do you need experience to own a Celica GT-Four/Alltrac?

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Do you need to be experienced and mechanically minded to own a Celica GT-Four or Alltrac?

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Do you need experience to own a Celica GT-Four/Alltrac?

Postby Rainey » Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:16 am

What do you think?
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Postby Rick89GTS » Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:23 am

No, but it definately helps.
Otherwise, the AllTrac will eat as much money as you can throw at it.
(I voted yes cuz most of us here ain't rich :wink: )
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Postby Zeus » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:06 am

my vote goes to know... cause other than mods done to the car my car it has never been worked on... very reliable stock
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Postby gt4tuner » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:24 am

I said yes. Mainly because this is such a rare car and a lot of shops don't have any idea what it is. Even without mods and the Toyota reliablity it is still going to need work because its a 12-17 year old car.
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Postby SLC Punk » Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:34 pm

I said yes, for the reasons that gt4tuner said
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Postby turbo4wd » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:05 pm

No, you don't need experience, but don't worry, because owning this car, you'll gain experience QUICK..

Of course having experience already can make things much easier..

If you have the right people around to help you, then the learning curve wont be at steep..
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Postby starfighter2 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:38 pm

i do not believe one needs experience. however because the gt4 is rare and has age, it is very important that to transform or restore a gt4 one must be willing to learn, have patience, and be prepared to spend a good deal of currency to do a proper job.

do not do things on the cheap because it will cost one much more than money. get all the maintenance issues out of the way. then perform the modifications necessary to go, brake, handle, and appear the way one wishes to do.

most importantly, formulate a plan so that one can see where he/she wishes to go.

that is what i am doing right now. it will take time, but in the end it will be time and money well spent. :mrgreen:

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Postby BayAreaAT » Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:04 pm

i would say no..only if you got alot of money...
yes if you WANT to save money...
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Postby Gary » Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:22 pm

I say no.
You do not "need" experience, but it helps.
It will come over time, just be willing to learn.
But I think we definitely need and people on here.
BGB is also a plus. :wink:
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Postby OlyST185 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:26 pm

i say yes, because its full time 4WD, the way to drive it at high speed is very different from a FWD car. I myself done a 720 when driving quickly, it would never happened with a FWD car
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Postby Rainey » Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:55 am

Hey guys, its pretty close. I asked this question because I'll be honest, I have no experience with cars (well virtually none) other than that I drive a 4 cylinder car and can keep that on the road. I'm willing to learn/teach myself and have a couple of good friends who know what they are doing. I will have enough money available to purchase a GT-Four for around $12,000 AUD and probably about another $6000 AUD to put towards it (only if neccessary) and also a steady income at the moment.
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Postby alltrac27 » Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:53 am

you dont need experience as long as ur willing to learn (and have some money/time) however i do believe that an alltrac is NOT a good first car for a teenager.
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Postby Rainey » Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:21 am

I'm nearly 22 and fairly responsible but with work and a girlfriend I have never had much time to think about a "Toy" until now.
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Postby toayoztan » Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:34 am

You don't need experience or need to be mechanically inclined to OWN an alltrac. That is what you asked, right? Now, to WORK on an alltrac, i believe you need to be mechanically inclined. Experience will just come as you go and work on the car.

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Postby billprice » Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:53 am

BayAreaAT wrote:i would say no..only if you got alot of money...
yes if you WANT to save money...

My thoughts don't need experience, just money and time.



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