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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Postby froussemaite » Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:43 pm

I say no, just as long as you are willing to research learn and get your hands dirty.. They are a pretty good car to work on IMO
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Postby toayoztan » Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:31 pm

froussemaitre wrote:They are a pretty good car to work on IMO

Only because you'll end up working on every part of it haha. But yes, they are good cars to learn on. However, that's the key word...LEARN. It'll either cost you a crap load to have it fixed at a shop, or if you don't learn and maintain, you'll end up with a pretty big mess.

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Postby AWDtoyota » Sat Aug 14, 2004 7:02 pm

In stock form they are very reliable, its a Toyota need I say more. But the green Toyota repair manual has alot of valuable info. So I say no, you don't need expericence.
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Postby evasive » Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:26 am

Experience helps- few weeks after I got mine I took a turn too fast with original tires and ended up doing 5 360's :roll: Luckily no damage :D
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Postby maroon_185 » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:50 am

I don't have mine yet but You really don't need experience to own any car. helps if your cheap like me so you can DYI, but otherwise you better be ready to hand over some money to a shop.
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Postby RafaCalde » Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:51 am

i didn't vote, before i got the car i only knew enough about turbos, i new a lot about EVOs, until ihelped a friend do a clutch job. then i got mine, blew the motor, job a JDM, swaped them and just recently a did a clutch job on mine. i've taken the motor out of alltracs 4 times. and each time i'm gettinf faster and better. people ask me if i fix cars. i tell them i fix my car and help my friends(one with an eclipse and one with an EVO) with theirs.

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Postby d1alltrac » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:14 am

wow, really old thread. i guess i'll give my 2 cents since i havent in this thread before.

IMO you definately dont need experience to own or work on an alltrac, as others have said, it will help but its not a big deal. experience is a valuable tool but there is only one way to gain experience, which is actually doing it.

on the other hand, i agree with gary that and it's members are much more valuable than experience. I am 100% sure that if i didnt find years and years ago, i would have sold my alltrac after buying it on an impulse.
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Postby BanhBaoBao » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:40 am

they'll make you into a mechanic. ;)
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