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I must say, the 2000 Celica GT is the best handling car i've ever driven.

I don't know bout the GT-S but my bro has the GT 4spd auto (I know...I know 4spd auto)
but I've never been in a car that handles better. Not even my IS.

I take off ramps and on ramps with the gas on and accelerating at 65+.

Any thoughts on this? I'd like to know what you people think if you've driven it.
 

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i've driven a celica and wasn't that impressed. it's a tight and comapct car so it can take corners well but having also driven a type r i find that for another fwd, te type r seems to track muchb etter, same with the prelude. when it comes to rwd, its all about the driver and i think many cars will out handle the celica
 

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I was just watching the Speedvision racing series last night and I cannot believe how will those Type R are compare to the 3 series they are running against. I was really amazed on how those little things runs, although they do have problem keeping up with the bimmers on the big track and those that need low end torque.
 

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I like mid engined cars. All the MR2s are great handling cars.

The Lotus Elise is supposed to be a wonder...

The Mazda Rx7 R1 or R2 were real stiff strong handling cars as well.
 

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I wasnt really impressed either. I owned a 1993 MR2 Turbo and was going to trade it in for a 2000 Celica earlier this year. I test drove the car and I thought something was wrong with it because the lack of low end torque.

The handling was "okay" for a FWD car, nothing spectacular but was not bad either. The body shape was a little too radical for me as well. I did like the driver visibility and the braking on the car. The various knobs and buttons were really well placed as well.

If you really want to test drive a great handling car and affordable car, try the 2001 Mazda Miata.. OMG! or better yet, try to 1989 Toyota MR2 Supercharged.

BTW, the best handling car I have ever driven is the Lotus Esprit

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1999 Lotus Esprit V8 TT

[This message has been edited by jdx911 (edited December 13, 2000).]
 

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I currently have the IS300, and a Supercharged MR2, so I have to agree with jdx911

The new Toyota MR2-Spyders handle about as well as my old Supercharged MR2.

The 1991-1995 MR2s (including turbos) are nice handlers, but a bit more of a "highway cruiser" than the go-cart 1984-1989 & 2000/2001 MR2s.


[This message has been edited by TEG (edited December 13, 2000).]
 

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Dam- you TEG! You're making me miss my RX-7.
That thing handled great.


[From TEG: I miss _my_ old Rx7 too... ]


[This message has been edited by TEG (edited December 13, 2000).]
 

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Wow, a handling question and nobody mentioned an M3??

My 99 M3 is easily the best handling car I've ever driven.

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tom i agree with you but yeah, i was trying not to be so biased towards my own car


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Owning my Audi TT is probably like having a two year old around.... It likes to be babied and is a real handful when pushed.. Suffice to say it's not one of the best handling cars, but nevertheless it's a lot of fun to drive and have around... My E55 has the tightest "stock" suspension that I've ever encountered in a Sports Sedan even when compared to the infamous BMW M3 which has a supple ride in comparison.... The tweaks that AMG made to the suspension are nothing short of magical and makes the car very confidence inspiring when pushed on the back roads.... However, I'd have to say my 1991 300ZX twin turbo which I had back in 1995 was the best handling car I've ever driven...
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The best handling car Ive ever driven is my uncle's 97 Supra. I never would have guessed a car that size and that heavy would be so tossable. Its a beast.

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ahhh..i got all you guys beat! hehe=].

porsche 911 turbo s!!! hows that for performance handling.=X

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I was very interested in the Celica until I discovered that it didn't offer the headroom that I needed. (I couldn't even test drive it, because my head was pressed against the roof like Dino Flintstone.)

Originally posted by SophieSleeps:
I must say, the 2000 Celica GT is the best handling car i've ever driven.



[This message has been edited by ijmis300 (edited December 13, 2000).]
 

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Unlike most of you, I've never had the chance to drive one of the small sports cars (Miata, MR2 old or new, Elise etc.). I have driven the new Celica, my old GSR, a few M3s, the IS300, and I think it's hard to compare a heavy car like the M3 or a Porsche 911 to light cars like Miata, it's the gokart feel vs big performance car feel.
But I did go to F1 Boston - indoor gokart racing, which is a total blast, those cars weigh less than me. I'd love to have a car that handled like that!! If I could own two cars, one of them would definitely be a Miata, Elise, or some really light sports car.

Originally posted by ijmis300:
I was very interested in the Celica until I discovered that it didn't offer the headroom that I needed. (I couldn't even test drive it, because my head was pressed against the roof like Dino Flintstone.)



[This message has been edited by ijmis300 (edited December 13, 2000).]
 

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You guys..... Corvette, anyone notice the new ZO6 posted lower lap times than the Porsche Turbo? Another very obvious choice is the Porsche 944.
 

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M3 or 911
 

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My old 928 s4 thing was sick 160 mph one handed seat all the way back, total control at its finest. Porsche there is no substitute..........
 

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I recently drove an M3, IS300 and Audi S4. Comparing those, the S4 (in my opinion) is the best. On dry pavement, handles slightly to moderately better than IS300 and M3, on water or ice the all-wheel drive absolutely KILLS the others!
 
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