My first Celica

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1 maand 3 weken geleden #241 door Radoslaw Bachara
Radoslaw Bachara heeft een nieuw onderwerp gemaakt: My first Celica
Hi! It's my first post on this forum & hopefully not the last one! :)
I'm facing difficult dilemma. I want to buy the Celica 7 T-sport.

I have three potential cars. Two of them are back in my country, both are original vvti swaped with all the gear from TS 2003 versions.
One of them just has been overhauled (new OEM crankshaft, ACL high performance bearings, new pistons, and all the necessary stuff) price 5,500.
Secondary is cheaper 4000eu, I'ts engine had not been overhauled but is supposed to be in perfect state. It's mileage ~100k. Takes no oil at all but visually seems in worse condition than the first one. Both of them would need to be imported to NL (cost ~500 euro). That is why I got interested in buying the car for me here but there aren't many cars (for reasonable money) to choose from. I have found only one and here is my question: have anyone seen this specific car? It can be seen here:

www.louwman.nl/toyota/celica/2005-18-vvtl-i-t-sport-192-pk-louwman/occ3248093

Is buying car from the dealer a smart choice? Isn't it just about marketing like free APK, winter/summer checkups, and 6month BOVAG? It is young (2005) but has quite high mileage 257k. I have learned that the price was 6.750 some time ago. I'm afraid that it can consume the oil. I wont be able to check if it does before I buy it only after some time. If it happens that it will consume it, can I return the car for overhaul? The dealer gives 6 months of BOVAG but I dont know if the oil problem would be recognised as something unusuall for celica and fixed for free.

If there is anyone who has seen this car, or can help me decide what to do - please help me. If it turns out that this car is worthless than I will have less to worry about. Now I am torn between three options.

Best wishes

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1 maand 1 week geleden #242 door Martin Bruijstens
Martin Bruijstens antwoordt op het onderwerp: My first Celica
Hello Radoslaw,

Sorry we kept you waiting. If I read your story, I've got the Idea that you have already made up your mind. If importing is as cheap as you say it is, because I really don't know, than the best deal seems to be bying one of them in your home country. Buying one in the Netherlands from a dealer seems to be mutch more expensive. Just be aware that the engine is OK. T-sports should be better than the normal 1.8 ones, due to a failure in the standard engine that makes the normal engine consume oil after a certain amound of time. That problem was fixed by Yamaha when they created the T-sport engine from the beginning. Best of luck. Hope you'll sent us a picture when you've bought one.

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