My Celica GT-S

She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid.

Monday, May 26, 2003

I hit 30,000 miles today. I think I'm going to take it in tomorrow to get the service done.

Friday, May 09, 2003

My TRD headlamp covers arrived yesterday, so I took the opportunity to go and get the car washed and then installed them. They look good. I'll post pictures when I get the chance. I think my car's a pretty good balance of show and go now. The Seven is almost done. Once the GPS gets installed, I think I will be finished with the mods.

Thursday, May 08, 2003

I really like the new handling on the car. It feels very different now, in a very good way. I guess that's why I like working on cars -- you can see and feel the results of what you've done with them.

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

More parts arrived today. The wheel arches and the bumper lip that I ordered back in February. The Silver Seven (yes, that is what I have decided to christen it, after nearly 2 years of owning the car) is really coming together nicely. I got the car back today from getting the suspension, sways and exhaust changed out. The car looks and feels different. The car was lowered about an inch or so. those little parking curbs that I used to be able to park over I can't clear anymore, and now I must exercise caution on changes of elevation. However, I do already notice the increased grip on curves and the change in the ride. Just a few more things to do left on the car and I'll be done. The exhaust sounds good too... deep and throaty, but not annoyingly loud. Supposedly it adds about 15hp.

Monday, May 05, 2003

I took the car to get the parts installed this morning. Unfortunately my dealership no longer offers rentals (too bad, I got used to driving a Prius on days that I got my car worked on), so I had to go to Enterprise to rent a car. I had a choice of a Gallant, a Lancer, and a Geo Metro. I took the Lancer. Handling is pretty nice, although it could use a little more umph in the engine. I don't have much need for a four door vehicle, although if I was looking for one, the Mazda RX-8 would be at the top my list.