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I'd like to know how you guys feel about the 2.5 RS... seems like a pretty nice car to me. AWD, very short ratios, 160hp (i think). I'm just trying to compare celicas with other cars and I've rarely seen anyone talk about that car.


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Do you mean new or old body style?

I the Subaru dealer near here didn't suck, I might have bought a 2000 2.5RS instead of the Celica. But even with a decent Subaru dealer, I think the Celica's style and speed would have still lured me away
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As for power, I think it was 165hp in 1998, and now it's like 166hp (with supposedly better torque and engine response than the early ones).

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For those out there who autocross or road race, how does it compare to the Celica?

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It's got more torque and the 4 wheel drive gets it off the line pretty fast even when the pavement is slippery. However it weighs a lot more and with a stock suspension doesn't handle as well. If you are aiming at STS in autocross it is probably still one of the cars to have. A little suspension work, an intake and exhaust and it's a very fast car on the autocross course.

I personally don't like the design changes that were brought in with the 2002 models but that's a personal opinion. I've never looked really closely at owning one so can't say too terribly much.
 

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I was seriously looking at a RS before buying the R. I really like them. They just didn't have enough room inside for me to fit comfortably (neither does the Celica). I just wish they would have put the WRX engine in that body style. The RS looks very nice. The WRX is fugly.

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Stock for stock, my 2.5RS handled much better than my Celica. In a Solo2 type event, the Low end torque of the boxer engine and the AWD made it an awesome car. Go for the 2.5RS. The fun factor is much higher
 
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