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spwolf
01-22-2005, 05:37 PM
Some pics of new Caldina facelift. I dont think anything changed much engine wise, 3S-GTE is still there in top model. Exterior is nicely reworked while interior got some new trim.<p>I have to say, this is one of the few wagons I would care to get. I would LOVE to be able to buy GT4 verision of this baby, 260hp would keep me happy.<p><IMG SRC="http://toyota.jp/Showroom/All_toyota_lineup/caldina/exterior/images/ex04_svg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://toyota.jp/Showroom/All_toyota_lineup/caldina/exterior/images/ex02_svg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://toyota.jp/Showroom/All_toyota_lineup/caldina/exterior/images/ex03_svg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://toyota.jp/Showroom/All_toyota_lineup/caldina/interior/images/int01_svg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://toyota.jp/Showroom/All_toyota_lineup/caldina/interior/images/int02_svg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://toyota.jp/Showroom/All_toyota_lineup/caldina/safety/images/mainphoto.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://toyota.jp/Showroom/All_toyota_lineup/caldina/mechanism/images/sub_01photo.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>OLD:<p><IMG SRC="http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RQD*AhAVBOZqGvp1XHdOaojUcYoTcvd*FYATiw8p03fJGrULE MUZ4wOjafTR1eJ9hUKgjWnDYMXke6iF8V4XLjN8G3K*ewTAo4O 87O5WzKw/caldina2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RQDZAhIVfOZqGvp1XHdOajfA4ueXZ6v!lNQ6NKbTmqTaibyQ2 Xg21pv!wNviHWcl6dfDW4o3qY0qhaiB7JFpsiKeKk4yvnjp!ZS MMP*MUAE/caldina4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>

scorpio14
01-22-2005, 05:50 PM
Petty theyre only sold in Japan....but when i was on holidayz in Malaysia, i saw the pre-facelift model....me uncle loved it and was thinkin to import one to Australia....now wit a facelift...i must show him it..<p>Yeah the GT4 would be sweeet.....they shoulda brought bak the Celica GT4 wit Caldina components (engine and AWD system)

Rugbyplaya91
01-22-2005, 06:12 PM
damn why can't we have this tuff!!

Naga Royal Guard
01-22-2005, 06:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rugbyplaya91</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">damn why can't we have this tuff!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>i agree, it pisses me off every time i browse their JDM site and see all the stuff they have <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> - before the tC came out everyone was clamoring for this to be the next scion

Gian86
01-22-2005, 07:01 PM
Well... I didn't know much about this car after it comes out few years ago. Untill now, i really love this car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

autodanse
01-22-2005, 07:03 PM
and we dont get this car...why??

piokor
01-22-2005, 08:42 PM
Anyone have any pics of the car pre-facelift?

scorpio14
01-22-2005, 09:11 PM
here is the pre-facelift GT4 model....<p><A HREF="http://www.supercars.de/singlecar/157/1015.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.supercars.de/singlecar/157/1015.html</A><p><A HREF="http://freett.com/stjcorp/teamndm/garage/caldina" TARGET="_blank">http://freett.com/stjcorp/teamndm/garage/caldina</A>/<p>i got better pics on me comp....but aint uploadin them

anonms
01-22-2005, 11:29 PM
I WANT THIS!!!!!!!<p>This is probably one of the better application of altezzas that I've seen.

Top Secret
01-23-2005, 12:03 AM
Nice job Toyota - this is just about the best looking car in their whole lineup and it fails to bring it outside the JDM market. It just blows away the whole reputation of Toyota making boring 'bread-and-butter' cars. <p><I>Now, if only this styling can filter down to normal car like the Camry..</I>

-Peter-
01-23-2005, 03:01 AM
Why is Toyota face-lifting their models by adding those ugly plastic pieces in the grille. First Euro-Corolla and now this. It looks like it was riced <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>maybe its the cheapest way to do it.

spwolf
01-23-2005, 07:57 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><I>Now, if only this styling can filter down to normal car like the Camry..</I> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>then it wouldnt be "normal" car, would it? :-)

03ggelement
01-23-2005, 09:03 AM
:( I agree, awesome car, I even like the interior, can we have this instead of the matrix, please!?

Cozz
01-23-2005, 10:30 AM
This looks very nice and sharp. The interior reminds me of Mazda, cool and retro.

Dan J.
01-23-2005, 10:50 AM
What platform is this car based on? Corolla or Avensis? This car would would make a good addition to the Scion line-up. Does anyone know more about engine hp, and does it have AWD? Bring it on over Toyota.

spwolf
01-23-2005, 04:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RepoMan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What platform is this car based on? Corolla or Avensis? This car would would make a good addition to the Scion line-up. Does anyone know more about engine hp, and does it have AWD? Bring it on over Toyota.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>GT Four version uses 3S-GTE engine (same as in Supra's) with 260hp, and all time 4wd drive with central LSD... It is Avensis-like "platform" (or maybe we should say that Avensis uses its platform) although in this version it shares many things with mighty Celica GT-Four.<p>Other engines are 1.8 132hp and 2.0 Direct Injection (158hp). 2.0 is available with both 4WD and 2WD.

jijboi25
01-23-2005, 04:37 PM
That car is awsome! It looks kinda like a Lexus RX330 from the back. I wonder if it could ever fit in the Lexus lineup as a crossover alternative to the RX330? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Or maybe even a 2nd gen Matrix <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
01-23-2005, 04:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>03ggelement</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">:( I agree, awesome car, I even like the interior, can we have this instead of the matrix, please!?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Seriously! I'd take it! As it is, I can't stand the Matrix.

KebabGud
01-23-2005, 05:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>GT Four version uses 3S-GTE engine (same as in Supra's) with 260hp,</TD></TR></TABLE><br>whan did the supra get a 4 cylinder?<br>the most popular engine in the supra is the 3liter inline-6 twin turbo 2jz-gte..<br>the 3s-gte is a 2liter 4 cylinder single turbo engine

jro4566
01-23-2005, 05:40 PM
I don't like the restyled front. It looks too much like the US Honda Odyssey - pleasantly bland and definitely not sporty.<p><IMG SRC="http://automobiles.honda.com/images/banners/2005/odyssey/exterior_gallery/large11.jpg" BORDER="0">

spwolf
01-23-2005, 07:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>whan did the supra get a 4 cylinder?<br>the most popular engine in the supra is the 3liter inline-6 twin turbo 2jz-gte..<br>the 3s-gte is a 2liter 4 cylinder single turbo engine </TD></TR></TABLE><p>you are correct - 3S-GTE is an MR2/Celica engine... thanks for correction.

Flagship
01-24-2005, 04:43 PM
Toyota did a good job with this so why can't this replace the current Matrix. Dam Toyota keeping all the good cars for them selves.

Naga Royal Guard
01-24-2005, 06:30 PM
its true, they have a fully restored 2000GT they wont let anyone drive, just high-ranking executives :(

KaRaceR
01-25-2005, 09:37 AM
wow taht is great work from toyota,<br>that would sell great in th UK

spwolf
01-25-2005, 07:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Flagship GT</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Toyota did a good job with this so why can't this replace the current Matrix. Dam Toyota keeping all the good cars for them selves. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>because it has nothing to do with Matrix - it is one size larger car, more comparable to Camry in size. It is built for JDM market, so its pricing would be too high in USA, well off 25k in its GT-Four edition.<p>I do agree it looks awesome... Sure grille could be done differently, but then again it is an JDM car... Give me this in GT-Four edition and 6 speed manual and I would love it.

PBH
01-30-2005, 03:42 PM
I imagine there are a lot of cars Toyota would love to introduce into more markets, however to go into international markets they have to go through emissions and safety testing which takes a while <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> , dunno weva that front end would meet the new european pedestrian safety laws for example, and modifying and paying for the tests can take a lot of money eating into their profits, and since they're the only top 3 manufacturer in profit, ill go with their current plans, lets hope the new yaris and this facelift spells the end of dull toyotas tho! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> this car looks so good... anybody know what its like to drive? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

hokman
02-01-2005, 04:48 PM
This car is just made with OLD celica GT4 components to combat subaru Legacy touring and MItsubishi Legnum VR4. And of the 3, the toyota is the ugliest and slowest, the facelift didn't improve much either. And this facelift was last years too.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by hokman at 3:59 PM 2/1/2005</i>

hokman
02-01-2005, 05:03 PM
And I don't know why you guys are comparing Matrix (corolla suv) to Caldina (celica wagon). Let's hope for the avensis or Chaser or Mark II instead. The Camry sucks so much that it went off the market in UK, it's not even funny. 100 camrys sold per month.

Andrey
02-01-2005, 05:07 PM
Why the hell AVANSIS can not look like this????! :run away and cry: <p>w/e I am in America now so no Avensis for me....

spwolf
02-01-2005, 07:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hokman</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And I don't know why you guys are comparing Matrix (corolla suv) to Caldina (celica wagon). Let's hope for the avensis or Chaser or Mark II instead. The Camry sucks so much that it went off the market in UK, it's not even funny. 100 camrys sold per month.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>um, camry is an car for US really, and in europe it cost like 50% more than Avensis which is better, It was never sold more than as an afterthought... As to Caldina looking bad - not to me. And matrix is not Corolla suv, but more like small corolla mpv, same as old-gen Corolla Verso...

white knight
02-03-2005, 10:55 PM
so when is the car coming out? mid-year or something?

KebabGud
02-04-2005, 07:15 AM
no ... its been out for the last 2-3years .. its hjust a facelift .. and the facelift model is allready out

spwolf
02-04-2005, 10:07 AM
yep, this is an proper 3rd year facelift... already out...