Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:38 pm, by: Ken Bruns(Uncle_ken)
I bought mt 1990 reg'd CF from Japan in 2005. By the time it was here and Australianised it was a tad under 17k.It has been without doubt the best car I have ever had. My wife has had lots of different cars in the mean time, Beemers, Calais, Statesman and I used to have a Benz....but the Celsior is the best. I have had to replace the rear pump ups and the A/C went a bit haywire this summer, but that's really been about it, and it still gets admired every day. Of course I had to alter the exhaust just a tweak so it sounds like a V8 but it was money well spent as I love listening to it, problem is what on earth am I going to replace it with one day??
Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 09:05 am, by: Cassie Baxter(Cass_cel)
I feel the exact same way. I always say that I'm going to keep my car until I die but I know that's probably not going to be possible. I just wouldn't know what other car would match up. I like 300C's but they definitely don't have the same luxury feel as Celsiors.
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 09:05 pm, by: Blair Walsh(Dirkmirk)
My Celsior cost about $13,000 to get on the road back in 2005 imported from Japan, bought clear indicators, grill & debadged it.
I've been shocked at the depreciation of VVTI LS400's, their was an immaculate 98 model with 122Ks for $15,000 on carsales a couple of days ago, if you look right now on tradingpost their's a 98 201,00kms, 12 months rego some peeling paint on the bonnet & front guard, $8,500 negotiable, oh the humanity!!
Friday, August 20, 2010 - 10:26 am, by: Matt Shields(Smokeyvip)
paid 9k for mine 12 months ago. as it stands, it owes me a touch under 17k now.
mods from front to back are:
- clear indicators - LED indicator bulbs - LED driving lights - LED corner lights - crystal front lights with HID projector retrofit (not complete) - AU thermos with digital controller - K&N drop in filter - coilovers - 19x9 19x10 rims - 7" touchscreen HU - all interior globes LEDs or SMDs - 10% tint, 5% rear - 2.25 twin exhaust, stainless mufflers
i have no idea where the money goes but i keep a spreadsheet and it sure adds up fast - especially maintenance and consumables required to keep this beast purring.