1991 Toyota MR2 User Reviews

1991 Toyota MR2 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 37 reviews
"ride" 30 reviews
"handling" 27 reviews
"speed" 27 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"turbo" 9 reviews
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews

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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar Review
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I am surprised this car never had a bigger following then it did. At around 2400 lbs and with the SW20 option package which include's a very spirited turbo charged engine mounted mid rear, it has amazing handling and speed. In short track SCCA competition, I am often put in the same category as Race prep'd Corvette Z06's. I think that unfair to me but, I keep up and beat them. On a bigger track, I am sure they would over power me. This car is in my opinion the best bank for the buck sports car you can buy.

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Unfortunately they are 20 plus years old and parts for them are fairly rare. Thank goodness we have online shopping as the dealers carry and cant get many of the parts for this car. Body parts, glass and other parts are very difficult to find. but, if you search lo

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Mr2 Sw20 Turbo ...fast, Fun, Sexy Hot Good Looking. — What other car comes in this light, this powerful, this fast and handles this well for the money ? What other car can you buy this cheap that gives you exotic sports car looks performance and appeal all connected to Toyota reliability ?

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar Review
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Fast, Headturner, Fun

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Gas, Road Noise, Bumpy Ride

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A Great Choice If You're Looking For Something Fast And Fun Without Spending A Lot — For performance the MR2 is outclassed by most similar imports in a straight line. However, it can handle better than any Supra or Skyline you'll ever lay eyes on and is a very nimble car. It gets up to speed very quickly due to the turbo, and has very responsive disc brakes. It's a small car so easy to maneuver and fun to drive. So far no repairs needed. The front struts do squeak going over bumps but I don't have the money to replace them. The T-tops do rattle at high speed but that's because the seals need to be replaced. It leaks when it rains a little, again because of the seals. Appearance wise I think the car is stunning. It's a very unique vehicle and you don't see many on the road. Inside it has a great leather interior with some great bucket seats and a nice center console. It also has storage racks behind the seats for the t-top roof sections to hide behind, but these little ledges can be used for general storage when the roof is up. Outside it has a lot of nice gentle curves but nothing over the top. Gas mileage on this car varies. The engine is small so if you're a feather-foot you can get upwards of 25 mpg easily. However if you're a leadfoot and you use the turbo too much you're looking more at around 15-19 mpg. Maintenance varies. Most parts are cheap being a Toyota, but labor can be pricey because the drivetrain is very difficult to access without pulling the engine out the bottom sometimes. The car is wicked fun to drive. Mine is making 288 whp right now, and it's like a rocket. It weighs very little and is very small, so it accelerates very quickly.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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TRD suspension and adjustable shock

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gas economy loll

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Funny To Drive — Clean like a brand new :) juste have to change bushing .. and ad a roof scoop. Vent brake 4 wheels, turbonetic intercooler, limited split transmition, juste want to try drag test now, will see this on the next summer. :P :) Miie

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1991 Toyota MR2 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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If you like pop-up headlamp, this car is for you!

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Can't drive it in winter condition.  S54 transmission has no Limited Slip differential.

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Toyota Mr2 1991 2.2l Std — My 2nd toyota mr2. The 2.2L seem more reliable than the 2.0L turbo model. The performacne are enough. great car for driving around during summer! I jsut love this car! People still look after it even 20 years have passed by!

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Cheap to insure, great performance, great look.

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Requiring an other car for winter!

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Toyota Mr2 1991 Turbo Review — Great car all around. Loved it. Unfortunatly, I had to get rid of it cause I noticed it had a Salvaged Title! 8( You can get them now for less that 10000$ in mint condition. You can get other below 5K, but you'll end-up probably spending 2-3k on repairs. Should buy a good one in the 1st place!

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Turbo, t-tops, 2 seater rear wheel drive fun

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Not having enough money to work on it how I'd like to

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Great Sports Car For The Money, Very Fast And Fun — This car is great for the money I bought it for. It's fast, looks great, can carry a great deal of stuff to the track and did I mention that it looks great? The styling of this car is classic, the lines all flow nicely and nothing looks out of place. The performance is there and when it's time to go, you can do that easily by mashing the gas :) I bought the car for racing and was able to do so for awhile, then ended up daily driving it. Snow tires made the car a tank in the snow, no problems whatsoever and very easy to drift around a snowy lot for some fun too :) I'd recommend this car if you're looking for something fun and fast, with a little bit of money, it can definitely go faster too. It's a Toyota, so the reliability is there but it's not terribly easy to work on. All in all, a great car to own - if you can take care of it, it'll take care of you.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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the look are as cool as it gets and the colour really cought ur attention!!!

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fuel......

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Mr2!!! The Way It Should Be — brilliant car for its age overall, but fuel is an issue and that is the biggest reason why i dont own it anymore!! and because its a t-bar you also get the wind in ur hair when the sun comes out!!! bring on the summer!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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If your a petrol head you need to try one!

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The insurance! The age of the SW20 should bring it down, compared to modern sports cars its now under powered!

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Its A Perfect Way To Let The Bachelor In You Out For A Low Cost! — I love the MR2, its a fantastic car even though its 20 years old! Starts first time on the original engine! Handles beautifully! And I love the sound it makes with an after market filter on it. Power is down as it uses a rev2 3SGE but they can easily adopt a 3.0L V6 (1MZ-FE engine) Over all the car is a pleasure, but its hard to get one without rust these days!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amazing handling, looks.

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older cars have  tendancy to break down more often.

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Perfect Daily Driver, With A Focus On Sport. — Unbelievably awesome car to drive, its my daily/AutoX car and it handles the curves lie a pro. it may not be the fastest in a straight line, but it hangs with just about any other car in the curves.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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everything

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price of parts

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A Must Have — awesome sports car,handling and accel are the best thing about this car!!!! low consumtion of gas on open roads! not a family car,brutal sound of the engine roaring in the back! be sure that this car is the best for you if you seek performance and reliability!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fast! Handled just fine round corners easy to get the back end out. Though wouldn't want to do it to often as the tyres were a tad expensive. Looked great with the roof off sounded great thanks to i... Read More

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1993 Toyota MR2 Reviews

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1992 Toyota MR2 Reviews

Great 2 Seater Sports Car By Bryan

Amazing handling, with the N/A engine the performance is a bit lacking, but more than enough to have lots of fun. Great reliability, and an absolute blast to drive! If you know how to drive, and like... Read More

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1989 Toyota MR2 Reviews

Sw20 Turbo, Closest You Can Get To A Ferrari For Pocket Change By Lee

One of the cheapest sports cars you can buy and often the cheapest way in to performance car ownership. Early chassis can be hard to control on the limit but very few reward as well as this does, a... Read More

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This was my first venture into the sport compact world, and what a car it was! This Corolla-gone-wild had plenty of zip, incredible handling and great gas mileage...although it was severely lacking in... Read More

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