2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder User Reviews

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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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"handling" 9 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"space" 5 reviews
"storage" 5 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Rachelle writes:
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Sporty feel, excellent handling, super fun

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No luggage space!

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Awesome Car To Own — Stunner, drives like a go-kart which is fantastic. Turns on a penny. MPG is ok, but not great, but then who cares! I've tuned it up so acceleration and handling are second to none, even though the standard model was amazing anyway. The cosmetics of the car are beautiful, sporty looking, inpractical with regards to storage but I don't care this is a great car to drive and own. Cost of ownership so far hasn't been to bad, new brake discs recently but overall it has been excellent.

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

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Richard writes:
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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4

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Great fun, very reliable

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No boot/trunk space.

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Great Fun. — The MR2 was very reliable and looked great with it's mini supercar looks. The hanling was excellent, but could be a little twitchy in the wet around English country roads, which added to the fun for better driver, how ever you need the tracking and tyres to be spot on all the time is this really makes a difference to how the car drives, much more than in most cars. The acceleration is lively and the free-revving engine sweet joy. The build quality is excellent, but if you need the handbrake cable renewed half the interior has to come out so beware .Love the racey interior styling, but hard plastics could be improved to add a quality feel. No squeeks or rattles with this well made roadster. The light weight body with it's Boxter-esk styling aid economy. General cost of ownership is very cheap, unless you have issues with the handbrake like I did. Too summarise the MR2 provides unparalleled fun on a budget. Loved it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nicky writes:
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Handling, build quality, price, light, RWD

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Space, power

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Superb Handling, Great Drive Highly Recommend — Never thought much of these cars before, regularly telling people not to touch them... I now feel guilty because the second I drove it, I thoroughly enjoyed it and made me want one immediately.

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Parris writes:
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SUPER fun. Formula 1 handling.

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Pre-cat issue - especially 2000 through 2002 models - and defective hood-release latch  (ck Technical Service Bulletin and replacement latch for '00 - '02 models). Do a Google search, and visit online MR2 clubs such as Spyderchat. Due to the pre-cat issue, many folks - I'm one of 'em - have lost in the range of $8,500 rebuilding engines and replacing exhaust systems. Toyota continues to stonewall.

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Fantastic 'cept For Pre-cat, Hood-release Issues — This is a car for people who are into DRIVING. Mine has the manual tranny - I LOVE listening to the engine (located right behind ya) respond to the accelerator and gear changes, and the mid-engine configuration really shows its stuff. Such a SHAME that Toyota continues to stonewall about the pre-cat issue.

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Nobuko writes:
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Some people think its a Porsche

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Is a Porsche wannbe

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Slow But Fun — The Only one light weight mid ship convertable made in Japan. The sequential shift is good try but bad result. Still fun to drive if you're just out there for fun country road driving. Just don't expect sport peformance. Plus, the top has to be come off manually which can be a drag with sudden rainfall. But thats what keep it light so so much for that.

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

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Giles writes:
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Brilliant handling, reasonably quick, good fuel economy (30mpg), air con, hardtop, surprisingly good on long journeys.

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Not very practical (luggage space is minimal), scuttle shake, cheap plastics.

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Excellent Affordable Mid-engined Sports Car — This car is always great fun to drive, with a responsive engine and great handling - it will humble many more expensive cars around the twisty bits. Hardtop does make winter in England more bearable, and stops damage to the soft top when used (mine has been slashed in the past). It is also very good over speed bumps - no slowing down is needed - although even with really good suspension there is scuttle-shake when driving over London pot-holes.

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AllyBee writes:
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Very good looking sports car with styling that has measured up to the test of time. Great handling, quiet comfortable, very low maintenance costs and excellent gas mileage.

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They don't make them anymore, very sad.

AllyBee
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Absolutely Great Sports Car That's Exactly What A Sports Car Should Be! — As an older guy now in my '60's, I've owned my fair share of sports cars. In high school my sister and I jointly purchased a 1961 Triumph TR3; our first real sports car. I've owned an MGB (unfortunately), a TR6-GT, a Saab Sonnet and a Datsun 2000 Roadster. I purchased my MR2 Spyder 2 years ago and it now has a little over 70,000 miles on the odometer. The original owner took very good care of the car following the scheduled maintenance and changing oil every 3,000 miles. God bless this man. I drove the car home from San Francisco to where we live on the Southern California coast- what a beautiful drive! Top down, awesome response and handling, great fuel economy and...people's reaction to the car was amazing. I actually bought the car because I knew it was a reliable Toyota product that was fun, fast and economical, but I never expected the reaction I received at almost every stop. And I want to say this about the storage problem most people are concerned with. My wife and I traveled from Santa Barbara to Portland and back and never had a problem with storage- we even packed food for our picnics. It requires some forethought, but after living out of a Westfalia camper during our kid's surf careers; packing our MR2 was easy- we simply utilized the space available- problem solved! This car is absolutely the very best car I've ever owed. After two years and many trips around the West Coast I still hear myself saying - God, I love this car... and I do!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tina writes:
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its great fun to drive

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almost had to put a new engine it, forgot to chk oil levels!!

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Fun Car.. — great acceleration and braking;v responsive,feels like its "glued" to the road! just dont be too hard on it! looks great-both inside and out. very comfortable. pretty good on the petrol, economica enough. car is great fun to drive.

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

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George1711 writes:
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everything but speed

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dying on 230.....!!!

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Mr2_dog — violent fun....good acceleration and braking as well.needs almost perfect driving skills to handle as it is not that heavy for it's hp (something not in my ''possession'' yet...practise makes better!!).In terms of build quality and repairs, TOYOTA is the answer...An extreme ''money-saver'' as far as the ration gas/milage and cost of maintenance is concerned!An advise,TRY NOT TO BREAK IT!EVER!Done it already once...!!!!hhahahahaha

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Anthony writes:
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Performance, Handling

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Sequential Gearbox

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2 Much Fun — Where do I start... The mid engined convertible was purchased to recover from my mid-life crisis. I needed something outrageous but still affordable. The car had to sacrifice the trunk so that wheel base can be larger for balanced handling - great stuff, all the wrong reason to buy the car. The tiptronic gearbox was great until I thrash the hell out of it on race tracks, skidpans and winding mountain roads... so I sold it before major 80,000km service and replacing parts on the sequential gearbox. I've done everything that I needed to do with the car, including AFL parade, club runs and track days. I would buy another one if I have more room in the garage.

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2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

Should Have Got One When They Were Available By Paul

Corners like its on rails - 0-60 under 8 secs and driven average in the summer months 40 mpg. who could ask for more. Well storage space would be a bonus. Driving to work is not a chore round twisty c... Read More

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2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

Fun Car By boydn04

This has been a great car. I've never had a single mechanical problem in the 3 years owning it. All reguarly scheduled maintenance has been kept. The speed and lighweight of the vehicle makes for a fu... Read More

Cute Little Hot Rod By her2133

sporty appearance, 4 cylinder engine, very good condition, affordable, great fuel efficiency. Tires needed balancing and front end was aligned - handles like a dream. I would buy this vehicle again. T... Read More

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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

Favorite Car I've Ever Driven By Chris

This is a great, fun car if you don't need any more than one person beside you in the vehicle. Handling is incredible, it gets 29-33 mpg even the way I drive it, and for only having 145hp the 1980... Read More

Big Fun In A Little Car... By Peloton25

I purchased my 2003 Spyder in 2006, finding one spec'd out exactly how I wanted and with only 6,800 miles covered at that point. I had wanted one since 2001 when myself and 4 friends each rented one a... Read More

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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

Fun Car! By Harris

Very good looking car :) Fast, amazing gas mileage and very sturdy. Best handling car I've ever owned prior to my Evo. No matter how hard I drove this car I never got less than 40 mpg. Very dependable... Read More

Toyota Mr-2 Spyder By Graham

While not blisteringly so, fast enough to be a barrel- load of fun. Incredibly low cost of ownership considering the style of car, particularly for tyres. It does have next to no luggage space, but ... Read More

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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

I Have Enjoyed It. By Steven

Hanadles great, good on gas, and reliable. Only problem was i had to replace the clutch and flywheel. Some of the stock perts are hard to get a hold of. i could only find the headlights at a toyota de... Read More

Cant Go Wrong! By Georgina

* Performance - accelerations amazing, braking is great but have had to replace pads pretty frequently, handling is spot on. * Build Quality - has it needed repairs? none, really soundly made ... Read More

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