2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder Overview

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The Last Of The True Sports Cars. by Erik
 — the ZZW30 for me is a labor of love, I have owned two of them, my 2000 was t-boned in may of 2008 leaving most of my modifications and 20k mile drive train perfectly intact. later that year, a 2001 M... Read More
Mr2 Mk3 (or Spyder) by Claire
 — Still love it after 5 years of owning it.. Ok it ain't the fastest car around, but one of the prettiest.. and totally impractical, which I love.. It does have some oopmh on the motorway going from aro... Read More
Flyweight Fighter by Ty
 — The MR2 Spyder is the third generation of Toyota's MR2 line. The MR2 has always been an example of an inexpensive sports car, in initial price and in maintenance. The MR2 Spyder's main point of perfor... Read More

2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder Overview

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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder

The 2001 MR2 Spyder didn’t see any changes, as it was just introduced the year before.

The 2001 MR2 Spyder came in only one trim level, with no available options. The only choice buyers got to make was the color. The engine, which was mounted in the middle of the car, was a 1.8-liter, 138 horsepower four-cylinder. The transmission was a five-speed manual, and it had rear-wheel drive. The top is designed to sit flush with the body of the car when down, so no cover is required. Fuel economy is about 25/32.

Drivers of the 2001 MR2 Spyder say they love it because it is fun to drive, handles well, and looks good doing it. They also like the affordable price tag and the Toyota reliability. Some caution that repairs can be expensive due to the location of the engine, and most complain about the lack of storage space.


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