2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Overview

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Mr2 Awesome Car by Chris
 — great fun car, most of me mates say that its a girls car - all i can say to that is phht its like a go kart. next best thing to a kit car. Put your foot down and hear the engine roar from behind you. ... Read More
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

2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Overview

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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder

The biggest change for the 2002 MR2 Spyder was availability of a new high-tech transmission. The sequential manual transmission (SMT) had no clutch and instead was operated by a level on the floor. A conventional five-speed manual was also available.

The 2002 MR2 Spyder came in one trim level, with very few available options. The handful of choices included leather seating, the SMT, and cruise control. 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 love the 2002 MR2 Spyder, saying they like how it looks and drives, and it is still reasonably affordable. They say the location of the engine makes for good balance, which means the car handles very well. Many drivers complain that there isn't enough storage space, and many also wish for more power.


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Switching Out The Off Market Steering Wheel

I just purchased a 2002 MR2 Spyder. Some one took the steering Wheel off and put a after market one on. Of course, it has no air bag or horn besides being harder to drive. Has anyone worked on the ste...

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Car wont rev past 4000 rpm in gears 2-5. I just replaced a water damaged tcu and did a relearn with the tech stream. Codes p 1656 ocv circuit malfunction bank one. The vvt selenoid is working fin...

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