2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Overview

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2 Dr STD Convertible
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4.85 stars

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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
Mr2 Spyder by Adam
 — insane handling, can take a right hand turn at 50mph without letting loose good pickup, 14 QM stock great gas milage, 32 miles per galon Designed partly by Lotus with a tuned down elise engine, a 1ZZ... Read More
Why I Love My Mr2 Spyder,.! by Dimitris
 — Amazing acceleration,. handling , steering,. hasn't needed any particular repairs,. gas consumption isn't that bad,... and it is very fun to drive,.! Everyone who has ever come with me for a ride,. ... Read More

2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Overview

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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder

The 2003 MR2 Spyder saw a number of changes from the previous year. The sequential manual transmission went from a five-speed to a six-speed, fog lights were standard, and the gauges were redesigned. The exterior also got a facelift, including a new front end, new head and taillights, and color-keyed intake vents.

The 2003 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 of the 2003 MR2 Spyder readily admit that it is a for-fun car only. Owners say the trunk is practically nonexistent, the space behind the seat can only hold a briefcase or two, the seats can get uncomfortable during a long drive, and it can be downright dangerous in the snow. Still, Spyder owners love their cars because it is fun to drive, handles well, looks good, and comes with typical Toyota reliability.


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2003 Toyota Mr2 Spyder W/ Smt Trans Trouble Starting Sometimes

When I open the drivers door I can hear the hydraulic pump priming noise as I should. When I turn the key forward all of the dash lights come on, the doors lock automatically, the neutral light is ind...

40 views with 6 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Can This Car Ever Run Again??

I have a 2003 MR2 Spyder with SMT transmission. I need some advice and/or information to rectify the problems I am having with it. The car is in great shape and only done 43,000 miles and I love it ...

737 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Mr2 Dies When Put Into Gear And Engine Dies When Tryint To Shift

374 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Hard Top Intalling Kit

Hello, Does anybody have a hardtop installing kit they want to sell? (or even a hardtop) Thanks, Thomas eldon1961@msn.com

2,482 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 years ago)


Sometimes the car thinks it is in neutral when I have the shift stick in forward or reverse. I have to try over and over before it finally goes into gear. Also, sometimes when I'm driving, the trans...

1,137 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)