1985 Toyota MR2 User Reviews

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    1985 Toyota MR2 Review
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    65

    Good — Epitomizes Eighties era imports. Most parts are kin to other Toyota's, keeping repair costs minimal, although chassis specific parts are becoming scarce (it is a 20+ year old model). Like most Toyota's, it is very simple to repair with basic hand-tools, that said, some service operations need to be adhered to verbatim; primarily service of the cooling system. General upkeep of the running gear is on par with imports of the era in both price and frequency. Fuel economy is also on par for a four cylinder coupe. Potential vehicles should be thoroughly inspected for rust, especially in the rear fender areas. Overall the appearance and layout of the interior and exterior is very utilitarian. Storage space is adequate in relation to the dimensions of the vehicle. Most accessory controls are within a fingers reach of the steering wheel. This car is not a power monster, however with its mid-engine layout and overall light weight, it is still a very enjoyable when taken on a spirited drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: economical

    Cons: age

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    Cheap, Reliable, And Fun To Drive — Wimpy acceleration off the line, but picks up above 4k RPM. Great handling, easy to drive fast. Comfortable interior, excellent ergonomics and placement of controls. Great city or commuter car, easy to maneuver, easy to park, 30 mpg. And the trunk lid makes a nice tool shelf when you're working on the engine.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: handling, economy, cheap, fun to drive

    Cons: prone to oil leaks, blown head gaskets

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    1985 Toyota MR2 Review
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    Love Everytime I Drive It. — Solid handling car but the engine is definitely lacking power. 4AGZE is the next step plus some aftermarket suspension. Motor is reliable, trannys are strong. Overall great fun for the price, would recommend if you are looking for a fairly cheap sports car.

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

    Pros: Tight handling car for being 25 years old.

    Cons: Cop magnet

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    1985 Toyota MR2 Review
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    Mk1 Mr2 — Had this from the age of 18, had a full dtw track day performance engine rebuild. Silicon pipes, kent cammed, lightened flywheel, performance h.t's, full stainless exhaust and had the ecu remapped. Sports springs so it handled like a beaut, amazing fun on country lanes.. so much so i had to stick it in a hedge.

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

    Pros: Nippy, wicked handling

    Cons: Imminent death, think i got off lucky..

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    It Was So Small — The engine was not built to properly cool itself. I had major radiator problems the entire time I owned the vehicle.

    Pros: none

    Cons: everything about the car

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    Great Fun To Drive — If you haven't got the money for a proper sports car then this is the next best thing.

    Pros: great reliable

    Cons: no powersteering

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    Smoke And Oil — It's got Transmission problems, every-time that I drive it, it blows a seal or gasket and leaks oil all over my engine and then smokes off leaving a cloud of smoke behind it; and every year that it has to get smoged the catalytic converter has to be replaced and it costs around a $1000.00.

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

    Pros: mid range fast, low profile, good handling

    Cons: slow acceleration, catalytic converter, gaskets and seals leak oil

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    Reviews From Other Years

    1995 Toyota MR2 Reviews

    1996 Mr2 Le Mans Turbo By Jason

    1996 MR2 Le Mans Turbo - great power from stand still and good traction. Rear wheel drive so great for car parks :-) Custom made exhaust that roars and pops just like an exhaust should do. Blitz dump ... Read More

    Excelent By Jose

    good car, drives like a dream and looks the part as well, mid engine rear wheel drive, it is a very cheap car in terms of gas milage and general up keep and its not to taxing to have f Read More

    1994 Toyota MR2 Reviews

    Great Summer Car For A Young Person. By Matt

    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

    Best I've Owned By Melv

    Epic cornering and general handling. Light and rocket acceleration. Cheap to run for a sports car and gets me from A to B fast and fun to drive everyday. Hardtop no leaks. Running all round toyo proxe... Read More

    1993 Toyota MR2 Reviews

    The Affordable Mid-engine Sportscar :) By Racer_X

    Exotic looking ..sort of like a Ferrari, Mid-Engine design provided excellent handling, Very comfortable and well designed interior, Nice open air experience with high quality glass T-Tops that never ... Read More

    Amazing Ride. By Kattallica

    Fast great little car. Handles great. Lots of room. Comes with a factory premium sound system. Fast up hills. Easy on the eyes. Paid £650 for him. Great for these little English roads. Fits anywhere. ... Read More

    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

    1992 Toyota Mr2 Coupe By David

    Performance: Just right, Slow enough to cruise but quick enough to be a bit of fun. Brakes very good, handles nicely. Build Quality: Very Good. Appearance: Very Nice. Cost of Ownership: Seems thirsty ... Read More

    1991 Toyota MR2 Reviews

    Mr2 Sw20 Turbo ...fast, Fun, Sexy Hot Good Looking. By jeffyork40

    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 a... Read More

    A Great Choice If You're Looking For Something Fast And Fun Without Spending A Lot By Austin

    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... Read More

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