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1986 Toyota MR2Review
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This Is A Chep Drivers Reliable Drivers Car. — There is nothing that come close to drtiving a nimble, mid engined, rear wheel drive car. That is the closest you come to a real racing car, it feels like the engine is bolted to your spine, and you and the car are one.

Pros: The pure feeling

Cons: No back seats

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It's Great For Me — This car is great to drive. It's fun, fast and good at turning fast. The dash is cracked, but other than that the interior is awesome. It's good on gas so that helps me alot. We're planning on taking it to the body shop soon so we can get a few dings out. The acceleration is great, but I'm having trouble with the clutch and gas. It needs new brakes, and power steering is not included. Not that this car needs it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's pretty fast and handles well

Cons: It's an older car

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The One Car I Will Always Judge Sports Cars, Or Any Car For That Matter, On — It's not the fastest, it's not the most expesive, nor the most exotic car in the world. For the money, the size, and what is was built for, it is the best car money can buy. Handles like its on rails ! Great acceleration, awesome braking ! The fit and finish is awesome ! Everything fits perfect, no clutter, no usless nonscence in the driver seat. What you need, and nothing more Great on gas, powered by the tiny (and famous) 4AGE Toyota engine (same one that powers the RWD mid-80's carolla's) Very little servicing needed. I said it once and I'll say it again; Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, best car money can buy for fun factor and just plain old coolness !

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Most fun you can ever have with your clothes on (depending on how you drive)

Cons: If it needs body repair or major engine/drivetrain issues, it's gonna break the bank !

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The Poor Man's Lotus — possibly the greatest car ever built. The handling quality is unmatched and makes up for the lack of horse power. The gear ratios are perfect for a mid engine car. The little 4age behind you loves revs and there's nothing like having that thing screaming behind you. It gets amazing gas mileage. The car is also amazingly unique unlike the run of the mill hondas or anything today. In my opinion it looks better than the two generations after it, one must respect it. There is nothing like carving a corner in the first generation midship runabout

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: too many to list

Cons: non perfect weight distribution

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Its Ok — dont get one unless its manual and/or 88-89 super or turbo. does not move under 4000RPMs gets up to about 60 pretty quick after that. will build up to 90 decently. would make a good fast car with a 2.0 Blacktop 5spd swap

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun small headturner

Cons: if it is auto

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Perfect!! — loveable car very japanese i love it great accel and handling is awesome got it as a gift in my 16 birthday an it still runs an is very fun to drive cuz its just my history an my dream car

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

Pros: it has a great accel an it doesnt drive itself

Cons: sound system dats all

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Love It. — I didn't hate it at all! Car was awesome, ran like a champ, even with 200k miles on it. Had a little problem with electrical in the beginning, but turned out to be the alternator. Unfortunately, I got the car hit by someone, and it's sitting in a grave yard right now. I hope to get mine back, or get another one.

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

Pros: Nice for long trips, comfortable, heater is EXTREMELY good

Cons: Don't get it if you want to carry more than two passengers

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1986 Na Mr2 — Mine is NA, so it's not the fastest thing in a straight line. Braking was fine, but I never bedded the brakes, so they could have been better. Handles excellently! (needs a spare tire in the frunk to fix the small amount of understeer that I get) Mine needed a lot of repairs, but that was because the person I bought it from tried to fix everything with duct tape, and melted latex gloves. Looks great from far away, because the paint is really sloppy up close. Mileage was around 30mpg, and it's a challenge to work on. The car is SOO much fun to drive :].

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Excellent handling, strong engine, looks great, can badmouth Fieros to the fullest extent.

Cons: Don't get one poorly taken care of... Also, only has 2 seats, and not a lot of storage space.

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A Revelation Of What A Car Could Be — A revelation compared to what I'd driven before (mostly variations on the Camaro/Firebird theme). First time I drove a car that both rode and handled well. Never thought that was possible. Established my love for small sports cars. First manual shift car I'd ever owned and a good one. Black with black leather interior, looked like Darth Vader's ride. Everything I wrote about the '88 applies here, except this one was a little tighter, probably due to the lower mileage.

Pros: A leap forward in ride/handling combo, looked like Darth Vader designed it.

Cons: Rust, some jerk in a Ferrari

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Teen Agers Dream Come True Pulling Into School With An Mr2 — love the car more than my girl friend. awsome handeling around corners, very styling and amazing on gas. probly the nicest car toyota made in the 80's. fun to drive with real wheel drive and mid engine. wishing there was more room inside the car but overall awsome car to own and is a teenagers dream come to.

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

Pros: rear wheel drive, mid engine, fast and courners amazing

Cons: little room inside car and expensive repair bills

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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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