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Handles Like It's On Rails. — Hands down, the best handling car I've ever driven. Throw on some Tokico High Performance struts up front, Racing struts in the back, and Cusco sway bars front and back, there's no understeer issues whatsoever, and it'll go around any turn at any speed you want it to. Only downside is that it's a bit underpowered, but the Mk.2 turbo engine is a direct swap, and damn near perfect for a car like this.

Pros: Reliability, handling

Cons: Power, Radiator design

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It's A Mini-ferrari! —

The Mk. 1 Toyota MR2 is among Toyota's greatest successes from the 80's. Inspired by the Fiat X1-9, Toyota crafted what is nearly the perfect small sports car: and excellent mix of handling and comfort; of fuel efficiency and fun. The first point about the MR2 is its weight. Being a two-seater, and also a very small car, it's very light. This is good, because the U.S. Spec 4AGE is not exactly a powerful engine. On a good day, it'll do 112HP. Again, though, because of the weight, the MR2 is still quick and zippy. However, the 4AGE is quite possibly the best engine Toyota has made. It's virtually bullet-proof. These engines have been known to run for over 300,000 miles. Also, you can open the taps now and then, and still average around 30 MPG, and even higher with an automatic transmission. Response is great and you never get tired of the sound. Listening to this engine rev to the 7500RPM redline is simply fantastic. The handling is one of the best points of the car. Its mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout keeps the center of gravity low and centered, and the power going to the right place. Push it too hard in a corner though, and you may get a little power-oversteer. Also, between a good sized trunk in the back and a small amount of space by the spare tire up front, there's plenty of cargo space. The interior as well is much roomier than you would expect, with better legroom than many minivans. To sum up, the 1984-1989 model MR2 is truly a triumph of Japanese innovations on European concepts. It is a poised, balanced, fast, and comfortable car that is great for a track car or a daily driver. And for those who feel the need for a bit more power, a supercharged version is also available. The Toyota MR2 is one of the greatest cars I've driven yet, and I think, will always be a favorite of mine.

Pros: Accelerates quickly, wonderfully high-revving engine, good mileage, no power steering, surprisingly spacious, lots of storage room, two-seater, inexpensive

Cons: No airbags, two-seater, very low, not a whole lot of power

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The Mr2 Is Not For The Weak — The MR2 AW11 is a car that tests you with things you take for granted everyday. Stiff suspension and manual steering give it a much different yet better feel than a normal car. Plus it only seats 2 so its perfect for when you just want to take that person and everyone wants to bum a ride. This one was a modified one me and a friend bought and tried to tune it up. The person before us had put in a used JDM engine and put a turbo on it. I now own a '86 version of this car. The interior is pretty good and the seats are confy.

Pros: Sporty Car with tight turn radius

Cons: Manual Steering(depending on if you don't mind the omph to turn)

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Best Buy Ever. — Fun car to drive. Only paid $1000 for it so I got an amazing deal. I've repainted it and gotten new wheels, then got more new wheels that are smaller with more meat, lowered, racing seats, steering wheel, roll cage, AutoX coming soon.

Pros: Great handling. Look cool around friends having a Mid-Engine Two Seater.

Cons: The T-Tops leak as expected.

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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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