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1988 Toyota MR2 Review
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Yes, Toyota Can Make A Fun Car When They Feel Like It. — Another great small sports car. Miatas might be better balanced but the mid-engine Mk 1 MR2 is more involving to drive. Gotta keep that rear end in line. Same size engine in slightly heavier body means same straight-line performance issues, but that means you just don't slow down. Can't find one without rust and/or very high mileage because people love driving them.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Roomier, more comfortable, more involving to drive than a Miata

Cons: Heavy for its size, very rust-prone, impossible to find nowadays with reasonable mileage.

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Mr2 — the car is awesome, handles amazingly, like a little slot car, power feels good on s/c ones, even n/a ones aren't "too" bad. They look awesome. just great little cars. I would highly recommend this car to anyone, i especially like the gen 1s, and they're cheapish.

Pros: everything

Cons: n/a

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Little Red Rocket — i have a 1988 and this thing will rock. 4 speed auto have had it at 146 mph @ 6600-6800 rpm they were well be for there time but it dont like to stop fast in the rain and dont drive them in the snow

Pros: great gas mileage , fast as all get up , fun on the open high way

Cons: frount slides E-Z if brakes are punched to hard in the rain   and dont drive in the snow

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1988 Toyota MR2 Review
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Gocart Gotz Power. — It steers like it is on rails, has the power curve of a motorcycle, seating for just 2 and only weighs 1800lbs. Getting to work, then back home has just gotten interesting. This car is truly before its time. It will be loved and improved on over the next few years.

Pros: Its an over sized go cart with a t-top...

Cons: I have little money to make it more custom.

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Toyota Mr2 1988 Coupe — Still turns heads, Getting rare now, 1.6 DOHC 16v engine more advanced than other engines from era, Redlines at just below 8000 revs, although limited power at low revs, Not really a performance sports car unless engine and handling are tuned, Low ride height and seating means it's fun to drive, Large removable sunroof great in summer, Cockpit interior design has lots of equiptment, Usual Toyota mechanical reliablitiy, Rust can kill them

Pros: Classic car status, Great engine mounted in middle of car, Lots of equiptment for age, Deep exhaust tone, Fun to drive

Cons: Heavier than you would expect, Handling and performance ok but not great, Limited boot space

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1988 Toyota Mr2 — Mid-engine, RWD, light, spunky, has a lot of potential, cheap, easy to work on, So many things I want to do to it. It's acceleration really starts to pull only after 4k - 6.5k ( for NA). !!!DON'T NOT BUY YOKOMO TIRES (P195/60/R14 @ 400K MILES WARRANTY)!!! you will slip and slid all year long...that is you make through the winter. I recommend Bridgestone potenzas re-92. Real sport cars start with being RWD not wrong wheel drive aka FWD

Pros: Cool, real, sports car for two. Good MPG (dependind on how you drive)

Cons: Only two seats, not a lot of room for audio or much of anthing else.

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Toytota Mr2 Mk1 — Performance - You cant get anything that handles like this car for the same money. Brakes not quite so good in the fact that they try to kill you when you use them. Accelerations isn't blistering but some would say that 7.5 seconds to 62mph is fairly quick. The twin cam engine growls in low revs and screams once you get past 4800rpm. Build Quality- Well it's old now, but everything seems good, it is a Toyota after all. Appearance- Absolutely awesome retro styling. Cost of ownership- maintenace is low, mainly bodywork needed on the older models. Mpg on test is not as good as a volvo 2.5 v6 (personally think the test was flawed). I would say you get about 28mpg driving not too conservative. Fun Factor - Give me the name of a car that costs less than £5000...... This is more fun!

Pros: Handling, looks, sound, price

Cons: None

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Mr2 — alright car to be honest. rear weel drive so is fun as hell in the wet holds like anything in the dry and the removable roof is nice when the sun occasionally comes out. Full leather interiors comfortable and clean the main problem with the car is it is prone to rusting

Pros: fun to drive and good in summer

Cons: doesn't like clutches

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Toyota Mr2 Baby — I like/love everything. Car Drives good. Sounds good, looks good, and if i could taste it, i bet it would taste good! Its red with racing rims and racing tires. Stock seats, new boot, new sound system. Custom Fuel injecttion. Fully loaded engine. 3.6 l. T-tops baby! Best thing i've ever seen in mmy ife

Pros: Like brand new

Cons: not enough bassin the sound system... needs a little work

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Mr-2 Good Car — Great handling, Easy to park, awesome gas mileage,rev-happy engine,I had T-tops which were great,good brakes, excelelnt on mountian roads,good visibility, easy to work on,loved the fighter jet styling,sounded good,firm yet decent ride even with coil over suspension,good shifter feel and position,excellent pedal feel

Pros: small fast,upgradeable

Cons: small fast, bad gear ratio for crusing,small gas tank,poor engine torque

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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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