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Pocket Rocket — Supercharged MKI MR2s were fast and fun little go-karts for the street. They were quick but not fast and they handled well but were still easy to drive.

Pros: Quick, Handles well, Good Gas Mileage, Unique

Cons: Dated looking, difficult to service.

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Awsome And Fun Too Drive Sports Car. — The handling and performance of the SC MR2 is awsome and is very fun too boot around town in.

Pros: Midengine, Two seater,  cool name,  supercharger, instant eye catcher, big intercooler, T-tops, Leather seats.

Cons: Tight engine compartment,  No room behind seats for 10in and up subwoofer.

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Fast — great on gas very sporty 2 door

Owner for 1 years, 9 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

Pros: handeling

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My First Proper Car — Small, nippy, excellent handling, and a proper configuration. This is an excellent starter car for someone who loves driving (rather than journeying)

Pros: Small, light, handling

Cons: Slow by today's standards

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Japanese Ferrari — I loved this car. Only children could make you sell this car. Most fun I had with a my clothes on in a car. What can I say? You can't argue with physics. Mid engine, rear wheel drive, small, light, powerful car. There was nothing like the feeling of being pushed around corners by the weight of the engine and the wheels driving the chassis. Awww yeaaaaaah. This is the car that made me feel like a 10 year old boy driving it. You can't put a price on this feeling. There is no better car under $10K.

Pros: Mid engined, supercharged, rear wheel drive, glass t-tops, leather, mags, high revving, torquey engine. Go-kart handling. No BS (like A/C or power steering)

Cons: NONE

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Without A Doubt The Most Breathtaking Experience Of Your Life. — Take a look at the one, the only, Super Stealth Cycle. Built entirely by my dad, this bad boy is second to none. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, unsurpassed handling, and the true meaning of wind in your face. Be sure that where ever you go you WILL, be noticed.

Pros: Handles like a go-kart on steroids, 3 seater with driver in the middle.

Cons: Dont drive when it rains!!!

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Very Unique Ride — I didn't like the feel of this car. It was jumpy in turns, fun to drive at higher speeds but kind of boring in terms of lower speed acceleration (You always feel like your going too slow!) . The car is light in the front which can be unsettling in terms of handling, and the lack of power steering is jerky for precision driving at lower speeds. This car didn't rev my engine. And it kind of looks like a Hot Wheels car :)

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I Think I'm Getting A "chubby" — After wrecking my FX16 GT-S, My heart was broken. But then I found my new best friend and new love...my "MIDSHIP RUNABOUT" MR2 cruiser! This car is what we call a "poor man's FERRARI"! Don't get me wrong...I loved driving my hatch, but driving my MR2 is twenty times better! I just love to listen to the throttle RIP and she's so punchy when just cruisin' round, but THRASH through the gears and it feels like that 4AGE 16V 1.6 DOHC engine is ready to jump out of it's shell in search of more pavement to conquer before you can catch your breath from the 1st run!!!

Owner for 1 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:30

Pros: definitely a blast to drive!

Cons: A little tricky finding parts some times and can get pricy too!

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1988 Toyota MR2 Supercharged CoupeReview
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| Mr2 Supercharged | Build Date: April Of '88 | —

... last of the Supercharged MR2s. AW11 monocoque; supercharged Formula Atlantic 4AGZE mill. Acquired, February of 1993, after a long, frustrating, exhaustive three year search. Brand new, these cars were moon rocks. You couldn't buy one. The production run was sold out. Had to settle for mine, second hand. Provenance, this car was sold twice, both instances, first to the original owner, then second to me, by the same Toyota dealership: Frontier Toyota, Valencia, California. A Hollywood film producer, who lived somewhere in Santa Clarita, California was this car's original owner. I'm told he was an aggressive, overbearing Hollywood film producer who bumped himself up Toyota's waiting list, paying several thousand over MSRP, to acquire this car. I acquired it bone stock, about 50k on its odometer, with a set of cheap, after-market wheels. This car has 12 hours track-time, and the basis of the rest of its mileage accrued, at the hands of a level-5 driver, whom calls hard core canyon driving his principle pastime. This vehicle holds unofficial time and distance records, on just about every canyon road, here in Southern California, and belongs to Tuna Canyon Road's 5 minute club (e.g., quite an accomplishment). I don't do stupid mods. I don't do mods, at the expense of maintenance. I won't do a modification if it adds weight. I don't do track-car mods. I don't do mods, trying to make this car something it isn't. I've spent thousands, doing all the expensive little things, keeping this car simple; keeping it fresh. A third vehicle, I use it for just one thing... hard core canyon driving. 90/130s for high speed night driving, dance floor suspension, optimized harmonics pushing strong, at 14 psi from its Cusco pulley, Formula Atlantic timing belt, TRD quick-shift, Eibachs on Konis, high durometer TRD suspension bushings, it's quick out of the hole. Optimized for 10/10ths canyon driving. Only 3408 ever made. What few examples remain, perhaps 500, if that, this one's probably one of the nicest Supercharged MR2s in existence. Meticulously maintained. Wherever I driver her, she always draws a crowd. This car is irreplaceable. I watch her like a hawk. I'm concerned about this car getting ripped-off. Stays garaged... Never parked in direct sun-lite, without its car cover. Seldom sees the light of day (e.g., driven only at night). Its incurred two minor, brake-related shunts... both on the Tuna Canyon Road down hill; both on Hawk brake pads. No more Hawk racing pads, for me. Guys in the underground driver's group to which I belong been ribbing me quite a while, wondering when I'm going to finally suck it up, and buy me a Lotus. It's true: the Lotus fit me like a glove. It is otherwise perfect, for me. On account of the car I currently own, I have a unique perspective few people can relate. What I already own, for all intents and purposes, a 20 year old Lotus Exige, the 65 thousand dollar Exige didn't pan out under cost-benefit analysis. What I have now may be a hundred kilos heavier. But, what I have, now, at least I can see out the back window, it has a cruise control, and it insures for a song. What I have, now, was so well engineered, it precludes me the expenditure of a Lotus Exige. Price of an Exige, I could otherwise have an AWD Subaru STi, with enough left over for a Toyota Prius, either of which I could easily sell, anytime. Ever try selling a Lotus, private party? Unless you're selling it at a fire-sale price, you are going to be running your "for sale" ad, most of the rest of your natural life, aching for someone to come along, to bail you out from under that usurious insurance premium. The Exige may be "absolutely" better than what I already have. But, it isn't 20 years better. Pony up 65 large for an Exige, doesn't give me much more than what I already have (e.g., a supercharged Toyota powered mid-engined machine). Pop-up headlights and T-Tops to die for, you ought to see the looks on their faces when I pull into Silver Star Lotus, with my dazzling, sparkling, clean as a whistle Supercharged MR2. My car draws a bigger crowd than theirs do. I get a kick, seeing potential Lotus buyers wandering over, from across the lot, for a look-see at my 4AGZE. If I wanted my third car to be a track car, it wouldn't be a passenger car... I'd pony up for an old Formula Atlantic, a Formula V, or an old Formula Ford. Been there; done that. Race tracks are dives. I don't want a track car. I want a lightweight third car for hard core canyon driving, practical enough to be pressed into service as a second vehicle, without prerequisite for racing shoes. Driving an Lotus, you have to wear racing shoes. A Lotus in my garage, one day having to drive it to work, racing shoes aren't going to look so good with my suit and tie. My cake and eat it, too, no problem whatsoever doing so in my Supercharged MR2. Enough room in the back of AW11, for trips to the grocery store, ample luggage space for cross country driving, for two, it's not the big things; it's the little things. Ever notice something, about the first generation MR2, how comfortable the seats are? How you can sit there, at the wheel for hours, and your arms never grow weary? Toyota spoiled me, rotten, with this car. What I already have is so good, and so well engineered, I don't want a Lotus. Long, sobering look at the first year depreciation curve of a Lotus, the US$75 thousand dollars equity I'd otherwise squander on an Exige, I decided to keep what I've got... paid off the house, instead --

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

Pros: ... bulletproof; very tough; last of the fun cars; nothing on the road like it. Best mid-engined car ever made --

Cons: ... plenty of luggage capacy for two, more cargo capacity than a 370Z, enough room in the bonnet for a bra and your car cover, you can get a week worth of groceries in the boot --

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1988 Toyota MR2 Supercharged CoupeReview
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Awesome Sports Car! — This car is amazing. I just wish it didn't have T-tops. They are prone to leaking, although mine do not. And it loses a little headroom space for the supports. Toyota reliability in a mini-supercar package. For some reason, it doesn't seem as glued to the road as the MY84 MR2 I used to own.

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

Pros: Great looks, handling, pick-up and reliability.

Cons: Wish I could have gotten a SC without T-Tops.

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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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