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Toyota Mr2 Aw11 (mk 1) T-bar — A fast fun and honest car. Driving it just puts a smile on my face. Cheap to run and considering it is 18years old, very reliable. The luggage space is reasonable (more than people expect). There are no modern driving aids (traction control, ABS etc) so it is you and the car which means you must concentrate a little more than when driving modern cars but the rewards are huge.

Pros: Fun, cheap motoring. Did I mention fun?

Cons: Rust, and more rust. Constant fight (but mine is 18years old)

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Could Be Better But ...... ! — Good car with a supercharged engine and some mods. The handling is amazing the feeling is the same than a kart, nervous and quick. It could be better with a bit more hp but very interesting like that. You only have to put 4 good tires and you can go on the track. Talk with a guy who knows this car and you'll see !

Pros: Feeling, handling and engine sound

Cons: rust after only one winter on his life

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4age Power At Its Best — This was my first MR2 not to be confused with my current MK1.5. This one had the standard 4AGE powerplant with a 5spd C series transmission. I drove this car for 6 months before I tore it down to build up my MK1.5. In its stock form the AW11 MR2 is the most bang for your buck when it comes to used performance cars. One of these can be had for under $1000 and the performance rivals that of even the newest sports cars under $35k.

Pros: Quick, Light, Agile. Very peppy and reliable.

Cons: A nightmare to work on.

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Quick, Gorgeous, Nippy Little Drifter! — I love this car! Wanted one for years and then found one in Somerset in mint condition! Its a real head turner because there arent many around any more. If you find a good one BUY IT!!

Pros: Short shift box, lovely driving position, getting rarer, fun fun fun!

Cons: Parts are exspensive, hard to find a mint example.

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Cracking Little Sports Car — it has a stainless steel racing exhaust that makes it sound like a ferrari,running at about 140 bhp it is good for 130 mph. only real let done is the targa top leaks but is common on these

Pros: graet in the summer

Cons: not so good in the winter( leakey roof)

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Really Good, If Dated, Mid Engined Sports Car — I had this car for 8 years, and enjoyed it throughout the entire time. It was very reliable, despite having me as its driver, and only the bodywork fell apart at the end. The acceleration was OK, and the brakes reasonable, but the handling was very good (although difficult to catch if it oversteered). Overall great fun.

Pros: Fun, reliable with excellent mid-engined handling

Cons: Dated, impractical

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Classic — a very old car but faultless,reliable and a good looker for the age. handling not the best but it is old so that can be excused. still a fast car and just keeps reving and reving

Pros: reliability

Cons: getting any parts for it

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Mk1 Mr2 Supercharger — Perfect. Precisely the right amount of power and performance for road use. The supercharger transformed the MR2 from a nippy car into a quick one. 0-60 in the low 5s, a sensible level of grip, aftermarket alloys transformed the handling into just a bit oversteery. This is rapid enough to be thrilling without hitting silly speeds. And a car of this configuration allows you to reach its limits safely on the roads. Excellent car.

Pros: Supercharger, configuration, handling

Cons: Old, increasingly unreliable

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Legal Gokart For The Street. — Great cars with an awesome kick when you keep the rpms into the power band. Slam the car into a corner under power and you are doing MR2ing at its best. Learn to drive the car in an open area or you will bend it for sure. If you aren't used to it, the car can snap spin on you especially if it is an '85 with both sway bars. I have owned an '86,'87, and now an '89. If I could find someone in western NC who knew how to really build a great motor it would be tremendous. Would love to convert it to a Silver Top. Wish someone made a street legal header.

Owner for 2 years, 4 months

Pros: Gokart for the street.  

Cons: Not enough performance parts since TRD dropped the MK1. Everything getting old.  A real shame.

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Love At First Sight — I have owned my 1989 Toyota MR2 since it was brand new. It has ran like a little top from day one. I still LOVE it! No problems with the exception of the paint job. I have had such good luck with it, that despite the $2,000 - $2,875 supposed value of it in today's market, I'm getting ready to get a new $1,000 paint job and $300 worth of new stylish rims. Why not? She's been good to me, why shouldn't I be good to her? Right?

Owner for 17 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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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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