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1991 Toyota MR2 2 Dr Turbo Coupe Review
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Great Standby Wheels For When I Return To Nz For Visits — very fun once you get the hang of it untill then it was scary, likes to f off sideways fast gota be quick to catch it, good power 2-6500 rpm. ridged with grippy front end, must have top shelf tyres on rear. done 200000 ks and still purrs goes hard and does all the right things.

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

Pros: drifter for nz country roads

Cons: lsd would be nice

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1991 Toyota MR2 2 Dr Turbo Coupe Review
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A Must Have — this think is FAST!!!! it may be a rice burner but it burns Z28s and hangs with vettes. slammed 160 on the freeway. 140 in 4th gear hehe. most definitely needs new rims though. and a lot of work is needed to keep it afloat. but it is WORTH IT

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

Pros: IT RULES! it is fast. it takes corners like a beast

Cons: if you are a novice driver you can spin this car out easily if you go fast

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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar Review
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My Dream Car — The most amazing sports car you will ever drive or ride in. It has great acceleration, great handling, and will still get great gas mileage. Parts are still readily available and the MR2 has one of the largest online community/support forums on the internet!

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

Pros: Fast, sexy, handles great

Cons: Older... hard to find, expensive.

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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar Review
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1991 Toyota Mr2 Turbo — Wow, this is the epitone for import sports cars. Mid-engine, turbocharged and the skid pad of a Ferrari...what else could one want. Acceleration is great, though 1st gear could be longer. Stops on a dime, with nine cents to spare, and corners like no other. Some complain about "snap oversteer" but that's only because they brake too far into the corner and don't accelerate out from the apex. Great Car...yet few around.

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

Pros: Everything

Cons: none

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1991 Toyota MR2 T-bar Review
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White Devil :d — Mmmmmmmm lovely pull of the line. Nice tone to the engine. Great car for the money. Performance is weak when coming round corners. But excels on the straight. Great car to drive. Cant wait for the turbo :D :D :D

Pros: Rear Wheel Drive Mid Engine

Cons: 160bhp

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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar Review
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My Mr2 — Has had some problems and it's a pain in the ass to work on a mid engine car... but when its running right... damn its a really fun car to drive.. Aside from some hail dents and scratches it looks great.

Pros: Fun to Drive

Cons: Hail Dents :(

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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar Review
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A Daily Driving Exotic With Very Tidy Performance. — This is a '91 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-top with black cloth interior. With 2 italian cars behind my belt, I needed something more reliable to restore my faith in the auto industry. Toyota was usually not the name associated with excitement but this one could be an exception. There wasn't a more responsible way to spend money on anything automotive but a Toyota, no matter what colour and chassis configuration! The overall fit-and-finish of this vehicle was exceptional. Despite the absence of exotic materials (ie. I did not purchase the leather interior due to financial constraints), the interior looked upscale and very sporty. The semi gloss vinyl dash and trims were perfectly textured such that I never missed the real leather in this car. Controls and switches were naturally well placed like any Toyotas, and their engagements were positive in the tactile sense. Only tach/speed/fuel/temp/boost(turbo) guages were there to convey information to the driver, as one could prabably be assured that nothing else needed attention given the reliability records of Toyotas. The T-top were made of smoked glass panels with very substantial yet easy to lock/unlock mechanism, they also came with molded linings for blocking the sun out if so desired. These all had their own storage space behind the seats securable by velcro straps (cloth "pizza delivery" bags were provided to protect these exterior panels from soiling the interior)! As a matter of fact, I couldn't help but wonder the amount of thinking that had been put into work here, all the parts felt so durable and pleasant to use! The exterior colour was Speed Yellow with glossy black rubber trim (painted!). The paint job was flawless and of high quality. Body panels were wave free, tolerance was tight for the gaps. Trunk spaces were found both in front and at the back, both lined and weather sealed, very civilised. Sounded like a perfect package, now lets see how she did in bed, er... on the pavement. Cars of mid engine configuration have only one purpose - performance. The MR2 Turbo had a head start with the most powerful engine in its price class - a 200 horsepower 2L inline 4 turbocharged engine! The engine started to have usable power from 2,500 rpm on and peaking out at 4,500 rpm (redline was around 6k). This made the torque curve rather peaky somewhere in the middle of the torque curve, which was typically what made turbocharged power plants less desirable. Throttle response suffered as a result and putting power down at low rpm required patience. Driving on the edge, there was plenty of torque to get out of fast turn where power could be laid down much sooner than front engined vehicles. In straights, this little rocket had surprised numerous V8 equipped domestic muscle cars and with equally exceptional braking performance to boost. Despite the exotic configuration (mid engine layout), this vehicle derived its suspension geometry and parts directly from the front end of the Corolla (to be utilized in BOTH the front and back end of the MR2!). This had set the ultimate limitations to the car's chassis dynamics. The car had a very compliant chassis which would also absorb any irregularities on the pavement without complaints. The down side to this was slow reaction time and less than optimal body motion control (ie. body roll in corners). Of course, my standards were set high, thanks to the coincidental side by side comparison made with a '89 Lotus Esprit Turbo owned by a contemporary then. (The Esprit had an unacceptably bone jarring ride, but there was no lean while cornering, and it had an engine whose turbo would spool up at as low as 1,800 rpm all the way to redline putting out 300 horsepower!). The MR2 gave you a taste of what driving an exotic car would be like without having to make the drivers sacrifice comfort, reliability and the high costs of ownership. More importantly, the MR2 was as easy and safe to drive as any Toyotas and drivers needed not have prior experience in high performance driving to enjoy this vehicle. Given the low costs of maintenance, the availability of aftermarket performance parts, and the tremendous potential to tune its chassis, this little gem had remained the enthusiasts' favourite over the years and will remain so in the future.

Pros: Perfect reliability, tidy handling and a Toyota.

Cons: Not more exciting than it'd suggested.  

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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar Review
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My Mr2 Turbo — The performance is amazing, 0 - 60 under 5 seconds, Best Quarter Mile full boost with drag radials is 12.76, can take any turn faster than most cars. This is a very fun car to drive, but not very practical considering it gets about 6 miles to the gallon or less on full boost.

Pros: Speed, Handling, Appearence, Reliability

Cons: None

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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar Review
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Mini-porsche! — I haven't had this car long, but so far I love it! It has great performance, when the turbo kicks in be prepared to be going places a whole lot sooner! It brakes and handles like a true sports car. There are a fair few noises around the interior but I personally don't mind. It does have a tiny bit of rust underneath the carpeting because the t-roofs leaks and the interior is constantly moist. This is solved by clearing out the leak channels in the t-roofs. The car is beautiful, fast, gets decent gas mileage when you keep your foot out of it, and is pure fun to drive. Haven't owned it long, will update on maintenance costs.

Pros: Striking looks, fast, handles like a go-kart, comfortable, roomy.

Cons: Not much practical use, snap oversteer (as per mid-engined cars)

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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar Review
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145

Modded Mr2 Turbo — It was good when I got it and now it's got too much power and too many years under its belt. The build quality of the car is quite high to have withstood the abuse I put it under, especially with the age of the vehicle. 308WHP and 281ft/lbs wheel torque daily driven on 91 pump gas from the stock long block is not shabby, either.

Pros: fun-to-drive-factor, build quality, rarity

Cons: snap oversteer, lack of LSD option on older models

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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

1989 Toyota MR2 Reviews

Sw20 Turbo, Closest You Can Get To A Ferrari For Pocket Change By Lee

One of the cheapest sports cars you can buy and often the cheapest way in to performance car ownership. Early chassis can be hard to control on the limit but very few reward as well as this does, a... Read More

A Pint-sized Performer For Those Who Travel Light. By Doran

This was my first venture into the sport compact world, and what a car it was! This Corolla-gone-wild had plenty of zip, incredible handling and great gas mileage...although it was severely lacking in... Read More

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