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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Flyweight Fighter — The MR2 Spyder is the third generation of Toyota's MR2 line. The MR2 has always been an example of an inexpensive sports car, in initial price and in maintenance. The MR2 Spyder's main point of performance is its light weight, at a scant 2150lbs, the MR2 Spyder is one of the lightest sports cars you can buy. From that light weight you get quick acceleration from its 1.8l motor, sharp and precise braking, tight and ready suspension, and excellent fuel millage. In short, its hard to have to as much fun with out $20,000 or a helmet and silly leather getup.

Pros: Low weight, low cost, lots of fun.

Cons: No boot.

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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Boom! — Blew five engines in under 50K miles. Still the funnest car ever! Bought with 29,000 miles on it and went through an engine every 7k miles. Lotus took the engine, modified it, made it bullet proof, put it in the Lotus Elise, and that car does 0-60 in 3.9 secs.

Pros: Gorgeous

Cons: ummm the engine

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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Autocross Car — We use this car for Autocrossing and has been enhanced accordingly. Stiffer sway bar, Koni shocks, and muffler has been replaced with a supertrap. It used to be nationally competitive. We really haven't needed to spend any money on repairs above general maintenance and lots of tires due to autocrossing. Bad thing. Can't put baby car seats in and there is practically no storage.

Pros: fun to drive

Cons: no storage, cant put both kids in

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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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What It Lacks In Cargo Space And Balls, It Makes Up For In Rail-like Handling — I've owned this car for almost a year now. The problems have been seldom, and those that have happened are acceptable for a 75k+ miles car. It won't press you into the seat coming off the line, but it'll have your passengers reaching for the "OH SH*T" handle the second you take it arond a corner. As it's a Toyota, aftermarket parts are cheap and plentiful. Extra "oomph" doesn't come terribly cheap, though...all the parts (including those to safeguard your engine and chassis from destruction) will run $4,000-6,000 whether you want to do the 2ZZ swap (the 180 BHP Celica GTS motor) or forced induction (turbo/supercharger)...but with either route, you'll have a permanent smile on your face. Cargo space is almost nilll, so unless you're going to the beach for 2 days, plan on getting a removable trunk luggage holder. This car will get looks and questions of "What is that?" "Is that a Porsche?" where ever you go, since it is fairly rare.

Pros: *Fast in the twisties
*Rare
*Cheap
*Probably the only car of its kind to accommodate drivers up to 6'4"

Cons: *Almost no cargo space (1.5 cu ft)
*Poor straight line acceleration
*Soft top means you'll need a fully functional roll-bar for any road coarse (excluding drag strips and cone dodging)

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

Should Have Got One When They Were Available By Paul

Corners like its on rails - 0-60 under 8 secs and driven average in the summer months 40 mpg. who could ask for more. Well storage space would be a bonus. Driving to work is not a chore round twisty c... Read More

2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

Fun Car By boydn04

This has been a great car. I've never had a single mechanical problem in the 3 years owning it. All reguarly scheduled maintenance has been kept. The speed and lighweight of the vehicle makes for a fu... Read More

Cute Little Hot Rod By her2133

sporty appearance, 4 cylinder engine, very good condition, affordable, great fuel efficiency. Tires needed balancing and front end was aligned - handles like a dream. I would buy this vehicle again. T... Read More

2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

Favorite Car I've Ever Driven By Chris

This is a great, fun car if you don't need any more than one person beside you in the vehicle. Handling is incredible, it gets 29-33 mpg even the way I drive it, and for only having 145hp the 1980... Read More

Big Fun In A Little Car... By Peloton25

I purchased my 2003 Spyder in 2006, finding one spec'd out exactly how I wanted and with only 6,800 miles covered at that point. I had wanted one since 2001 when myself and 4 friends each rented one a... Read More

2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

Fun Car! By Harris

Very good looking car :) Fast, amazing gas mileage and very sturdy. Best handling car I've ever owned prior to my Evo. No matter how hard I drove this car I never got less than 40 mpg. Very dependable... Read More

Toyota Mr-2 Spyder By Graham

While not blisteringly so, fast enough to be a barrel- load of fun. Incredibly low cost of ownership considering the style of car, particularly for tyres. It does have next to no luggage space, but ... Read More

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder Reviews

Fantastic 'cept For Pre-cat, Hood-release Issues By Parris

This is a car for people who are into DRIVING. Mine has the manual tranny - I LOVE listening to the engine (located right behind ya) respond to the accelerator and gear changes, and the mid-engine con... Read More

Absolutely Great Sports Car That's Exactly What A Sports Car Should Be! By AllyBee

As an older guy now in my '60's, I've owned my fair share of sports cars. In high school my sister and I jointly purchased a 1961 Triumph TR3; our first real sports car. I've owned an MGB (unfortunate... Read More

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