MR2 Spyder

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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Overview

The 2003 MR2 Spyder saw a number of changes from the previous year. The sequential manual transmission went from a five-speed to a six-speed, fog lights were standard, and the gauges were redesigned. The exterior also got a facelift, including a new front end, new head and taillights, and color-keyed intake vents.

The 2003 MR2 Spyder came in one trim level, with very few available options. The handful of choices included leather seating, the SMT, and cruise control. The engine, which was mounted in the middle of the car, was a 1.8-liter, 138 horsepower four-cylinder. The transmission was a five-speed manual, and it had rear-wheel drive. The top is designed to sit flush with the body of the car when down, so no cover is required. Fuel economy is about 25/32.

Drivers of the 2003 MR2 Spyder readily admit that it is a for-fun car only. Owners say the trunk is practically nonexistent, the space behind the seat can only hold a briefcase or two, the seats can get uncomfortable during a long drive, and it can be downright dangerous in the snow. Still, Spyder owners love their cars because it is fun to drive, handles well, looks good, and comes with typical Toyota reliability.

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Jammed Latch On Clove Box

My glove box latch is jammed closed. Any ideas on how I can open my glove box without destroying the door or the dash?

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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder W/ SMT Trans Trouble Starting Sometimes

When I open the drivers door I can hear the hydraulic pump priming noise as I should. When I turn the key forward all of the dash lights come on, the doors lock automatically, the neutral light is ind...

Are Hard Tops Available?

Does anyone know where to obtain a hard top for this model?

Will I Survive A Minnesota Winter?

I’m buying one but I want to drive it through the winter? Will the soft top hold?

What Has Happened To My MR2 Spyder

So, I let my friend drive my Toyota MR2 Spyder with the SMT transmission and needless to say it didn't end well. When hoping on the interstate he put it in 6th gear when we were only going around 45 m...