I am considering buying a 1988 Toyota MR2 and I read something about alternate fuel types. I don't know what it was talking about but I was wondering if there is a certain fuel type needed for this car or can I use Unleaded? It has an Automatic transmission.


Asked by Sep 08, 2013 at 03:44 PM about the 1988 Toyota MR2 STD Coupe

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Thank you very much


Some models have compression ratio of 8:1 these will run ok on 87 octane. Other models have a ratio of 10.6:1 these will need 91 or higher octane levels.

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Agreed...I had a 1993 MR2 (non-turbo) and regular unleaded is all that's required. However, if you're getting an '88 MR2 Supercharged, I'd suggest using Premium Unleaded.

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Also, I'd very strongly recommend going with the 5 speed manual transmission instead of the AT, the car is much more fun to drive and I had a blast with my '93 with the MT. The shifter and clutch are excellent and you can really work that engine!

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