Toyota MR2

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Missing, cutting out and failing to start
1990 2.0 GT
Posted: Feb 14, 2011
Pinking and starting to overheat
1990 GT
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
1990 GT
Posted: Jan 11, 2011
Power steering
Posted: Dec 22, 2010
Toyota MR2 Owner Reviews
9/ 10

Anonymous Review

The Mk2 MR2, SW20. I have owned 5 of these cars to date, and many of my friends have also owned them. You can buy an mr2 for £500 but I would budget £1500 minimum for a later T-Bar model. For £1500 you can buy a ford fiesta, maybe an early focus, an old golf or a mid engine rear wheel drive sports car with 172bhp (3rd revision) and a 0-60 time of around 7 seconds.
The cars handling is swift and precise yet mellow and comfortable rough country roads. Don’t be mistaken, this is no lotus Elise but I think thats a good thing. This car is about compromise, the best of both worlds, just enjoying your self. It has a boot that doesn’t fit golf clubs but will fit enough stuff for a weekend camping or touring, the roof is quiet as its glass but only takes 10 seconds to remove and then you’re in cabriolet.
The engine is typical for a Japanese car, less low end torque than a tortoise, but lets out every one of its 172bhp's over 5000 rpm and is a thrill to drive, especially as the engine is positioned directly behind your head.
The only area that really lets this car down is the interior, typical of late 80's and early 90's plastic, good quality but not much to look at.
Now Reliability. It’s a typical Toyota.
Now reliability is covered, running costs. 20-35mpg depending on how you drive, tyres can be expensive as they are wide at the rear but generally cheep for a sports car.
So the mk2 mr2 is no racing car, but its ideal for abit of fun on a sunny weekend, £1500 well spent!

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Latest Toyota MR2 Recalls

Brake fluid may leak

Recalled on 25th of April, 2005

Affects builds between Sep 1, 1999 and Sep 1, 2000

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