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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder Convertible


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Toyota MR2 Spyder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 138 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder

  • Though better suited as a weekend car than a daily driver, the MR2 Spyder is the perfect alternative for those suffering from Mazda Miata burnout.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Well-balanced mid-engine design, scores high on the fun scale, awesome car to run hard on the track, affordability.

  • Cons

    Homely design, lack of cargo space, dated interior design, non-adjustable seats.

  • What's New for 2001

    No changes this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (45 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Pure fun!

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Vehicle: 2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I just love getting drive this little car, it is so Fun! Almost go cart like, good in turns, smooth on the road. Its a little tough to get out of, being a 6 footer, But worth the drive. Great on the gas mileage for a Summer 3rd car that is economical & trendy also rare it's a keeper

Not the best, but better

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Vehicle: 2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Although this car has been categorized as "sports", it isn't. It lacks the power to support, "sports". What many people are complaining about I have to agree with as far as easy scratches, "ears" on my top when dropped, and fogged headlights. However, I love the interior of this car as basic and simple as it is. It has what you need, not what you want. That's what I want. Of course it would be ideal if this car was a lexus, but it isn't. I highly recommend to purchase this car used and invest another 3k into a turbo and another 1k into suspension components. I will have spent a total of 11k into this car if I do so with the purchase price; then the car would be phenomenally fast and handling.

Unique dependability

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Vehicle: 2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I flew to Indiana from Michigan to purchase my 2001 MR-2. I enjoy the tan leather seats and carbon fiber dash appointments. I put on special chrome wheels. Larger set of Toyo's on back and Dual exhaust adapted from existing system. I have had nothing but joy when I drive. I currently have 36,000 miles on it and appreciate the great millage.

Gas Mileage


  • 22
  • cty
  • 27
  • highway
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What's New for 2001

No changes this year.

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