by dapersian on Apr 21, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
I needed a car that could handle the Utah winters but was fun to drive in the summer. I needed a car that would give me great gas with great reliability. Out of all the roadsters i researched, I found the MR2 Spyder to be the choice for me. The engine located right above the rear tires would allow
better traction in the winters. The 1.8 L engine would allow great gas mileage. With the MR2 being build by Toyota, reliability was never a concern.
I am a 5 '5 very stocky guy and i fit in it just fine! If you want a car that is designed for comfort, buy a luxury car. The MR2 was not built for comfort, it was built to rip up canyon roads while looking extraordinarily sexy!!
by Old Bimmers on Jul 28, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Driving this car while naked is the only way to improve the experience. Bought used from meticulous owner (96k miles). Drove back from TN to waves, smiles and honks with the top down of course; got about 33 mpg @ 75-80 mph. Came back with a framed picture, a lamp w/shade, a wheeled suitcase, beach bag and a pink flamingo. Who said there's no storage? (Just delete any passenger.) There's storage behind the seats and you can sneak a few small items in the spare tire well. This car sits lower than a Mini Cooper. A Honda Fit looks like an SUV when you pull alongside. Keep lights on when driving to improve visibility by others. Buy one and look for the winding roads! YEE HA!
by Mike's Likes on Jan 15, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
It gets attention. You notice people looking at you. Mine has the auto clutch and I just love it. It's quite quick enough also, with strick steering on a dime with great control. I could never get my wife on a Harley so when we looked at this car & it had the auto-clutch and we test drove it, we were hooked. So far absolutely no troubles. It's a great toy for us to just go. If your wanting to haul stuff, buy a pickup. there's very little storage, maybe a couple of duffle bags is all you're going to get in it.
by Roger on Sep 26, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
A blast to drive, even more fun to drive than the 87' MR2 that I drove for ten years straight. A fellow latest generation MR2 owner said "You don't get in this car, you put it on". That is just the beginning of having a incredible time every moment in one of the finer engineered products on the market today. If you're doing your research, ignore those who complain about not enough storage space, HELLO- this is a sports car. There are also those who cry about not enough power, 0-60 in under seven seconds, my 2002 has all of the power I need. Others need to spend more time learning how to use the great handling & the advantages of state-of-the-art engineering.
by zak on May 22, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my Toyota mr2 spyder just last October from a dealer my family and I have bought several cars from. 2 months from the time I bought it, the transmission went. 1 month after that one of the two catalytic converters clogged the exhaust. 2 weeks (now) the other catalytic converter goes out, as well as some engine noise that does not sound so good. Everyone says Toyota are the best cars reliability wise, well I've had 2 Toyotas so far. A 2006 Toyota corolla (new), and a 2002 Toyota spyder (used). Never again will I buy another. Sorry Toyota fans for being so negative, I've just had some really bad luck in these hard times.