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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder

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Just bought an MR2 a few months ago! BEST desicion i ever made
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By dapersian
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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!!


Favorite Features

Gas mileage! averaging 35-40. Easy drop top. can be done at a stop light. Handling is amazing. This thing was built for taking corners, at any speed. The sleek design gets the looks, from everyone.


Suggested Improvements

1st gear red lines around 15 mph.(5 speed man) Engine that allows higher rpm than 6500.


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YEE HA
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Old Bimmers
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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!


Favorite Features

Easy to drop top, mid engine, low center of gravity, Toyota quality, high MPG, unreal handling, fun factor; waves, honks and smiles from everyone


Suggested Improvements

Rear and/or better speakers, but who's listening to the radio when the top is down? Staggered tire sizes can be a problem when replacement is due (you can't rotate tires front to rear due to difference in sizes (rear: 205, front 195). Invest in proper speed rated tires to more fully enjoy.


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Just buy it!
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By Roger
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

The car is balanced in every conceivable way, I enjoy every bit of this car.


Suggested Improvements

Improvement, none, they got it right the first time back in 86' 87' 88' and then did it right again on the third generation MR2. {sorry, didn't own any 2nd gen's}


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Worst car I've ever had
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By zak
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

MPG


Suggested Improvements

Everything.


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Awesome Car
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By Saysum
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Real fun to drive. A big head turner no matter where you are. Pristine handling around curves. Good acceleration. Handles VERY well. A real blast to ride with top down. Great lil car to have around.


Favorite Features

Handling, style, fun to drive, convertible


Suggested Improvements

A small trunk would do. Other than that, NOTHING. I love it!


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