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nice little package
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By ImGregB
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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The exterior design is the big seller on this auto. Interior design is functional. I have the sequential transmission and hope that it works out well without high repair bills to come. We'll see. Being a small vehicle you will feel all bumps in the road. It is quite noisy. I find the power to be acceptable, but then again I am not one to look for V8 power. Lack of cargo space is a big factor to consider before purchasing this auto. You simply have none. And I mean none. I am extremely happy and satisfied with it. I look forward to driving it every day. I would recommend it to anyone who can do without cargo space.


Favorite Features

The sequential transmission is fun to use. Convertible top is a pleasure to tool around here in CA. with.


Suggested Improvements

A little more cargo space would be nice. A better standard sound system would be an improvement.


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Fun car to drive
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By maestrowork
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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The handling is superb. The ride solid and comfortable. Visibility is fine for a 2-seater roadster. Cornering is great. The 1.8L 140hp engine delivers (because of the car's lightweight). For $24K, it comes with 4-disc ABS, leather, engine immoblizer, CD player, glass rear window with defroster, and the SMT is great to drive. Most of all, it's just so much fun to drive. If having a blast with the top down, living life and enjoying a great drive in the country is your primary goal (and without breaking the bank), this is the car for you.


Favorite Features

Handling. Cabin space (for a roadster). Fun factor. Acceleration. Full feature. Mid-engine, RWD. Sequential Manual Transmission. Climate control.


Suggested Improvements

Lumber support. Bigger trunk. Electronic top. Better stock stereo.


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Super Spyder
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By Winston
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This sporty little roadster packs a boatload of fun into a small, inexpensive package. You'll get a lot of looks, too. The car sprints from a stop to 60mph in 6.6 seconds (or faster, once you get good), handles like a true racecar, stops quicker than any car less than $50,000, and has the reliability and ease of maintenance of a Toyota.


Favorite Features

Above-dash glovebox, easy-up manual top, comfortable seats, exterior styling.


Suggested Improvements

A little more power would put this car into the Porsche Boxster class for a fraction of the price. It already handles and brakes as well or better than the Boxster.


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Great convertible for the price
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By spiketron
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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For the price, you can't be it, plus it's a Toyota! Handles well and corners on a dime, without any sliding or swaying. This is a great second car, as storage is non-existent (you don't realize how important this is until you don't have it and you need it, trust me).


Favorite Features

The looks you get. Yellow is the only color you need. Fun to drive and park.


Suggested Improvements

Seating comfort - no padding whatsoever. You could also use a turbo or a V6.


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The "perfect" sports car
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By JJ Spyder
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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What can you say about this car other than it reall is a grand slam home run. It is a fast, extremely agile, well built, reliable sports car that is not only inexpensive, but also rare (i.e. not found in every parking lot out there). The looks from other people when driving this car (whether they're car buffs or not) is astounding. Some admirers ignore Porsches and BMW's to inquire about my car. Plus, the resale value is extremely high. The Spyder is about delivering a highly satisfying driving experience on a budget. In this area, it truly delivers!


Favorite Features

Style Performance Handling Price


Suggested Improvements

Better speakers, because the standard stereo is excellent, and the speakers ruin it. An easy thing to change though.


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Exotic car and an Average price.
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By Peter Sidiropoulos
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Excellent car. Handles EXTREMLY WELL... power is alittle lacking, but with a few aftermarket Turbo kits to pick from. This car can get EXTREMLY POWERFUL. Nice ride, the BEST TOY i ever purchased for my self. Exotic looks, and just an overall great car.


Favorite Features

Mid-engine design, and nice leather seats.


Suggested Improvements

Power top, 6 speeds, and a Turbo standard!!!! NOW WERE TALKING....


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MR-2 Spyder review
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By Mr2
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Fun car that gets lots of attention and compliments.


Favorite Features

Convertible. Power to weight ratio.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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Fun Car!
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By Gazings
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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What a fun car to drive! There truly is nothing like a rear-drive mid-engined little sports car. Handling is awesome, and the ride is still comfortable. Styling is subjective, but I like it because it doesn't scream "cute car". You can put a surprising amount of stuff in the compartments behind the seats - makes up for little trunk room. The top is a little hard to fold down and lock in place, but once its down - beautiful. Added bonus: great resale value!


Favorite Features

Top down style! Wonderful handling. Great ABS brakes. Lots of headroom.


Suggested Improvements

Better stereo and speakers.


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Go Go MR2
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By Ma
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased a 2000 Silver MR2 Spyder and I've had so much fun driving the car. It's quick and responsive, cute and attractive. The gas mileage is excellent. Although the car literally has no storage space, it is nevertheless a fun weekend getaway rider.


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MR2 ROADSTER (Spyder)
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By Paul McDonald
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Love it to death, its fast, its nice to look at and its a convertible...It turns heads what more do you want.


Favorite Features

Leather bucket seats and throaty engine.


Suggested Improvements

A turbo fiited as standard.


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