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Finally, some fun on the streets
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By Mike
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Convertible 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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The MR2 will never appeal to soccer moms, farmers, or anyone who prioritizes "practicality" over fun; however, if you want a reliable, economical, relatively rare, good-looking, and super fun way of getting from point "A" to "B" the MR2 can not be beat.


Best Features

agility, acceleration, engine sound


Worst Features

dump the cup holder in center console


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Like A Go-Kart for Big Kids
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By Matt
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Convertible 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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If you love to drive and don't want to shell out for a Porsche, this is your car. It handles like it's on rails. So much so that it takes a little time to get used to it if you're not accustomed to high performance mid-engine coupes. I've known a couple of people who have these just to take to the track as a sprint car. They handle just that well.


Best Features

Super easy to put top up/down - you can do it one-handed at a stop light. Near perfectly balanced center of gravity. SMT tranny is an outstanding value. Basically unavailable in any other sports car in this price range.


Worst Features

The wind guard behind the seats cannot be folded up/down with the seats fully reclined. Probably too small if you're over 6' tall. I wish Toyota offered the OEM supercharger they had for earlier models. No real way to boost performance without going off the reservation.


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Fun, safe, freedom car
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By Pam
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Convertible 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Love my car. With only 9,000 miles on it, it went under an 18 wheeler at 70 mph. If it weren't for the great handling ability and rear wheel drive, I wouldn't be here today. I was able to pull the car out at 70 mph, with the front passengers wheel torn off!! The performance and handling of the MR2 in a situation like ths is outstanding. Over $10,000 later, and 2 months, this car looks and runs better than new. Toyota should be proud of making such a safe and realiable MR2 Spider!! Thank you.


Best Features

The handling ability of the MR2 is excellent.


Worst Features

Standard cruise control, I had an add-on installed.


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No more Toyotas
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Luigi
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Convertible 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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After 35000+ miles it all went downhill. Power steering went bad. Suspension went bad. Soft top & body rattles. Exhaust system rattles. Small hardware parts broke. Rear brakes went out. Parts took weeks to get. Never in stock.


Best Features

Gas mileage at 33 mpg highway. Handling.


Worst Features

Poor heater. Poor comfort.


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Fun For Two
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By Cameron
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Convertible 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Way better handling than Miata, can't beat a mid-engine design, also better build quality and materials. I wish Toyota would have given it another 20 horsepower, with its light weight this car would really accelerate fast. It gets good mileage (31 mpg) but I would gladly give some up for more speed.


Best Features

Handling, shifter, brakes.


Worst Features

More horsepower, auto off headlights.


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