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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 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 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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Fun Little Roadster
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By Arthur
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car, tried Miata too but MR2 is a way better car mid-engine handling, turns flat, very predictable, great shifter, awesome brakes, stiff chassis, and lightweight, the guys at Toyota sure know what they are doing. Sure it's not as quiet as my Camry, but it is a sports car, this car is a good therapy on a bad day, this car makes one smile. If you can live without the trunk I strongly recomend this car.


Best Features

Handling, glass rear window, fuel economy (31 mpg), braking and of course, after 3 years of hard use, not one problem.


Worst Features

30 More horsepower, 6 speed manual trans , why wasn't the 2ZZ-GE available? Same as the Celica GT-S.


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CRUIZIN 4 2
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By Arthur
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This is not my daily car, I have a Camry. The MR2 is awesome, great handling, stopping, & gas mileage. Even with spirited driving it still gets an average of 31 mpg. I have problems when I drive because wife or 6 year old son always want to ride in it, do they make one with 3 seats? Just kidding. Also seals great - even in the torrential florida rain this car does not leak, have 2 other relatives who own Miatas. They both said all convertibles leak til I proved them wrong with my Toyota, plus the MR2 has much stiffer chassis less twitching & no rattles, again better that Miatas.


Best Features

Handling feel that only a mid engine car can provide.


Worst Features

Toyota should have made the 180 hp (2ZZ) engine available as an option.


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Best fun car w/o a doubt
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By DRM
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Took the spyder to Victoria, BC. A management challenge in fitting both mine and wife's luggage into the small box behind the seats. Even stuff a small suitcase into the well where the top folds in. 1000 miles up and 1000 mils back. Besides getting by with minimal luggage, this car was fun and I believe safe as it can outrun any truck or suv on the highway. Around town, no one can even come close. Attracted lots of attention as this car is not available in Canada. Good mileage on top of speed, handling and style. Have not had this much fun for a long time.


Best Features

Around the mountain roads, this car can fly. No hint of breaking road contacts even on wet pavement and pulling high speed curves. What a blast.


Worst Features

Not a thing. But, if a lighter top is possible.


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