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2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder Convertible

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Toyota MR2 Spyder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automated Manual
  • Horse Power 138 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder

  • Though better suited as a weekend car than a daily driver, the MR2 Spyder is the perfect alternative for those suffering from Mazda Miata burnout.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lively and precise handling dynamics, scores high on the fun scale, available SMT transmission, affordable compared to other European-brand roadsters.

  • Cons

    Severe lack of storage space, bland interior design, not many safety features available.

  • What's New for 2005

    Say good-bye to the MR2 (again). This is the final year of production for the fun, little convertible. The only changes this year are to the audio system, which now has an amber-colored display screen and a standard six-disc CD changer in place of the cassette player.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 12 people found this review helpful

6 speed smt

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

DO NOT buy an MR2 spyder with the SMT -- it will fail, and Toyota will not be able to fix it. Something about the electronics, which Toyota is now famous for over-engineering and then having it all go haywire, and Toyota's well-deserved reputation for never admitting to screw ups. If you buy ANY Toyota, be sure and get as long a warranty as possible -- these electronics are VERY expensive, and rarely stay fixed for long.




Retirement gift

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

I bought my 2003 new and now have over 32,000 miles. It's been a great car. Eye catching and fun to drive. My wife and I drove it from St. Louis to Seattle and back this summer. It got attention wherever we went. It did great on the mountain curves. We are off to Virginia in it next week and look forward to the trip. You just have to mail your stuff to the hotel ahead of time.




Love my spyder

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

This is a fun, sporty little car with lots of energy and easy maneuverability. It has proven to be extremely reliable and, best of all, it is easy on gas.




I love my mr2 spyder

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

My MR2 is so much fun to drive though I agree that there isn't much storage I can put a lot in the lockers and I put a luggage rake on the back for travel. I love the gas mil it gets and the SMT transmission in mine. I'ts not a family car for sure but it works for me and my son.




Most fun ever, even wife

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

I bought this car because of style and price. The Miata is severly under powered and too bland. The MR-2 looks like it's bad-assed brother, and runs circles around it. I bought the green model because it was different and the compliments are amazing. Talk about fun, 0 to 60 in a heart beat without wheel chirp, handles like a dream, like it's on a rail. Even my wife admits that it's way too much fun NOT to take anywhere. The only problem is storage space, there isn't any, so you make do.




I like mine

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

Car looks great and is very fun to drive. The top is quick and easy for me to put up or down from the drivers seat in about 10 seconds. Toyota quality and reliability. Very short on storage, but hey,, it's a sportscar!



Full 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder Review

What's New for 2005

Say good-bye to the MR2 (again). This is the final year of production for the fun, little convertible. The only changes this year are to the audio system, which now has an amber-colored display screen and a standard six-disc CD changer in place of the cassette player.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
/
  • 30
  • highway
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