2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder Consumer Review: Hard to Beat
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2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Hard to Beat
By Spyder Man on

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2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Purchased my green/tan Spyder in Texas when I worked at Texas Tech. Would of course have purchased the Phantom if available (black and red). Learned early on from a friend I could flip the top back without getting out and have it lock in most instances - no apparent damage. This made me want to put the top down whenever possible. Handle - goes where you point it. Great acceleration leaving cars behind at lights without many RPM. Criticized for storage but drove it to Maine with enough clothes packed in to work indefinitely. Really enjoyed running 80 much of the time. OE Bridgestones being replaced at 18k under a warranty that came with the car. Pondering adding sports muffler.

Best Features

Handling and acceleration, small size, appearance with top down, mileage, quality finish, did I mention handling? And of course a great buy at around $25k new.

Worst Features

Better tire selection.
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