The MR2 is very well engineered and built. Mine has been trouble free and the quality of the engineering (good materials selection) makes the car easy to keep looking new. The handling of the 93 and 94 models is very friendly. It isn't a Lotus Elise, but it is as close as you are going to get for less than the sales tax on a new Elise. It actually is a better built car, which is probably the reason Toyota could not make money selling them.
Handling, styling, efficiency, reliability. Still has a lot of "wow" factor and impresses kids that were born after this car was designed. Still quick and gets 28 to 30 MPG. Even today, no cars match its combination of styling, efficiency and performance.