2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder Consumer Review: Life is Good

2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder - Consumer Review

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

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Life is Good
By LittleRedRidingHood on


2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Purchased a 2001 Red/black Spyder in
the summer of 2003. It's not for
everyone, but if you're single with no
kids, this is the car for you. It
handles flawlessly, can be parked
anywhere, and leaves every other car in
the dust. I used to travel by plane,
but now I refuse to fly anywhere within
a 3-state radius. The only problem I
have encountered is excessive tire
wear - and I'm not sure I can blame the
car for that. I'm embarrased to admit I
smile everytime I see my car. Just to
balance my glowing review: my brother
is 6'2" and refuses to drive my car
anywhere. He thinks it is terribly
uncomfortable, totally impractical, and
hates the non-stop attention it
receives. To each his/her own.

Best Features

Style, handling, gas economy, fits me like a glove. What I like the most: Whenever I go to put my bags in the trunk, there are always men standing around to say, "Sweetheart, the trunk's in the back - the engine's in the front," and I have the pleasure of saying, "Sweetheart, watch this!"

Worst Features

Put the power steering fluid in a more accessible place. Backing up, there's a blind spot on the passenger side. More safety features should be mandatory if I have to share the road with SUVs and trucks.
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