2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Consumer Review: A kickass pocket rocket

2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder - Consumer Review

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

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A kickass pocket rocket
By jim007 on


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


The whole point of designing this car with a
"limited" engine was to minimize insurance
costs and to avoid the luxury tax. This car was
designed for aftermarket modifications.....how
wonderfully devious from Toyota.

For an additional $6000 - $8000 you can
install a Power Enterprises turbo kit,
suspension kit, add racing rods, racing clutch,
and 17" wheels. You will now have a Spyder
that will out handle almost any stock sports
car for less than a total price of $35000. And
no exhorbinant insurance costs!

No storage space, but why complain about
things that are diametrically opposed to the
design objective?

Best Features

This car turns more heads than a Boxster. My modified Spyder does 0-60 easily in 5.7 seconds, and pulls 1.2g on the skid pad! And even more astonishing........also gets 29-32 mpg! Beat that BMW.

Worst Features

Build more quality into the car and raise the price point another $2000 (still avoiding the luxury tax). This car's overall design is worth it!
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