2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Consumer Review: Looks exotic and needs repaire

2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder - Consumer Review

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

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Looks exotic and needs repaired just
By Seth2628 on


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


needs repaired just as much. I love
the spyder its a great looking, awesome
handling, head turning machine, it just
lacks the power thats needed to keep up
with the rest of the performance
market. I have owned my spyder since
Jan of 01 but recently got rid of it
because of reliability issues alot of
people were having. Not small ones
either--major engine failures. The oil
control rings are poorly
designed/machined, which leads to oil
being burned and the catalytic
convertors frying. The subsequent
damage is usually bad enough to warrant
an engine replacement. To see details
log on to Spyderchat.com care and
maintanance section.

Best Features

limited number, sharp lines, great feeling of a mid-engine sports car. A few modifications and to get the kind of performance the MR2 gives you need to spend 50 grand on the next best thing

Worst Features

engineering? manufacturing flaw? whatever the problem is, Toyota needs to fix it. I am sad to have gotten rid of such a great car but I dont want to deal with the headache of getting 2-3 engines replaced as others have.
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