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
In my opinion this is truly a fantastic
little car. The handling is wonderful
and the 6 speed shifts acceptably quick
if not lightning fast. The engine
while not having tons of power is rev
happy and with the light weight is very
quick. A lot of negitive comments have
been writen regarding the style, but in
all honesty I like it and most people
who see it like it to. It turns heads
where ever I go and someone is always
checking it out when I come out of a
store. Fuel mileage has been over 34
highway miles per gallon so far.
Really nice car!! Way to go Toyota!!
I have owned this car only for a short period but it is fantastic. I have owned and driven many cars in my time but this has quckly stolen my heart. I love this little car. It drive like every boys childhood dream of owning a Hotwheels, only this is the adult version.
This car is not practicle as you might be able to carry a gallon of milk. It is not a smoth riding car and it can be noisy with the top up. It has one job and that is to put a smile on your face, and that it does everytime you drive it.
My 1st day getting it on the hwy I took a cloverleaf at speeds that would have put another car in the ditch and I didnt even know it. But I had the biggest S(&T eating grin on my face.
After 35000+ miles it all went downhill. Power steering went bad. Suspension went bad. Soft top & body rattles. Exhaust system rattles. Small hardware parts broke. Rear brakes went out. Parts took weeks to get. Never in stock.