I bought my first MR2 with over 143000 miles. Hesitate to pay the 2400 dollars, I bought it anyway and would do it again. The car was very reliable and would not break down. I thought maybe I would drive it a few years until it breaks down. It took a side collision to put her out of commission and the insurance paid me 3400 after 6 years of driving and only minimal maintenance (oil changes, brakes, clutch etc).
Sporty look in a low price and great reliability. T-tops and turbo.
Better gas mileage or fuel management for the size of car. Would like to have seen 28-30mpg to make this car a perfect car.
Truly a work of art aesthetically and on the road, one feels connected to the ground. The weight distribution is divine, and I fell in love with this car from the very first time I saw one over 10 years ago.
The transmission in the 1993 version is tough, and the shifts can be done with solid ease. Also when one disconnects the Electro-hydraulic Power Steering the road-feel is amazing.
None. It is a pity that cars are not made like this anymore. The Lotus Elise may have the go-cart feel of the MR2 however who knows about its reliability issues. The MR2 is the perfect combination of performance, economy, and reliability. FUN.
The MR2 handles very well, except in snow. I get 34 mpg hwy and 26 in town. It has room for several bags of groceries etc. The only problem is that it leaks at the back of the door windows in a heavy rain. Great other than that!
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.