I've been looking at getting a second car recently and have been disappointed in a few I've found until I came to the 1988-1990 (maybe not sur about years but first model is what i mean) MR2. I know it's a 2 seater that is mid-engine real wheel drive which I like. I also know that it also lacks HP but so does the miata, but it is extremely light and good on gas. Does anybody have any concerns or know of any problems with the car in general?
it may lack some power, but the car itself is very light, so the puny power
is made up for easily with the weight. personally, i dont like the first
gen MR-2 since i can barely fit myself in them. so tall ppl have problems
with them. other than that, i honestly dont know of any problems with
pros? oh, lots of them. older toyotas last even longer than the newer ones. the first gen MR-2 had a supercharged version come out and it can be modded quite easily. actually, just a few tricks and u will have a very nice ride. just dont crash.... u will really not want to crash in one of those small things.
Hey it is a Toyota man. no problem ever happens to these cars. But check before what kind of driver the person was before buying the car. Plus ok it lacks a little in power but just check with TRD you will lots of fun things to had to your car to make it more GO.
Might be overlooked, but some people have a hard time adjusting to the
Mid-Engine RWD setup. Its not quite like a RWD because there is little to
no weight in the front and spinning out in bad weather is very easy. Just
to take into consideration it won't be like any car you've ever driven.
nygknok, makes a very good point about not crashing in such a small car.
just wondering whats up with you and TRD? are you obsessed with it?
Not that I am obsessed, who knows your car better then the people that build it? I love Toyota, so ya TRD is always the first place that I look, and most of the time the last place. :thumbs:
Well TRD is just a performance devision of Toyota. Like Nismo from Nissan
or AMG from Mercedes. They don't actually "build" the Toyota cars, they
just make them better by adding upgrades to it. Being obsessed with TRD is
just like saying you're in love with TEIN because they know your car
because they manufacture suspensions for them. It does'nt quite work like
TRD engineers, and builds Toyota performance parts. Not necisarily the cars themselves...
actually, TRD doesnt really make all of the things they sell (like most
companies out there anyhow).
its always nice to have the back up of the company that actually "specializes" in parts for those applications.
still, would be nicer if companies with actually start doing more of their actual own work :(