Successful happiness is the the key with AW11 MR2 :)
Battery & some tyres, runs mint & very grunty, even better on BP-98 octane or Shell V-Power, which are the better fuels, for better all use/daily.
Also get into your local MR2 owners club, as they can help you with most common faults/problems.. or go on a run for fun.. it's the best.
Spark plugs & leads can play up. So get the best you can get/or afford.
Also alternators do get water in them thru the right side venting from the bonnet, which is a common problem.
Sometimes AW11s will be a pain to get running in the morning; try push starting or a slow towing; that helps the alternator getting running properly.
Some early SW11-MR2 1984-early '87 do get the problem of having crap battery. My solution is to get a battery with 350-430CCA. I always get a 430cca battery, as they last me forever...
For tyre pressure, 32 psi is the best for older cars.
With over 300,000 kms on the clock, it will still do over 170km/h, But always have strong tyres..
128bhp/129.8 ps 4age version engine.
G-Limited, with bodykits & spoilers.
Standard moonroof 3way, great in the sun/summer.
5 speed manual (manual is better choice) auto are lazy!! 12v system front & rear boots, with multi blue interior night lighting (by s/belts & c/console) & Rear Red led light for night driving.
Fuel: on 95-98 Mobil/Shell or BP 95-98.
98 fuel test, 6.5L/100kms, 80% country as well as paddock testing/drifting... happiness is the KEY.
Best: 6.35L/100kms 90% country driving.
Average: 7.0L/100kms, 50/50 ratio (town & country).
Worst: 8.0L/100kms city/slow driving... etc
I'm a gentle driver, unless I'm out of town - then my right foot gets heavier... I don't know why... bugger :)
Also use Pro-ma PT5 for the fuel system, as it does help clean it out with octane booster..
Pro-ma MBL8 is great with your engine oil, as it helps with everything inside your 4age..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2011