1991 Toyota MR2 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1991 Toyota MR2 GT Turbo 2.0 turbo

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 kilometres
Most recent distance154000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 75

Summary:

Fast, cheap, but compromised

Faults:

Overheated in 3rd year of ownership, replaced radiator cap, thermostat and gave coolant change, still overheated, turned out to be blocked radiator.

Cheap clutch plate destroyed with some vigorous driving. Selector forks bent while flatshifting at the drag strip.

Targa tops leak like a sieve so can't leave the car outside, condensation and mould appear if left outside for any length of time.

General Comments:

Exceptional performance when well maintained, will run low 14 second 1/4 miles standard at near 100mph. Can dip into the 12 second bracket and 0-60mph in under 5 seconds with a handful of modifications.

Handling great with good tyres, Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3s are a fantastic choice for this car, the previous Bridgestone G Grids were less than ideal.

Can be cramped for anyone over 6'1", car is a compromise of a reliable Toyota and a sports car therefore is a little soft compared to the older model.

Plenty of room in the boot for golf clubs or shopping.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2006

1991 Toyota MR2 G-Limited 2 litre twin cam 16

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2 litre twin cam 16 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 kilometres
Most recent distance71500 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

A work of art with the looks of a Ferrari, but not the price tag

Faults:

The T-top leaks a bit when it rains heavily.

The gear knob and steering wheel were in bad shape.

Changed the clutch when I bought the car.

General Comments:

Quick responsive car for its age.

Superb handling offers fantastic cornering fun. But be careful during rainy days.

Midship engine always give you a forceful push when you hit the paddle. Feels like a pad on the back to make you go faster.

Chicks dig my MR2.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2004

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews