Best performance around for the price
Radiator replaced. Ignition set replaced. Main rear seal oil leakage (expensive labour wise)
I'm glad I bought this MR2 when I did. The MR2 turbo only came as an import, and I found a perfect example only 4 years old at the time!
The first time I planted foot in this vehicle it was like this enormous surge forward, which bought an instant smile to my face and I knew I had to have it!
8 years on, the car still pulls like the day I bought it. Oil has been changed every 5000 kilometers to keep the turbo happy. I will recondition the turbo at around 150000 kilometers to keep things running the way they should. I am amazed at this cars reliability!
In stock standard form, the GTS MR2 has very impressive performance. I have tested it once, and it gave a 0-60 mph in 5.43 seconds and a quarter mile of 13.9 seconds. I'm not hugely interested in upgrading, just keeping everything running the way it should.
There are a lot of worn out mr2s out there, many that were imported at like 10 years old with a ridiculous 65000 kilometers on the clock. I will never understand why some people attempt to believe this is true, and then can't figure out why its not performing.
But if you do find a genuine one, they really are the best bang for your buck!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th March, 2005