1993 Toyota MR2 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1993 Toyota MR2 GTS 2.0 turbo

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance132000 kilometres
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

Best performance around for the price

Faults:

Radiator replaced. Ignition set replaced. Main rear seal oil leakage (expensive labour wise)

General Comments:

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

1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0 turbo

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carBentley Continental R

Summary:

Faster than my Learjet!

Faults:

I keep knocking the side mirrors off the car while racing through traffic at 200+kmph.

General Comments:

I have owned a Learjet and a couple of V8 super cars that I used to race. None of them could keep up with my MR2. I have kept the engine standard except for a boost controller, and I run 35-40 PSI daily. These engines will run 35PSI without internal work.

Externally, I have only hand painted the body red, and added some neon lights at the front, a TRD window banner, and an anodised blue cup holder. They removed 2 seconds from my 0-150kmph time. Chicks dig my MR2 because it's so cool.

Also, be sure to swap the front and rear wheels, as it makes burn outs easier.

The directors of 2F2F wanted to feature my car in the movie, but I wouldn't let them because it's too cool.

GO MR2!!! GO TOYOTA!!!, I LOVE YOU!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2003

10th Oct 2003, 09:09

Great, but how does it go round corners??? Chicks dig it? Yeah, right...

30th Mar 2004, 00:31

There is no way you could put 35-40 psi of boost with out detonation.

4th Apr 2004, 15:00

Anyone else who posts a reply about this blokes comment must be a tad dumb. To the guys who did reply... he is winding you up.

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews