1999 Toyota MR2 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1999 Toyota MR2 BEAMS 2.0 N/A

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 N/A Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired167000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres


Unique car that looks and performs great!


Nothing so far, but I haven't owned it that long.

The red paint is just starting to fade a bit, and requires a good polish to keep it looking good.

I have just done some standard servicing, and had the clutch replaced.

General Comments:

This is a non turbo MR2 with a BEAMS engine. Apparently only 1000 were made in Japan, so it is a quite rare model.

It has a different looking spoiler to the 1998 MR2, which helps tell them apart.

The performance is great for a non turbo. Not as quick as the turbo versions, but has a really nice power delivery.

Mine is completely standard, and looks great that way. The interior is very functional and minimalist.

Handles great, a bit firm for every day driving, but make sure you have good tyres, otherwise it's not hard to spin it around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2012

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review