2002 Toyota MR2 Review from Australia and New Zealand

2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8 petrol

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Soarer


Great fun, great reliability


Nothing - unless a tail bulb counts...!

General Comments:

Handles like nothing on earth - point it at a corner and it tucks in and goes - no oversteer, no understeer and heaps of feeling.

Toyota quality is as usual rock solid.

Some say that it could do with more oomph - I disagree, it's all about the drive, the handling and the fun.

Less common than an MX5, the MR2 is the poor man's Boxster.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2010

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review