1985 Toyota MR2 16 Valve DOHC 1.6 liter DOHC 4 Cylinder
Great "Drivers" vehicle and economical for commute.
Bought the vehicle with no air conditioning. Still have yet to fix it.
Leather on drivers side where left leg comes in contact has worn through, use seat covers now.
Has an overheating problem if driven in heavy stop and go traffic or if pressed really hard.
Stereo cassette had a crackling in it so replaced all components and now no problem.
Plastic trim in front of pop up headlights has broken up and deteriorated.
Besides my constant worry of overheating, after driving it for thirty minutes or so, the car is a pure pleasure to drive.
Body roll going into and out of corners is hardly noticeable, even under more than moderate acceleration.
Braking for such an old car is great, stops quicker than any other vehicle I've ever owned.
The seats are quite comfortable when driving. Although the depth of the seat backs makes it a bit difficult to find any good sleeping position when and if the need arises.
Found the positioning of the heating and airconditioning vents to be odd and a bit difficult to position.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th July, 2004
I had a similar problem with my MR2 1985 model that I bought second hand. Why don't you check out either, the Radiator and Auxilary fans. Specially, the radiator fan. It could be that the motor is not working.
I have an 85 with an adjustable steering rack, it was an option.