1990 Toyota MR2 Reviews from North America

1990 Toyota MR2 Turbo w/ T-Bar Roof 2.0L turbo

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0L turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance80100 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

The MR2 Turbo stands alone in the under $50,000 range of sports cars

Faults:

Air Flow Meter went around 50,000 miles.

Intake Leak at about 60,000 miles.

I had to sell it. : (

General Comments:

A great car for anyone who wants great exotic style handling and performance for under $100,000.

If the Air Flow Meter goes, buy an HKS VPC. (Only $200.00, and much better)

If you plan to modify the MR2 Turbo, get ready so spend some serious dough. EVERYTHING is expensive to repair compared to normal cars. (But well worth it)

You can modify safely 350hp and not spare any reliability if you do the job right.

Rear tires ruin quickly if you stay on the gas pedal.

Actually decent gas mileage for such performance.

Plenty of high end after-market parts available, some still being made.

For a 12 year old car, the look is modern as ever. Very sporty, very sleek!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2002

1990 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-Top 2.0

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

MR-2, absolutely the best!

Faults:

Almost every part of the car is in excellent condition! Only 2 minor problems:

Oil leaks.

Power steering gone out for 2 days and came back on suddenly. Weird!

General Comments:

This car is the best! I have never had so much fun with any other car. Everywhere I go, this yellow MR-2 gives me so much attention! People of all ages tell me I have a beautiful car, from young kids to old ladies!

I can't believe this car is already 10 years old. People don't believe me when I tell them it's 10 years old. It's just too perfect!

Toyota MR-2's are really rare. I have a yellow '91 Turbo, T-top with leather seats. It has 165,000 miles on it, and the original turbo is still good!! The paint job is also the original color and is still shiny.

I'm going to keep it forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2001

20th Jun 2002, 03:56

Did you ever find out what that power steering thing was, mine does the same thing!

4th Oct 2002, 09:37

The Power Steering problem is the relay - just turn your ignition on and off a few times and it should clear up (mine did the same) think the relay wasn't designed for age!

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews