1994 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-Bar 2.0 Turbo
To drive one is an experience beyond the scope of words. Too much power for the average human
I just purchased this immaculate 1994 Turbo with ALL options. The car is absolutely flawless! It also runs perfect, and you can even eat off the engine (I still can't believe how clean it is). The only dirt on the car was from the eye-prints I left all over it.
OPTIONS: Locking t-tops (with shades and bags), tan leather, dual airbags, ABS, limited slip differential, CD, cassette, equalizer, 2 subwoofers, 8-speaker stereo system, foglamps, cruise control, tilt, A/C, lumbar seats, power everything, factory theft-deterrent system, bone-stock 2.0 twin entry turbo engine (200+ horsepower - NICE!) mated to a 5-speed transmission, 15 inch 5-spoke OEM rims, perfect cherry red paint with a single-piece factory spoiler.
PERFORMANCE: It starts up with a nice little growl, and doesn't seem like much of a threat at first, but once you put it in gear and give it some gas, you will have the ride of your life. It has crisp throttle response, agile cornering, and excellent brakes. The car will nimbly zip through 90 degree banks at 40+ mph with no sliding whatsoever (kids, don't try this at home) (be sure you're on dry pavement with good tires, and no police near by). The passing power is sheer animal.... downshift and give it some gas,... the turbo will start to hiss, and you will be pushed into the back of your seat as the needle swings into the triple digits. People often wonder what the little red blur was... the world may never know.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2000
Sounds like my '93!! I'm 40 years old, and have owned a few 80's MR2's, but this is my first turbo. I know I'll need a new identity soon, because this little girl is not the type to bring home to Mama, and I'll probably be needing a new license! Gut wrenching speed for the money!
I'm picking my 91 up tonight. Very excited. The previous owner was engaged in a race with a Carrera and said he just hit the cruise control and 140 MPH. Liked it better than the rickety Ferrari he drove.
Sounds like this review was written the day you got the car. Would be curious to know what you have to say about it now, 3 1/2 years later, assuming you still have it-?
This car is a performance vehicle and therefore means performance prices to a certain degree. Even after 3 years I think the smirk will still appear even if a new turbo was required as this is something we, well I would expect if buying this type of car. I'm not saying the turbo would go, but from my general conversations with lots of people they seem to think that it is a good idea to stay away from turbos. I have driven turbo cars and I would say that they are much better than normally aspirated.
I have run a 220 gsi turbo and coupe turbo both close to a 100,000 miles and never once had a problem with them. I'm sure that Toyota's build quality would be of a higher standard.
I am an owner of a 93 plate MR2 g limited T Bar and I love it to pieces, but the only thing that bugs me about the car is the T Bar roof leaks and soaks the seats, only when it rains for hours though.
The seals seam to be in perfect shape and have no cracks or anything.