1984 Toyota MR2 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1984 Toyota MR2 G Spec 1.6L-16V 1.6L-16v-EFI-DOHC from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6L-16v-EFI-DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired184440 kilometres
Most recent distance185003 kilometres

Summary:

Simply it's fast, sporty and eco-friendly 80's sports car

Faults:

My head gasket needs replacing very soon.

Seats needs covers or replacements.

General Comments:

This car is very quick and handles like a Go Kart. I never want to let anyone else drive it, it's so great to handle - also it needs some new parts.

The cabin is sporty and still comfortable, spacious, with double boots, and room behind the seats for books or whatever you what to do with her (MR2).

Also, she's my very first car, all my friends like / love her. (MR2) Between 950-1100kg in weight and it a personal & sporty GO KART for the road (Fast, Sporty and Comfort), you can't do say no to a MR2.

Also I'm in my mid 20's and I have wanted a MR2 since I was 18, (in high school) But now, it's a different story now, my neighbours like the car.

Want a dream car to have and to drive. :)

Some say it's a baby Ferrari (from long view). sweet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2006

1984 Toyota MR2 1.6L MPFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L MPFI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired131000 kilometres
Most recent distance132500 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

Works out in your favor in the long run

Faults:

Drove the car extremely nicely for 3 weeks, gave it a bit one night to look up and see steam gushing out of the engine at the cause of a blown a head gasket.

Previous owners had a new engine installed 16 months ago and managed to warp the block and head of the replacement motor aswell. Apparently filling the radiator and engine with a "stop leak" mixture worked long enough for me to buy the car.

Took it to my mechanic who wanted the high-end of $4000 to fix (complete recondition) or $500 to hear "its not worth fixing".

Getting a new motor installed this weekend (20v variety instead).

Words of wisdom - Replace ALL the radiator pipes when installing a new engine.

General Comments:

I have owned a Supercharged 89 MR2 before and managed to write it off.

I never once got stranded on the side of the road, only once in my driveway (due to someone undoing my sump bolt).

No oil leaks from the SC, hopefully this older less mileage car won't for a long time either.

Seats are excellent for spirited driving, not so great for long journeys (but after an excel, no-one can complain)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2003

1984 Toyota MR2 MK1 N.A. 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Good, cheap, honest fun

Faults:

Not too much really.

A bit of rust around the rear wheel arches.

Clutch master cylinder needed a rebore.

New wheel bearing.

Replaced a wiper switch.

All jobs I could do myself at 'parts only' cost.

General Comments:

Excellent little car. Not too bad on the fuel either. Wear on synchromesh on 2nd, spoiled the 'off the lights' performance a bit.

Superb on the gravel roads here in New Zealand. Loads of tail out stuff, but never came near to spinning. People say the boot space is too small but it just helps to make you leave all your crap behind when you pack!

Sad to see it go but needed the money. I'm now looking for a MkII to continue the legend.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2000

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews