1991 Toyota MR2 Reviews - Page 5 of 12

1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0 turbo from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

Fast, handles good, and dead reliable. What more could you want?

Faults:

Nothing. Absolutely great quality. The only thing I changed was the valve cover gasket because I took off the valve cover to paint it so I replaced the gasket while I was at it.

General Comments:

I have had 6 cars and this one is definitely my favorite. The only reason I don't have it is because it was rear-ended after I had it for only 8 months. During this time however the car was amazing. I bought it all original and put on a boost controller. The car was capable of beating many new high performance cars just by turning up the boost. Mustang GT's, Honda's with swaps, Wrx's and more. I did dyno runs with the car, drove to the track and made a few passes, and drove home without problem. I would absolutely recommend this car to anyone and am currently searching for another one myself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2005

1991 Toyota MR2 2.2 non-turbo from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

Ferrari styling, very reliable, fast and fun

Faults:

Nothing. I have replaced the battery, put new tires on it, and changed the oil regularly. Nothing ever goes wrong with this car!

General Comments:

This car was 6 years old when I bought it. I have driven it every day for over 5 years now, and nothing has ever gone wrong with it! Everything on it is the way it came from the factory (except the battery and tires). It still has the original spark plug wires and original belts.

It is amazing the response I get from this car. Every couple of weeks or so, I will be walking to my car in a parking lot and find people standing by my car pointing at it and talking. Seriously! When I go through drive-thru's, they ask me "what kind of car is that?" Everyone assumes it is some kind of exotic sports car.

I only paid $5500 for this car with 45000 miles on it and have only put one battery ($50) and one set of tires ($300) on it since then. I am thinking of doing a tuneup on it just out of guilt, but it runs like new with the original stuff on it. Even the engine still looks new.

I have test-driven other cars over the years, but can't find one that handles anywhere near as well as mine.

It also has a great "vrooom" sound to it that makes people turn their heads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2005

15th Apr 2005, 21:44

MR2s are great little cars, and sporty as heck. I enjoyed your comments!

27th Oct 2005, 02:26

I just purchased a 1991 Toyota MR2 Non turbo two months ago. I love this car! It is pretty fast, and has great handling. The weight distribution factor I had to get used to. But after I really got the feel for the car, it really rocks! It's great up in the hills. So far I have replaced two front tires with Dunlop High performance sport radial 215/40ZR 17. Also I replaced the catalytic converter, and also installed a muffler for a Flowmaster 2 chamber muffler. It is pretty loud, and no one around has one that sounds like mine. Also put in a new Bosch O2 sensor, and a few other maintenance things. The short throw shifter is pretty cool. For anyone looking to buy a Toyota MR 2, I suggest you go for it immediately; you will never drive a car like it.

1991 Toyota MR2 GT 2.0 (3SGE) from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 (3SGE) Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Far to comfortable for a sports car

Faults:

Radiator developed a hole due to rust.

Normal service items (e.g. filters)

General Comments:

This car is great fun to drive and extremely comfortable. Stunning to look at.

However to work on the car is a nightmare, the majority of bolts break when you try and release them. The engine bay is fairly cramped and difficult to reach into.

Changing simple items like radiators take much longer due to accessibility.

Fuels cost are not as high as expected, if required this car can return high mpg if driven lightly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 45 reviews