1992 Toyota MR2 GT Turbo - REV2 2.0 Twin Entry turbo from UK and Ireland
Super Car performance and luxury for pocket change
Suspension bushes have perished, but they are 14 years old.
Clutch slave cylinder is on its was out, £30 but a nightmare to replace.
Clutch thrust bearing is on its way out.
Leak somewhere in the boot.
Door seals are malformed and cause huge amounts of wind noise.
Driver side sub woofer is blown.
CD player will not work.
Windows rattle when closing the doors.
If you can afford to only have two seats, want something that feels like its worth a fortune and only pay a tiny amount for it (£4000) then import an MR2 turbo from Japan.
The acceleration is brutal, 0-60 between 5 and 6 seconds and it makes such a nice noise.
Get a GT and not the GTS as the interior is better, half leather seats, T-Bar. It's a little heavier, but you would not notice the difference.
Some people say this car likes to spin, but I have NEVER accidentally had the back end even slip on me. So don't believe the boy racer rumours.
Also don't think you cannot commute in this as I have done it for a year and my back has never been better as the seats are so comfortable with a A1 perfect driving position.
Air-con is an old CFC gas system which is a pain to refill.
Car stereo system is pretty poor.
One thing I would say is to stay away from high mileage modified vehicles. I got a goo low mileage Rev-2 (225bhp) example with only an exhaust and induction kit and am very happy.
Insurance was not too bad for a 27 year old and his fiancee.
I would recommend this car to anybody.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2006