The best of its time when comes to control
Head gasket leaked at about 150,000, but fixed with those seal liquid type thing that you put through the radiator. Starting to have head gasket problem again after 30,000 miles, and another one of those did help, so for $40 per 30,000 it isn't too bad.
Change the CV boots after about 120,000 miles.
It has superior control, if you upgrade the suspension in this car, you will enhance your driving experience.
The MR2 is small, and already has enough power to go anywhere, so to me safety issues are more important; you can upgrade the strut bars, sway bars and some damping control, new shocks every 50,000 miles, and it will last you a life time.
I put more than 100,000 miles on this car (original engine) and it still runs fine. Just take care of your car, any car, and it will last a very long time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2009