1994 Toyota MR2 Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1994 Toyota MR2 GT-Limited 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Baby Ferrari

Faults:

Changed disks and pads, 76,000 miles, nothing really.. got them for £80, both disks and pads.. which I thought would cost a lot more...

Battery terminal corroded.

General Comments:

This car is awesome, it's the 1st Toyota MR2 I ever owned, I always wanted one, finally got one. It handles brilliant and is awesome to drive.

Very reliable, good on petrol round town, a bit thirsty when you put your foot down ;)

The inside cabin is designed great, everything is designed around the driver, it's like a baby Ferrari.

It's great when the young kids point at the car, it's a great looker.. mine's a Ferrari red with the bodykit and 17" alloys, which really set the car off!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2006

1994 Toyota MR2 GTi 16 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carMazda MX5

Summary:

Competition car fun for Fiesta money!!!

Faults:

Radiator replaced (engine flushed, new coolant)

Battery Replaced

Drivers seat worn on squab edge (Normal)

General Comments:

This is a great looking car a bit like a mini Ferrari.

The performance of the normally aspirated 2.0 Ltr 16 Valve engine is better than most 2.0 Ltr cars. This car looks like a sports car, handles like a sports car, and is powered like a sports car.

Engine performance for the Rev 2 is around 168 BHP, but with an induction kit and performance exhaust you should get around 185 BHP.

Handling is excellent as standard. I fitted Tokico adjustable gas shocks and 215/15 tyres on the front which makes the handling exceptional, rear tyres remain at the standard 225/15.

It is true that these cars suffer from interior rattles partly due to the firmness of the suspension, however this is a sports car and not a plush saloon (get over it!)

The electrical package is exceptional for a two seater sports car, and very reliable.

Stowage is quite stunning for a small sports car, with storage areas front and rear.

I have owned this car for two years, and I still look forward to the drive to work and back everyday. It's a real head turner, with adequate performance, great handling, and reasonable comfort. Running costs are very reasonable, though some jobs can be pricey in the mid engine area. The stock stereo sounds awesome with the standard sub's and tweat's.

I would say that if you want a mini Ferrari for less than a couple of grand then go for it. You will not me disappointed.

I have driven an F355 and yes it is faster, and yes it is better, but not a £100,000 faster and better.

Next stop has to be a turbo engine, boosted to 300+ BHP, watch this space :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2006

20th May 2006, 10:19

I believe there was a turbo version, but sold only in Japan (although some may have been grey imported to the UK).

I don't envy your access to that mid engine though.

27th May 2006, 04:40

I own the G-Limited import version of the N/A. I agree it's a great car with ample power, but the turbo is stupidly quick in comparison. There are plenty around in the UK.

I don't agree that an induction kit and exhaust add 20bhp on an N/A, maybe 5-10bhp at a push.

12th Jul 2006, 08:02

Very good point about the Ferrari. If you've got the money then fine, but for mere mortals, any MR2 gives you 90% of the ability, 90% of the time. And you can use it all year round, day in day out and don't have to worry about where you leave it, either.

1994 Toyota MR2 Gts T Bar 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

Well when I can get my girlfriend out of the drivers seat absolutely superb

Faults:

The Catalytic Convertor needed replacing a month after I bought it.

The Windscreen Wiper Motor was replaced at 80,000 miles.

General Comments:

Superb driving position, extremely comfortable with the leather interior.

Great fun in the wet.

Surprisingly good fuel economy. I drove to Wales from Scotland on just over a tank full of petrol.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2005

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 15 reviews