1994 Toyota MR2 2.0 T-Bar 2.0GTI from UK and Ireland
A fun car
On route home from purchasing my new MR2 a bird flew head first in to the radiator, it successfully punctured it and lead to my engine over heating. After splashing out nearly £350 to get it sorted it is now running perfectly. An unfortunate accident I suppose.
General fuel consumption is quite good.
Rear wheel drive is great fun in the wet and in my opinion is a lot safer than your usual front wheel drive motors.
Expensive to repair, but very rarely does a Toyota go wrong.
Not fantastic speeds, but will have most cars in a 0-60 thrash (e.g escort GTI and VW Golf etc)
If you find a mint condition MR2, do not let it pass you by.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th May, 2005
29th May 2005, 20:54
Hard case about the bird puncturing your radiator. I own an Mr2 and was happily driving along the highway in an 80k zone when a bird burst from some shrubs about 10 feet from me. It disappeared with a 'thunk' in front of the car. I presumed it had gone under, but couldn't see a pile of feathers behind. Anyway I stopped about 10 minutes later and checked the front. The bird lay dead by the corner of the radiator. No damage, but unusual. My Mr2 has the plastic strip in front of the radiator removed so I guess I was lucky no there was no damage.
15th Nov 2005, 08:09
It's quite easy to make a mesh grille to protect the radiator. Obtain some metal or plastic grille from your ironmonger, cut to size, remove top two nuts or bolts holding radiator to the top cross member, slide mesh down and hold in place with plastic ties to the bumper bars you can see at the front ventilation hole, replace two nuts or bolts and voila a protected radiator for peanuts. By the way I'm 54 of age and I love my 92 tubby to bits, Happy Driving.