1995 Toyota MR2 GT Turbo T-bar 2 litre from UK and Ireland


It will embarrass cars costing 10 times its price!!


Nothing at all so far!

General Comments:

I came from a pug 306 1.8 (great fast little car I thought) then bought myself an MR2. First impression of the car is that it looks great. It had new alloys and bodykit fitted, which looks realy good. Went all the way from Glasgow to London to pick it up and drove back myself.

First time I floored in in the car was an absolute shock. I've been in Porsche Boxsters and other fast cars, and none of them can compare to how hard this car pulls. The handling is great as well with the driving position perfect. Really surprised how comfortable the car is.

Petrol costs haven't been that bad either, compared to the Pug I'd say I only lose 5-10 miles per 10 pound I spend. Not bad at all for some spirited driving.

Anyone thinking of owning an MR2? You definitely should. Only downside? 2 seats maybe. Once again, I love the car!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2006

1995 Toyota MR2 GT T-Bar 2.0 16v Twin Cam from UK and Ireland


This car is seriously quick and puts newer 2.0 cars to shame!!!


The only problem with the car is that the car ariel needs a new electric motor, not to fussed as I never listen to the radio anyway!

General Comments:

The whole car is in near enough showroom condition, no dents and only 2 small scratches in the front.

Full Leather interior is still very supportive and shows no signs of wear.

Rock solid suspension makes the steering and handling very predictable and easy to control.

Engine has a nice growl when pushed beyond 3500 - 4500rpm.

Straight line speed and acceleration in amazing, with 170BHP and torque which pulls hard through all the gears. But conering in anything other than the dry needs concentration, the rear end is very lively in the wet!!!

The Previous owner was a lady, and as a result the car has a full Toyota Dealer service history, and has been serviced every 6000miles, with at least £150.00 spent each time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2004

1995 Toyota MR2 GT 2.0 Fuel Injected from UK and Ireland


This car is outstanding, in performance, looks, comfort, and drive.


The clutch was replaced at 100,000 miles by the previous owner. I think a cheap one was used cause it went again at 110,000. I had it replaced by Toyota with a brand new clutch. It cost £400 but comes with a three year warranty on parts and labor. It feels ten times better for it.

General Comments:

The car is very quick for a 2.0 injection.

The handling is exceptional in the dry, but not as good in the wet. I've had the back end go out a couple of times in the wet and it scared me to death.

It is by far the most comfortable car that I have ever driven. The driving position is nice and low to the ground and the seats can be adjusted in various ways to ensure maximum comfort.

I was told the cabin was quite noisy due to the engine being right behind you however I haven't ever really noticed it at all.

The standard stereo was a bit disappointing however I have since upgraded to a Kenwood Head Unit and the 8 standard speakers are superb.

The fuel economy is very good around town however it can be more juicy on the motorway. I think this is due to it being Japanese and slightly high revving.

This car turns heads all the time. Everyone always comments on it. Whenever I stop at a zebra crossing it's always nice to see a little boy tug on his dads jumper and point at my car.

I will be keeping this car for a very long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2003

30th Mar 2007, 05:39

I am the original reviewer and would like to add a couple of points for anyone that is still looking at buying, what I feel still is, a good sports car with all the refinements making it comfortable enough for everyday use.

I’ve now owned the car for nearly 5 years (And they have been 5 happy years as far a motoring goes). The car is now at 136K miles and is still a pleasure to drive and own.

I have also noticed that 2 more of these have appeared down my street in the last year or so :-)

Firstly dealers – I put my car into Toyota for a service and it was hit while in their car park taking a large amount of paint of the front bumper. They admitted to it before I even saw the car, were very apologetic and told me they would fix it and provide me with a courtesy car. The work was done to a good standard and I was left a happy customer. (Not as happy as if they had taken car of it in the first place.)

I’ve since found a local Toyota Specialist who, in my opinion, does better work at less cost. In summation, I’ve found Toyota to do good work however they are very expensive. If you can find a local garage/specialist who you feel you can trust then go with them.

Problems I’ve had since the review are as follows:

Front Brake discs have been replaced due to wear.

There is an intermittent fault on the Oil Level Sensor. I’ve looked into replacing it, but unfortunately it’s quite expensive and so I’ve chosen to leave it for the time being as I don’t feel it’s essential. I just check the oil regularly like I would any other car.

The Heat shield over the exhaust in the engine bay started to rust and as a result it started rattling horribly. I was told this was a common problem and the heat shield has just been removed.

The seals rusted through just in front of rear wheels. Again, I was told this is a common problem and they were welded and re-sprayed.

Unfortunately, the car is bright red and the paint has started to fade. With a car this age it’s hardly surprising. It requires a lot of attention with Shampoo and Polish, but with a bit of elbow grease it does still come up nice. I’ve had to invest in an electric buffer though :-) This has put me off buying another red car.

There have been a few other small problems, like the springs that hold the brake pads in place failing and causing a knocking noise, but these were fixed with little expense and effort.

In the end, none of these problems have once made me doubt my decision to buy the car or made me an unhappy owner.

I’m now nearly at the point where I will be replacing the MR2 and I’m finding it difficult to find something that I believe will make me as happy. Whatever my new car is, I will be sad to see the MR2 go.

1995 Toyota MR2 GT-Turbo 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland


It's a big fat hairy beast from hell


Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with the car so far, just the usual things like pads, discs and oil needing to be replaced, the car is a gem.

General Comments:

Just had a major engine re-tune, have spent 37,000 pounds on beefing up the engine to 721.9bhp, been a long time down the shop, getting everything chromed and stiffened.

This car is road going and kills everything on the road.

In standard form it would beat any Cosworth, never did like the Ford, did not feel like anything special, basically just an Escort with a spoiler, lots of replica ones and no real street cred, with the MR2, what you see is what you get....... ie a rear wheel drive mid engined sports car.

The stock turbo version is a demon from hell, but a modded one will kill an F1 car!

If you win the lottery, rush off and get yourself one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2000

20th Feb 2001, 11:11

Please come back down to Planet Earth. I'm sure the other folk in white straight jackets are missing you by now. 700+ out of a two litre engine (that clearly isn't made by Nissan or Honda) is just waffle.

16th Mar 2001, 16:24

Eh? 700 bhp is achievable from an MR2. You're too skeptical. Unless you work for a tuning company, or have some written letter from a toyota mechanic saying why it is impossible, it's not.

1995 Toyota MR2 GTS 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland


Nothing yet - touch wood!

General Comments:

Super fast car, nothing goes faster for so little money. I only gave it 5 out of 10 for comfort because the roads in Ireland are so bad, it might be comfortable on real roads. If you do not drive like a lunatic (which is hard to resist) it is very economical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 1999