2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L from North America
Nimble handling, fun to drive
Nothing so far.
Bought as part of my mid-life crisis. Wanted an Asian mistress and ended up with a Toyota Spyder (Should be cheaper in the end). I'm 6'2" and weigh 225. I tried to fit into a Honda S2000, Saturn Sky and Mazda Miata (both new and old) and found the Spyder had more room for my legs and headroom. Due to garage size, I was limited to the size of car that I could purchase. So far, its fun with the convertible. Wish the rpm's were lower when traveling in 5th.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2007
21st Jan 2011, 14:45
How did the 6 speed tranny swap work out for you, was it a direct swap? I too have been wishing for a 6th speed and considered what you've done, but can't find any info on it.
14th May 2011, 11:12
http://www.monkeywrenchracing.com/ this is the URL for MonkeyWrenchRacing. They have the 6-speed European style transmissions. At 70mph, the RPM is at 2900! I've been averaging 37 MPG with the 10% ethanol fuel that we use here in Wisconsin.