i have just bought a mr-2 - its sleek and smart!!
I have recently upgraded from an MR2 T-bar turbo - it's much more fun to drive, cheaper to run, looks better, and handles better. You could say I'm impressed.
I've got a 2000-model year X-plate example with the hard-top and as I'm not a large person, I have no problems fitting in. I use the car every day and although I have to make twice as many trips to the supermarket, due to the lack of storage space, (I knew this when I bought the car), I am still quite happy and it gives me more excuses to use it.
It is quite plasticky inside, but that is my only gripe so far.
I did not get a handbook with car, so if anyone can help out with that i would be grateful - for instance, how do you get the bleedin' roof off?
My Roadster is 4 years old, has corroding alloys and now has signs of rust on the bonnet. It has (for the third time) developed a rattle from the heat shield becoming loose which makes it sound like an old banger.
Toyota have tried to rectify it but as i dont fancy shelling out for a new exhaust, i may yet have to live with it. This is my 3rd Mr2, and the old style coupe had a much better quality of finish to the Roadster. I enjoy the ride, and the handling, but the build quality has put me off buying another one.
After reading the review regarding corroded wheels, I feel I must also say I am experiencing the same problem.
The MR2 is a 2004 model bought in October and the alloy wheels have also corroded. I have been told it is the paint reacting with the alloy. I have been promised new wheels under warranty for the last two months, but have still had no replacements.
Apart from the wheel problem, the car is great fun and is a head-turner. I am really surprised Toyota has not done more to resolve this problem.
This poor-quality finish is the first thing people comment upon when the vehicle is left parked outside.
Come on Toyota, get it sorted. We paid top dollar for these cars.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!