Used Toyota MR2 Roadster 2000 - 2007 review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

Toyota MR2 Roadster (00 - 07)
  • Toyota MR2 Roadster (00 - 07)
  • Toyota MR2 Roadster (00 - 07)

What's the used Toyota MR2 sports like?

The MR2 evolved from a coupe in the 1990s to a two-seat roadster for the new millennium to take on the Mazda MX-5. This generation sticks with the mid-engined, mini-supercar layout and, like the MX-5, has just the right amount of power to be great fun, but without scaring the pants off newcomers or costing a packet to run.

The 138bhp 1.8-litre engine is borrowed from the Celica coupe and whizzes away merrily through all five of its gears, with the slick gearshift just adding to the sense of fun. It's all topped off with excellent handling courtsey of the mid-engined layout, and the only thing to watch out for is that the MR2 can catch out the unwary in the wet.