Used Toyota MR2 Roadster 2000 - 2007 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Our recommendations

2000 - 2007 review
Toyota MR2 Roadster (00 - 07)
  • Toyota MR2 Roadster (00 - 07)
  • Toyota MR2 Roadster (00 - 07)
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Our recommendations

Which used Toyota MR2 sports should I buy?

There's only one MR2 model, so all you need to decide is which gearbox suits you. We'd go for the five-speed manual which has a clean, crisp action that works well with the rev-happy 138bhp 1.8-litre engine.

There's also the sequential manual transmission (SMT), which is Toyota's take on the Formula One-style manual gearbox without a clutch pedal. It works more smoothly and quickly than most contemporary systems, but we still reckon the standard manual is more fun.

Other choices are limited to air-con and leather seats (many later MR2s have both). Some cars were fitted with a removable hard top as new - it's useful in winter weather, although you need somewhere to store it when you want to enjoy open-top motoring.