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Pros: Looks, feel, fun to drive, easy to clean, head turner
Cons: Storage room
Advice: Get one quick! They rock!!!!I have owned 4 MR2 Spiders begining with the first yellow MR2 delivered to the mid-west in 2000. I then purchased a new yellow spider every year since then. I love everything about these cars. My wife loves the cars and wishes we had one more.
Cons: Seats could be a bit wider
Advice: Just drive one, you'll buy it.The handling of the car is it's best feature, it goes around corners as if it was on rails....and no tire noises! The engine is well suited to the car as is the 5 speed gearing. On a sunny day with the top down it's just a fun car to drive. Plenty of room for tall people, the gas mileage is 27-28mpg with spirited driving. The fit and finish is excellent as befits a Toyota.
Pros: ease of the top
Advice: funfun makes you think your running with the big boys handles great it a blast
Cons: Lack of Space
Advice: You have to be ready to drive this small awesome car.Really smooth car. It lacks the horsepower of other cars, but that's because it's so light. It hits 4000 rpms at 90 mph.
Pros: Great look and a blast to drive.
Cons: storage space
Advice: Have fun with it and enjoy all the compliments!!!I've had my MR2 Spyder for 3 months now, and I still am giddy when I take her out on the road...It's pure driving heaven!
Pros: Easy operation of the convertible top.
Cons: No Cruse Control with the manual transmission.
Advice: If you go with the manual transmission, an after market Cruise Control is almost mandatory!!The vehicle was a blast to drive. Acceleration is quick for a small engine. Braking is very quick and responsive. There is a tremendous sense of euphoria when the vehicle is running on a twisty highway with no traffic to bother you. The MR-2 is unique in the fact that in the 3 months I have owned mine, I have seen only one other on the road and that was on an interstate off ramp in Chicago. The down side of the vehicle is storage. The “cargo” area behind the seats is by far the biggest storage area in the vehicle. It will hold a small workout bag, provided that the bag isn’t full. The “storage area” over the spare tire in the front may hold a Twinkie or a pack of gum. Seriously, it is very small. This isn’t the car to take grocery shopping, but if you are looking at this vehicle, you already know that. Another big drawback in my opinion is the lack of a cruse control with the manual transmission. A local company installed an aftermarket cruise control on the car in about 4 hours, after saying that it couldn’t be done at least 3 times. The vehicle handles very well with the after market setup though. Going up moderately steep hills will not cause the MR-2 to drop a mile per hour in speed. Lastly, the vehicle has no lumbar support for either the driver or passenger, something that this car could definitely benefit from. The final word is that the vehicle is a dream to drive and guaranteed to turn many heads. As long as you can accept the limitations, your fun in the sun is guaranteed.
Pros: engine imoblizer
Cons: trunk space
Advice: if you want a real sports car, buy this one.fast, nimble, great gas mileage, styling and real passing speed. sometimes I forget I am driving a four. a joy to drive.