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A silver Toyota MR2 in an outdoor environment with buildings around.

Is a Toyota MR2 Reliable?

When it comes to small sports cars, one particular model stood out in its time. The MR2 was made in the 80s through the 2000s. Now, a decade or so later, rumors are flying about its return. What was the MR2, and was it a reliable vehicle?
Lotus Elise

How Does the Toyota MR2 Spyder Actually Compare to the Lotus Elise

The Toyota MR2 Spyder is the long-forgotten mid-engine roadster that deserved more attention than it received, but Lotus Elise owners know just how comparable this MR2 really is to the Elise. It was designed to offer drives interested in having a more familiar brand and platform with the Toyota name at a lower price point
2000 Toyota MR2

The Toyota MR2 Name Means More or Less What You Think

The Toyota MR2 name isn't completely out of place for Toyota, as they have some other popularly named vehicles with similar naming structures. Regardless of the claims, it's hard to argue with those who would claim it also stands for midship runabout 2, which, if you think about it, pretty much means the same thing
A red 1991 Toyota MR2

A $5000 1991 Toyota MR2 Is Cheap Mid-Engine RWD Fun

Today, the 86 is Toyota’s cheapest sports car. And, as it was in the 80s, 90s, and early 00s, the Supra is one rung above it. However, Toyota once offered another affordable sports car: the MR2. The 3rd-gen MR2 Spyder is something of a bargain Lotus, and the 1st-gen tangoed with the Pontiac Fiero. The …
The Toyota Supra is on display at the Dream Car exposition, which is part of the Brussels Motor Show

You Should Probably Wait for Your Next New Car Purchase

OK, so you are thinking about buying a new car. But you might want to wait a year or two––possibly even longer. There are some amazing cars coming in the not so distant future that may change your mind about the 2020 model you’ve had your eye on. Car and Driver made us a nice …
A silver 2004 Toyota is parked in a parking lot.

A Toyota MR2 Spyder Could Be an Affordable, Sporty Daily Driver

Buying an older used sports car is a fun and affordable way to get something more unique. While you can find used Mustangs and Chargers all over the place, some less popular cars are harder to find. Although they are rare, some of these discontinued cars aren’t popular or expensive, but that doesn’t mean they …
Red 1983 Pontiac Fiero

Mid-Engine Cars You Can Actually Afford

The idea of a mid-engine car can be intimidating and fun to a lot of car owners who really love having an enjoyable driving experience. When a car has an engine placed between the axels, or more commonly behind the driver and passenger, it affects the car’s balance distribution and handling, usually in a positive …
A red Toyota MR2 Spyder parked next to a picturesque countryside.

Is The Toyota MR2 The Inexpensive Sports Car You Can Daily?

The Toyota MR2 Spyder could be one of the most underrated sports cars on the used-car market. It may not be the most attractive looking car ever, and it’s certainly no Lotus, though many people could debate that it’s a more affordable version of the Elise, the MR2 is still a surprisingly good purchase. Like …
First Generation Toyota MR2

Throwback: Toyota MR2

In the early 1980s, the United States automotive industry was in a period where new smog controls had been enacted by the government, and fuel efficiency was king. In response, in late 1984, the Toyota MR2 entered the small, affordable, fun, fuel-efficient sports car space.  Toyota MR2 Introduction The MR2 was a small, sporty, mid-engined, fuel-efficient, two-seater car with …