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MR2 1.8 VVTI - anything to watch out for?

MR2 1.8 VVTI - anything to watch out for?

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993kimbo

Original Poster:

1,695 posts

87 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Hi,

Have never owned an MR2 before and am looking at MR2 1.8 VVTI with around 80,000 miles and at £2-3k.

Is this a good model to go for - anything expensive to watch out for?

Good cars? More fun than my current MX5 1.8?

Any advice appreciated,


cheers, Kim





993kimbo

Original Poster:

1,695 posts

87 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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You top chap.

Many thanks for doing that.

Cheers, Kim


acme

995 posts

100 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Hi Kim,

Funny to find you asking about these!

I had one for 5 years/50k miles, in my opinion they are fantastic cars.

A few things to look out, most of which I'm sure will be covered in the previous posters links, but in my experience;

- original Toyota wheels constantly corrode - had mine done on several occasions, bad design
- watch out for accident damage, short wheelbase, lightweight meant they were easily lost if too enthusiastic
- oil leaks not unheard of
- drivers side seat bolster wear due to the need to swivel round to get out
- hood design was awesome but as with all cabriolets needed to be put down properly
- hardtop only came from new, plenty with the hooks for them to attach to but without the actual hardtop with the car (many sold seperately which is daft when they could only go on cars specified with the hardtop from new)



Edited by acme on Wednesday 10th October 09:00

993kimbo

Original Poster:

1,695 posts

87 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Thanks Gavin, nice to hear from you.
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