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Anyone ever owned an old MR2?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by hosmer, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. hosmer

    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    All I know is:

    Its an 87

    Not supercharged

    T-tops

    5 speed

    has rust, but isn't bad

    110k

    and its cheap



    I've always liked them, never found one that was cheap and not beat to shit/rotted to the ground.

    Opinions?
     
  2. doug810

    doug810 Junior Member

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    I have a 1989 Supercharged MR2. It is my weekend car cause it doesn't get that much mpg. That mr2 has potential. You would be able to drop in a silvertop 20v 4age motor that has 165hp and have a 45/55 weight ratio. You should check out www.mr2oc.com
     
  3. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Had I put into that car the effort I'm putting in my NX it would be a NASTY FUCKING BEAST right now.
    Yeah, the pinstripes are pink. Wanna make somethin of it ?


    That was mine up till last year. An MR2 AW11 is one of the most unique and fantastic cars ever built. Buy it.

    The NA one isn't the fastest out there (My CRX has always eaten them) but they are VERY reliable, the bodies are incredibly well balanced, they are an engineering marvel, and the most flexible designs in the world. There is no interior room, and you have to deflate a basketball to put it in the trunk, but they are balanced so well that they are wielded like weapons more than cars. The SCs are godly and with proper suspension and tires they are infallible. I can speak volumes of these cars.

    Give you extra credit if you tell me where the gas tank is.
     
  4. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    isn't it between the driver and passenger?
     
  5. hosmer

    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    I thought it was behind the seats...?


    I dunno, I guess I'll find out this weekend :)
     
  6. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Gas tank is in the armrest. Chris is right, but I'm pretty sure I told him :)
     
  7. doug810

    doug810 Junior Member

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    How much are you getting the car for?
     
  8. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    remember, we dissasembled one at claytons?
     
  9. NissanNiNjA2nd

    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

    more?

    DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

    omg yes.

    YES!

    I LOVE those cars.... and by love I mean LOOOOOVE.

    freakin 80s looks and AMAZING handling. YES! the supercharged ones are HELLA fun outta the box, but it takes a weekend to get used to the rear motor stuff.

    so much good stuff though.
     
  10. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Get one as a "starter" car to the world of MR2.

    Then, when you like it, get the 1989 MR2 SC t-bar. They aren't that common (Most of them are 88s) But boy are they worth it. Save up $6000 and buy a mint one from somewhere that doesn't have rust.
     
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    My friends is a 91? I believe. Nice car, but I never sat in it when it was stock.
     
  12. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Fun MR2 fact: There is no such thing as a 1990 MR2.
     
  13. StealthMode

    StealthMode Kung Foolin'

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    I love MR2's. Buy the damn thing.
     
  14. Speedracer228

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    celerity, that mr2 is hot

    ive never seen any of that body style so clean up by me, only seen a buncha rusted na ones

    id def rock one of them
     
  15. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but it's a good 30/30 car. (30 feet or 30 mph). It did have a load of rust, and some problems. I got $2500 for it and that was a good price to me. I even told the kid what was wrong with it. The interior is mint, but keeping an interior in good shape is easy.
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    I had a 87 NA, that little car was a blast to drive. I like the SC ones but hard to find. l've been looking around for a 91 - 95 NA or Turbo
     
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