Thursday, August 8, 2013

10k: White Whale Tail: 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo

The second generation Toyota MR2 is one of the few affordable mid-engined cars that deliver on the promise of performance, low running costs and reliability.  The MR2 is arguably a better car than the Fiero in every measurable way, and is within throwing distance of the performance of the NSX, but with the excitement of a turbocharged engine.  Find this 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 5spd for sale in SF Bay Area for $8,900 via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

This MR2 looks to be in fantastic condition and is equipped with a limited selection of OEM+ parts.  However, the seller makes the following statement "The car is in too good of a condition for me to drive it out and really appreciate it."  What?  Unfortunately, statements like this tend to reduce credibility for the rest of the ad, but overall the car looks fantastic for the price.

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  1. Fantastic car! I would seriously consider buying this if I'm not 3000 miles away....sweet MR2!!

  2. I agree! I wish DT would post more east coast cars.

  3. So let it be written, so let it be done. I'll make an effort to peruse other-than-SFBayArea CLs once in a while.

  4. idk... the early version of this car was about as shitty as a fiero. Even dangerous driving in a straight line. '88 fieros are good and have a far better suspension than these cars but of course nobody talks about them when they compare things to fieros and nor do i.

    The later car is great though. Whenever I think of this gen MR2 I just am reminded of my friends that would do a 180 when he launched it sometimes. It was easily the hardest car i've ever driven which didn't make for a great car at all, lol. His was a 91 like this.

    The AW11 was better the only advantage here is potential straight line speed.... of course then there are MK 1.5 3SGTE AW11s floating around.

    I wouldn't say this is near a NSX at all. Maybe in speed but performance also includes handling and a great chassis, of which this car is not known for.


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