You'll get about the same interior volume as a Miata, with two bolstered seats, a high tunnel, a 5-speed manual, and direct steering. In an MR2 you have a real roof over your head, albeit sometimes with T-tops, and sometimes with sunroof like this example. Regardless, the presence of real C-pillars means that torsional rigidity is an integer number and rollover safety is something you can think about. The driving experience won't be as delicately perfect and controllable as a Miata; suspension design is a bit archaic and the AW11 is heavy for its size.
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CFlo is Daily Turismo's Technical Editor and co-founder. When he's not pushing around his dead chain driven AW11 with the blown-up Kawasaki sportbike engine, he's piloting a V8 E36 around a race track, or driving a Volvo 240 to work.