How are mk1 toyota mr2's?

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Old 26 Mar 2014, 12:09 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default How are mk1 toyota mr2's?

I'm considering one.. You can pick one up for around $3,000 and even a supercharged version for 5k. Are these cars reliable? Are they fast? Would I be able to add a turbo or supercharger to one that does not already have one? How do they fare as possibly a daily driver? And what mileage should I stay away from when buying one? Thanks for the answers!
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Old 26 Mar 2014, 12:30 am   #2 (permalink)
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Yes to fast, turbo, etc. However, those cars are far too old to use as a daily driver. You should avoid any car over 150K miles unless you are buying a track car. Daily drivers build miles too fast.
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Old 26 Mar 2014, 12:39 am   #3 (permalink)
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Check these web sites and see what these owners think about the MR2
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Old 26 Mar 2014, 12:54 am   #4 (permalink)
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I have to disagree with Christopher S. A good, solid example can still make a great daily driver. From what I've seen, they are still coveted, so there are many good examples out there remaining. The car was so light, it was somewhat overbuilt....even with a 1.6 liter engine. A Mister 2 with 150,000 miles can still make a great daily driver. Yuo can easily get more than double that. The supercharged version is really hard to come by and many have swapped out the SC12 supercharger for the more powerful SC14 supercharger from the Previa minivan. the engine was actually built up for it, so it's not some stock 4AGE with a bolted up compressor. It was properly built.
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