I've owned several of that generation of rx-7 and never had any problems with them ( turbo and na ). It's those post 93's with the twins that give everyone problems. I had a buddy in high school with a 91 turbo mr2 and I loved that. Anyone know price wise what they go for. Last time I looked n/a mr2s were like 3-4.5 and turbos were 6k plus. Turbo might be out of my price range just for a dd.for cheap DD N/A 2nd gen Mr2 cant be beat. Design is not as dated at the Gen1, the engine is bulletproof. And still has decent power. Think about all the money you'd have to pour in a Rx-7 or a 300zx. Parts will be much much cheaper for the MR2
Do you mean price wise or based on my question? I love the way the turbos sound they are soooo loud with the motor right behind your headMR2. might slightly be biased. The NA has the 2.2L 5sfe of a camry, that motor really just needs oil and gas and will take whatever you throw at it. Not much aftermarket for the NA motors. The turbos are really fun to drive and real easy to work on.
Might be slightly biased.
How much did it end up costing you if you don't mind me asking. What was the mileage? I'm not looking for anything crazy modified I might end up putting exhaust or something on it but I'm not going to be driving the supra to work everyday and I think this would be something fun to drive. Plus I love to get sidewaysI just picked up a '91 MR2 Turbo as my new daily driver, other than the fact that the t-top seals leak in heavy rain (can/will be fixed) and there's not much storage space, it's been lots of fun.
How much did it end up costing you if you don't mind me asking. What was the mileage? I'm not looking for anything crazy modified I might end up putting exhaust or something on it but I'm not going to be driving the supra to work everyday and I think this would be something fun to drive. Plus I love to get sideways
Everything I'm hearing sounds good. I don't know if I'm looking to spend 7k+ for a dd some of the ones I've seen are crazy high. But 4.5-6 I could do or just go with an n/a. I need to find out what my lexus is worth.
some useful info. The prices seem to jump a ton I'm seeing na's around 2,500-4,000 then the turbos are usually at least 7,000. I'm probably going to have to stay with the n/a. I'm leaning towards selling the lexus and getting an n/a mr2 and a used crotch rocket ( probably an 02-03gsxr )Ah, a thread where i have first hand experience to reference!
Okay, i had a 91 mr1 turbo for ~ 5 years from 2002-2007 before selling it to my uncle, who is now enjoying it.
For a DD, i would recommend the NA. Its cheaper for one, and they are really fun to drive on the street. No waiting for boost, etc. If you are going to want to mod for more power, then a Turbo is your best choice, but i don't think thats what you want.
Whoever said they are an easy car to work on... uhh no, they aren't. They are a Back Breaker to work on. The way everything works i suppose is pretty straight forward and easy to understand, and the various systems are fairly straight forward. but like ANY Mid Engined car, it is a back breaker to actually wrench on.
If you get yourself a stock NA, so long as you change the oil once in a while, and put regular gas in the tank. it WILL run... FOREVER. This statement is directed at the engine and drivetrain. They are bulletproof.
Earlier you said you like to get sideways. This is not the car for getting sideways. this is more of a Grip car, rather than a "drift" car. As an example, in the "Drift Bible" with that crazy japanese driver, he goes through some different platform cars talking about what its like to drift them.
He drifts an MR2 turbo, and it is pretty awesome, however it is the only car in the video that he manages to spin out while drifting...
the 91-92 cars have something referred to as "snap oversteer" and it has to do with the rear suspension toeing out (going from memory...might be slightly off) under load. This then causes the rear of the car to break SUDDENLY into oversteer instead of being a more gradual slide. you can read much more about the cars handling characteristics (At the LIMIT) at mr2oc.com Please keep in mind tho, that for someone who has just DDed their MR2 like a normal person for the last 10 years. They will have no idea what you are talking about regarding "snap oversteer," and these cars are very fun and tossable.