The Truth About Cars » Toyota MR2 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Digestible Collectible: 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-1991-toyota-mr2-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-1991-toyota-mr2-turbo/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271409 Based on pageviews, you guys didn’t particularly love Wednesday’s Ferrari. So, let us consider something at twenty percent of the price, but with maybe 85 percent of the performance: Toyota MR2 Turbo: 94.5 inch wheelbase, 2,700 lbs, 200 hp Ferrari 308 GTSi QV: 92 inch wheelbase, 2,800 lbs, 240 hp No, I’m not kidding. I don’t […]

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Based on pageviews, you guys didn’t particularly love Wednesday’s Ferrari. So, let us consider something at twenty percent of the price, but with maybe 85 percent of the performance: Toyota MR2 Turbo: 94.5 inch wheelbase, 2,700 lbs, 200 hp Ferrari 308 GTSi QV: 92 inch wheelbase, 2,800 lbs, 240 hp No, I’m not kidding. I don’t […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1988 Toyota MR2 Supercharged http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/digestible-collectible-1988-toyota-mr2-supercharged/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/digestible-collectible-1988-toyota-mr2-supercharged/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176762 Salt is a killer. Any time I travel south, I’m amazed when I see pristine, 30-year-old cars being used as daily transportation. Up here in the Great White North [Don’t you live in Ohio? —Mark], most everything built prior to Y2K has been perforated horrendously. Considering this, I laugh anytime a distant friend asks me to […]

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Salt is a killer. Any time I travel south, I’m amazed when I see pristine, 30-year-old cars being used as daily transportation. Up here in the Great White North [Don’t you live in Ohio? —Mark], most everything built prior to Y2K has been perforated horrendously. Considering this, I laugh anytime a distant friend asks me to […]

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Toyota MR2: Fear the Robot Eagle! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/toyota-mr2-fear-the-robot-eagle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/toyota-mr2-fear-the-robot-eagle/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450172 Members of the MR2 Jihad generally refer to the creature on the hood emblems of their cars as the “Screaming Eagle,” but I say it’s a stoic, tight-beaked Robot Eagle. I hadn’t paid much attention to this emblem, since it’s quite small and mounted on a car snout that sits quite close to the pavement, […]

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Members of the MR2 Jihad generally refer to the creature on the hood emblems of their cars as the “Screaming Eagle,” but I say it’s a stoic, tight-beaked Robot Eagle. I hadn’t paid much attention to this emblem, since it’s quite small and mounted on a car snout that sits quite close to the pavement, […]

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I Must Say, Sir, Your Ferrari 360 Sounds Suspiciously Like A Toyota http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/i-must-say-sir-your-ferrari-360-sounds-suspiciously-like-a-toyota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/i-must-say-sir-your-ferrari-360-sounds-suspiciously-like-a-toyota/#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 14:52:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444831 Perhaps inspired by my recent TTAC fiction piece The little death, I was idly shopping for 360 Modenas on eBay this morning when I came across this little gem. Obviously, it’s not a real 360… but it’s not THAT bad, right? The “360” was built from a final-generation Toyota MR2 and can be yours for […]

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Perhaps inspired by my recent TTAC fiction piece The little death, I was idly shopping for 360 Modenas on eBay this morning when I came across this little gem. Obviously, it’s not a real 360… but it’s not THAT bad, right? The “360” was built from a final-generation Toyota MR2 and can be yours for […]

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Twin-Engined Toyota Racer Works Fine, Confounds Self-Proclaimed Experts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/twin-engined-toyota-racer-works-fine-confounds-self-proclaimed-experts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/twin-engined-toyota-racer-works-fine-confounds-self-proclaimed-experts/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395258 “How will you sync the engines?” whined the naysayers when they heard about the plan to weld an ’89 Corolla front half to an ’87 MR2 rear half. “How will you cool it? The handling will be terrible! It’ll never work!” If there’s one thing that 24 Hours of LeMons racing has taught the automotive […]

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“How will you sync the engines?” whined the naysayers when they heard about the plan to weld an ’89 Corolla front half to an ’87 MR2 rear half. “How will you cool it? The handling will be terrible! It’ll never work!” If there’s one thing that 24 Hours of LeMons racing has taught the automotive […]

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And The Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/and-the-winner-is-8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/and-the-winner-is-8/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2011 04:06:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391695 On paper, the Toyota MR2 should be an excellent choice for a low-buck endurance racer… but 24 Hours of LeMons racing has a way of shattering such preconceptions like a connecting rod hurtling through the side of a 4AGE block. In fact, the MR2 has been one of the least reliable LeMons cars, even worse […]

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On paper, the Toyota MR2 should be an excellent choice for a low-buck endurance racer… but 24 Hours of LeMons racing has a way of shattering such preconceptions like a connecting rod hurtling through the side of a 4AGE block. In fact, the MR2 has been one of the least reliable LeMons cars, even worse […]

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Two Engines Equals Twice As Good: Toyota MR2olla! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/two-engines-equals-twice-as-good-toyota-mr2olla/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/two-engines-equals-twice-as-good-toyota-mr2olla/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=386846 The crazy thing about 24 Hours of LeMons racers is that they actually follow through with their terrible ideas. Maybe it’s the urgency of the deadline, or maybe it’s the peer pressure to keep one-upping the last ridiculous project. Last month we admired the radial aircraft-engine-powered MR2, and now we’ve got another MR2-based team taking […]

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The crazy thing about 24 Hours of LeMons racers is that they actually follow through with their terrible ideas. Maybe it’s the urgency of the deadline, or maybe it’s the peer pressure to keep one-upping the last ridiculous project. Last month we admired the radial aircraft-engine-powered MR2, and now we’ve got another MR2-based team taking […]

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