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2003 Toyota MR2

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Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
City 23/Hwy 29/Comb 25 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Toyota MR2 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 156 Ratings for the 2000 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.6/10
    Quality
    9.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.7/10

Nothing but fun!

By on Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Toyota, Reliability, MPG, Fun Factor"

Cons: "Storage, but you don't buy it for storage!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I had a yellow 2001 MR2 spyder several years ago, I sold it because of a job transfer and have missed that little car ever since. Since that time I have had other cars (including an 08 RX8), but nothing compares to the MR2 in driving satisfaction. The Mrs. and I just found and purchased our second 2001 MR2 spyder, except this one was white and I love the color combo much better. Drving one of these machines is an awesome experience like no other. It only weighs about 2200 pounds so the small 1.8L, 138hp engine is fine to accelerate and gets great MPG. The twisties in the road are what makes this car fun and exciting. It handles just like a go-cart with immediate feedback and feel of the road to hug the corners. Everything on the styling is awesome and you frequently get looks (ok, gawks) or people asking what the heck kind of car it is. Most can't believe it is a 13 year old car. Another positive aspect of this car is being a Toyota and the engine is the same one in the corolla's so repairs are cheap and easy to maintain. I think mine will need a new top soon, but other than that it is solid and a bargain to have some fun. The only thing you can knock this car on is the non-existent storage with no real trunk and only a small space behind the seats - but the thrill of driving the car outwieghs the negative storage and you just pack lighter if you are taking it somewhere! This is an excellent car and they are becoming extinct with the last model year in 2005 - get'em while you can to enjoy driving with the top down and zipping around the corners and thank me later!"

10 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Found one? Do it.

By on Friday, February 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Excellent handling, awesome gas mileage, reliable."

Cons: "Uuuh... Where do I put this??"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I'm a mopar guy. That's right, beef-eating muscle nut. My first venture into the import world was the NA (90-97) miata. It was an alright car, but mine kinda fell apart in a classic case of you get what you pay for. This year I got my income tax and started looking for another miata when a friend at work offered to sell me his '02 spyder. Three days, and I'm in love. This thing holds the road like no other, actually pretty torquey for a four-banger, and ten bucks actually does something as far as gas goes. 30 mpg. A big step up from the 8-12 mpg I'm used to with my classic. This thing is loads of fun, but can't really handle fun loads, as the trunk is next to non-existent. But, if you bought this car for it's stellar storage capacity, you've got bigger problems than figuring out where to stash that giant stuffed bear you just had to have."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Most fun to drive I have ever had.

By on Thursday, August 15, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive and it is a convertible of course."

Cons: "Tight to get in and out because you sit very low"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has the electronic transmission that you shift with either the spring loaded shift lever or the buttons on the steering wheel. This makes it a fun car to drive and there is no clutch but it behaves like a straight stick and I get 30 to 34 MPG in Urban driving."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love it!

By on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive-easy to find parking-easy on gas"

Cons: "no trunk space, just a little space behind seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have a 2001 model. I bought this for myself when I turned 50. I wanted a second car but something fun to drive too and all the other cars did not fit the bill. My husband wanted me to buy a new car but didn't see anything I liked. Too young looking, too much money ect. I bought this in 2003 so I bought it used with about 18,000 miles on it for around $24,000 ( I know too much!) but couldn't help myself. Love this car! I usually cover it for the winter since it's not good in the snow but love driving it. it's like driving a go-kart but on the road and a little bigger and handles really nice especially on the turns. Feels great with the roof down even when it's a little cool.In the 10 years I've had it, had to replace roof, clutch and wheels but that's it. Fun car to drive!! Will never get rid of this!"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

The best car EVER!

By on Sunday, July 21, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Gorgeous, fun, reliable, fuel efficient"

Cons: "None! Groceries ride shotgun!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have coveted this car since I saw the first generation back in 1985. I finally got around to buying a used 2004 (23,000 miles) in 2005 when I found out Toyota was going to stop making them. I bought it without a test drive, and it turned me into a "car" person! I have had it for 9 years and it took me at least two years to quell the desire to scream "YEE HAW! YEE HAW!" every time I pulled off a red light. But, I still drive it EVERY weekend--take it out to drive 100 miles just to drive it. I say I'm going shopping, and when I get to the store, I JUST KEEP GOING! It is that much fun! It is also very reliable--it's never left me stranded. My boys tease me that I'll be buried in it. I really want a new one (2014, that is)!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

love to drive with the top down on counrty roads

By on Sunday, May 05, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price outstanding mileage"

Cons: "space to haul stuff"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"only paid 4300.00 for the car.Had to replace two coils and the catalytic converter. Getting 36.6 mpg driving to work which is about 124 miles per day on mainly country roads.Love driving it especially in the afternoon in which I put the top down as soon as get off work.Triple black and had the silver rims painted black. I love it when stopped at a traffic light,teenagers that pull up beside me, look at the car and tell me they really like the car."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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