Enoyable car to drive. Handles very well, very responsive and quick for what the motor is and very economical. Some people may not like the looks but knowing that it is a mid engine design on this vehicle, people begin to respect it more. Best car I have owned so far. people may say it is under powered compared to the prior MR2 but sacrificing speed for reliability I believe was a good choice. After all what good is a supercharged or turbo motor if you have problems every now and then. Beside the motor does have some potential as far as performance and significant handling. Additionally Id like to bring up that the complaint of little space that everyone talks about is not as bad as it looks. I packed 2 and a half weeks of clothing, gear, food, ect for be out in the field for army training and fit every bit of it. I compartmentalized things but it still fit. Then again its a sports car so space should not be something to be complaining about.
Toyota MR2 1.8 Roadster SMT specs
|Curb weight||1065 kg (2348 lbs)|
|0 - 100 kph||9.3 s|
|0 - 60 mph||8.2 s|
|0 - 100 mph||23.0 s|
|Est. 1/8 mile||11.8 s @ 72.7 mph|
|1/4 mile||16.0 s|
|Top speed||210 kph (130 mph)|
|Engine type||inline 4 16V DOHC n/a|
|Displacement||1.8 l (110 ci)|
|Power||140 ps (138 bhp / 103 kw)|
|Torque||170 Nm (125 lb-ft)|
|Power / liter||78 ps (77 hp)|
|Power / weight||131 ps (130 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||160 Nm (118 lb-ft) / t|
|Layout||middle engine, rear wheel drive|
MR2 1.8 Roadster SMT competition
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keith 7y ago
Viking 8y ago
I thought the date of introduction for the SMT version was for the 2002 model year (or at least it was in some markets). If someone knows more, please let me know. Thanks.
Viking 8y ago
I am surprised that this is the first comment on this car. Congrats on Georg for adding it. However the car pictured is the 2003-2005 face lifted version with fog lights, redesigned engine, and bigger rear wheel/tire combination. I prefer the 5 speed manual over the SMT transmission, but I do like the styling and engine improvements of the later models like the one pictured. It is hard to find an affordable mid-engined roadster, but although these are fairly rare they are affordable and reliable.