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Ok, so some of you may remember me wanting a BMW not too long ago, lol. I have moved it down a notch and set my eyes on the MR2 Spyder. The car is not too expensive (in the 24,000 area). I really like the car, but I wanna know what y'all think. Does anyone own one of these, or had any experience with one?
No storage capacity whatsoever - not even a bag of groceries. I'm all for fun cars, but a smidgen of practicality would be nice. I'll take a Miata instead.
06-12-2001, 07:47 AM
The price is waay to high for what you get. The main draw is to the fact that the car is rear wheel drive. But i believe the performance is not quite up there. For that much money, you might want to consider looking into a CL or something.
06-12-2001, 12:06 PM
I've seen it, never drove it, but I have to say its one of the ugliest convertibles out there.
I agree that for that money, get the miata. The MR2 Spyder looks like a cheap Boxer.
You'll also probably get much better resale on a miata.
06-12-2001, 01:43 PM
I say go for the honda over both the mazda and toyota.....
This is the way I look at it. Everyone and ther Grandmother has a Miata, either a new body style or previous body style. I do like the Miata, but I rarely see anyone with a MR2 Spyder. As for as trunk space, the little bit it has, well, its going to be used for a stereo system ;). The Honda is 10,000 more. So it's not even in my price range.
06-12-2001, 06:06 PM
I never knew the price on the honda....
If you had to choose from a mazda or the MR2, well I say the MR2 ( like you said there are a million and a one miata's out there)
06-12-2001, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by babymike
The price is waay to high for what you get. The main draw is to the fact that the car is rear wheel drive. But i believe the performance is not quite up there.
Mid-engine, too. Nothing else in it's class like that, not that it helps the MR2 that much. But I'm willing to bet that a modded-up MR2 would handle better than a Miata, b/c of the better weight distro if nothing else. But they're slow, and I don't know if that little engine can be fast, even with mods.
06-13-2001, 02:39 AM
where did you hear the honda was 10k more? I have a friend who just bought a new 2k1 acura cl for 25k out the door. It's more spacious, and luxurious. is there any reason you don't want the celica gts? cheaper car, faster can, and much a little sportier.
Well, I want the MR2 Spyder over the Celica becaues its convertible. That's probably its main attraction. As far as speed, the MR2 0-60 is 6.95 seconds. That's fast enough for me. I dont race my cars. So I ignore all those "oh, that car isn't fast enough" comments. And where did I hear about Honda was 10,000 more? I was talking about the Honda S2000. The Acura CL is ugly to me, I dont like its back side at all. And i'm really looking for a sporty, 2 door , small convertible....and currently I can't afford a SLK or Boxster :)
06-13-2001, 10:24 AM
Yeah about the s2000...how is that thing? I think it looks great and according to this "motor week" type japanese car show I watched a while ago, it beat many other popular cars performance-wise... but last time people were saying bad things about it...what's the deal with this car? Hoe much is it and how is it for the price?
Hey UTMemo, sorry to steer your thread a bit off tipic, but I thought it might interest you as well...
06-13-2001, 01:09 PM
The S2000 kicks ass. Incredible engine, handles great, nice and simple. My only beef with it is that it really only develops a lot of power up in the stratosphere of its rpm range, so it's hard to pull off the line. But my friend Tim, who has one, can take on my car without any problems (up to about 60, then my taller gearing wins out), and he's a shitty driver. I don't know about reliability issues, since they haven't been around that long, and if you're into luxury, they're NOT for you, but, bottom line: nice car.
06-13-2001, 08:14 PM
I dunno, payin' 35k for a honda doesn't make sense to me.
If that car was slightly under 30k, maybe...its a nice racer, but not worth luxury pricetag.
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