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Toyota MR2 Turbo

An odd thing to the Toyota MR2 on its way to becoming a budget Oh, it had great performance and styling for a Lamborghini, but gone was the sweet of the original. The second generation MR2 to be more than a cheerful sports car, and it somehow out less than the sum of its impressive

Toyota laid plans for Mr. Two two the bubbly 1980s, when the for expensive — and profitable sports cars seemed Thus, the redesigned MR2 released for (there was no 1990 model) had of everything. There was 3.2 inches wheelbase for more cockpit 8.7 inches more body for a roomier rear trunk, and weight increased more 400 lbs. Its dohc four-cylinder also had more horsepower: 135 for the base unit

and 200 for the uplevel choice, now a turbocharged and 2.0. Torque increased 40 ABS was a new option, and the rear tires now wider than the fronts. The luxurious interior featured a air bag.

It was the MR2 Turbo that best a supercar, with its sleek design, beckoning 7,000-rpm and sophisticated mechanical air. But the had miscalculated. The new car was treacherous in fast, cornering. Sudden oversteer, only at the very limit in the generation MR2, now came easily, especially to the powerful The ’93s got significant rear-suspension wider-still rear tires, and for measure, larger, stronger


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The MR2 Turbo lacked the playful of the original “Mr. Two,” and its to surprise over-steer in a corner cured until well production.

Toyota could fix the handling but was against the yen. Base in 1991 were a reasonable for the standard model and $18,228 for the but by ’95 it had ballooned to $24,000 and $30,000. This in a nervous and amid insurers hostile to U.S. sales that 14,000 in calendar ’91 to 387 for 1995. There was no ’96

The second-generation MR2 had combined exotic-car with Toyota reliability, but few its passing. Somehow a critical has been lost in the recipe, Brock Yates in a Car and Driver of the ’93 model. . [C]all it For all its mechanical sophistication, the MR2 remains tepid. Try as we might, our enthusiasm

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