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I currently own a 98 s10 and I really want to get rid of it and get a car with a manual tranny. Anyways, I was looking for a crx since I loved the one I sold this summer, however, I've been seriously looking into the 91-95 toyota mr2's and I really like them. They're RWD and have many options including the ttops. Just wondering what everyone thinks of these cars and has any opinions they'd like to share. thanks
 

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MarkWilliamson said:
Hmmm...crxcommunity.com.....I wonder how we're going to answer? :p
That's what i was thinking.
I don't see the logic of going on a car specific forum and asking if i should buy something other than that specific car.
I would think the opinions would be slightly biased. :lol:

I would not buy an MR2, it i wanted RWD, i would look for a Nissan 240.
 

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one of my very good friends owned one of these until his brother totalled it ... :(
very beautiful car... but not for the average driver. The mid engine/rwd don't work well together unless the driver knows how to drive that combination.

If you do get one, take it easy with it for a while, and LEARN the car... my buddys brother totalled the car for that exact reason... dumb kid thought he knew how to drive...

Also, downest is right, they are a PITA to work on... my friend had constant problems (older car, what do you expect), and had a hell of a time fixing it... parts are expensive too.
 

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I really like MR2s. Obviously similar to the CRX in some ways, but pretty different in others. My buddy has a MkI Supercharged car, fast as hell but I personally would go MkII. I was pretty seriously considering getting a MkII turbocharged MR2 for awhile before I decided to shoot for a Porsche 944 Turbo instead. The MkII turbo MR2s are a little overpriced with low miles, but you can't beat the mid-engine/turbo/RWD setup...they are like a baby Ferrari.

And the problem with driving them is snap oversteer. If you're really driving the car at the limit, you can get a sudden oversteer condition and spin the car. Same thing happened to early Porsche 911s, it's a product of having the engine so far back in a RWD car...you'll see it in Indy cars too, with oversteer coming on suddenly and harshly and the driver getting into the wall. It's not something that happens on a Sunday drive, it happens at the limits...but it has bitten a lot of people pretty hard.
 

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I've always liked the MR2. It was the only car that came close to feeling as "quick and nimble" as the CRX. Next is the Miata. At one time I came closer to buying one than the mk4 Supra turbo. It just felt livelier than the tank that is the Supra. I imagine though that you'd develop spine alignment problems working on the MR2. Still, I'd get one if I had the money.

Oh, don't forget to factor in killer insurance rates.
 

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I don't see the logic of going on a car specific forum and asking if i should buy something other than that specific car.
I would think the opinions would be slightly biased
Very true, but being a crx enthusiast, I figured I would see what my fellow crx lovers thought. Cargo space isn't really a concern and insurance shouldn't be too bad since I'm looking at a non-turbo model. My real concern is going to be working on it: pita, expensive. My main attraction to the car is its great looks and the fact that its a true sportscar. Still love the crx and will have another in the near future. Thanks for all the input everyone.
 
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