MR2 Guest Book - March 2002
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Fri Mar 1 02:39:59 2002
Fri Mar 1 03:46:48 2002
I purchased my MK1 Supercharged brand new in early 1990. In the information section of this web site it states that the supercharged version of the MK1 was produced from 1986 to 1989. This is incorrect. The following numbers came directly from Toyota: There were a total of 3502 supercharged models produced in 1988 & 1989, as follows:
650 units with auto transmission
1777 units with standard transmission
149 units with auto transmission
926 units with standard transmission
There were no supercharged models made in '85, '86 or '87.
Fri Mar 1 16:12:13 2002
Fri Mar 1 17:14:57 2002
Thomas Dickinson (184.108.40.206)
The first generation MR2 is a high quality car. My 1988 MR2 still runs like new.
Fri Mar 1 20:40:04 2002
Alvin Castle (spider-ntc-tc041.proxy.aol.com)
You site has a lot of information being the performance model for the twin cam engine. I don't have one but looking for a supercharged engine for a project (Sunbeam Alpine) Thank you!
Alvin (TopDogRover)1980 Rover SD1 wBuick 455
Fri Mar 1 22:57:59 2002
René Tiraboschi (220.127.116.11)
I'm a new owner of an MR2 1992 twin turbo. It's a great car.
Sat Mar 2 10:13:35 2002
Eric D. Gagnon (pool-151-203-6-131.bos.east.verizon.net)
Hi. My wife owns a 2000 MR2 Spyder. I have a 1970 MGB GT. We belong to a local MG club, is there a local MR2 club?
Sun Mar 3 17:53:32 2002
Cliff Young (webcacheH01a.cache.pol.co.uk)
Mon Mar 4 00:04:37 2002
Paul Volkmar (slip-32-103-44-165.tx.us.prserv.net)
just bought a 2001 toyota mr2 spider just looking for info on it
Mon Mar 4 13:45:24 2002
Alex Dunn (host217-34-70-219.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
I love my mr2 for a first car. ive had an exhaust fitted that makes it louder than a fererri and at the moment im basicly im upgradin it
Mon Mar 4 14:08:50 2002
Paul Kellock (cache-har.cableinet.co.uk)
great site ,i,m the proud owner of 1989 mk1.
Mon Mar 4 15:58:22 2002
i used to enjoy the old site esp. the classiefieds but now it is awful and unlegable to boot i was planing to join but now forgit it it went from goog to grose BOB
Tue Mar 5 09:46:51 2002
David Ho (ce1.time.net.my)
I owned a 1992 Japanese Specs MKII.aka type 225. I am interested in help and guildlines in order for me to keep the car in tip top running conditions and to trouble shoot problems from people around the world who has a MR2 as the pats here in Malaysia is very costly for new and parts are rare for recondition ones.
Tue Mar 5 17:23:19 2002
John Dixon (d141-152-57.home.cgocable.net)
I can't wait to get an MR2 of my own.
Wed Mar 6 10:38:14 2002
its my first time here. And i would like to ask question. where should i go.?
Fri Mar 8 10:26:21 2002
Ivan Slade (d-zg1-167.globalnet.hr)
Fri Mar 8 10:35:47 2002
Justin Grady (18.104.22.168)
I am 18. I own a 1987, navy blue MR2. Iam not sure if it is SC or NA. I got it from my uncle as a birthday present
Fri Mar 8 14:23:53 2002
Neil Fonger (pool-141-154-216-120.bos.east.verizon.net)
After a 2 year search I finally found a rust-free New England car. It had a blown motor and no title. But the car was worth fixing both problems, the title being the hardest. After lowering and adding 15"-50 series rubber, the car is just a blast to drive.
But you've got to up date your Owner's list. All the people listed in Massachusetts date back to '96 and '97. I doubt most these people are still owners.
Fri Mar 8 17:18:26 2002
Barbara Lariscy (spider-tn061.proxy.aol.com)
My son wrecked my 1991 MR2. the nose is smashed and I think the frame is bent. The interior is still fine as is the engine (89,000 miles) I do not have the money to fix it and would like to get some input as to what I can do with it now? It is a great car and I would like somebody other than the junk yard or scrap metal yard to own it. Anybody have any advise? Thank you. BL
Sat Mar 9 03:06:15 2002
Shannon Walls (203-79-84-201.ipn11.paradise.net.nz)
Cool site Guys! Youve done well. Keep it up.
Anyway here in NZ I am researching how to make an electric Mk2 MR2.
Nothings final yet but it should be 120-144VDC powered.
Didn't know wether you'd be interested but now ya know.
All the best. seeya!
Sun Mar 10 14:45:15 2002
Joe Duarte (cache-mtc-ab06.proxy.aol.com)
Mon Mar 11 11:14:43 2002
ALAN DAVID (spider-ntc-tc014.proxy.aol.com)
85-MR2.WHAT CAN I SAY ?? OLD AND STILL KICKIN'
Tue Mar 12 18:43:06 2002
FAST LES (tnt-21-126.easynet.co.uk)
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY MY BOOT LID IS ALWAYS WET ON THE UNDERSIDE ON MY 91 G LTD
Wed Mar 13 11:21:44 2002
Gavin Valentino (22.214.171.124)
Still an MR2 fan after all these years. I had one of the first '85's to be shipped to the U.S. back in '84; it was a demo belonging to the head honcho for M.A.T. (Mid-Atlantic-Toyota dealer division), and was loaded with all the goodies one could get on an '85. I later had an '89 super2, two-tone grey wleather; sold it and made a bunch of $$$. I bought another super2 '89 about a year ago, one-owner with 146k and now a bearing noise and hot temps. It's in the works to be back on the road if I can find a mechanic who's not so SCARED of "them damn Toyrotas." I've yet to own a generation 2 version, but perhaps if the right one comes along.
Wed Mar 13 22:30:01 2002
Linda Frew (ip189.subnet66.gci-net.com)
I LOVE my MR2. It's a 1991, normally aspirated, 5SFE,2.2 litre. I am dismayed that, at 90,000 miles, it has a very weak cylinder (75%). Got a valve guide seal job, because it puffed a little oil and consumed a little oil, but since then, oil consumption has gotten much WORSE, although I don't seem oil puffs any more. I love my car enough to think about replacing the engine, but am having trouble locating one and, in addition, don't know if I should make that investment. Much as I love the car, and it has a lot of new stuff, like a clutch and new AC everything, valve guide seals, etc., it still needs paint (typical red paint fade), struts and, who knows what else? I'm a gal on a budget and am told that, to replace the engine with a remanufactured one would cost about $2500. Am I throwing money away? Can't afford a new car at this point, and LOVE the MR2. Anyone got time to give me some sound and rational advice? Would appreciate it. Linda in Tucson, AZ
Thu Mar 14 17:57:17 2002
Thu Mar 14 23:27:03 2002
J. Isaacson (126.96.36.199)
this site is great my freinds and I thought that your site great and verry resourceful if you can contact us.
thanks for your time,
Adrenaline Perfomance Parts
Sat Mar 16 03:43:16 2002
just wanted to say that right know im looking for a mr2 turbo,just want something diffent right know i have a crx si hooked up but i see a lot of them
with the same old set up so im going to kick that to the cruve and get me a toyota i want u guys to tell me can i make more then 500+ horse power on it if
i change the internals if so tell me how.I know that the supra has alot of horse power off the bat but can the mr2 have the same potential.thank u very much.
Sat Mar 16 23:51:06 2002
Helyne Lillian (pcp083985pcs.arnysm01.nj.comcast.net)
Hi There-Just came across this site. I have a 1985 MR2. Original possesser sold her after six months--- tooo me. Just love the little darling. Have been having some problems the past year. Over heating. Can anyone help! Had the radiator replaced and the pump and thermostat. Desperately needing advice. Have no intensions of ever selling her. One of the best buys ever. Runs like a tank-and she only has 163 thousand miles. This is the first time ever that I have had any problems. My advice to any others in possession of an MR2--- stay far from Toyota dealers. Find a good foreign mechanic. May pay more but satisfaction is guaranteed. Unfortunately - both of us are stumped at this point. Thanksand enjoy. They are very hard to find. But very easy to love.
Sun Mar 17 07:14:20 2002
Andrew Gager (webcacheH04a.cache.pol.co.uk)
I own a 1985 AW11 and have just spent a fair few £ to bring it up to showroom condition, now looking about for a "simple" engine swap, good site.
Sun Mar 17 10:39:02 2002
Roger Gough (pm3-4-44.apex.net)
I just bought a '88 superchaged mr2 and would like to fix it up. If anyone has any parts for sale please let me know. Thank you.
Sun Mar 17 20:58:58 2002
gregory wade (spider-mtc-te033.proxy.aol.com)
just bought an 89 and i'm lovin' it!
Tue Mar 19 17:45:06 2002
Nate Meydam (188.8.131.52)
Just bout a 91 mr2 turbo loving it. Turying out how to start racing mr2-na. Any one have any info on the subject.
Tue Mar 19 21:49:10 2002
David R. Redline (12-253-14-240.client.attbi.com)
I got my 2002 MR2 Spyder on Valentine's Day. It is the most fun car I have ever had. I have owned a 1976 Fiat (Fix It All the Time) X19.a 1989 Honda CRX Sithese were fun toobut the Spyder is the best.
I have found many greay sites for this little wonder.Yellow Power
Wed Mar 20 12:45:57 2002
I OWNED a 1987 Midnight Blue Toyota MR2. Unfortunately, the car went down with a destroyed engine about 2.5 years ago. But this car was nothing I have ever driven before, a car that remains passionately in my heart. This car was my first car, my cock pit, as I called it, and I owned it. I look all the time for models equivilant to it. I will one day have my 87 MR2.
Wed Mar 20 15:55:21 2002
Ian Park (webcacheB10a.cache.pol.co.uk)
I just got a red mk2 MR2 i absolutly love my MR2 i think its a great car but its just not quick enough i think i'll try and px for a turbo model
Thu Mar 21 00:30:56 2002
I just bought my 95 mr2 and its great. This is just a great car to own.
Sat Mar 23 23:02:31 2002
Stephen Tsai (184.108.40.206)
I am a owner of a SW20 MR2 BLACK COLOUR, YEAR 1992. I GOT IT RECENTLY. IT MOST ENJOYABLE AND FUN TO HAVE A LOVER CAR IN PAST TIME HOBBY. PLEASE BE MY FRIEND.
Sun Mar 24 00:58:53 2002
David Sell (24-205-198-165.cs-dyn.charterpipeline.net)
Just bought a 93 MR2 Turbo.Awesome car!
Sun Mar 24 22:21:39 2002
ALBERT ROSEN (pcp996456pcs.goosck01.sc.comcast.net)
Mon Mar 25 22:50:08 2002
larry bowling (spider-tl064.proxy.aol.com)
finally gald that i found a mr2 club --- i work for a toyota dealer and i own a 1986 mr2 white
Wed Mar 27 18:14:51 2002
jim higgins (pool-220.127.116.11.nwrk.grid.net)
I have a 1985 MR2 in original condition, approx. 40,00 miles, garaged winters, never wrecked. I am getting older, live in the country, and the car has become impractical and is rarely driven. Any suggestions about how to find a potential buyer, and approximate value?
Thu Mar 28 02:58:17 2002
mark aitchison (webcacheM07b.cache.pol.co.uk)
mk1 will not idle when warm cuts out when hot, will start agian no promlem
Thu Mar 28 12:15:44 2002
andrew todd (webcacheM05b.cache.pol.co.uk)
just bought a mark 111 never owned a jap motor before totally smitten
Thu Mar 28 13:22:36 2002
Allen D.Eden (Cow.westchestergov.com)
I'm the original owner of 1991 Red MKII Turbo that will soon achieve
the 250K milestone. The car still looks like & runs like it did
when I bought it in 1992. Outstanding.
Sat Mar 30 11:18:20 2002
chris shupe (1Cust191.tnt2.roanoke.va.da.uu.net)
i am trying to find a set of supercharged wheels. anyone who could help i would greatly appreciate it.
Sat Mar 30 21:23:24 2002
GDAY FROM DOWNUNDER IVE HAD A 92 MODEL MR2 SINCE NEW
AND I WOULDNT PART WITH IT IF I TRIED WHAT A GREAT LITTLE
SPORTS CARCHEERS CHRIS
Sun Mar 31 14:28:48 2002
Bud De Fore (spider-tk043.proxy.aol.com)
I have had a 1991 MR2 Turbo, sinse it was new. It now has 140K miles looks good and still going strong. I have always used synthic oil every 2500 miles.
at 90K miles I had to change the air conditioning compressor, went to 134 , now at 140K miles the compressor is gone again. looking for answers as to why the air conditioning compressor keeps freezing up and needs replacing??
Sun Mar 31 19:21:52 2002
Doreen J Komocar (spider-to064.proxy.aol.com)
I have an 86 MR2 and totally love it. I leased it than purchased it and as of today I have only had to replace the slave valuve and presure damper. Nice going for for 16 years and still is my main car. We just bought another 86 MR2in great condition for our son as his first car. The car is a metalic blue. I have not seen that color before. Was that a special order color?