[MR2] auto '86 mk1
ronewing at wowway.com
Tue Jan 26 12:48:47 EST 2010
Thanks for the input guys. Several years ago I had a rusty '88 auto SC - it was a fun car with that extra torque, but eventually I really missed the 5 spd. It would get something like 32 mpg with the cruise @ 70.
The car I'm looking at now is a clean low mileage 86. Just wondering what sort of mpg I can expect setting the cruise at 70, say, and only turning 3000 rpm or so. I like the fact that it has a minimum of "doodad's," with a tintop and manual windows. With my long legs, I really like cruise on the long trips I sometimes do, but I'm sure an auto wouldn't have been as much fun as my 87 5 spd zipping down the PCH in CA, as I recently mentioned here. It didn't have cruise tho, and on those long stretches of empty spaces out west it would've been really nice. A little better mpg too I think. I might eventually convert the auto to a 5 spd if I like it enough.
But I ramble.... So does anyone here have a similar NA auto? Better hwy mpg than a 5 spd to mitigate the lower fun quotient? TIA, Ron.
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