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The Ultimate Budget Sports Car by NoVA on 08/09/2012. Trim: 2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Convertible, Owned 9 years.
Pros: The body style is Just amazing for a budget sports car. Acceleration is quick for someone who just wants it as Daily Driving and not Racing. Braking is very smooth and car just stops right there. It handles like a roller coaster. Engine is small yet powerful enough to get it moving quick. Small engine equals great fuel economy. Manual Transmission is designed for quick acceleration and very cooperative. Cabin is fancy. Standard Soft top is quick, dependable and tough enough to last 10+ years. Standard features are noteworthy. Ride is comfortable. Most parts are readily available online. Most Insurances does not consider this a sports car.
Cons: STORAGE IS LIMITED! I can't stress this enough. It is very tough to use this car as primary car. You will not be able to fit large suitcases, large boxes, or just cart full of groceries easily. The storage compartments behind the seats are a bit narrow. The Storage on the front is not made for anything other than full size spare wheel. Other than the storage, The engine revolutions on highway speed is a bit of an annoyance. Engine RPM reaches about 3.5 K doing 60 miles an hour on 5th gear. This makes the car loud and lowers engine longevity. Also, Hardtop is hard to come by and could cost 3 grand or more. Toyota logo/badges lowers the appeal of the car and should be removed.
Overall review: This car is for you if you like style and don't ever want to race. This car is only car available that is Mid Rear engine, Rear wheel drive, Japanese built, Good mpg, Styled to compete with high end luxury sports cars, Convertible out of the factory and Cost the same as a mid size sedan. This car is not for you if you have a family, You travel, live in a snowy winter region, or if you like to race.
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