The Toyota MR2 Spyder Is the Sports Car You Forgot About


Slit Wrist Misfit
Slit Wrist Misfit

Doug the type of dude to wear thermal underwear long johns under jean shorts.

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Slit Wrist Misfit
Slit Wrist Misfit

The convertible was the worst of the MR-2 whips but it's still cool in it's own way.

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Enzo 1965
Enzo 1965

Doug: the type of guy saltier than Bi-Lo soup.

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Nick Pyecroft
Nick Pyecroft

Had an mr2 mk2 and loved it , this is quite the most ugliest car I've ever seen god knows what they thinking?? and anyone with a mk2 was not going to upgrade.

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Alex Neil
Alex Neil

Is the mr-s also called the zzw30?

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ZR1 LT5 Chris
ZR1 LT5 Chris

Wish I knew you were in town. Could’ve come by and taken my 94 ZR1 if you haven’t reviewed them yet. Quite a bunch of weird quirks and features.

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Christian Garcia
Christian Garcia

Baking soda baking soda 😌🎶

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Bryan
Bryan

to me that seems suspect

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Bobby Chudoba
Bobby Chudoba

I wanted one of these cars so bad, then I ended up getting a 1992 Mazda mx-3 presidia and since It was too small for me and needed something bigger, I ended trading it for a 1996 mx-6 which everyone called the fish car for some reason it was quick and great to drive but in the long run I should have just stuck with the mr2.

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andres rodriguez
andres rodriguez

I’m mad you didn’t drive the turbo

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Crazy 8s Drums
Crazy 8s Drums

The 3rd gen was not a true MR2. A girly car can't be called 'Mister 2'.

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Christopher Calder
Christopher Calder

Looks better than the Miata.

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faekz
faekz

The baking soda helps get rid of the corrosion on the battery terminals!

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Drew Grodzicki
Drew Grodzicki

DO THE REAL MR2 :P :)

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M Fitz
M Fitz

Just in case you need to transport a cup,... in an emergency.

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Brandon Clark
Brandon Clark

the fist and second gens are both very good looking, this one is hideous.

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Rob Stone
Rob Stone

Oh, and these cars were designed to be modded. The reason its HP is so low is because they give the basic customer just what they need. Others can add a turbo easily for 3k.

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Rob Stone
Rob Stone

I had one of these. Doug, so you know, the window lock button is so your wife doesnt roll the window up when the top is down (they will) and make you look like a douche with one window up in a convertible. I just told her the car wouldnt let her roll the windows up in convertible "mode" for "safety" heh heh.

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Hochspannungswerk
Hochspannungswerk

_snap oversteer_

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Kyria Despoinaki
Kyria Despoinaki

I loved mine - loads of fun for very little cash.

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Rishav Bali
Rishav Bali

Stop making stupid analogies dugh. Those locks are there so you can leave roof down in a parking lot.

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Candy Green
Candy Green

OK I really do not get why people are so negative around this model of MR2. I have owned a 2001 model for a year now (as a second car) and it is a fun summer car especially on country roads, the only negative is that it rolls a little to much. Comparing it to its competition of its time it compares well for speed. These that think it is a girly/gay car, that is your problem not the cars and curious as to what is a mans car?

Vor 11 Tage
Leone Amici
Leone Amici

omg i had a toy version of that car i loved it!

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JC
JC

People forgot about this car? I can never hear the MR2 in a conversation without someone mentioning snap oversteer

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J.M. Truck
J.M. Truck

They had a deal with Lotus that they wouldn't put the 2ZZ engine in it - and yeah, it was a mistake, and no the handling is better then the S2000 - and its actually quite a head turner (mostly because its a forgotten car and people dont know/remember what it is) I had it down in the Croatian riviera for a few weeks. Amazing on the twisty coastal roads, so much fun kicking the tail out around 70-80 km

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John Clapperton
John Clapperton

sort of has it backwards when saying its a sports car sort of cause its a convertible not a coupe. gee I guess all the first sportscars like MG TC, MG TD, Triumph TR3, MG A were not real sports cars/

Vor 13 Tage
blountman747
blountman747

Needs to come back

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Imad S
Imad S

No bitch theres ppl who have never used keyless entry and many first time buyers. In addition my own honda has special key fob inputs to control the windows remotely since 2007. Stop acting so uneducated or maybe autotrader needs to hire someone who is familiar with these systems. Doug you look like a car selling buffoon acting unaware of these issues and need to bring them up for the videos sake only. Its getting boring and no matter how stupid life is I dont think I'm going to watch your videos anymore because of your blatant ignorance.

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Reeze The Vampire
Reeze The Vampire

Does it have the exact same steering wheel as the Celica from that era?

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taha ercan
taha ercan

8:23 might fit but then no space will be left in this compartment

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Tom Kirchhoff
Tom Kirchhoff

I had one same color, year 2000. I had to literally sue my toyota dealership because the car had low low miles and extended warranty. The engine blew not once but twice. They replace the bottom end then the top end again. So they then tell me the cats in the exhaust prematurely get like solid because of the heat and cause exhaust to go back into the engine and kill it. Then the bearings went prematurely bad in the 5 speed stick. They said they would replace it car was at toyota for 2 months the whole summer they didnt touch it. So. I sued them in small claims court they wanted to make a "deal" I pay half hahaha. Funny. Judge said they're crazy. So they rebuild the tranny and they have the balls to say this is so nice can we buy it back from you? Huh.?

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MN Salam
MN Salam

Great info.. Now every valet knows to use the key to unlock the trunk and fuel cover.

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De Be
De Be

Dougy baby, if you think thats thigh, try Suzuki Cappuccino xD I wont lie, id love to see that! keep it up!

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ddavid122
ddavid122

So Porsche skimps out on a lot of features and creature comforts, people rave about it, and it’s called weight savings. But Toyota uses a simple visor and it’s called cheaping out!!

Vor 19 Tage
China Teves
China Teves

I almost purchased an MR2 but decided to get the Miata. If I knew I could've gotten one with a sequential gear box, I would've gotten the MR2. Damn.

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Miles Free
Miles Free

Ol' Two Shirt Doug!!!

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KiLLA GAMING
KiLLA GAMING

You forgot to mention that MR2's have shitty auto tension belts

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Minecraft Battle
Minecraft Battle

I HAVE NEVER FORGOTEN THIS CAR IT IS THE #1 BEST CAR EVER MADE AND ITS MY DREAM CAR ID RATHER HAVE THIS THAN ANY LAMBO OR FERRARI

Vor 20 Tage
Ponchito_Vegito
Ponchito_Vegito

Do the review on the toyota celica gts plz

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Spencer Grilli
Spencer Grilli

This generation of MR2 just makes me sad...

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David Brumley
David Brumley

I love the car, but this guy is terrible.

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Erick Cervantes
Erick Cervantes

Can you do a review of the 2018 Nissan murano midnight edit

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unoriginal name
unoriginal name

I never understood why people with convertables drop the top but keep the windows rolled up, it fires up my OCD

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Oldskool4lyfe
Oldskool4lyfe

unoriginal name I only do it when it’s winter it creates a bubble effect and the cabin stays warm

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CodyBrannon Brannon
CodyBrannon Brannon

Comments: the type of thing to always say Doug is the type of guy

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Dan Rubenstein
Dan Rubenstein

Boring car. Spooky handling on the edge.

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David Campbell
David Campbell

A storage compartment on top of the dash is not uncommon.

Vor 23 Tage
Andrej Jovanovic
Andrej Jovanovic

i think u have bugati chiron 2 for practicality also and 2 for this one

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Ivana Notyers
Ivana Notyers

The torqueless twin-cam didn’t help the equation.

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Liam Myerow
Liam Myerow

Lol I know I'm late but my dad owned a first gen MR2 and it was his favorite car until his girlfriend at the time totaled it...

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Farrukh Shaikh
Farrukh Shaikh

baby Porsche spyder

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Vivek Jamwal
Vivek Jamwal

This MR2 looks like a baby Carreras GT

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Richard Marshall
Richard Marshall

Had a green with tan top '03(?) for 3-4 years, and loved it. It was the Triumph/MG I reminisced over, without all the reliability issues, plus A/C and power windows, minus no fogging/cracking rear window due to the MR2 using glass. Brilliant, all around. True, storage was limited, it was the Weekender Special, enough room for a good time, with space for a bottle of wine, a banana and a fresh pair of skivvies. Doug- surprised you were surprised by its nimble handling; it is a lightweight, *mid-engine* car, i.e. very low polar moment. That is the entire and whole point of a mid-engine design. Would be surprised if it didn't "turn on a dime" as we used to say. Also, the reason the power was limited as based on the anticipated insurance costs if Toyota had muscled it up with a turbo or the 2ZZ engine. The sluggishness was a show of deference to the "un-fun" folks that set insurance premium rates for us all.

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Porsche9872
Porsche9872

This is the worst design of the MR2 series. The interior is just like corolla

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Hocus Smokus
Hocus Smokus

Was uncomfortable at highway speeds, but the turbo was a blast to drive!

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seddrick hartanto
seddrick hartanto

Reminds me of a stinger from gta 3.

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Racer D
Racer D

Its BUTT ugly

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I'm sorry About that!
I'm sorry About that!

How much oil did it use on the test drive ??

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Marcus fuller
Marcus fuller

I always wanted the 2nd Gen model😍. The 3rd gen sucked

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Jacqueline Perry
Jacqueline Perry

I have a 2005 and this is the best driving car I’ve been in just love it.i have an automatic.

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drslump888
drslump888

8

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C Schulz
C Schulz

People didn't forget, it just wasn't that great of a car. Just buy a Miata. This is Slower, less practical (for a roadster), not as attractive, not as easy to work on, doesnt have as many aftermarket parts...

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Oldskool4lyfe
Oldskool4lyfe

Oh and ya it’s less practical but I love that part lol

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Oldskool4lyfe
Oldskool4lyfe

C Schulz The Spyder, essentially a corolla underneath is simple and easy to work on, the engine is also actually easily accessible. I can do any work a front engine car would need, I literally get questions every day about it and smiles, and yes, it’s faster than any Miata of its time before they made a special *limited Mazda speed* version of the Miata. You are right about the lack of aftermarket parts though!

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Matt Evans
Matt Evans

As the owner of an MR2, it's not the generation we forgot about, it's the generation we couldn't couldn't care less about. Yeah it's a good car, but it added absolutely nothing to the legacy of the MR2 it was just a 2000's sports car. With absolutely nothing to offer. The 1st generation didn't offer anything, and that was why it was so good. It was just a car, with the engine in a different place. It had amazing handling and was lightweight. It offered the purest form of driving. The second generation took the MR2 to the performance market, and was actually used as a race car. Adding over 100hp to the previous generation, and still providing that pure driving feeling, unless you own a 1st gen, then you say otherwise. Coincidentally the second generation also had a spider version, but it was called the sw20 spider, not the spyder. The 3rd generation spyder was just terrible. Not in terms of how it drove, or handled, because it does both very well. But, it was 10 steps backwards in what we call evolution. After 10 years of the SW20, and seeing the numbers it was putting up, toyota decided to take the power numbers down to a measly 138 hp. With no options for a better engine. Sure the car weighed less than the sw20, but that's far away from the point. As cars get newer and newer and the next generation happens, you expect something about the car to be better. But there was nothing better about the spyder then the SW20, or the AW11. The AW11 was futuristic, it was cool, it was a spaceship, and it still feels like that today, the SW20 was fast, it was a death trap, it was a race car. The spyder was just the spyder. It was just a 2000 sports car, that looked like a pontiac solstice.

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Oldskool4lyfe
Oldskool4lyfe

This situation is like the Porsche 914. The 914 was an underpowered, entry level Porsche that enthusiasts didn’t even consider part of the Porsche name. Today, it is sought after by purists that once believed it wasn’t a “Porsche”. *Relevance?* The MR2 Spyder is, and will always be, an unusual car. One which many people currently hate. One that MR2 purists hate. I’m going to leave it at that to appease the audience. Cause, you know, someday the little ‘2 that could might just mean something to you guys. If not, carry on wayward.

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Matt Evans
Matt Evans

Also to add, because i did not know this. If the key to lock everything is the same key that starts the engine, how is that a device that keeps your goodies safe?

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360Prairie
360Prairie

All this time I thought it meant Mid-engine Rear wheel drive.

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Stagger Lee
Stagger Lee

I haven't forgot about it. The SW20 is just better in every way.

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mynameisray
mynameisray

A lot of cars from that time at lower trims did that silly center console. My 89 civic came with a full console, but my buddies base model DX had a weird half console. Turns out the full consoles are VERY desirable. I got a pretty penny for mine when I parted the car out .

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JUICYBOXPAPI
JUICYBOXPAPI

This is a standar right ? Not automatic ?

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StreetDreamzTT
StreetDreamzTT

I got to use one of these for a short time. It is what it is. Found it to be very fun on tight roads, never drove a convertible before so that was kinda fun for me. Parking was a breeze in the city. If you are not that much into speed and having the best and most sleek sports car, it’s pretty cool and VERY reliable. A bit girly looking tho compared to its family members. ...then the owner, my friend, put a 3s-gte engine in it. Holy shit this thing pulled hard. The chassis needed some bracing but damn it was scary and fast.

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Gene Bustees
Gene Bustees

You can poop in your frunk

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Rampant Lion
Rampant Lion

Doug, you're getting lazy on us? MR2 means' M - Mid engine, R - Rear wheel drive, 2 - two wheels driven. You may also fall into the trap of Olds Cutlass' being sold as 442s because they have a GM 400 automatic transmission. Lots of these for sale. Like "original" big block first gen Camaros, of which there are far more for sale now than Chevy ever built. Oh, 442 is 400 (not a transmission) was at first 400 cubic inches, later uprated to mean horsepower, x4x was a four speed MANUAL transmission, and the 2 meant positraction (ie: both rear wheels are driven). You've let some real ringers slip on older Lambos and Ferraris, too. Maybe you should consult some older guy who was actually around 'way back then'. ;-)

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Sir Donkey
Sir Donkey

I like my old daily use 2002 manual transmision 1.8 Liters 7AFE engine Corolla...still working like a clock

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Chad Pugh
Chad Pugh

Has there ever been a mid or rear engine FWD?

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Chad Pugh
Chad Pugh

I love his description of the acceleration. "It works" and "it moves".

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madalynn Cole
madalynn Cole

My buddy used to have a 2nd gen mr2 with a turbo. That to this day was the fastest thing I’ve ever been in.

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Steve O'Hare
Steve O'Hare

Don't you give the Valet the key to the car so he can drive it away therefore he has the key to the Engine compartment and the front Boot ,, O o lol

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zoomzoomgt
zoomzoomgt

Just skip to 21:40 thank me later. was a complete waste of time!!

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Kanazawaカエルちゃん
Kanazawaカエルちゃん

I used to have this car, 2002 model. I shouldn’t have let go of it to get slk350..

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craigpests channel
craigpests channel

mr2 stands for :mid engine, rear wheel drive, two seater.

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Eddy Stafrace
Eddy Stafrace

People forgot about it cause it was the Chics version MR2. If your a guy driving this I feel bad for you. It's not fun and not a death trap like the others. Everyone wants the poor man's Ferrari.

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joe jitsu
joe jitsu

When I was a kid, MR meant "mental retard," as in "Poindexter is an MR and Herkimer is an MR too." Now everybody knows Mr means"Mister," not this "midship runabout" crap (the person who came up with _that_ story thinks we're all MRs.) Anyway, the car is properly called "Mister Two." The problem? Mister Two translates, in Japanese, to "Nis-san." Two is "Nis" and, as anybody who has seen The Karate Kid movies knows, Mister is the suffix "san", as in Daniel-san. So "Mister Two" becomes "Nis-san." Depending on your point of view, that's either a great name for a Toyota, or a horrible name for a Toyota. I'm on the side of great. "Hey, guess what! I bought a Toyota Nis-san!" Cool!

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Max Goldberg
Max Goldberg

I have a 2000 mr2 spyder with only 2000 miles on it but it has a different engine ect ( My dads car i didnt get much information about it from him he did all his mods 8 years ago PS his name on spyderchat is Carver if you know who he is )

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Punit Katti
Punit Katti

Pls review SUPRA

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afterburn2600
afterburn2600

"It's a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, two seat, manual transmission sports car, made by a company known for reliability and easy repairs." So...the S2000 but slower. :)

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Trevin K
Trevin K

Thing is though, what else are they going to use for trunk and hood release latches..?

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poweredbyIGS
poweredbyIGS

10k in us holy shit lol in uk this is the kinda of thing you can get for 500 quid for 1 with 100k on it 2k will get you a nice 1 3k will get you a mint 1

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MTBWay
MTBWay

always so negative.

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LSmiata
LSmiata

Hello Doug, You think MR2 is small.....look at stats comparing my 2013 smart to my 2001 MR2-S. Car names: Snowball: for 2013 smart ForTw and, Peep for MR2-S. NOTE: all measurements in mm or Kg's. 2013 smart 2001 MR2-S Δ Wheelbase 1867 2451 584 Length 2695 3886 1191 Width 1559 1694 135 Height 1542 1240 -302 Weight 795 996 201 smart and MR2-S have much in common as rear-mid two-seater's. Peep is in process of going from "Peep 1.0" (1zz-fe) to Peep 2.0. (2zz-ge + 6spd LSD ans some love). Both cars too fun and enjoy the differences. Mr. P

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SatanSpeedBandOfficial
SatanSpeedBandOfficial

http://youtu.be/BK6aiuVaMDs

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SatanSpeedBandOfficial
SatanSpeedBandOfficial

http://youtu.be/BK6aiuVaMDs

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SatanSpeedBandOfficial
SatanSpeedBandOfficial

http://youtu.be/BK6aiuVaMDs

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Scotty MSU
Scotty MSU

I test drive this MR2 Spyder when it came out... I left not impressed because of the lack of storage or Horse Power coming from this car

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Actingskint
Actingskint

Doug is the type of guy who thinks nothing of recording a review of a car , on the very same day he's recorded an episode of the big bang theory

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Mark Yao
Mark Yao

Am I the only one who thinks the side of this car looks like a Porsche 718?

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Iburiedpaul 9
Iburiedpaul 9

This Doug score is so outta whack MR2 spider isn’t even in the same league a a s2000

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David Rochon
David Rochon

You should do a Paseo

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Ivan Terrero
Ivan Terrero

I would like to offer Doug a WWE contract

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Ryan Littleton
Ryan Littleton

Aren't there some people that Honda B-Series swap these?

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Carlos M
Carlos M

Doug the type of guy that only dates Mc donalds employees

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Brad On Cars
Brad On Cars

I remember these! When I lived in California I looked hard at one. I was heading back to Canada though and I couldn't import it! So sadly I left my MR-2 Spyder dreams in NorCal (with a slew of amazing memories). Had a Miata (and now an S2000 I will NEVER part with) but I still would love to have one. Maybe put a 2ZZ into it ;) Thanks for yet another cool video about a car so out of the ordinary!

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Jacob Godwin
Jacob Godwin

Poor man's porsche boxster

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cormac jordan
cormac jordan

AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH! Stop, please stop yipping on about fekkin' cup holders. I can't bear it!!!!

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